"I am really grateful to Nik and Carolyn for their expert input and the recommendation of very professional teams to transform my ground floor into a very modern, clean cut living space. I have ended up with exactly what I wanted, because they really listened and took on my board my desires, needs and taste. Their experience advice meant that I was able to achieve the perfect proportions of open plan kitchen to living space, which constitute the foundation of the ground floor. I had not appreciated the importance of lighting either, I now have several layers of lighting and enjoy the full benefits of the living space which can change in utility, atmosphere and mood depending on the time of day, purpose of use and occasion. Unbelievably, my project completed within the timeframe. Their leadership on the project was an absolute must for me, I would not have been able to carry out this work and keep on top of my busy work life without them. I look forward to working with Nik and Carolyn on improving other parts of my house in the future.
I didn’t read the testimonials before I wrote the above. I think it is very telling that a lot of people note how closely you listen to the clients’ needs. Exactly what I wrote too! I would of course recommend you guys to anyone who I know needs to carry out some major works.
Really glad I found you."
Seiko, Raynes Park
"Nik and Carolyn from Kolaris have been amazing at transforming the ground floor of our terraced house, into a well designed, practical and stylish extended kitchen and family living space. Their attention to detail has created a fantastic home which has exceeded our expectations. They've both made the whole process a really smooth one. From the excellent design and planning of our extension, right through to the project management of the builders and contractors, to completion. They made the project less stressful, enabling us to concentrate on work and our young family.
I would thoroughly recommend Kolaris to help with your next project."
Dani and Richard, New Malden
"We worked with Nik and Carolyn from the very start of the process to rebuild our house. Their insight into the planning process was invaluable. They really understood 'us' from the start and always thought about how our house would function in reality when it was finished. Their attention to detail is second to none. They have a lovely working style and are as conscientious as they are charismatic. They are the perfect team and bring wonderful balance.
We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. They gave us the house we knew we wanted, we just didn't know how to get there."
Jill and Emmet, Barnes
"This is probably nearly a year overdue and I have been meaning to write to you so often!...
We moved back in, as you know, last September and...we never thanked you properly and you really did save the whole house with your redesign of the ground floor."
Beth and Jon, Southfields
"Our daughter recommended Kolaris to us. She and a friend of hers had both been very satisfied with the work they had done for them. We can only echo their view ==excellent.
Kolaris organised all aspects of refurbishing our circa 1900, 1750 sq ft flat in Putney, acting as the hub for dealing with the estate management of the block and various contractors, whilst keeping a sharp eye on the costs.
Their approach was 3D - discuss, design and after agreement with us, deliver. The job was done on time and within budget.
We would highly recommend them."
Angela and Rodney, Putney
"After we decided to go ahead with the rear extension for our property, my husband and I were stuck in the initial stage, where we had to draw a layout for our home. We wanted to make the best use of the space that we were going to create. Therefore, hiring Kolaris to help us was, for sure, the best decision we made.
Nik and Carolyn came up with some great new ideas and helped us to understand what would work best for our family. They also presented to us additional services, that we didn't even know we needed, but that made a huge positive difference on how the new space looked. The work Kolaris provided was an amazing investment. If we had tried to do it all by ourselves, we could have spent a big amount of money and time and still end up with something different from what we actually wanted and needed.
Nik and Carolyn were always very kind and ready to help on every part of the project and working with them was very pleasant."
Cris and Igor, Raynes Park
"Kolaris helped us with the redesign and decoration of our kitchen and dining room. Although not part of their original commission they also stepped in to help with a separate building project of a porch with cloakroom.
We absolutely love the finished product and it is only this good because of Nik and Carolyn. They spent a long time working out our needs and style and guided us through choices on kitchen, wallpaper, lighting, etc calmly and patiently. They brought their expertise but for us most importantly listened to us and thought about what would work best for us as a family.
We would use them again and are already recommending them to friends. Thanks Kolaris for making what could have been a functional building project a beautiful family space."
Cloda and Chris, Coombe
"We initially asked Nik and Carolyn from Kolaris to help us plan some internal restructuring as we wanted to create a more open plan kitchen area and bring more light into our dark and neglected middle room. After speaking with a builder we had some ideas about how this could be done but with the help of Kolaris our initial, rather unimaginative ideas were quickly replaced with an impressive new layout which helped us achieve not only an amazing new kitchen/family room but also a downstairs cloakroom, smart coat storage and a utility room that we never would have imagined would fit so well in the space we had. These ladies really know how to utilise every last inch of space and we were so appreciative of how they listened and responded to our ideas.
After the initial design phase we were so impressed we decided to instruct them to project manage the whole build. They were very quick to establish positive working relationships with everyone on site and it was a great comfort to know they were there to deal swiftly and effectively with any issues.
Their unwavering attention to every last detail really shines through in their work and their extensive knowledge and contacts were integral in achieving a high quality, stylish finish with our budget in mind. The end result is better than we ever would have hoped for when we started the project and that is without a doubt down to the skill, knowledge and passion of Nik and Carolyn."
Hazel and Nefino, Epsom
“I am so grateful for the day I met the team at Kolaris. They have done the most amazing job on four rooms in our home and we have plans for two more.
They have an uncanny knack of knowing what it is you want/need before you do! There is nothing that isn't thought of in the design stage - a fantastic combination of aesthetic, practicality and originality. Then watching the designs come to life is wonderful. The standard of work is so high, with so much attention to detail and finish.
I could not be more delighted with the transformation in our house thus far and can't wait to get cracking on with the rest!!“
Victoria and Julian, Kingston upon Thames
“We used Kolaris to help us bring together our new interior design scheme when we renovated our house. They provided a friendly full design service, helping with kitchen design, wall linings, fittings, soft furnishings, and colour scheme. Their experience and expertise produced an end result which was far better than we could have ever achieved on our own. Nik and Carolyn were a breeze to work with, and flexible throughout, working around our jobs and activities, and helpfully liaising with suppliers and builders. We will use them again in future, and highly recommend Kolaris to anyone who is considering engaging an interior designer.”
Jainie and Gavin, New Malden
“The team at Kolaris Design, Nik and Carolyn, were essential in turning our tired looking terrace into a house we delighted in coming home to and entertaining in. They listened to what we wanted, needed and wished for and provided us with interior design ideas that we were excited about. They were very organized and patient with us when we expanded our original design plans several times during the planning and building stages!
Having Kolaris work for us also made the renovations more cost effective as they were able to source fabrics and furnishing through their seemingly endless list of connections. They also took the stress out of the build by keeping us informed of all that was happening and coming up with creative solutions when issues arose. They also introduced us to reliable, considerate, respectful tradespeople who kindly worked around us as we continued to live in the house, as the major renovations were completed.
We were very happy with the look, feel and functionality of our house and were sad when we had to sell it to move abroad, but know the new owners love the house.“
Shantelle and Mark, West Wimbledon
“I asked Kolaris with some trepidation to help me start to declutter my house. I have been overjoyed with their professionalism, hard work and results. Nik has not only helped me get stuck in and start to let go of clutter, she has also helped me to put systems in place to help become organised. I now have the most organised drawers you have ever seen, and am now starting to love my house where before it felt overwhelming. Nik goes beyond just decluttering and helps you see an organised house but also a house you can love and enjoy living in. This has helped motivate me to declutter myself and be able to help my two young boys become organised too. I would recommend Kolaris to anyone who needs a fresh start in their house, a friend to come along side them and help them to love their house again. Their design ideas are inspiring and they really understand your likes and loves. A must for any clutter bugs who want to transform their home!“
Claire, New Malden