Hi I’m Charlotte, the Kent based interior designer behind Gin and Honey. Most of my clients are based in the South East and London, but I love to travel.
Why Gin and Honey? You’re probably not in the habit of drinking gin and honey cocktails every day. But were you to try one, created by an expert mixologist, you’d probably be surprised and delighted. Well, that’s exactly how I want to make you feel. I think I’m particularly good at combining the unexpected to produce interiors that wow. Old and new. Doodles and fine art. Antiques and junk shop finds. Family heirlooms and holiday mementos. They all have a place in the interiors I design. I firmly believe a home shouldn’t slavishly conform to one style. It should look like it’s evolved. It should tell your story: who you are and what you love.
So that’s why I came to rest on Gin and Honey. Two things that shouldn’t go together but, with a bit of expertise, really do.
My first property was a small flat in one of London’s biggest council estates. It was a fairly unappealing setting, but I made the inside my little paradise on a tiny budget. When I sold it the buyer offered asking price if I left everything for him exactly as it was. If I’d taken this as my light bulb moment, I might have entered the world of interiors a lot earlier. But at the time I was making my mark in the conference industry, climbing up the ladder gaining valuable leadership and project management skills. Several properties later, the Wealden Times came knocking at my door, eager to shoot my home for their brilliant magazine. Then I was contacted by two national interiors journalists about other publications. My light bulb finally lit. A chance email from a friend (and a long selection process) led me to feature in the Great Interior Design Challenge on BBC2. Which in turn led to my first client. And now I’m doing what I love - helping people create highly personal, unique homes that they love to live in, whatever their budget.
COMPLETE DESIGN SERVICE Full end-to-end handling of your project, from concept development through to delivery of the finished product.
CONCEPT DESIGN Taking your ideas, desires and preferences to create a design you love and can take forward yourself to completion.
SOURCING AND SUPPLY Taking the headache out of shopping and sourcing materials, and saving you money in the process.
CONSULTANCY It could be offering you support and ideas to develop your own designs, or finding a solution for a one off problem.