Design of the interior and gardens of a contemporary family home within a period style farmhouse
Design of interior of a commercial holiday home in Cornwall
“Woodhouse and Law have provided such a brilliant service I wouldn’t know where to start. They have undertaken many projects for us, both locally and further afield, and each with a different spec involved. Dealing with such friendly people makes for a totally seamless delivery, and unlike many out there they are genuinely interested in having a happy and content client! The ability to add garden design into the equation is a fascinating and, in our opinion, a totally unique concept in the Bath design market. Our house not only flows from room to room, but our garden is also now totally in keeping with the period of the house and, I have to admit, is stunning.”
“We can’t speak too highly of John, Nick and their team at Woodhouse and Law. From start to finish they were very professional and so pleasant to have around whilst transforming the interior of our home. We didn’t change anything from their original ideas produced after meeting with us initially and hearing our wishes! We love our new surroundings!”
“John and Fiona have carried out a thorough assessment for us on the internal communal spaces of a 45-year-old block of flats, in areas which are in need of improvement. We were very pleased with their design work which was accepted by the residents with little alteration. These are now being implemented in a phased programme and we are well satisfied with the early part of the work. Our interaction with them has been straightforward and very friendly. We look forward to seeing the final outcome.”
Design and landscaping of a Mediterranean garden near the Cotswold Hills
“We were delighted with Nick’s advice and professional knowledge at the initial planning stage. This was followed by his hands-on approach during the building stage and excellent choice of plants which has given us a unique Mediterranean style garden at our house near the Cotswold hills.”
“On each occasion we have worked with Woodhouse and Law it has been a real pleasure; something to really look forward to. Both Nick and John are approachable, thoughtful and above all they listen. Both are consummate professionals engaged in enquiring and innovative thinking and doing. Aware of, and drawing from, the historical background to their crafts, they bring a fresh and contemporary awareness to their innovative solutions
Both Nick and John are creative, generous people who are involved in the wider community and are committed to contributing and to making a difference.”
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Design and modernisation of a Welsh dower house
“We inherited a house in the Brecon Beacons from my Mother-in-law which hadn’t been touched in years, (the kitchen was put in, in 1949). Although we hadn’t particularly intended to use an interior design company, having discovered Woodhouse and Law, we haven’t looked back. John’s sympathetic interior design has brought the house into the 21st century without loosing the older style and feel of the house. I think that having benefitted from John’s knowledge and innovative ideas, we have avoided our normal and expensive method of ‘trial and error’.
“Thank you so much for yet another outstanding and fabulous garden design. Both Howard and I are delighted with everything, your attention to detail shines through, witnessed by the various content within our front and back gardens. Even changing our water butt to fit in with the new scheme, finding a fabulous recycling box, lovely planters, and simple but effective water features, all chosen with great care, and an understanding that transformed, but necessary boring bits do have to remain in our small Edwardian, Bath gardens. The planting within the back garden, after only one complete season makes it look as though it’s been there for years, due to its constant colour. Our fabulously transformed front and back gardens, thanks to your very hard work, will bring us much joy for many years to come. It becomes very apparent when working with you Nick that you enjoy what you do very much, and take as much pride as we have in the finished result. Cannot fault anything, thank you, and thank you for working within budget on the front garden, massively appreciated.”
“John and Nick created excellent designs for a number of rooms and the more formal part of the front garden to my house. They suggested schemes that were in keeping with the period (early Victorian) and with a modern, practical twist. In particular, they introduced fantastic ideas to make the most of some unusual aspects of the property (in particular the attic area) and our friends and family feel that they have added the ‘wow’ factor. The projects themselves went very well and were handled in a friendly, professional and totally caring way. They are a pleasure to work with. I trust them completely and have recently started to consult Nick again on our rear garden.”
“Stylistic, beautiful and on-trend designs with well thought out interior architecture to maximise space and highlight the best features. Above all, trustworthy, reliable and a personal service to make sure the experience is bespoke to you in every way. You are not a customer but a partner in the process.”
“I can highly recommend Woodhouse and Law. Last year we completed a major building project which included the interior design and furnishing of a new house and a complete garden re-design. The service provided by Woodhouse and Law was excellent. At the start of the project John, Nick and their team took the time to get to know us as a family and to understand our vision. They were professional in their project delivery and their expertise in both interior and external design meant that they were able to come up with innovative, workable ideas to deliver our vision within the agreed budget.”
