As an interior designer in Brighton, I’m lucky to have a spiral of different senses inspiring my designs.

The most obvious thing is the Regency architecture. The majestic Brunswick and Sussex Squares, and along the seafront, miles of beautiful terraced houses the colour of Walls vanilla ice cream.

Then there’s the diversity of Brighton’s cultures, thousands upon thousands of students flouting the latest trends mashed up with Brighton’s vibrant gay scene, all surrounded by slightly more sedate rural Sussex country life. And let’s not forget the millions of tourists who leave their own mark on the city throughout the season.

Though tourism has always been regarded as the city’s main industry, things are rapidly changing with a number of creative micro-industries evolving, from TV production to digital marketing to games developers. This makes Brighton a very exciting place to be an interior designer, as many clients are creative people who want to break from the norm.

The mix of regency architecture and eclectic clients brings some very interesting briefs. I always enjoy the opportunity to add an original or modern twist whilst stilll respecting the heritage of Brighton’s buildings.I have been fortunate enough to work on a couple of listed buildings, where we have worked closely with authorities to restore original features and adhere to their health and safety requirements, whilst also being able to enjoy creating beautiful interior design, combining old and new furnishing ideas, to produce stunning results.

If you would like to find out more about some of this work or to discuss your own project please get in touch.

Until next time,

Annette Pisani