St Katharine Docks Penthouse I
Like every interior designer before me, I could never resist moving a piece of furniture here or tweaking an ornament there – and this obsession started longer ago than I care to remember.
I originally trained as a graphic designer, which gave me insight into colour, composition and form and a passion for detail. Deadline driven projects were the norm, so a healthy respect for good organisation and time management was prerequisite. Graphic design however, left something missing for me. I had no idea that interior design was a profession until I spotted the first issues of World of Interiors and Elle Deco. After pouring over each sumptuous page, I knew that somehow I had to get involved in the industry.
Fast forward to my first interior design project in 1994; I was given the opportunity to design a café-bar, which was warmly received and I felt encouraged to develop my skills. After collaborating with various architects and taking a course at KLC School of Design more projects followed: offices, reception areas and bars. I was gaining experience across the board in all aspects of interior design and project management so in 2000, I established Christine May Interior Design.
At Christine May Interior Design, we pride ourselves on our friendly no-nonsense approach and on building strong relationships with our clients. By combining exacting standards with warmth and informality, the whole process becomes enjoyable and rewarding.
We are passionate about design. Our experience and meticulous attention to detail, plus the use of colour and texture, result in beautiful, functional interiors. From initial concept through to final installation, we continually aim to exceed expectations.
We frequently work with architects, contractors and specialists on all aspects of the interior architecture of a property – on both new build and refurbishment contracts. Our portfolio encompasses interior architecture, space planning, kitchen and bathroom design, bespoke British made furniture, show homes, residential and commercial projects. We offer a turnkey service or a simple makeover – whatever best suits the client’s requirements and budget.