Rachel Mclane - The Feversham Interior Designer
The Feversham, as we fondly refer to it, has had three interior designers, all following our trade mark country chic style. Rachel has been our latest designer of our interiors for the New Reception, Library and ten gorgeous Suites. It doesn't stop there, Rachel's work carried on into Verbena Spa. As a spatial consultant too she ensures we don't have a hotel that looks fab, but is practical and purposeful to our customers. How many times have you been to a hotel where the bathroom for instance looks amazing but the shower is so small you can't turnaround!!
We are delighted with Rachel's work at both The Feversham Arms Hotel & The Verbena Spa. We thought it would be interesting to read about her on our website... its over to you Rachel!
I was brought up in Glasgow and spent a large proportion of my childhood moving house. I learnt to live in various states of disrepair, due to my Father being an Architect. I became inspired at what could be achieved out of such chaos. All of which, no doubt, led me into the world of spatial design.
I learnt early on that by dismantling a building or part of one and re configuring its internal spaces the environment could be improved. I had an instinct for arranging things and was sensitive to the spaces around me. I always had to make sure that everything felt ’ just right.’
I began my training in York. (BTEC 3D Design) Unsure exactly of what I wanted to do, this course was suitably vague and allowed me to be creative in several areas. It was when I carried on to Newcastle doing an HND in spatial Design that I really found my calling and finally qualifying at Middlesex University with a BA Hons in Interior Architecture.
In 1995 I began designing for the retail sector. I spent 9 years based in London and then York. This allowed me to design interiors for clients with commercial interests. I had to consider customer circulation, retail display and all finishes.
Architecture has had a strong influence in my life and I arrange internal spaces so that buildings function more successfully. The procurement, application of colour and soft furnishing side is the icing on the cake. Design has to be practical and every design decision is made with good reasoning.
My Guiding Principals
- A detailed and thoroughly thought through concept is the best foundation to a successful design.
- Be flexible and willing to compromise. Design has a way of evolving.
- Functionality in Design and avoidance of self indulgent flights of fancy are essential.
- Good design must fit with its environment.
- Be a good listener, get rid of your ego, guide your client towards a decision through mutual good reasoning.
- Remember the client is the one who has to live with it.
To contact Rachel please email her on email@example.com