About Us

Frances Healy is a highly skilled Interior Designer based on the border between Devon and Cornwall, with over 30 years of experience in premium luxury residential properties for private clients. Apart from being very friendly, approachable and an excellent listener, Frances is known for her high energy and enthusiasm for every project she handles, as well as her detailed design skill, incredible use of colour and expansive knowledge.

Frances trained and worked in a top London practice for 15 years designing everything from classic period South West London houses and contemporary Thames riverside apartments to the well-heeled country estates of Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and the Home Counties. 20 years ago Frances brought her experience, knowledge and address book with her to Devon & Cornwall, where she grew up and now lives and runs her own interior design practice. 

Continuing with her work in prestige residential properties Frances can be found restoring large granite manor houses on the moors of Dartmoor, Bodmin and Exmoor, or deeply involved in detailed design of funky new-build contemporary houses hugging the North or South coasts of the West Country landscapes. With high demand for top-end holiday cottages, where nothing is forgotten, this is now another string to her design bow, to create a luxury ‘home from home’ experience for holiday visitors.

With her studio nestled in the Tamar Valley, right on the border between Devon and Cornwall, Frances can literally turn left and head over the river and into the picturesque South Devon coastal towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth or up onto the glorious Dartmoor villages of Chagford and Mortenhampstead or she can turn right and head further into South Cornwall to Fowey, St Mawes and the Helford River, or north to the dramatic and rugged North Cornish Coast towards St Ives, Padstow or Rock. Frances is no more than a telephone call and an hour away from helping you to transform the interior of your home and really is the Interior Designer to help you with your South West project.

What services do you provide?

Interior Design, Curtains & Soft Furnishings, Upholstery, Paints & Wallpapers

How would you describe your style?

"Each project is so different, as it very much depends on the location, the architecture, the brief and of course the client, but having been classically trained, I think the key elements of these details are still present in my designs today, although very much adapted to suit the property and today’s style of living.   If I had to sum it up, I would say 'Classic but bold!'"

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"Interior Design in the Devon and Cornwall is as good as in any part of the country, and I see no reason why anyone needs to compromise on design, product, quality or service, just because they are not London based. On the contrary, we have enormous talent breaking new ground in the West Country in time-old traditional methods, but also in new and innovative skills, which I actively use in my projects. Of course, I also have accounts and access to all the London showrooms and I also deal with many European suppliers as well, to make sure each project is unique and special for every one of my clients."

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