20 years of experience
Davies-Hobbs Designs Ltd was set up in 2008 by Claire Davies-Hobbs BA(Hons). After 18 years working as a series producer and director in television, making programmes about house building, interiors, antiques and furniture, she wanted to devote more time to sharing with others her passions for both contemporary design and design history. Davies-Hobbs Designs Ltd is passionate about GOOD design and quality craftsmanship, and believe the best design solutions come from experience. Our clients are mostly private individuals, extending or refurbishing their homes, and for whom we create clever interior architecture with stylish decorative schemes. We can also transform the exterior, to add curb appeal, introduce you to landscape/garden designers - in fact we offer a total design solution for any building.
Our particular passion is 20th Century architecture, interiors and furniture. We also like to work with designer-makers and like nothing better than learning from skilled crafts people. We love collaborating with makers that produce quality goods, whether design classics, or contemporary, artisan works; using traditional manufacturing methods or introducing us to new materials and techniques. We give 100%; we are never happy to ‘make-do’; we would never say ‘that’ll do’. We are not so much into the latest trends and fashions; we look for classic styling; we find the right pieces and finishes, to get the best results for you and your home.
”I consider beauty a basic requirement of life” (Walter Gropius - architect and founder of the Bauhaus school 1919)
Going For A Song - BBC 1
Michael Parkinson Hosted this popular return of the famous 1960s Antiques quiz with Eric Knowles taking over Arthur Negus’ expert role.
Building The Ultimate House
Dublin Architect Gary Miley and master craftsmen Alan Herd follow two ambitious projects - an award winning £5m self-build and the restoration of a 16th Century farmhouse and Gary travels around the world to look at the most innovative architect designed houses.
Mark Evans, with the help of Alan Herd, follows the conversion of a victorian barn into a 21st Century House.
The House That Mackintosh Built
Eric Knowles follows the painstaking restoration of architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's only English commission - a Northampton townhouse designed in 1916 for WJ Bassett-Lowke
Cutting Edge Woodworker
Furniture Maker and Interior Designer, Paul Bradburn, shows how to design and build your own furniture
about our team and services
• design history • colour theory • collaboration • furniture restoration • textile design • sketching • 20th Century Society • lighting design • photography
• kitchens • bathrooms • bespoke furniture • sourcing • improved layout • lighting design • extensions • conversions • corporate office refurbishments
A very big THANK YOU for my FAB new kitchen!!!!
Claire is a wonderfully creative, thorough and professional interior designer. Her vision and attention to detail are impressive. Her ability to source unique products that take into consideration the period of the home and the needs of the client is fantastic. If you use Claire for any project you can be sure of receiving a lovely finished product.
Claire has brought her expert and creative eye everytime, as we've undertaken the decoration and interior design of our new house. We have hired Claire on a number of occassions from researching fabric/furniture pieces, advice on cost-effective solutions through to the designing our art deco style lounge. It's fun working with Claire but more than that she always brings a fresh perspective to our inital ideas and has sourced a cost effective approach on every occassion. If you're a busy working individual or couple I'd highly recommend Claire to Project Manage your latest interior design dreams.
Claire designed and managed the refurbishment of my apartment. She demonstrated a keen eye for layout, a detailed knowledge of product sourcing and an absolute passion to deliver the best she could for me within a restricted budget. I am thrilled with the results.
You oversaw every aspect of the design, from choosing units and worktops to which light bulbs I should buy! You always offered me choices, accurate costs and your own, very valuable, design opinions. The refit happened on time, on budget and with you present to supervise everything… you made my life very easy indeed – thank you!