Hello I’m Chloe, I’m an interior designer based in Brighton, UK. I have over 22 year design experience and...
UK'S FIRST VEGANDESIGN.ORG CERTIFIED™ INTERIOR DESIGNER
Chloe Bullock, BIID RegID, BA (hons), VeganDesign.org certified™
Hello there! I'm Chloe, an interior designer based in Brighton, Sussex - working for clients in South East England. I'm a BIID Registered Interior Designer® at the British Institute of Interior Design and the first interior designer in the UK to be VEGANDESIGN.ORG CERTIFIED™.
I have over 22 years interior design experience, for 12 of those years I've run Materialise Interiors. I love to help clients through the design and implementation processes and offering HEALTHY and ETHICAL interior design services - including cruelty free (vegan) specifications. I come with a wealth of trade contacts and suppliers to help deliver your project effectively.
I'm currently studying to be a WELL AP (accredited professional) - part of the WELL Building Standard™ which focuses on human health and wellbeing within buildings.
Conscious and ethical design is important to me and very much part of my make up. Prior to starting my company I was a part of the Retail Design team at The Body Shop International head office and also their Australia/New Zealand head office - working on ethical design and sourcing for the company's retail interiors. There the team worked within the company's tight guidelines for ethical, eco-friendly materials - designing and rolling out fixturing and store fits globally.
Before that I designed for a furniture manufacturer. I have a BA (hons) in Furniture and Product Design (Nottingham Trent University) and a National Diploma in Interior Design. I'm constantly learning as part of the 'Continuing Professional Development' requirement of the BIID.
DESIGN SERVICES OFFERED:
TWO HOUR CONSULTATIONS £130
Can be used to look at solving a problem area, space planning, sourcing items, shopping together, finding tradespeople, a bespoke item or help with a colour scheme. I'll do as much as I can in the two hours. In person (Brighton and surrounding area only) or online. Up to two hours. Of course follow up and any further help can be offered on an hourly rate.
ONLINE E-DESIGN CONSULTATIONS starts at £195
For clients further away I can help remotely using video conferencing and my client portal for clear sharing of information for the project between us and anyone else involved in the project. As with all projects, you'll be sent a questionnaire ahead of us meeting in order to give me a clear brief and to get the most out of the time.
CONSULTANCY starts at £65/hour
This could be working on a small targeted section of a project, a fixture design or on problem areas of a project for you to then implement yourself. You might just need help with space planning an area. I can help as little or as much as needed. This option is good for those projects with tighter budgets. You'll receive a weekly timesheet from me and we can monitor the budget together. You may want my input only at specific points through the project.
COLLABORATION starts at £65/hour
I can join your team of professionals to deliver the interior design part of a wider project. If fellow sole practising interior designers need some extra help with projects - I'm very happy to collaborate. Or you may just want me to look at your specification and make suggestions for healthy and ethical alternatives.
FULL SERVICE INTERIOR DESIGN typically ranges from £8,000 to £25,000
The best route to a successful and efficient project always is to involve the interior designer from the early planning stages right through to completion. Good planning and early involvement will save money on mistakes which are expensive to remedy once work is happening on site.
BRITISH INSTITUTE OF INTERIOR DESIGN member
For assurance for clients, I am a BIID Registered Interior Designer® at the British Institute of Interior Design - the pre-eminent professional organisation for interior designers in the UK.
This membership ensures proper practice, qualifications, knowledge, insurances & professional development. For more information on the title and also really useful guidance for clients on appointing an interior designer, please see www.biid.org.uk
Warren Mann, Owner, Kujira Brighton -Restaurant project-
"It’s been a great pleasure working with you on this project. We are grateful for the excellent job that you have done and your contribution to the project has been most instrumental."
Jess Stocker, Owner, Chapter XIII coffee bar, Brighton
"Chloe was exceptional! I’m a small trader in Brighton, refurbishing a coffee bar and I wanted somebody local who gets the Brighton vibe. Chloe is very competitively priced, full of new amazing ideas, inspiration and got exactly what I was trying to achieve. I was up against a bit of a time limit for some planning work & she wasted no time getting my plans done. I would recommend her to anybody. 10/10”"
Kevin Austin, Brighton -Residential client-
"Working with Chloe on the design of our kitchen was a really positive experience. She listened to my chaotic stream of ideas and came up with clever design options that went beyond what I thought was possible."
Dr Alison Brooks, Owner, Mirabel Clinic -treatment clinic-
"Working with Chloe was such a pleasure! Her knowledge plus her design and sourcing skills made the whole project a fun adventure rather than the stressful one it could have been without her. The physical distance was not a problem at all, Chloe visited the site a few times, when necessary, but was otherwise able to manage the refurbishment remotely. A year on and the clinic still receives almost daily compliments."
