South Kensington | London SW3
Interior Design in a Luxury New Build Contemporary House
5,000 Sq ft

Orla Collins was appointed as Interior Designer to HAB Group’s development, on the Chelsea/Knightsbridge border. Orla worked with HAB UK and the rest of the Project Team until that property’s completion. The property is a contemporary design new build, set over five floors, which was launched to the sales market at a guide price of £11.75m.

Orla was appointed in competition with several other leading designers on the basis not only of her portfolio, but also her response to the original design brief and budgetary requirements. It was her attention to that brief which made her stand out – adhering to budgetary guidelines is vital in any development project and the style of finish for a resale project (as opposed to an end-user appointment) also requires particular care. Orla was the only Interior Designer who actually followed the budgetary brief and, in the final design, was able to achieve a look which belied its actual cost and was perceived to have been at least twice as expensive. Needless to say, that is exactly what a developer requires.

Orla’s portfolio of work illustrates her flexibility and working with her has confirmed her ability to add flair and value to a design scheme. Her finished scheme has impressed everybody who has seen it and has complimented the architect’s overall design. She has also managed to produce a scheme that feels like a ‘home’, as opposed to a ‘development’, mixing both interest and uniqueness with the requirements to appeal to a broad viewing audience.

I would have no hesitation in working with Orla again and fully intend to do so for future projects. On a personal level she was excellent to work with, flexible enough to consider the varied requirements of the developer and Project Team but strong enough to ensure that her design vision was seen through. I have no doubt that the qualities she demonstrated during this project would translate equally well from resale development to end-user interior scheme.

Mark Leighs ACA
Development Director – HAB UK Ltd

Holland Park | London W8
Contemporary refurbishment of a Grade II listed Georgian Townhouse
4,500 Sq ft

Client Review

We very much enjoyed working with Orla and her team at Purple Design over a comprehensive refurbishment of our house. Purple offered a full-service scope- from CAD drawings to tile and lighting plans to fabric samples. Orla has excellent but flexible taste and created a perfect look for us once she understood our preferences. Her experience in building projects meant she understood the timeline and level of detail required at every stage and drove attention to detail throughout the project. She was always very sensible about budget and only proposed good value items. No silly frippery here, Orla is an experienced design professional who works hard and offers her excellent judgment.

E Eisenberg

Kensal Rise 1| London W10
Colourful Scandi Interior Decoration within a converted Victorian Library
950 Sq ft

Client Review

It’s been great working with Orla on our development project in Kensal Rise, following the success of our collaboration in South Kensington. She produced schemes combining colour, style, quality and impact on time and on budget. Couldn’t ask for anything more and always fun to work with.

Mark Leighs
CEO – Uplift Property

Chiswick | London SW4
Minimalist refurbishment of an Edwardian House
Size 5,000 sq ft

Client Review

We hired Orla because of her professional attitude, knowledge and clear proposal. Working with Orla was enjoyable because she had a passion for exceeding our needs and finding just the finishes to create a bespoke look to our project. Her work took our ideas and elevated them to a really elegant solution beyond what we could have imagined. She presented ideas to us that we could never have thought of, had the boldness to consider nor had the time to find. She is creative and inspirational but also had the strength of character and conviction to challenge us when she felt she needed to. Her attention to detail, tenacity and follow through was much appreciated in a time when these are rare commodities and can be paid lip service. Her network of suppliers delivered fantastic finishes and pieces for our home. She was worth every penny we spent with her and we wouldn’t hesitate to hire her again or recommend her.

R Willmott

Mayfair | London W1
Contemporary refurbishment of a Grade II listed Georgian Townhouse
Size 5,000 sq ft

Client Review

We appointed Purple Design to provide a complete turnkey interior design solution for a super prime residential home in Mayfair, London.

Through close engagement, Purple Design swiftly understood the client’s design aspirations and subsequently provided a bespoke interior scheme which was tailored to the client’s needs and commercial drivers.

As the construction contract was procured as a “white box”, it was a critical success factor for the base build construction packages and interior design elements to seamlessly dove tail with one another. Purple Design comprehensively and successfully fed into this design process, where their proactive and collaborative work ethic ensured the mechanical, electrical and audio/visual services fully coordinated with the interior elements of the fit out package.

Purple Design’s ability to provide a complete design, procurement and installation service through their diverse supply chain, puts them in a unique position to drive best value whilst securing certainty of cost and quality.

Purple Design’s personal commitment to go above and beyond were significant success factors to the delivery of this unique and bespoke development where both myself and the Client were incredibly satisfied on completion of the house.

Elliot Thiele-Smith MRICS