Clare Gaskin Interiors


I found Clare Gaskin on Houzz and what drew me to her is that she doesn't just have one style in her portfolio. To me that meant that she was able to present the best version of her client as opposed to a copy and paste of her own personal look. Clare worked with us to draw out how we we wanted to use the space functionally, what inspired us and where there might be opportunity for a bit of risk taking. The reasons we have retained her for another job is because 1) she has been able to so perfectly capture what we were looking for even though I wasn't able to verbalise it, 2) she is thoughtful on budget and is able to mix and match high and low end pieces and 3) she is highly communicative with incredible attention to detail.

It took me years to finally succumb to the realisation that I wasn't able to actually achieve my goals without the support of an interior decorator. Don't wait - call Clare and she will make your home such a lovely place to live.
EL, Marylebone, London
A complete pleasure to work with Clare Gaskin, an inspirational and empathetic interior designer who transformed my home. Clare has that rare ability to get under the skin of what the client really wants, then to build on, and improve that vision. She is extremely knowledgeable and brings with her a plethora of ideas and designs to inspire the client. As a lovely and charismatic person, she lifts you out of the stress of building and renovation work, taking you to a new, exciting and creative level. I thoroughly recommend her. JM, Clapham, London
This is the third time I have used Clare in the last 5 years - a testament in itself to the quality and excellent value she provides. The first project was helping with complete remodelling of a London riverside pied de terre. The second project was very large and included furnishings as well as window dressings for a ten bedroom country home. Whilst the most recent project was the smallest so far, she provided invaluable help with ensuring furniture and fabric choices for our TV room were exciting as well as well toned with each other and the style of the setting. The most invaluable asset which Clare has is she tunes into her Client’s taste and influences choices without imposing or taking over so the final effect is simply lovely. SC, Chelsea, London
Clare helped with an award winning design for our large scale remodelling project. Her ideas, professional approach and execution were second to none. The subcontractors she bought to the job were of the highest quality and value. Thanks Clare! SB, Hertfordshire
We have used Clare on a number of projects - really professional and engaged. Follows briefs faithfully - and comes up with really creative/clever ideas. Also she is extremely responsive - excellent communication, and a talented "solution-finder"! Each project has turned out far better than I imagined - I can't recommend her highly enough! JF, St John's Wood, London
Clare is a truly gifted interior designer. We have worked with her repeatedly on various projects. She sees opportunities and solutions where I only saw challenges, and took our poorly articulated Pinterest boards and created a chic yet comfortable family home. More that than, she considered details which would never have crossed our minds - like where to locate switches, plugs and handles. She's fastidious, lovely to work with, and worked perfectly within our budget - often finding stylish alternatives to the often ludicrously expensive items we had pinned on Pinterest. In short, she is brilliant. I'd recommend her to anyone (and indeed I have!). She created a home that I'm so proud to welcome people into.
AC, Mile End, London
We invited Clare to give our flat some 'wow' whilst achieving practical necessities in tight areas. The first area Clare transformed was our entrance hall. It is a large space measuring 25' x 8' which ached for some drama. Clare persuaded us to use dramatic wallpaper and soft furnishings which makes a bold statement and certainly met the 'wow' brief. Clare also designed a small bathroom and ensuite shower room for us. Both are very small but, with clever use of lighting, mirrors and practical use of every inch, Clare designed both spaces that feel much bigger than the actual area. In particular, we rave about the bath .... I swear its the most comfortable bath I have ever used. Genius! In addition, Clare designed our beautiful bedroom. Again it is a small space but it now has everything we asked for - even down to the pull-out bedside table - and yet it feels uncluttered and peaceful. We originally invited Clare to transform our hall. We added the other projects when it was clear she completely understood what we craved for and yet couldn't create ourselves. Clare met deadlines and budgets. The only surprises ..... were her fabulous designs! LC, Wimbledon, London
Given the tricky brief to refurbish parts of our old farm house which had escaped renovation in years, it is almost impossible to describe the transformation, suffice to say, we’re delighted with the result. Clare has been inventive, flexible and patient throughout. The ever expanding brief included the front hallway, kitchen, family bathroom, 3 x guest bedrooms, bathroom and downstairs cloakroom with new lighting and wall coverings throughout. In the kitchen, Clare thoughtfully worked with existing pieces of furniture/worktops and curtains which had sentimental value but we are charmed with the new lease of life, practical, homely yet suitable for entertaining. Likewise, the whole family want to shower in the smaller bathroom which has been transformed into a wet room. Our previously dark hallways are now light and airy and finally do justice to the art work. Being an old farmhouse, several unforeseen issues arose which Clare dealt with a minimum of fuss despite being London based. Clare directed our builders (who all loved working with her) to get rid of dampness and to redo the electrics. Clare has been a joy to work with and really went the extra mile, not only did she do an exceptional job, but she completely understood what we wanted and was lovely to work with. We highly recommend her to anyone daunted by similar refurbishment work. MC, Oxfordshire
Clare designed for us a complete interior renovation of our Belgravia maisonette, and then managed the project (which was done in 2 stages). We live abroad and so were totally reliant on Clare to ensure that the project was completed on time and to our standard. This she did. We are thrilled with the interior and all of the design elements she introduced. Clare has very high standards and this was reflected in the final result. She has been an absolute pleasure to work with throughout all stages of the project and we can highly recommend her. JH, Belgravia, London
We hired the super professional, talented and personable Clare Gaskin for the redesign of our bathroom as-well-as the project management of the contractor/his team carrying out other works. I highly recommend Clare for all design and build purposes. She's an absolute star representing great value for money and ensuring you get a smooth and hassle free experience. PH, Fulham, London
I’d thoroughly recommend Clare Gaskin Interiors. She listens well and takes the time to understand the brief. Her ideas are practical and beautiful as well as creative. She’s friendly and approachable and a wonderful person to work with. She is so good we’ve already used her three times on three different home projects. SJ, Kent, UK
Clare has fantastic taste, but also is 5 mins early to any appointment, great value for money and I couldn't recommend her more highly! JB, Fulham, London
We enlisted Clare's help to design and decorate our Victorian terrace in Bayswater. She helped us design a number of important aspects of the house, including our storage spaces, bathroom layout and lighting. She also helped us source, select and fit a wide variety of the interior design aspects, including the kitchen, the bathroom wares, fabrics and soft furnishings, lighting and more. Clare was very organised, efficient and pragmatic in her approach. She took time to understand our tastes and desires for the house, she gave us practical advice and was mindful of our budget parameters, and she was also very flexible and helpful in how she interacted with us. We came to really value her advice and input.