Amrit Ahluwalia, -Residential client-
"Working with Chloe at Materialise Interiors was brilliant for two reasons ... first, she was able to quickly grasp the look and feel of what we were trying to achieve and come up with LOTS of possibilities which sometimes stretches your imagination (I need that), and second, she goes about it in a professional and business like way that makes the working relationship easy and straightforward."
Salim Rajwani, Owner, The Boathouse, Eastbourne -cafe/restaurant project-
"Chloe is a brilliant interior designer - I cannot recommend her highly enough! We recently completed the interior of our new restaurant The Boathouse and Chloe has done an amazing job. She gave us exactly what we wanted and the result is spectacular."
Kevin Dunks, Owner, Number One Mortgages -retail/office project-
"Chloe has been a necessity during the conversion of a single shop into two and an extension to the rear of the building. We have been working with Chloe for around 18 months, with Chloe's excellent eye for detail and design, we have managed to create a calm and productive workplace for our staff and clients. Morale is high and profits are soaring and truly believe Chloe has paid for her fees time and time over. In addition, Chloe's insight to see how everything comes together has been exactly what was required to attract the ideal tenant for the extra shop/office created which will now provide a reliable regular income and compliments our mortgage business. Thank you so much Chloe.... we'll recommend you where we can!"
Alastair Gourlay, Director, Real Patisserie -retail/bakery project-
"We have really enjoyed working with Chloe during the past 18 months. During this time we have refitted three of our shops. She is calm, responsive, understanding, diplomatic and has had some great ideas! Her work has gone down really well with our customers and has improved the flow of goods and people through our shops. We look forward to continuing to work with her."
Kiriakos Mxpevanis, Partner, Little Jasmine Spas -retail/spa project-
"We hired Materialise Interiors to design our new Day SPA in Brighton. Chloe and her team were instrumental from the moment we start collaborating, from helping us out with the local council requirements all the way to designing the space and procuring various furniture, fixtures and fittings for us. Amazing work and can not recommend them enough."
Martin Harris, Managing Director, Brighton and Hove Bus Company and Metrobus
"Our artistic re-imaginings of what a bus could look like and the stories it could tell produced striking external visual images but the creative complimentary reworking of the bus interiors by Chloe Bullock gave the buses a whole new level of surprise and magic! We have done many more ‘character’ buses since but for many people, those three originals remain the favourites, not least because of those brilliant interiors."
Andrew Green, Director, Kings Colleges
"I have worked with Chloe at Materialise on different projects this year. She has made a huge and invaluable contribution to the finished quality of our college and residential environments at different locations in the UK. Chloe has the rare combination of creative, down to earth common sense, practical knowledge and great supplier contacts. She really takes the time to understand client needs and has an obvious passion for quality and service. She’s friendly and easy to work with and I would thoroughly recommend her."
Pamela McKellar, Partner, Gingerman Restaurants
"I would really recommend you to anyone I know and found you to be an organised, calm, creative and truly nice person to work with. Thanks for all you have done"
Michael Henning, Managing Director, Mid Sussex Golf Club
"When we acquired Mid Sussex Golf Club in January ’11 we were recommended to use Materialise Interiors to project manage the complete decoration and refurbishment of the club house. Chloe from Materialise has been professional, informative and very easy to deal with throughout the process. The finished result is absolutely superb and gains fantastic comments from members and visitors alike. I have no hesitation in recommending Chloe and her company to any organisation or individual."
Rod Ferguson, Founding partner, Total Orthodontics -medical/dental clinic project-
"When we were relocating our Total Orthodontics practice in Haywards Heath we had the pleasure of working with Chloe on the design. She has created a blueprint for our future practices which blends the modern and the functional into calm, efficient workspaces, which undoubtedly have the WOW factor! Chloe helped create an orthodontic office which we are all very proud of."
ETHICS ARE IMPORTANT TO THIS ETHICAL BUSINESS
It's easy to do! Materialise Interiors does the following...
- The office space uses 100% renewable energy, LED lighting and has water saving WC and taps
- Ethical banking with Cooperative Bank
- Supports charities: local homeless and refugee groups, PETA Business Friend, Green Register and Marine Conservation Society member
- Ethical purchasing: Paper office supplies and printing is FSC certified and has 100% recycled content
- Buys locally: supporting local businesses and services
- The office is cleaned with cruelty free, non toxic cleaning products
- Recycling: waste is separated for Council recycling collection, paper and packaging is reused where possible, printer cartridges and batteries are recycled, food waste is composted
- Local groups: member of local Circular Economy Panel, Green Growth Platform and Sustainable Business Network
- Volunteering for Building Green, BIID and VeganDesign.org
- Travel conscious: local meetings I walk or use public transport or for further away use train or fuel efficient car
- Micro-finance loan lending through CARE International
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