Hello! I’m Meera, 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.
I offer full interior design services to clients in Nottingham, including project co-ordination where required. I also provide an online design service to clients across the UK, suitable for anyone who would like a First Sense design and is happy to provide measurements and manage the implementation. 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 ideas to pull a room together, 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.
ROOM REFRESH OR REDESIGN
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.
From window treatments that take care of your light, privacy and thermal needs, to accessories like rugs and cushions that bring the design together, soft furnishings make a space cosy and welcoming. They also liven up a room with colour, pattern and texture. Depending on the design direction, they can either be purchased ready-made or custom-made.
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.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"Meera has been more than just a designer for our renovation. As well as having the creative ideas and innovation to create room designs, she really thought about the whole picture, advising us on lighting and electric plans, building tips and sometimes correcting our builders! She is professional, honest and responsive to any queries. Without her input we wouldn’t have thought of the little details which have made such a difference. We would highly recommend her for any project and we have had so many positive comments from friends and family on the designs she has put together."
- R. Mason
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"Meera was incredibly responsive, helpful, and her advice and recommendations were clearly well thought out. She was quick to address (a lot of!) my questions. I dont think I would have been able to order and design the kitchen on my own, so having Meera's input has definitely lifted a lot of stress off my shoulders! Our kitchen reno journey has been long and difficult, so I was also really grateful for her 'after-sales support' (months after she has designed my kitchen). I would highly recommend Meera to anyone seeking her expertise!"
- A. Lee
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"Just managed to steal myself away from the cloakroom long enough to write you a quick note. I can't tell you how wonderful I think it is. I know I can't begin to imagine how much work you have put into it. I'm not sure how I think you are not only going to interpret my strange ideas, but to make them happen as well! You are truly very gifted. So many thanks."
- S. Crooks