Name: Lindsey Rendall
Company: Rendall & Wright
Position within company: Director
Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
I graduated with a printed and woven textiles degree from SIAD in 2000. I began working for Designers Guild before continuing my design career with Cameron Broom, based in south London. During my five years with the company I became principal designer and completed a wide range of projects including over 90 domestic properties, 5 offices, three commissions for The Hurlingham Club and the complete renovation of 28 Portland Place.
In September 2006 along with my business partner Helen Wright, I launched Rendall & Wright. From our Suffolk based studio we have domestic, hotel and spa projects across the UK.
How would you describe your personal interior design style?
Where does your design inspiration come from?
I take great inspiration from the natural landscapes which surround each project location. Colour combinations, textures, pattern and form found is translated into design; this produces a scheme which relates to its environment and adds a true sense of provenance to the interior.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Designers are environmentally aware, this is resulting in clients investing in beautifully crafted pieces with longevity rather than the throwaway culture seen in recent years.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2013 and beyond.
Architecture and structure of the building
Function and demands on the space
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
Plan your space to work efficiently
How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
This is our first year to be shortlisted so time will tell!
We are very excited to be recognised alongside brilliant and talented designers and hope it will provide invaluable opportunities for us.
What projects are you currently working on?
A manor house development in Suffolk
A listed farmhouse restoration in Surrey
An apartment on Neptune Marina in Suffolk
Converting a Victorian school into a 5 bedroom house in Suffolk
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
To continue building our client base in the east of England. To maintain our exceptional service and finish for our clients
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession? My family
Your favourite holiday destination? I love to travel to new destinations but always adore visiting Italy and Greece
Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar? The village pub
Your favourite book / film / song? I have many! Looking back to my early teenage years my first favourites were:
Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
Must have been love by Roxette
Your favourite food and drink? Seafood and wine
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon? Eating, drinking and laughing with my family and friends
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be? A jewellery designer or florist
Anything else interesting? I live on a fruit farm, play the cello, have run two marathons and have three sons.