Meet the Design Coach

Sustainable Interior Design for the 21st Century

Creating a home you'll love, that works for your life, is about more than creating a shopping list of new stuff to buy. For too long the interior design industry has revolved around trends and encouraging people to change their homes for change's sake.

I'm Jeanette Mercer, Interior Designer at Fresh Traditions. I believe your home should reflect the people who live there, what makes you happy and what's important to you. That's why I created the Design Coach service - using my professional expertise to help you create the home that's right for you.

With a focus on sustainability, practicality and creativity, there's no pressure to buy 'stuff' for the sake of it, we can incorporate what you already own. Simple transparent pricing means you only pay for what you need. Sustainable interior design isn't about doing without or not updating your home - it's about making better choices. Find out more...

Jeanette Mercer Interior Designer Fresh Traditions
Jeanette Mercer, Sustainable Interior Designer

Fabric & Wallpaper Design

Fresh Made - creative, customisable designs

Have you ever found a fabric you loved and taken home a sample, only to realise it wouldn't work with your existing furnishings or decor? Or seen a pattern you'd like on a larger or smaller scale, or as a wallpaper?

It's frustrating to have to compromise, yet wasteful to replace furnishings purely to match new items. Which is why we're delighted to offer a solution!

Inspired by nature, sustainably printed just for you.... welcome to Fresh Made Designs

I hope you'll love my new collection of prints as much as I enjoyed designing them. And if a little 'tweak' would make one of them work even better in your home, let's talk.

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Cornflower Spring Fabric and variations
Cow Parsley

Our Latest Posts

Fresh Traditions Venn Diagram

The Venn of Interior Design

There is a fairytale scenario where your interior design project comes in well under budget, super fast…. and is of amazing quality. Now as much as I love a good fairytale, I have to tell you that without some major alignment of constellations and a whole lot of luck, this one doesn’t have a happy…
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Colour palette

Spring Refresh – hold that tester pot, read this first!

Sustainable Change It’s that time of year – when colour charts and tester pots pop into our lives like spring bulbs and our Instagram / Pinterest feeds are filling up with ‘fresh new kitchen ideas’ and the like. It’s also when DIY stores and garden centres typically report their biggest profits as our urge for…
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Guest room

A Stress-free Guest Room this Christmas

The perfect guest room Are you having guests to stay this Christmas? Here are a few tips for creating or preparing a guest room, in a sustainable way whilst keeping your stress levels down! There’s something about Christmas that brings out the perfectionist in many of us, coupled with an urge to finish things. Having…
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