Susan & Ian, GL52 & NW1
"We have had the pleasure of UDi for nearing 25 years helping us with extensive redecoration in two different houses. Both times they listened well, tuned in to our tastes and wishes and provided invaluable guidance on design, fabrics, colours, patterns and styles; sometimes taking us where we wouldn't have thought of, sometimes gently guiding us away from a mistake and sometimes helping us to realise designs we didn't know how to articulate. We were delighted with the results and have happily recommended them to friends."
Steve & Linda Jones, Cheltenham
"Having undertaken a number of refurbishment projects and had some bad experiences with interior designers, James was a breath of fresh air. Very transparent in his dealings and the perfect balance between understanding us, our style, budget and pushing our boundaries where he felt it was right. When people visit our house the 'wow' factors are those very things where James said "trust me".
"James found things that we just didn't find and always worked hard to get things at the best possible price. Being a supplier of paint, paper, fabric also made life so much easier for us with as many samples/boards as we wanted to bring things alive.
"Our builders loved dealing with someone who understood the build process and plan and operated in a timely manner, he was very much part of the team. Something that wasn't the case with previous projects and designers.
"Add to that James being a very positive upbeat ray of sunshine whenever we met. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and indeed we do on a regular basis."
Jane Finch & Jeremy Bellis, Redhouse Barn
"I would have no hesitation in recommending James to any commercial or domestic project from the outset of the design process to completion in the knowledge that you will have a unique, individual and gorgeous scheme at the end of the day. I would also add that James and Angela together with their whole team are also a pleasure to deal with!"
Malcolm and Katie, Pittville, Cheltenham
"James at UDi has been a joy to work with from start to finish at our home in Cheltenham. He has an instinctive vision as to how to transform our spaces with creative ideas, without ever forcing them upon us. He is trustworthy and reliable and is able to source and supervise an excellent network of highly skilled contractors. The furnishings were expertly made from beautiful fabrics."
Wendy P, North Gloucestershire
"I found UDi 12 years ago having recently moved from Buckinghamshire and needed to find an interior designer that would offer a bespoke service to me. James was 'the man for the job' with his wife Angela and his capable team gave me such excellent and friendly service that totally transformed our home offering unique and elegant interiors specialist with fabrics, wallpapers and beautiful soft furnishings, excelling in his knowledge and attention to detail is outstanding. Our house is a dream. Thank you."
E Simons, Montpellier, Cheltenham
"James and his team have provided inspiration, guidance and innovative ideas, delivering quality soft furnishings, blinds and curtains. Automatic blinds have been a revelation and in a Georgian property I could not manage without them. I am delighted with the results and the service I have received both in terms of furnishings and decor."
Mike and Emma Crisp
"We have worked with James for close to 7 years, starting when we completely refurbished our new home. He has since helped us with a variety of subsequent projects in the home. James has an excellent eye, over the years he has got to know us as a family and instinctively knows exactly what we like. His projects always deliver on time and on budget and he has never let us down. We would highly recommend James and Upstairs Downstairs."
Nick and Sarah Priest, Ashmead House
"James has worked with us for the last 20 years calmly developing themes from the limited ideas and instructions that we have been able to articulate to him.
"Through his understanding of us and our needs, together we have always been able to agree on a scheme that suits us and our home.
"Without his input we would not have been able to transform our home, with every project he is always our first and only call. It has always been a pleasure to work with him."
Anita and Jon, Broadway
"We have used James from UDi to help us with a number of projects in our house including curtains, blinds, cushions and overseeing some interior decorating work. James I s so friendly and easy to deal with. He fully takes on board our personal taste and incorporates this into his designers, but equally has ideas that we would never think of on our own and we have been thrilled with the results. On the interior decorating work James recommended a painter and decorator then oversaw the work, and his attention to detail was second to none. We would highly recommend using UDi for any interior projects you have planned."
Sandy and Edward, Painswick
"James of UDi and his team have constantly given us an excellent service for many years. From help in choosing fabrics and paint colours to working with builders on renovating rooms, James's advice has always been thoughtful and even brilliant. In fact, our wonderful, cosy study would not exist if James had not met our builder by accident and the two of them worked out what should be done. However, what is also appreciated, is that James does not get upset if his ideas are not those you wanted. He will with you on your preferences, still giving a first class service. Many thanks James, for helping us make our wonderful home."
Ruth H, Slad Valley
"I have come back to James and Angela many times to ask them for their interior design advice on a number of projects, large and small, since first discovering their business in the mid 1990s. James is a very talented, creative designer who works with you on ideas and suggestions and then presents you with beautiful inspirational schemes that always include elements or options that you would never think of using yourself but which are absolutely right for the overall 'wow' factor of your scheme. All soft furnishings are always made to a very high standard and, in my experience, any craftspeople that James has sourced for any of my projects have produced top quality work. I really would recommend the company very highly and will continue to ask for their input in any future design work."