Styling box


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A bespoke Styling Box including samples and designs just for you. Photo: Charis White

Affordable design advice for your home

There is so much wonderful interior design choice and whilst endless possibilities are exciting, it can also be a bit confusing. I can help guide you through various styles and colours to find a decorating scheme that transforms your space into something really special. Investing in affordable design advice before a project starts will not only help to reassure you but will help to save time and avoid making costly mistakes.

Whether you are a first time buyer, downsizing or simply looking for a new decorating scheme for your home or office, I would love to hear from you.

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A consultation takes one hour and is followed up approximately a week later with an hour’s presentation of design ideas and samples from your bespoke Styling Box. Alternatively, I can work remotely for you. Simply email photos and Pinterest boards to me together with information on your project and you will receive your Styling Box in the post.

What’s in a Charis White Interiors Styling Box?

Depending on your brief, your Styling box will include a report with styling advice and links to products, a floorplan, wallpaper, paint and flooring samples, soft furnishing ideas, storage solutions, furniture and accessory suggestions. You can also keep abreast (completely free of charge) of the trends and latest interiors products by following my interiors blog.

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A typical Styling Box will include layouts, a report with links to products, paint, flooring and fabric swatches. Photo: Charis White
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Part of a scheme for a large renovation project in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. Photo: Charis White
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Flooring and staircase samples for large renovation in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. Photo: Charis White
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Samples for Chandlers Ford, Hampshire project master bedroom including furniture and lighting ideas.
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Scheme for a gentleman client’s sitting room to suit both summer and winter.

I also provide a complete interior styling project management service for larger renovations.

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A neutral decorating palette with lighting, panelling, mirror, picture hanging and soft furnishing ideas for a hall/landing at The Manor House in Berkshire.
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Decorating scheme including lighting, storage solutions and furniture ideas for 1 of 5 rooms for a family home where the brief was to blend old house with new open plan extension
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Floor tiles suggested for kitchen in existing part of house through to a new open plan extension of a family home. Paint suggestions to highlight existing pretty wall tiles which are in a subtle pastel palette
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A Styling Box for a client in Barnes, South West London. This was for a hall and living room leading into an open plan kitchen. It included a report with links, layout plan and soft furnishing designs and accessories.
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Styling Box for a teenage girl’s bedroom in Bucklebury, Berkshire included a report with links to products, wallpaper samples, plus alternative decorative ideas for walls as well as ideas for mirrors, rugs, lighting and beds.

Testimonials – for home styling

I was absolutely delighted with the styling box that Charis produced for my teenage daughters bedroom. There are way too many options available and after spending some months looking,  I was feeling completely confused about which way to go with it.  And then Charis came to the rescue!   The Styling Box contained a number of options for the walls, floor, furniture and lighting.  The most ingenious thing about the box is that it gives a number of different price points for each element but whatever you choose, the items all go with each other giving you lots of flexibility.  It has now turned from a complete headache to a really exciting project and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Charis to anyone who wants some fantastic creative and practical input with any scheme.  She has a wonderful eye.” Nina, Bucklebury, Berkshire.

I am happy to recommend Charis to anyone wanting an experienced home interior stylist but not paying outrageous fees. Having just moved in to my house, I realised that I needed help to redecorate all of the downstairs including hallway, living room and kitchen. After our first meeting, Charis gave me a really useful set of colour schemes, furniture styles and samples of carpets and curtains. I used her decorator and gradually bought all the other furnishing items included in her scheme. Charis’ kind and thoughtful manner made the whole experience really easy, rewarding and fun. I never felt any lack of control and appreciated her inclusion of very sensibly priced elements.” Chris, Berkshire

“I would not hesitate to recommend Charis as an interior design specialist, whether you have one small room to decorate or an entire house. Charis really listened to what I wanted and took time and energy to plan how best to use colour and texture to make this area look beautiful and flow nicely. I loved all of the ideas that she suggested. What was really useful was that she gave different options as regards budget and colour, and the flooring samples, paint colours and wallpaper swatches really helped. The colours she gave all worked together beautifully however they were arranged. I went from feeling overwhelmed with the project to feeling excited to see it all take shape. Charis did the hard work and I benefitted from her experience and taste.” Lorna, Berkshire.

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See this project on the blog. It is a garden shed which I project managed and designed to convert to a ‘garden home office’ for a client in Oxfordshire

“Charis created a haven for me at the end of my garden which is perfect to both work and reflect from surrounded by greenery – inside and out. She is a creative and resourceful designer with impeccable style. She demonstrated this style in many ways on this project: by taking the time to really understand me and the type of room I wanted, by coming up with fabulous ideas, by making recommendations assertively without being pushy, by being really professional, organised and communicative, by giving me options at different price points and, most importantly, by being so encouraging and inspiring.

So much about the finished space delights me: the bright and inviting colours, the practical yet cosy layout, the masses of storage space, the great lighting and the many special finishing touches such as pretty box files, sumptuous cushions and matting.     Charis was such a pleasure to work with, making everything seem so easy and stress free – from where I was sitting. I highly recommend Charis to take on any interiors project. big or small, and wouldn’t hesitate to engage her again.” Rachel, Oxfordshire.

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Photography: Fiona McLean

Styling experience

I have many years of experience working as an interior stylist designing room sets for magazines such as Homes & Gardens, Marie Claire and YOU magazine not to mention many retailers as well as wallpaper and fabric companies such as Tissus D’Helene, Sanderson, and Laura Ashley.

This gives me an in depth view of the current market of interior styling and design. Please take a look at my client list and don’t hesitate to get in touch as I would love to help you achieve the very best for your home.

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Charis White, Interior stylist/writer. Photography: Fiona McLean

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