Lindi Reynolds Architectural Interior Design have been shortlisted for Residential £2.5-5 Million (Property Value) Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2020. Read more about Lindi Reynolds-Boulanger below:
Name: Lindi Reynolds-Boulanger
Company: Lindi Reynolds Ltd
Position within company: Founding Owner and Creative Director
Tell us a little about your background in design:
I have a Bachelor in Fine Art from the University of Natal, South Africa.
Interiors have been my first love from the beginning and it was always my game plan to have a company of my own with the objective of creating exceptional homes and spaces for clients that I would come to adore. I have been consulting to residential clients in and around London for more than a decade now, and it’s immensely rewarding to see that that early vision has morphed into reality.
Prior to setting up my business I followed a career in the design and communications industry, with my ultimate position being that of Director for the WPP Fitch Communications network. This was a fabulous precursor invaluable big business experience, and a frame of reference for delivering visual solutions with standout appeal, character, relevance and integrity.
How would you describe your personal design style?
We design intelligent interiors that deliver on comfort and have depth of character. We create timeless and classic spaces that visitors will dream of once they have left the party.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Nature, without a doubt, and the world around me. More specifically, the Arts in all its forms – literature, fine art, architecture, music and dance provide a well of inspiration that adds energy to my days and generates ideas for my plans.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Design needs to work with the environment. The footprints that we create with our homes has to be carbon neutral – carbon negative, even better.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2020 and beyond.
– Environmental impact of the build and interior specification
– Running efficiency and carbon footprint of the home
– Psychological wellbeing of the inhabitants
– Smart home technology to become more accessible
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Start with a clear vision of the desired end result. This takes time to develop, but is well worth the front-end effort. If you don’t have a clear view of where you are going, it will take you longer to get there and is likely to be more costly.
How important are The International Design & Architecture Awards?
These awards are immensely important as they provide a showcase of the highest standard in design, to the industry and to the world. It is crucial to celebrate these achievements and to acknowledge the talent and hard work that stands behind these accomplishments. Ultimately it is a celebration of what our clients have enabled through us.
What projects are you currently working on?
We are working on a number of residential projects currently. Perhaps one of our most exciting projects is a 5380 sq ft new build family home in Surrey, where we have been commissioned to deliver our 360 degree offering to the highest specification.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Our focus is major refurbishments for character properties and new build home projects from scratch in the £ 3 – 5 million category. We are looking to grow our team, so that we can serve more clients in their quest to create their ideal and forever homes.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession?
The Queen Anne writing desk that sits in our Entrance Hall, and which my husband inherited from his Grandmother Nell.
Your favourite holiday destination?
The Natal Drakensburg, South Africa.
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?
The Ham Yard, Soho, London.
Your favourite book, film & song?
Book: ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ by Amor Towles
Film: ‘Bright Star’ the story of John Keats.
Song: Not so much a song as a piece of music and it would have to be ‘Libertango’ by Astor Piazzolla.
Your favourite food and drink?
Champagne has to be my favourite tipple and I have never been as interested in the food as the company. That said I appreciate fresh, locally sourced ingredients, beautifully presented.
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Reading or enjoying the great outdoors with a walk, a run, a cycle or a swim with friends and family.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
I always wanted to sing.
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