INTERIOR DESIGN COLLECTIVE
The Interior Design Collective is an exclusive, invite only community that champions and supports the very best in independent interior design. We celebrate and connect like-minded designers so we, as a collective can offer exceptional design services across the UK.
Accessible, client-led interior design has never been in greater demand, but finding the right person for you and your home is not an easy task.... breaking down the myths about interior design, even more so. The Interior Design Collective are taking strides to change that.
We celebrate talented designers who offer professional, inspirational and flexible interior design services, making it easy for you to connect with someone close to home. As well as showcasing the work of our amazing designers, the IDC runs a private online platform, offering a positive and effective form of communication for our freelance community.
ABOUT the FOUNDERS
The Interior Design Collective is the brainchild of Karen Knox of Making Spaces and Fiona Duke of Fiona Duke Interiors. Karen and Fiona have been running their own successful design studios since 2015/14 with their work being featured in numerous editorials and online publications.
Their paths first crossed on Instagram, where they began chatting about the interior design industry, the benefits and pitfalls of being freelance and their struggle to keep up with the growing demand for design work. They quickly realised they were on the same page and wanted nothing more than to break the stereotype that interior design was only for 'a select few'. They both identified a huge gap in the market for professional, creative and accessible interior design across the whole of the UK. Their response to this was simple; The Interior Design Collective.
Painstakingly scouring the country, the design duo hand selected the UK's most creative designers, those whose own work and ethos echoed their own. Independent interior designers working in real homes, with realistic budgets, creating unique interiors nationwide.
"Such a genius idea - a network of some of the best interior designers in the UK all able to access each another for support, advice and inspiration, as well as sharing knowledge and contacts? Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? And on the flip side, as a customer, if you find a designer whose work you love but who is based miles away, the collective can put you in touch with someone who may have a similar aesthetic but in your area. The IDC is one to watch.”