Everyone deserves a house they love, no matter what the budget, and this is the ethos I hang my hat on at Ellie Hodgson Interior Design. I can help you transform your space into a place that not only looks amazing, but functions perfectly for you, too. I'll work with you to define your style and steer a clear path for you through the endless maze of interior design, and bring you a creative solution that not only works for you, but goes above and beyond your expectations.

 
About

Ever since I can remember, I was always interested in making rooms look nice, and was very involved (much to my parents annoyance I’m sure!) in how my bedroom was going to be decorated. I had a vision, and would spend days looking at wallpaper, paint and furniture and planning the layout. This was obviously way before the internet was born, and so it took real dedication to traipse around actual bricks and mortar shops! Admittedly, there were some mistakes made along the way in my capacity as a child Interior Designer, but on the whole, my bedrooms were pretty cool!

Now as a bonafide grown-up, I’ve been able to appoint myself as Chief Creative Director of my own houses, a position I’ve relished.

My career originally took me down a different path, working in account management in a creative agency, and then in client services for a film and photo location agency. In 2016 I decided it was time to bring my client skills and creativity together. I completed a Diploma in Interior Design and Ellie Hodgson Interior Design was born.

Services and Pricing

Here’s the good bit… my services are totally flexible and the cost depends entirely on how much you need me to do. We can establish the scope of the project at the first consultation, which is free of charge.

You may only need guidance on colours and fabrics, or some help to find the perfect sofa. My hourly rate for consultancy is £40. If you need a full room re-design which includes everything from layout, furniture, colours, fabrics and all the other nice bits that make it sing, this typically costs between £350 and £500, depending on the complexity of the project.

You can then choose to take the design and implement this yourself using your own trades people, or use my preferred contractor to fulfil this. My hourly rate to co-ordinate this process is £40. I’m not tied to any specific retailers or suppliers so I can source products from absolutely anywhere to cherry pick the very best things for your home and budget. I can also pass on trade discounts from a number of suppliers.

Contact me to arrange your free consultation.

 

Terrazzo: Nougat for the home

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Never quite a mainstream trend, terrazzo is always slightly under the radar just hanging out being extremely cool and beautiful, and doing its own thing.

Let’s just clarify, we’re not talking crappy supermarket floors here…

We’re talking this kinda thing!

Now I’m not suggesting you to go all out and lay a terrazzo floor in your home, or transform your hallway into the above. There are loads of easier and cheaper ways to get on board the terrazzo train. Here are my top 10 finds…

Papermint Wallpaper, £85 per roll, Smallable

Knot Beanbag, £109, Ferm Living

Bedding Set, from £30, BHS

Unearthed Bowl, £60, 12THIRTEEN STORE

Razzo Pendant, £35, BHS

Pegase Washbasin, £149, Tikamoon

Table Lamp, £25, John Lewis

Bamboo Cup, £7, Ferm Living

Coffee Table, £250, Humblesticks

Candle Plate or Coaster, £20, Trouva

I think there’s a bit of a Marmite thing going on here. So do you love it or hate it?

Lights to (literally) brighten your day

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If the thought of bringing colour and pattern into your home gives you a brave and giddy feeling one minute, and then a confusing headache the next, you’re not alone.  Picture the scene…you’re bored with your house interior. You think that you’ve played it too safe and that it lacks oomph. It doesn’t reflect your awesomely dazzling personality. You buy a load of homes magazines and get swept up in all the current trends and you think ‘yeah, sod it, I’m gonna buy that insanely expensive sofa in the **insert wacky colour/print**’. A few months down the line and with a seriously depleted bank account, you’re on a mega come down and left wondering what on earth possessed you. Sound familiar? Now I could bleat on about the wonder of cushions, throws, vases etc here, and yes, there’s no doubt that they all add to the vibe of a room. But this current trend for filling every surface you have with an ‘eclectic’ mix of stuff is just not my thing. And this is where lighting comes in. It’s not just extra ‘fluff’, it’s an essential for any room. It has a real purpose aside from looking cool, and therefore a justified purchase! In my ongoing quest to find amazing designers, I’ve found some fantastic lights that will help you to inject your personality into any room, without shelling out mega bucks. Here are my top 10 faves…

Sarah Fennell Melba Lampshade, £55

Normann Copenhagen Bau Lamp, £190

Anna Hayman Sgt Pepper Satin Lampshade, £295

Nia Rist Dotty Lampshade, £50

Andrew Martin Ernest Table Lamp, £395

Dowsing and Reynolds Paper Origami Lampshades, £47.99

Laura Slater Bloom Lampshade, £90

Greypants Kerflight T3 Table Lamp, £435

Studio Flock Northmore Minor Lampshade, from £50

Love Frankie Marimekko Lampshade, from £40

January Bargains!

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I know we’re all a bit skint at the moment, and I certainly don’t want to encourage reckless spending, BUT, sometimes you just need to stick something on the ole credit card and worry about it later. Here are my top 10 January Sale interiors picks.

Firstly, this gorgeous rug from French Connection. Was £125, now £75.

A very stylish lamp from BHS (yes really!) looks way more expensive than it is, even at full price. Was £160, now £112.

And while we’re on BHS, here’s another belter. Was £60, now £42.

This quirky cork magazine holder (which I’ve just ordered!) from Made.com. Was £20, now £10.

A so, so sumptuous velvet quilt from Cox and Cox. Was £175, now £113.75.

This ace terrazzo vase from Trouva. Was £39.50, now £27.65.

A beautiful mirror with leather strap by Ferm Living. Was £135, now £108.

This very cute rabbit wallpaper by Ferm Living. Was £65, now £45.50.

A lovely little condiment pot from Rocket St George. Was £22.50, now £11.25.

And finally, an absolute bargain from Habitat. This fantastic laundry basket. Was £100, now £40.

Happy shopping folks!