"Emma helped steer me through a major house renovation where the number of decisions was, at times, a little overwhelming. She absolutely got the look I was trying to create. 
She was incredibly patient and answered a multitude of questions. Her prompt replies were pragmatic, always timely and were considerate to the limited budget I had. 
Emma provided me with confidence on how best to proceed or which ideas worked best. I very much valued her opinion and wouldn't hesitate to use her again in the future."

[Fiona - Wittering]

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"We have worked with Emma on our Bed and breakfast rooms at The Star and Garter. Emma’s attention to detail is fantastic from the first mood boards, to being on site with start of work, to install of specific projects. Would highly recommend."

[Giles, The Star and Garter, East Dean]

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"We engaged Emma to help us restyle our sitting -room following a complete renovation of our original 1920's parquet flooring. The main nub of our theme was seaside with a nod to art-deco., but it was also essential to keep the cosy feel we wanted.

Emma listened at length to what we wanted and put forward ideas that we certainly wouldn't have thought of on our own.

The result is fantastic and we would recommend Emma to anyone who needs assistance in achieving their design dreams. I would also add that that the workmanship for the decorations, curtain and blind making was first class."

[Angus and Roz - Selsey Bill]

"Emma's beautiful, unique designs, in oak, cherry and painted wood, and her bold scheme, brought personality and mid-century warmth to the client's home."

[Shane - Arundel Bespoke]

"As soon as I read Emma Painter's mission statement, I made my SOS call. I was really impressed by the way she interpreted my passion for sailing and love of mid-century modern design..Nothing was too ever too much trouble. In the midst of everything, I decided to buy a Vizsla puppy, but Emma took that curve ball in her stride and deftly tweaked the design to accommodate Ruby's arrival. I couldn't be more delighted with the finished house - it is unrecognisable from the property I bought. It's finally somewhere I feel very proud to call home."

(Steve - Emsworth)

"I was struggling to make decisions about the interior layout and decoration of a new extension to our home. Emma's advice and ability to carefully guide my husband and I through the steps necessary to achieve our desired space was excellent. I would strongly recommend Emma and really appreciated her professional and friendly approach.'"

(Julie - Emsworth)

"I reached out to Emma when I was struggling with a colour scheme for a loft conversion and ensuite in my 1960s bungalow, which was the start of a whole house renovation.

Emma listened carefully and made sense of the jumbled ideas I had in my mind and came up with a beautiful scheme that far exceeded my expectations yet fitted my budget."

(Beverley - Hunston)

'I am very happy with my new cloakroom...meticulously finished in all aspects.'

(Vi - Emsworth)

"Emma has a fantastic eye for colour, design & interiors. She is creative, fun and great to work with. We had a whole house to do and her choice of fabrics and details were fantastic, a pleasure to work with".

(Amanda - Chichester)

"Thank you for the lovely curtains - they look great and everyone is admiring them today!"

(Emma - Itchenor)


"A very difficult small cloakroom. Emma provided some wonderful ideas and solutions that we had not thought about! Budgets and deadlines were met - the contract administration was very efficient, with so many tradesmen to co-ordinate for such a small space."

(Anne - Emsworth)

"THANK YOU for the headboard - it is totally awesome how you managed to mathematically balance the whole wall with all those annoying lights and made it look like its meant to be!!"

(Emma - Itchenor)

"After almost 40 years of ownership and many years of DIY we were faced with the rather daunting realisation that professional painting and restoring as necessary the whole outside of a grade II* listed Queen Anne house and outbuildings was necessary.  The most pressing item was a 1950s studio that had fallen on hard times, (latterly had been used as a furniture repair workshop and needed a new flat roof covering and revisions to wiring and plumbing), so as to get it ready in time, in the first instance, for multipurpose use in our Spring town festival.

Emma supported us throughout and produced a sympathetic colour scheme for the whole, supplemented in the studio - at comparatively modest cost - by a wonderfully imaginative and integrated array of curtains and blinds - including a winning 50s style lampshade.  

It was all, but especially the studio, enormously appreciated and complimented by visitors and set the scene for some very happy events and remains for us all a source of continuing enjoyment.

Many thanks".

(Richard - Steyning)

"We love the results of your work and will no doubt ask you to do more work in future."

(Kirsty - Westbourne).