Guest Accommodation Design
Running a holiday rental property, B & B or small hotel has never been so competitive. TV makeover shows have made viewers more aware of interior design than ever before. Shows like the “The Hotel Inspector” made compulsive viewing and helped raise awareness of the standards to expect in even the simplest establishment.
With more and more people turning to the Internet as their first source of information, online reviews and social media comments have become crucial to a hotel’s success…or failure. All in all, customers are getting more demanding and expecting more for their money.
I have a blend of experience and skills that are – well 'unique' is a much over-used word, so let’s just say rare in the design industry. In addition to being a qualified interior designer and undergoing a range of training with House Doctor in the specialised skills of staging property, I spent a number of years working in the travel industry.
As part of my ‘quality control’ role with a major tour operator I inspected holiday properties and dealt with customer relations. Answering complaints and dealing with angry holidaymakers wasn’t much fun! But it taught me a lot. I inspected many properties, from basic budget accommodation to high end luxury chalets and hotels. And I learned the details that matter most to people staying in guest accommodation.
As a House Doctor Consultant I was trained to look at return on investment when refurbishing and styling rooms in properties for sale or rental. It's a business-like approach to design. It's about spending the right amount - neither too much nor too little - to achieve the desired result and appeal to the appropriate target audience.
And now I'm seeing guest accommodation from yet another perspective - as owner of a holiday rental property. In Autumn 2019 my husband Jay and I were lucky enough to fulfil a long held dream - we became the proud owners of a villa on the small Greek island of Lefkada!
We first visited Lefkada in 2017 and basically fell in love with a view - you can read the story of Villa Petros here.
We provide a full range of design services for the owners of villas, bed and breakfasts, pubs with rooms and boutique hotels. Creating good guest accommodation involves putting yourself in the shoes of the hotel guest and really thinking about their needs – practical as well as aesthetic. I can help you:
- achieve stylish results on strict budgets
- create (or adapt) colour schemes and styles to appeal to as many visitors as possible
- make the most of room dimensions and architectural features
- understand what makes great photos that will sell your rooms.
To chat about your needs call 07866 427557 or fill in the contact form.