“Woodhouse & Law designed the interior of my previous apartment together with the roof terrace, so I knew I was asking the right people this time. I moved to a terraced house just recently and was at a loss as to how to sort out a very overcrowded and small garden, with no room to move. Nick’s design cleverly interpreted my requests for more “space”, a softer look and an ordered layout. The garden now looks larger, less confused and I am looking forward to relaxing in the seating area this summer, admiring the new design and the planting.
I then needed to update my sitting room which looks out onto the garden. John and Jody came along with lots of new ideas of how to modernise the box -like room, at the same time increasing the much-needed storage space. With clever cabinetry, curtains, cushions and a coat of paint they transformed the room to a homely, comfortable and relaxing area. I am now happily established and would highly recommend Nick and John and their teams to anyone needing efficient, professional help, with endless patience, and friendliness thrown in.
Thank you to all of you.”
“John and the team at Woodhouse and Law have been fantastic from start to finish. In the design stages, John took time to understand our style but also was very effective at pushing us out of our comfort zone to try different designs – we just wouldn’t have tried the colours, fabrics and materials that we eventually chose from the ‘mood boards’ if it had not been for John and they look amazing. Until this experience, we never fully appreciated the ‘art’ of interior design, but now having seen the finished product we are amazed at the attention to detail John and the team apply to ensure the different rooms flow and in order to create a warm homely feeling. The moment Woodhouse and Law really came into their own was when the house was ready to move in to – they truly seemed as excited as we were to see the project we had been talking about for so long come to life and did an amazing job at those all-important finishing touches. We could not recommend John and the team more highly.”
Design of a country house and garden for family life
“It’s hard living in a home that makes people turn green with envy, really, it is. We never meant to do it. We blame Woodhouse and Law.
We had the chance of a lifetime to renovate a family home and mindful of our previous half-baked attempts at interior design, we sought the help of Woodhouse and Law to oversee the project. The result? A home with shades of grey that will last a lifetime, not just a moment. A home full of desired emotion; a wistful bathroom, a playful boys dorm, an en-suite that is a sanctuary and a sitting room that is as serene as the dawn. There was one room that inspired and defied us and Woodhouse and Law created the solution; with a heady mix of Dutch Renaissance and modern industrial, with a nod to Parisian chic, we have a dining room that is bold, original and yet, somehow, looks like it always should have been.”
“I had two separate recommendations to use Woodhouse and Law. Having visited one of these houses, I came away very impressed and decided to contact them to help me spruce up our own home. After an initial visit, where I explained what I wanted, I was delighted with the scheme they came up with. It was exactly what I wanted and very little had to be changed. At no time did I feel pressured into having anything I was unhappy with and everything was explained very clearly along the way. We have also now completed the sitting room, which is a total transformation. I feel this has been a good investment and, as well as saving me a great deal of time, John and his team have come up with ideas I would never have thought of. We look forward to working with them in 2016. Everyone has been very pleasant to deal with and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. ”
Design of a contemporary cottage garden
“We were faced with the difficult challenge of transforming a small, awkwardly-shaped rural garden on a slope, into an interesting cottage garden that would have interest all year round, and look good when viewed from the house, (three metres below garden level). Nick took over the challenge and guided us through the process with flair and professionalism. We are thrilled with the result; he has created the peaceful haven that we wanted.”
“John, Nick and their talented team have helped me to create a home that I absolutely love living in. Their lightness of touch combined with their knowledge and ability to interpret the mood that I was aiming for have provided a light and airy and interesting home which is much admired.”
“Having recently moved to Bath we feel extremely lucky to have found Woodhouse and Law. They are a real pleasure to work with and whilst our project is still a work in progress we are excited about their proposed designs and really look forward to seeing the house furnished and finished.”
“Last year I bought a two-storey warehouse apartment. It had been vacant for some time, and used as a rental property prior to that, so was pretty run down. The estate agents said it had potential, but it was a case of stripping it right back to its external walls and starting again, including electrics, plumbing and shifting floors, walls and ceilings. I knew from the very start that John and his team understood my style and the look I wanted to achieve. They were expert at divining the world of interiors down to a manageable set of options. I expected that, but what really impressed was the diligence as the project progressed, as we discovered what was under raised floors, behind boxing, beneath layers of paint. They were invested at each stage of the project, allowing us to make the most of every opportunity: to rationalise the layout, layer lighting, maximise the space, enhance original features, and, as a result, the apartment now feels cohesive, everything makes sense, as well as looking fabulous! The quality of finish is exceptional. A particular mention must go to Fiona, whose abilities go far beyond her professional accreditation. She has been a constant source of inspiration, and proved adept at problem solving and project managing. It has been a true delight to work with fellow professionals, and now we’re making the most of living in such a beautiful, practical, unique apartment. Even the estate agents didn’t want to leave!”
