Interior Designer Nichola Hayler Joins the Applemoon Team
Posted on January 12 2019
Happy new year! At Applemoon Interiors we are looking forward to an exciting 2019, jam-packed with new initiatives and fabulous opportunities to ensure our customers continue to create beautiful, individual homes they adore.
Launching the new year in style, we are expanding our interior design service and are thrilled to welcome talented interior designer Nichola Hayler to our team.
Nichola will be a wonderful asset, bringing her personal, customer-led approach to your interiors projects, whether you are aiming to update one particular space, several rooms, or even your whole home.
Here, Nichola tells us about herself, her passion for interior design, and how her skills can help you update your home this year.
Details about how you can contact Nichola are at the end of the Q & A.
Have you always wanted to be an interior designer?
Definitely. I felt drawn to this career path when I was a young girl and happened to visit my interior designer neighbour’s home.
In 2012, I graduated from Southampton Solent University with First Class Honours in Interior Design.
Shortly after finishing my degree, I had the chance to get hands-on with the fabrics and textures that drive my passion and, since then, I’ve worked in several interior design jobs.
I feel Kim and I share a very similar vision, and look forward to exploring new ways of approaching design alongside the Applemoon team.
What aspect of working on residential projects do you enjoy most?
I love injecting a client’s personality into a space. Although I regularly design bathroom and kitchens, it’s the ‘softer’ rooms, such as living rooms and bedrooms, where I can, if required, really go to town with fabrics, textures and furniture to create comfortable, relaxing environments. My aim is to make the heart of the home work for the client.
What’s been one of your most unusual projects to date?
While designing a home with a country influence, the client, who had a great appreciation for Trompe-l'œil and mural art, commissioned me to create a painting of ivy vines around the bedroom windows.
Are you looking forward to becoming part of the Applemoon Interiors team?
Very much so. Kim and I share a similar design ethos that’s centred on creating schemes with a homely, welcoming feel. I can’t wait to get started!
What services can you offer Applemoon clients?
I’ve a very personalised approach to designing, which is led by my customers’ needs. During an initial consultation, I will look at the space, or spaces, to find out how we can weave their individuality into their home.
If the client wants to take things further, I will return to take photographs and measurements to draw up a floor plan before discussing further details about the scheme.
Unlike many other interior designers, who use computer programmes, I hand-draw my visualisations. This means that if a customer is struggling to envisage what their scheme will look like, I will create a rendered perspective drawing.
What do you feel makes a house a home?
I believe that memories make a house a home. My job is to help the client to make the best use of space to create a warm, relaxing environment that they can enjoy with family and friends.
How can an interior designer save a client money?
Interior designers do the legwork to make creating spaces hassle-free. I listen carefully to the clients’ needs and budget, whether large or small, to create the perfect interior solutions.
What do you enjoy most about interior design?
I love to create timeless looks that are not going to go out of fashion quickly. My intuitive eye for detail drives my passion for interiors. I like to use tactile and textural materials to bring schemes to life.
How would you describe your style?
I am inspired by an eclectic mix of design styles; from Eastern influence to French country, New England to Nordic. I love drawing themes from all around the world to create unique interiors. I greatly admire the effortless elegance of a neutral colour palette. I feel a subtle backdrop provides the perfect calming canvas on which to inject a hint of colour; whereas bold colours, and the loud statement they make, can often appear too ‘designed’.
Where do you get new ideas from?
I enjoy visiting places such as The Design Centre in Chelsea, home shows, and am avid reader of interiors magazines. I also gain inspiration from social media.
What or who inspires you right now?
My love of all things rustic has come from Rachel Ashwell and I’ve also drawn inspiration from Kelly Hoppen, although her design style is slightly more contemporary than mine.
You will find Nichola at the Applemoon Interiors store in Rustington on Mondays.
If you would like to book an interior design consultation with either Nichola or Kim, please call 01903 366092 or email email@example.com