Hello…. I'm Natalie, an Interior Designer based in the Lymington, I am also an Interior Design Degree tutor. I work with clients in and around the New Forest to help transform their homes into places they love. I offer affordable interior design packages which are tailored to suit your needs, timescale and budget. I can help with anything from your kitchen redesign, a decoration refresh or full house interior renovations.
I started my Interior Design training 17 years ago, graduating from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA Hons Degree in Interior Design. After qualifying, I took the opportunity to relocate from Manchester to London and immersed myself into the ever-evolving world of design.I found my first break into the industry by joining a start-up design company. Thrown straight into the deep end, I gained invaluable experience navigating my way through residential, retail and workplace design projects.
After a few years, I achieved my goal of launching my own design studio, Barker & Co. Interiors with a focus on creating authentic client relationships in order to deliver tailored design solutions. Through running my studio, I have pitched and won multiple large-scale high-end design projects, managed a team of freelance designers and worked with architects, contractors and project managers to design and deliver bespoke interiors within exacting timelines. I have also made it a personal priority to share my design opportunities with new graduates, by offering mentoring partnerships through guided work-based practice.
I have balanced my design career in tandem with teaching posts and become an experienced interior design educator. I occasionally speak at events or workshops, past talks having taken place at London ExCel Centre's UCAS Create Your Future show, local design project launches and design fairs. I have also written articles for the London Evening Standard Interiors Features and the Future Learn online educational website.
Aside from my design work, I continue to be a Guest Lecturer at KLC School of Design. I have also busied myself with personal design projects such as the restoration of a 150-year-old forest cottage.
If you need help with an interior design project then I'd love to hear from you. Get in touch to book a call so we can have a friendly chat about your needs.
RESIDENTIAL CLIENT I LONDON
"Thank you so much for all your help getting the house ready, the new fireplace looks amazing, we are so pleased with it. We also absolutely love your artwork, it’s going up on the wall ASAP."
COMMERCIAL CLIENT I LONDON
"The second floor is so much better than it was before, everyone I have spoken to agrees. Thank you very much for all your hard work."
RESIDENTIAL CLIENT I HERTFORDSHIRE
"Thank you Natalie for all of your help, you’ve made it fun and enjoyable. We can’t wait to see it when it’s all put together in the next couple weeks."
COMMERCIAL CLIENT I HAMPSHIRE
"Many thanks for all your hard work. We are most grateful and appreciate your hefty time commitment."
Take a behind the scenes peek at my current interior projects and design discoveries through my 'In The Studio' blog.