Offering full-service interior architecture and design solutions for healthcare, commercial, hospitality and residential clients. Working together to create spaces that bring your vision to life.
Koubou Interiors is an award-winning, BIID registered practice, run by BIID Past President (2018-2019), Gilly Craft and offers a full service interior architecture and design solution, based in Berkshire. We offer a range of services for healthcare, care homes, residential, and commercial clients, working across London and the home counties. We have worked extensively with healthcare professionals both in the NHS and Private Sectors, so find that our in-depth knowledge of the needs of both patient and practitioner, enable us to create spaces that are coherent and calming.
For our residential clients, we do not implement our own style into their project, rather work with each client individually to create a space that they will enjoy for years to come.
The team understand the importance of getting to know their clients and taking the time to understand their brief, this enables us to focus on each design individually, ensuring that a client's likes and dislikes, along with the functionality of the space are fully taken into account.
Meet the Koubou Interiors Team
Gilly Craft Managing Director & Lead Designer
Gilly graduated in 2002 from the Regent Academy with a Diploma in Interior Design with Distinction. She initially tutored at the Bracknell and Wokingham College in the Adult Education Department teaching Fashion and Interior Design to Diploma level.
Gilly started Koubou Interiors in 2004, opening the studio in Crowthorne after a complete refurbishment of the building. Gilly joined the British Institute of Interior Design as a student working through the Professional Pathway to become a fully Registered Interior Designer. The practice gained Registered Practice status in 2016. Gilly has sat on various committees and working parties for the BIID:
Working party for the writing of the CID 14 BID contract Panel overseeing Industry Partner CPD CPD Committee CPD Director on Governing Council President of the Institute 2018-2019
Gilly was the Director of the BIID for four years (2016-2020) helping to develop and oversee both the long- and short-term strategic direction of the Institute. She is currently heading up the awards working party.
Gilly also speaks at various industry events on the subject of designing for an ageing population, especially focusing on design constraints imposed by Dementia and other disabilities.
Gilly understands the need to work with Koubou Interior’s clients in realising their vision from initial idea to completion.
Millie - Interior Designer
Millie recently graduated from the Farnham University of Creative Arts with an honour’s degree majoring in Interior Architecture & Design. She is now working towards for her BIID accreditation. Millie is also qualified in AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Sketchup and Adobe Suite and is our main resource for all technical drawings and supports activities across all our projects. In her spare time, Millie enjoys painting landscapes, playing netball and relaxes with yoga.
Claire - Office Manager
After a successful career in sales and marketing in Travel & Tourism, Claire decided to explore a career change to follow a long-held passion for interior design.
Having lived and worked abroad for many years; travelling allowed Claire to immerse herself into different decors, designs, and architecture of some of the world’s most wonderful hotels, homes, and iconic buildings, giving her an insight to different décor and design schemes.
Claire is responsible for the running of the office, together with research, sourcing, and procurement on projects.
In her spare time, Claire continues to enjoy travelling, being a part time registrar and pottery!