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How We Work

At Cream & Black, we view interior design as a personal journey, which is why we work closely with our clients to create spaces infused with character and personality.

We believe great design comes from collaboration. For us, it’s all about making connections and discovering fresh ways of doing things. Exploring new routes and testing new ideas. It’s about not being afraid to think differently and having fun along the way.

We’re constantly learning from one another and the world around us, taking inspiration from modern and traditional influences before crafting our own unique designs that are true to you.

Your space is your story. Tell it with style.

Photographic Styling

We offer a photographic styling service, with experience of working in studios and on location.

The styling service includes the sourcing of props, dressing the sets and organising behind the scenes to ensure a smooth running schedule.

We work closely with photographers to help visualise your intended concept for the shoot.

Show Home and Styling

At Cream & Black, we’ll work with you to create a truly memorable space that will maximise your property’s selling potential.

From studio apartments to country manor homes, we offer a bespoke styling service and can tailor any scheme to meet your design brief. We’ll work with builders and developers to ensure the project runs smoothly, as well as sourcing architectural hardware, furniture and soft furnishings – from wall coverings through to textiles. We can even design and commission individual pieces.

From design to installation, our focus is on achieving a flawless finish – on time and to budget.

Looking to be inspired? View our latest projects.

Handmade kitchen cabinetry, with metal mesh inserts and cosmic black marble worktop.

Curved reception counter in production.

Bespoke storage, made from birch ply and galvanized steel, to maximize a small space.

Formed reception counter ready to be clad in Corian.

Design Brief

For us, the design process begins by listening to the story you want to tell about your space.

Before we go any further, we’ll take our time to get to know you and understand your goals for your project, before translating your vision into a clear project plan.

Whether you’d like to be fully involved or take a step back, we’ll use this opportunity to establish the scope of your project, taking into account your budget and deadlines.

Concept

After we’ve helped you to understand your design aesthetic, we’ll walk you through your project plans so you can start to see your dream space come together.

From hand-drawn sketches to 3D visuals and CAD drawings, we’ll use a variety of tools to help you visualise your finished project and give you a sense of the scale, proportion and look of your design.

We believe design is a tactile experience, which is why we’ll also create mood and sample boards offering inspiration on fabrics, paints, textures and colourways.

At this stage, we’ll also identify all costs and create a timing schedule.

Styling

It’s the details that make a room shine. With our keen eye for design and passion for colour, we’ll help you add the finishing touches to your space.

Whether it’s sourcing artwork and bespoke accessories or reintroducing a loved leather sofa, we’ll guide you through your interior design selections and carefully place every item to ensure impeccable results.

Detailed Design

After we’ve agreed on a design concept, we’ll finalise our project plans and present you detailed drawings of your space.

This is when we’ll begin to work with skilled craftsmen and local tradesmen to source bespoke, made-to-order furnishings if required; ensuring we keep on track with the overall design objective and, of course, your budget.

From the layout of your room to lighting and furniture choices, you’ll really start to see your project coming together.

Project Management

We can manage every stage of your project, collaborating with contractors on site and behind the scenes to ensure a seamless experience from beginning to completion.

From sourcing custom-made furnishings to creating one-of-a-kind architectural features, we work with only the best craftsman, suppliers and local tradesmen to achieve true individuality for your home.