Client Testimonials

"My husband and I embarked on an exciting new project on our home island of Grenada in the West Indies - a 21-room self-catering apartment hotel. I wanted the design to be modern, spacious and light with colourful accents. I had lots of ideas but knew I needed an expert to help me create the fabulous place I had in my imagination. I found Jonny's website on-line and loved her colour sense and way with contemporary interiors. I was impressed that she had a colour source book out on Amazon, and from reading her blog realized she was approachable and portrayed a practical hands-on personality; that was appealing. I telephoned her and our journey to realizing my dream began. A month later Jonny was in Grenada drawing up floor plans and helping me select paint colours and tiles. We soon noticed Jonny's international experience set her apart from other interior designers we had contacted; she took into account our environment, our climate, and she researched the island, which resulted in the design being authentic, incorporating accessible items available on island that we had not intially considered. A few months later she was back with fabrics in her suitcase and lots of great design ideas. We flew over to Miami to source the kitchens and bathrooms - she really helped me focus my mind and stay within my budget! The suppliers we used took us very seriously when we turned up with our designer. Her expertise when buying in Miami elevated the experience to a new level that we could not have accomplished alone. Grenada Gold Apartment Hotel is now open for business, with a fabulous roof terrace and spa, and I can't wait to get Jonny back for our next big project!" - Lucille and Anthony Sylvester, Proprietors

"I met Jonny after I came across her website. I was looking for an interior designer to help us redesign our main living area, but I was back at work after the birth of our first child and was very time poor. I instantly liked Jonny as she was honest and open about what would be involved and seemed to immediately understand what we wanted. He managed to transform a space we hardly used into the most wonderful room. He took the stress out of it and at the end of the day she actually saved me money as every decision she made was brilliant! Since then she had helped us design a bespoke staircase, transform our master bedroom and most recently done the most brilliant job on our family bathroom. I cannot recommend her highly enough." - K.Wessely, London

"Jonny recently did the interior design for my two bedroomed flat in London. He was recommended to me by two other people for whom she had worked. He worked with my ideas for the colours of the flat and my ideas of what kind of look I wanted. He put forward many ideas to suit the plan via email and at personal meetings, of fabrics, specially mixed paint colours, and lighting and furniture and floor coverings. The price of something was always my choice and she often found a cheaper alternative. He is very thorough and her accounting is first rate. Occasionally informing me that I had paid her twice for something. The workmen she used were first class and hold her in great respect. Above all it was a very pleasant experience and she always answered my questions immediately. Basically I found her very easy to get on with and my flat is beautiful." - L. Worthington, London.

"We started working with Jonny having decided to revamp our whole house. Jonny is very easy to work with and listened to our needs and we were surprised at how she picked up on what, to us, were little asides, but when woven into the final result have given us a home that we immediately felt at ease with. The house was stripped back to its shell and completely redesigned and could have felt quite alien to us. But because of her attention to our needs and wishes (the house) is now a modern, well laid out home which suits our tastes and needs perfectly. Jonny is without doubt a talented interior designer but one who still realises that she is designing your home and is therefore very adaptable and, as a result, is an absolute delight." - K. Swainsbury, Herts.

"Choosing the right interior designer can be a daunting process. Putting complete trust in someone to completely redesign your home (with all the associated upheaval) takes a leap of faith. We were absolutely delighted when we found Jonny. He brought strong ideas and creativity and, most importantly, really took the time to get inside our heads and helped us to visualise the home we wanted. He developed a design that not only accentuated our existing antique furniture but also completely modernised our interior and maximised storage, whilst creating a feeling of spaciousness and calm. Jonny is an absolute pleasure to work with and helped guide us from the initial design concept through to the final lick of paint. We would strongly recommend her." J. Dyer. London

"We made a very good choice in asking Jonny Ricoh to act as interior designer when we refurbished our hotel. He has the vision to look at the building the way it was and to see it the way it could be. Her sense of colour is un-erring and we now regularly have guests comment on how beautiful all the colours in the building are. We know that it’s not just the colours themselves but the way they have been used in the overall design scheme that makes everything look so good. Thank you so much for your inspired interior design. We are absolutely delighted with the rooms. Both calming and inspiring. When we first saw the Glenisle Hotel on the Scottish Isle of Arran we knew that it had great potential. We also knew that we would need help to realise that potential. It was Jonny who had the vision - who went around the island, soaking up the character of the place. Her unerring sense of colour is remarkable and she managed to create an interior design which perfectly reflected spirit of the island. Guests often ask if we did the design ourselves. We always give Jonny full credit because she deserves it." G. Dallamore, Arran, Scotland

"Thank you so much for coming over and the consultation - I found it extremely useful and so uplifting! I am now so excited that I can soon stop staring at the white wall in the kitchen and stop getting frustrated walking around the house but rather enjoy the lovely deco, have lots of nice dinner parties and generally love the place I live in! I would love your guidance in the whole refurb process - I loved your interior design ideas - they are simple, stylish and elegant. I am looking to start a refurb file where each element of design, all items, materials, work needs doing will be listed before I put the whole thing to the contractor." M. Lyons, London

"I found Jonny Ricoh on the internet. I liked what I saw on her website and liked the sound of her for a start, but I was also re-assured by her transparency. It was reassuring to know right from the outset how she worked. Working with Jonny has been a pleasurable adventure and we've worked with her on several projects over the past five years. He is a quick study and reads her clients well. It is not all about her. Rather, Jonny listens, observes, measures and sometimes suggests so that you feel your project is a collaboration. It is about creating a living space for her clients that is a reflection of their tastes, their lifestyle and how they intend to use their home. Our home is a pleasure to live in and is commented upon by many for the peace and calm it evokes in spite of being in the hub of London. Colour has something to do with that I suspect and Jonny's colour sense is finely tuned." R. Black, London

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