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I am delighted with the service provided by DST Design.  Deborah immediately grasped what I was trying to achieve and gave me a solution that was both creative and practical.

There is no way I would have arrived at this on my own.  I will definitely be asking for Deborah’s help in the future.

Apartment, St Albans

It has been great to have Deborah’s help with organising what is for me a very big project.  The links she sent, advice and contacts have helped me enormously.  The spreadsheets keeping track of expenditure have been particularly useful.  It has been a pleasure to have worked with Deborah.

Full Home Renovation – Ground, 1st and Loft, St Albans

Deborah was very professional, prepared and helpful, she had already had a look at what we were going to be talking about, had prepared some example images and came prepared with everything I wanted to see (including the exact brand of flooring we had been looking at).  She was able to give us advice about what would and wouldn’t work, confirm some of my feelings and tweak other ideas to be even better which is exactly what we wanted.  Thank you Deborah.

Living Room – One Hour Interior Design Consultation, Harpenden

Deborah helped with contacts and advice on my kitchen, living room and utility refurb.  She supplied excellent ideas and tradesmen to work on the project.  I would definitely recommend her to others.

Kitchen, Living Room & Utility Refurb, Hemel Hempstead

In 2017, my husband and I took on a Grade 2 listed building which we were renovating into a Hair and Beauty Salon. Whilst we loved the original features of the building, we wanted to incorporate these with a slightly more contemporary feel.

This is where Deborah comes in! Right from the word go, she was warm, extremely easy to talk to, listened to all our ideas, likes and dislikes. From this she created an incredible mood board, which really took into account our wishes but whilst still pushing boundaries and making us consider ideas we wouldn’t on our own.

Deborah has been an unbelievable help through the whole journey, not just from the design aspect but also the implementation, using her trusted team of highly skilled trades men to create a truly beautiful space.

We cannot thank Deborah enough, her knowledge and expertise have made the whole experience a pleasure. We would highly recommend Deborah to anyone in need of a beautifully designed space

Grade II Listed Building – Beauty and Hair Salon, Stevenage

Thank you so much for helping me to visualise the layout of my new rooms and for suggesting layout and furniture ideas.  I was really struggling to work out the best layout and now I can really see the options.  I hadn’t thought about the sociability aspect of the closeness of furniture to the TV so it’s really been useful to see it all on a plan and to chat through the various options.

Extension with Open Plan Kitchen, Harpenden

We would recommend Deborah for design advice.  She was quick to understand our preferences in terms of colour and style and provided a wide range of fabrics and wallpapers to choose from.  The mood boards were very useful and helped us to think outside the box.

We enjoyed working with Deborah who was very patient with us.  We are very pleased with the outcome.

Living Room Scheme, Harpenden

We are delighted with the work Deborah did for us.  Her collaborative approach and clever, fun ideas have totally transformed our house.  Deborah has an excellent eye for detail and really took the time to understand our family and through about our needs now and in the future, in particular she has some genius ideas for adding storage.  Her use of image boards helped us to ensure we had great input, and she guided us to be braver with colour and pattern.  She made the whole experience effortless, sourcing paint, wallpaper, furnishings, furniture etc and used her excellent team of trades people to ensure a quality job that she oversaw.  Without doubt she saved us money and gave us a home we use to its full potential.

We couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

Home Renovation with Loft Conversion, Harpenden

Deborah was always very friendly and helpful. Her contacts were always excellent professionals.  I am thrilled with our new kitchen.

Extension – Open Plan Kitchen Diner, Welwyn

Deborah has been extremely helpful and professional throughout our renovation project.  Her insight and eye for design is balanced with a sensible and practical approach.  I would highly recommend her to my friends.  I will use DST Design again for any future projects.

Renovation, St Albans

Deborah immersed herself in our project and quickly got a good feel for what we were after.  She made suggestions about things we hadn’t even considered, e.g. using the space under the stairs for drawers to get lots of extra storage, and did it so gently that it almost felt like it had been our idea and always part of the plan.  The tradesmen we used were all from her recommendation and they did an excellent job; I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.

Thank you Deborah for your vision and professionalism.

New Porch & Hallway, Berkhamsted

Deborah has turned up trumps every time we have asked her to do anything.  She has put herself out and, if anything has exceeded our expectations.

Serviced Apartment – New home – Update and Personalising the Space, Harpenden

Deborah worked with me to maximise the space in my home office, which is long and narrow, and was quite dark.  She was very patient throughout several redrafts of the design, and I am delighted with the finished product.  I now have a space to work in that is functional and practical, designed precisely to my needs, much lighter and brighter than before, and a pleasure to be in.

Throughout the process Deborah has been very approachable, and quick to respond to any questions.  She was a great liaison between the contractors and myself and ensured everything went smoothly.  I am very happy and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

New Home Office, St Albans

I am writing to say thank you for your design and project management services for our recent bedroom refurbishment.  As soon as Deborah saw the room and took the brief she gave additional suggestions to further improve the feel or our bedroom.  Her suggestions have made a huge difference to our enjoyment of our room and give a feel of a much bigger space.  This both improved our enjoyment of the room but will also clearly have a big impact on any future buyers.  Having given us designs she proceeded to go to her trusted suppliers for quotes and came back to us with the best quotes and proposed start dates.  She then arranged for the contractors to come to our house and invoice us directly.  All in all using DST Designs services made our renovations stress free but we also got more out of our space, excellent space planning suggestions and got access to her trusted suppliers.  Using the services of DST Design meant that our money went a lot further to creating a better space and improving the value of our home.

