Hello! I’m Meera Pendred, the face behind First Sense Interiors. I believe our homes are more than just physical structures: they tell the story of who we are, where we have been and where we are going. They are our sanctuaries where we can truly be ourselves and build memories, where we can enjoy simple blissful moments like coffee in pyjamas, the feeling of cosiness on a rainy day and the sense of relief when we can put our feet up at the end of a long day. I also believe that considered, creative interior design can elevate these everyday moments.
While I am based in Nottingham, I work with clients throughout the UK. I aim to help you create a home that nurtures and inspires, and is as practical as it is beautiful. Whether you are looking for someone to guide you through a renovation project from concept to completion, or would simply like to redesign one room, contact me to get started on your next project.
Planning a renovation and wondering when to get an interior designer involved? The answer is as soon as possible. 'Designing backwards' to figure out the best layouts, lighting + electrical plans, storage, etc prior to finalising building plans will ensure that you achieve a home that effortlessly works for you in every way.
KITCHENS & BATHROOMS
From layout to lighting, these important rooms require thoughtful planning to achieve the optimal balance between functionality and aesthetics. Given the disruption and cost of renovating these rooms, you will likely want to do it only once, so it's all the more important to get the design right for spaces that not only look stylish but work beautifully too.
Would you like to design a room from scratch or do you have furniture that you would like to incorporate? Is your layout working for you? Are you wondering how to bring your interior to life? Perhaps you are looking for that elusive wallpaper or fabric that would totally transform your room. Whatever you need to make your house a home, I can help.
BESPOKE FURNITURE DESIGN
You may require a solution that a ready-made product cannot fulfil, e.g. if you are tall, you may find that a deep and high sofa is what is most comfortable for you, or you may have an awkwardly sized space you need to fill. Commissioning bespoke furniture, whether upholstery or carpentry, gives you exactly what you require, making the best use of space.
INTERIORS FOR CHILDREN
Take the guesswork out of decorating for a child with ever changing interests. Design longevity is at the heart of every First Sense project and this also includes children's rooms, where the foundation of the design will last them for many years, with just simple updates required to cater for their growing needs and current interests.
You don't have to be in Nottingham to access my interior design service. Whether it's a room design or a more extensive renovation, if you can provide measurements / architect's plans and photos, and manage the design implementation yourself, I can work with you remotely to help you create a well considered, beautiful home.
LATEST ON INSTAGRAM
For examples of design visualisations and a glimpse behind the scenes of some projects, check out my story highlights on Instagram.
GET IN TOUCH
If you would like to discuss your project, please email me with a description of your requirements and details such as your location and timescales. If you have architect plans or photos, please include them too. Please note that I am currently fully booked for 2022 and my next availability is early 2023.