Testimonials

We’ve completed many projects for happy clients – read what they have to say about working with Adventures in Living for interior design in Oxfordshire and London.

“Katie worked with me on a loft conversion and full refurbishment of my Victorian terrace house this year. She supported me from the start of project, sourcing and appointing contractors, and then taking control of project management and budget during the works, through to finishing last details with the contractors. Day to day, she visited the site to solve problems and keep things on track, and ensure the contractors were in good spirits! As I travel for work, it was reassuring to know that she was able to do this for me; she was very flexible about her availability to fit the project, even when this encroached on her own time.

Alongside the project management, Katie advised me on all design aspects of the refurbishment, from painting and decorating, to fittings and soft furnishings. Katie is incredibly creative, and at the same time sensitive to the budget, tastes and life-style of her clients – she will challenge you to think about design ideas that you might not have anticipated: this was the best bit of the project! She does this in a way that feels very exciting, and she always takes time to explain her ideas, to listen to your reaction, and to respond with practical solutions, even where that means she needs to do more research.

Katie is completely trustworthy, reliable and highly professional, with wide-ranging skill and experience – even better, she is great fun, and has a real energy and passion for her work and for your project. She will always go the extra mile! Katie has become a good friend to me through this project, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to others.” A. Wilton


“I first used Katie in August 2018 when she saved my life and found me somebody to wallpaper my ceiling a week before I was completing on the sale of my house, the ceiling lining, after god knows how many years, had come down.

I found a beautiful flat, which I thought didn’t need anything doing to it, until I lived in it of course! Katie came round in about October 2018 and we did one small piece of the jigsaw and then in about February of this year we started on the complete redecoration and renovation of the flat, two bedrooms and en suit bathrooms, study and whole open plan living area.

We have had such fun doing it and it now looks wonderful. Katie is very easy to work with, has a brilliant team of workers and brings everything on time and within budget.

I would not hesitate to recommend her.” G Colson, London


“Katie Conroy took on a project for us of totally renovating a large house on the River Thames in Wargrave. Katie not only took control of the building project which was extensive but was instrumental in the whole design scheme. Her design skill and knowledge was extensive and helped us enormously. Not only did she order the furniture, all fittings and curtains but was very helpful to us in choosing all the relevant things we needed. We worked closely on all the details in the kitchen and it all worked perfectly. Katie is great fun to work with and nothing was too difficult for her. It is not easy to control all the aspects of building work and at the same be responsible for the design function as well. We would thoroughly recommend her to anybody. We are extremely happy with everything and without Katie it would not have been possible.” S Fosbury


“Katie has looked after our house for the last 4 years and has done a fantastic job refurbishing the house – she has a wonderful ability to choose colours and fabrics that not only complement everything in the house but also suit the period property. She is also completely trustworthy and looks after the house, overseeing all the tradesmen and works that are needed to be done constantly on a period riverside property. We would not hesitate to recommend her on any project.” C Neag


“Katie’s been the driving force of a substantial renovation of my London property over the last 18 months. The main design themes are hers and it looks stunning. She likes to disagree and push when necessary, all in a fun and engaging way and always demonstrated through real life examples/illustrations/mood boards. She has ensured her integration of interior design into the process, and – more importantly – has been timely and to budget along the way. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone ready to go beyond a run-of-the-mill design solution.” G.T. – London


“Katie Conroy has designed and project managed two homes for me, my cottage and now my London home. Over time she has got to know me very well and become very close to our family to the point where I can trust her to know exactly what I will like and even buy it on my behalf. Katie never settles for second best in order to make her own life easier and each and every decision regarding the house has been taken seriously and with care taking whatever time it has needed. I cannot recommend her highly enough.” L.M. – Oxfordshire

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