Since opening its doors in 2010 Main Interiors has been shaping Bristol's interior landscape. They work with both homeowners and landlords to create spaces that are unique, harmonical, and beautiful. 'While we all want our houses to look beautiful, they most importantly need to function. This is where we come in to join the two'.
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We caught up with the founder Jasmine to find out more about Main Interiors and what they do.
Who is Jasmine?
Originally from London, Jasmine and her family moved down to Bristol when she was young and fell in love with the city. "I really love Bristol & all things Bristolian", explains Jasmine, "from the people to the
city life to the countryside & even beaches just within reach. The massive independent music & Art scene is so diverse & exciting. I find inspiration everywhere I go."
She launched launching her own model and design agency in the last 90's. "I used to do lots & lots of photo shoots where we had to dress and stage the property or place we were shooting in. I had always loved interiors and once I had my kids it was harder to travel to all the locations for the shoots so I decided to go back to college & study interior design so I could follow my other passion.
After completing her degree there was only one place she was going to set up her design agency, "I think Bristol is an amazing place to set up a business. It’s so diverse in all its culture but it’s also a really creative place. I consider myself very lucky to be able to live & work here and to be able to bring up my children here".
She opened Main Interiors in 2010 while also starting an estate agency so she could work with clients and stage their homes. "I started with some smaller home staging and room designs. My first project was a small Victorian terrace that wasn't selling so I went in and was given a small budget to work my magic, the outcome was fantastic! As I was finishing up on the home stage project, a passer- by popped in to look and then went on to make an offer on the property for 10k more than the asking price!"
How does Main Interiors help homeowners?
"We all use spaces differently and an interior designer will take the time to find out not only what the space will house but also how it will be used and function for the inhabitant. While we all want our houses to look beautiful, they most importantly need to function. This is where we come in to join the two".
Main interiors work with owners at every stage of their homes journey.
Remodeling and pre-construction
"Using an interior designer from the early stages means that you can ensure that your final vision for the way that you want to use your new house can be achieved. We think beyond the house to create a home. Thinking of what type of furniture you want to live with should be a consideration when planning your rooms. The flow of a home is vital to how it is used and as interior designers, we are trained to consider all of these things before building starts.
"Designing the interior of your home can be more time consuming and daunting than you first think. We have the experience to create a coherent design based on your ideas and to your budget. We have trusted trades people that we can put you in contact with as well as trade accounts to get you the best prices".
Staging for sales
"Staging for sale is very important, especially in the current market. A staged home is far more likely to sell quickly and for a higher price. Buyers find it difficult to visualise an empty home and research has shown that an unstaged home can stay on the market for an average of 143 days, whereas staged homes sell in an average of 40 days.
One piece of advice for owners thinking about a redesign?
"Form and function are as important as each other when designing your home. It’s all well and good to follow the current trends but make sure that you love it, you’re going to be living in it, and constantly following trends that change with the seasons can be very costly".