Design and renovation of a barn conversion
“Graham and I are delighted to endorse your business. Through your creativity you have brought elements into our home that we could never have imagined. Suggestions and the supply of products that we had no idea existed have been very exciting and brought us into the 21st century!
However, alongside your talents as designers I must thank you for your patience, good humour and ability to help us to achieve brilliant results. Can’t wait for the next project!”
Planting scheme for a rural garden
“We approached Nick to provide us with a new planting scheme for a garden re-design. Working alongside a landscaper, recommended to us by Nick, a scheme was proposed and completed within the specified budget and timeframe. Nick was very professional and thorough in his approach and we would have no hesitation in recommending him. We passed on his details to a neighbour who also used his services and on completion were equally thrilled with the result.”
Domestic & Commercial Work
“John and Nick have carried out several projects for us over the last couple of years both domestic and commercial. They have always worked to a high standard and within budget. Their designs are innovative and creative and definitely have the ‘wow factor’.”
Design and decoration of a formal drawing room
Design of a luxury holiday rental complex – interiors and gardens
“John and Nick have carried out several projects for us over the last couple of years both domestic and commercial. They have always worked to a high standard and within budget. Their designs are innovative and creative and definitely have the “wow factor“.
“It is a real pleasure to write about Woodhouse and Law’s design service. They are a fantastic team full of innovative ideas for the home and garden. We have been so pleased with their help in transforming our house into a home of which we are extremely proud. Colleen, the interior designer with whom we have mostly worked, has made our life so much easier, cutting out the slog of searching the internet or shops and keeping things within budget. We have also appreciated all the excellent workmanship and friendliness of their craftsmen; so all in all a great experience and one that we enjoy everyday.”
Design and decoration of drawing and dining rooms within a historic building
“We have appointed Woodhouse and Law to advise on the interior design of two rooms in a listed building that required careful thought to meet our demanding brief whilst not affecting the character of the house. The design is thorough, intelligent and well presented, nothing has been too much trouble, and it has been a pleasure to work with you.”
“I have asked the team at Woodhouse and Law to help me with several design projects for both the interior of my house and the garden.
The advice and customer service I have received from John, Nick and Colleen has always been of the highest standard. It is clear that they are a highly professional team and the many compliments I receive from guests to my home bears testimony to their skills.
Regardless of the project size or budget, in my experience, the Woodhouse and Law team always shows exactly the same level of care and interest. Their passion and enthusiasm to ensure that each client can live in a home they cherish is deeply impressive.
Even some of the smallest details and suggestions from Woodhouse and Law have transformed my home in ways I just could not have imagined by myself. However, despite producing some wonderfully innovative ideas, the Woodhouse and Law team do not try to impose their own tastes on their clients. The final decisions are always left to me and, importantly, they always ensure that designs remain within the agreed budget.
I view the Woodhouse and Law team as trusted partners in making my home somewhere I truly enjoy living. Their help and advice has been invaluable to me and I wholeheartedly recommend their services.”
“Nick and team have done great work for us in bringing new life to our small garden in central Bath. A year or so ago we already felt the garden was nice to have. But we also felt it could be so much better – without quite knowing how that might happen. We talked to Nick in general and rather vague terms about what we liked in a garden – and what we dreamt might be done. We were delighted to find that Nick immediately “got it” and came up with a great ideas. With his help we cut the cloth to fit the budget that we had – and with fingers crossed gave the green light for the transformation project. As work got underway we were delighted to find that not only was Nick’s creativity great, but so was his attention to detail – and he saw the change through from general concept to more detailed design and implementation. Planted in February it has been lovely to see the garden grow and bloom in its first year – and as we’ve needed follow up advice over the last months, Nick has been there to help. Basking in the warm English sun, we can’t help feeling that we were indeed wise in our choice of garden designers…”
“Your company offers an excellent service and your team are great, especially Martin, PJ and your wonderful Sandra whom I know is new to the company; a great asset to the design team! As a client of yours I would highly recommend your company to my friends.”