Bedroom, Hemel Hempstead

I was very pleased with the service provided by Deborah.  She is professional, helpful and reliable.  My apartment has been decorated to a high standard with the help and guidance provided by Deborah.  I would not hesitate to use her expertise again.

Apartment on the Thames, North London

Deborah was so helpful with all her suggestions and input.  Nothing was out of her reach.  My wish list materialised.  Once you tell her your budget she ensures she keeps within that which was very important to us.  She is a professional who becomes your friend.  Couldn’t help but get on.  She has a knack of steering you in the right direction.  I would recommend her and use her services again.  So thanks Deborah you were awesome.

Extension and Home Renovation, North London

Deborah helped us in designing our loft room (which we are using as a bedroom now).  The design has come out very well.  She is a very friendly lady and helpful in each and every aspect of the design including, en-suite, lighting and decorating.

Loft Conversion, St Albans

Deborah provided a seamless, stress free service – great, practical design advice and excellent co-ordination of a team of workmen to meet a tight deadline.  I’m delighted with the end result.  Thank you!

Living Room Design and Renovation of Son’s Bedroom, St Albans

I would never have achieved my refurbishment project without Deborah’s design ability, friendly advice and her contacts with contractors.

Refurbishment of Living Room

An excellent service which took all the worries out of our hands.  Knowing there was someone who would organise, plan and address concerns was brilliant and kept the whole project from start to finish stress-free.

Bathroom Makeover, Harpenden

This was the first time we had used an Interior Designer, and were a little apprehensive as we did not know what to expect.  However Deborah gave us a top design for our living room and set about providing a set of excellent craftsmen for the job.  We are very pleased with the final result and have no qualms in wholeheartedly recommending DST Design Ltd

Living Room – Traditional to Designer TV Media Room, Dunstable

I wanted to write sincere and heartfelt testimonial to say thanks for the help over the last few months. You have no idea how much Deborah helped me and my wife and how much time she saved us. Deborah listened to our ideas, quickly understood our requirements and was able to improvise when requested.

The interior design service included design, furniture ideas, room layout and colour selection, which were both creative and comprehensive from initial idea to implementation. Deborah also had a great network of specialists enabling us to pull together the different areas of expertise that were required for our residential project. This saved us further time and hassle, ensuring that everything ran smoothly and painlessly.

What I was most impressed with was the time set aside for us, accompanying each further tradesman and tradeswomen on visits to our property to make sure all our specifications were to be carried out to the standards we required. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Deborah. The planning and organisation of the project was detailed and professional and from beginning to end she made this experience absolutely painless.

Needless to say my wife and I both love the end results and will not hesitate in recommending Deborah as an extremely reliable, creative and talented Interior Designer.

Bedroom Refurbishment, Wheathampstead

A huge thank you for the amazing job you did helping us with the décor in our lounge and bedroom. You have excellent ideas and design skills and in our case incredible patience. Despite our indecision you interpreted the brief perfectly and eased us skilfully through the planning and decision making. Importantly you handled the contractors well, making it for us a painless process. We are extremely pleased with the end result and would have no hesitation in recommending you to family, friends and anyone else who cares to listen.

Lounge & Bedroom Design, Chorleywood Estate

Having recently completed a designed dressing room with Deborah, I would like to take the opportunity to say Deborah has a great understanding of her client’s requirements. Along with her fantastic client direction they were always aware of what was happening at all times, and all trades were able to do what they needed to do whilst also understanding exactly what was expected of them.
I highly recommend Deborah to anyone looking to work with someone who is not only professional but friendly too.

Dressing Room, Stevenage

Deborah can take the weight off your shoulders for any size of project however large or small. Her experience allows her to find the very best suppliers and trades people, who do a fantastic job, which if you attempted to do yourself would be hit or miss at best. Deborah is your guarantee for a smooth, worry free, well executed job.

Renovation Project, St Albans

We hired Deborah to help us with a colour scheme for our house and some ideas on layout- she came up with some great ideas, things we would never have thought of. We are in the process of implementing it all and have already changed the colour in our kitchen and hallway, purchased a new suite and will be changing the lounge colour in line with her suggestions soon.

Living Room Colour Scheme, Hemel Hempstead

Colours were very professionally presented and displayed. Clear and easy to understand. An efficient service.

Beauty Salon, Harpenden

Thank you very much for all your tremendous help with our renovation work, arranging excellent workmen who were prompt and tidy. You offered invaluable advice in ordering and helping choose the boiler, radiators and valves etc and gave us excellent practical advice and help throughout the project, all at a reasonable price. You took away all the stress that comes with a major renovation and refurbishment, even overseeing the work when we could not be there. All with a smile.

Renovation, Harpenden