Jennifer and Chris came to me in the middle of a stressful build of a loft extension, needing some help sourcing wood flooring. My first viewing of the space was via a ladder fixed to the scaffolding – and I’m really thrilled to have been with them every step of the way since. As often happens, the brief has expanded as design decisions have arisen and as the level of trust been us has increased. When the relationship with builders broke down I’m pleased they turned to me to help them find many of the trades required to finish the job. Now Jennifer and Chris and their expanded family, have moved into the new space I couldn’t be happier for them !

“Zoe from Stealth Design was our breath of fresh air after being through an extremely stressful build to create a large loft extension at our home. She was recommended to us in response to our plea on the East Dulwich Forum for some decorating help. We received much more advice from Zoe than we thought we were originally looking for. After being left tired and pretty fed up after an arduous build, She helped make the decision process of the final stages very easy for us and what was originally meant to be a 2 hour consultation, turned into 6 months of advice.

We immediately trusted her wealth of interior design knowledge and took her guidance and advice on things such as paint colours, bathroom tiles, finishes, wood flooring and bespoke joinery. She also found various trades and craftsmen for the remaining work and we were really impressed with the quality of their work too. As well as being pleasant, considerate people to have around; which was very welcome after such an unpleasant experience with our builder.

Zoe works on a very flexible basis and was always happy to help when we needed her but left us to it when we could manage elements on our own. We are so happy with the final results and couldn’t have got here without her help.

Zoe was a pleasure to have around and we wouldn’t hesitate to use her again for any future projects and highly recommend her.”

Design tip: Never give up. Even when things seem hopeless in the middle of a build, you can keep moving on by putting one foot in front of the other – making one design decision at a time.