I would highly recommend Clare's services.
CV, Notting Hill, London
Clare has great eye for detail and understood exactly the look/design etc that I was looking for ...a pleasure to work with , definitely has the ability to get the job done !!! TM, Putney, London
We've used CGI on several projects over the years and they are a joy to work with - imaginative, flexible, patient! and fun. JB, Central London
I cannot recommend Clare Gaskin highly enough. Not only does she provide superb design skill, contacts and resources, she does so calmly and efficiently. The team she provided was delightful and respectful of my home. The attention to detail on my project surpassed anything I'd experienced before. Most impressively, Clare was able to complete my project on time, despite being faced with several unexpected discoveries along the way and doing so over the Christmas and new year period. My experience was an excellent one and I wouldn't hesitate to use her again. EG, Chiswick, London
Working with Clare Gaskin is efficient, effective, and great value for money. She has fantastic knowledge of suppliers, and a comprehensive professional network that allows her to source great products at great prices. Moreover, she has an innate ability to listen to, interpret, and realise your design visions: she's not concerned with satisfying fashionable trends or fads, but rather, she brings the space she's working with to life. Clare has a strong academic and practical knowledge of aesthetics and design: you can trust her to give you the best advice and ideas when it comes to her craft, and execute her trade professionally, whilst delivering high quality results. I would not hesitate to hire her again. SD, Mayfair, London
Clare is a very good interior designer who really listens to her clients. She is helpful, polite, creative and made the process very easy for me. She showed me what I wanted to see and then she organised it all. I would recommend her to anyone. JS, Maida Vale, London
I hired Clare Gaskin to select a concept for covering the windows. A period property with 10 extremely large windows, it was very important to keep the design of the of window dressing bright and modern while in keeping with the Victorian features. Clare selected a range of handmade blinds in a variety of prints to brighten up the neutral decor. I was very impressed with the quality, speed and professionalism of the work. I would definitely recommend this company. AA, Clapham, London
Clare was great and she came up with some great ideas for my home, in particular my curtains! She was always available and a pleasure to work with! ZA, Fulham, London

And here is what some of our suppliers and contractors say about us:

Sue Whimster Curtains has worked with Clare Gaskin on numerous project over the past 12 years. We have made curtains and soft furnishing for London town houses, holiday retreats, pied a terre's, country houses & penthouses. She has great vision and a natural style that suits every situation. From a makers point of view she always gives us clear and straight forward instructions which allows us to make with clarity and confidence. There is no doubt Claire Gaskin is one of the best in the business and we hugely enjoy working with her. Sue Whimster, Sue Whimster Curtains
Very creative personality and skilled designer. It has been great working with Clare on a renovation of a property and programming the different phases of the project from start to completion. Looking the interior she created in this occasion I can definitely say she has a versatile style and approach that blends harmoniously the different requests of the client under the same roof. What drives her design is definitely her passion for details, the enthusiasm and the positivity she put in to the projects. Stefano Marinaz, Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture
Clare Gaskin & her team are a pleasure to work with. After several years of working on various projects together we have an excellent working relationship which has only flourished through the years due to their high standards, service levels and attention to detail. They listen to and our recommendations and we work together to make their projects run smoothly and clients happy! Dextene Ellinis, Ellinis Interiors

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