With over 20 years experience as an interior designer, Elizabeth Stanhope is the creative lead for a team dedicated to providing the area’s finest homes with outstanding interiors; classic, understated and elegant spaces to fall in love with... After 20 years in the world of interiors, Elizabeth Stanhope is the creative lead for a tremendously talented team dedicated to creating the finest interiors in the area.
Immersed in a world of good taste, practical design and innovative products, her passion for classic design shines through from Oakham to Tuscany, Belgravia to New York and in all of the residential and commercial projects she has completed in-between.
And the designer sincerely believes in creating not just homes that reflect the unique tastes of her client, but spaces which function well too. “Using a good interior designer to recreate a room in your home, or to help you to refurbish an entire property should help you to avoid costly mistakes - like creating a room you’re not completely happy with, or one that looks good but doesn’t function well for your family.”
“People very often lack confidence in how their space should look, how it should feel, and importantly the best approach to layout and lighting. Our job is to inspire, to read between the lines, and ultimately to listen.”
“One of the most important qualities of an interior decorator, other than an eye for design, is an ear to listen - to really understand what a client is searching for.”
Born in Tur Langton, Elizabeth purchased the business from her mother in 2002, after returning from an interior design career in London and subsequently from her freelance work in and around the capital.
The business is based in Oakham's former fire station on Mill Street with an additional Grade 1 listed showroom and project office studio further along the street.
Elizabeth Stanhope Interiors offers new and antique products demonstrating the breadth and quality of bespoke furniture, lighting, stock fabric, gifts, tabletop and lifestyle products. From locally restored chandeliers to bespoke sofas and chairs made to your exact dimensions, the team's "sourcing" service is unequalled.
Elizabeth Stanhope's original showroom houses among the largest collection of fabric, wallpaper and trimmings from brands such as Mulberry, GP & J Baker, Colefax & Fowler and Lewis & Wood.
The Elizabeth Stanhope team are always on hand to help, advise and most importantly make a nice cup of tea or coffee whilst you take your time.
The ES team are a wonderful reminder of quality customer service, and are always available whether for a quick piece of advice, to provide sample cuttings from one of their many stock fabrics, to discuss a window treatment or an upholstery project, or to arrange a full design service for anything from a single room to a whole home. Elizabeth and the team's ability to deliver the finest interiors for her clients' is unsurpassed.
Expertise is valuable, but inspiration is priceless, and yet that most valuable quality is available in abundance, courtesy of Elizabeth.