About Us

Baker and Hurst is an interior design studio based in rural Essex and run by Melissa Baker and Becky Hurst. The duo pride themselves on their personal touch and attention to detail, as well as their diverse sense of style. They understand that your home is a deeply private and personal space, so the focus is on ensuring that clients are comfortable and happy every step of the way. Baker and Hurst's extensive project management experience and trusted contacts within the industry and trade ensure peace of mind and a certainty that whatever work is carried out, it will be done to the very highest standard.

What services do you provide?

Interior Design

How would you describe your style?

"We have a diverse sense of style that is fresh and contemporary, but we always aim for our designs to complement the property in question, and to stand the test of time. Whilst our personal tastes are quite different, we work well collaboratively as a design duo and cater for a wide range of briefs. Melissa describes her style as more traditional with a contemporary edge. Her favourite textile designer is the timeless William Morris, but she also loves the simplicity of Scandinavian design. Her passion is experimenting with pattern and colour. Becky naturally sways towards Scandinavian and minimalist design pieces. She has a love of raw and natural materials, soft, neutral palettes, clean lines with plenty of texture to keep things cosy. She appreciates how timeless Nordic interiors feel, and finds a sense of beauty in their simplicity."

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

"At Baker and Hurst we offer several comprehensive packages covering video chats, bespoke projects, collaborations, and end-to-end services. We start with you first, and what you (and your family) require from the space. It is paramount that any planning and design development stem from your brief, objectives and how the space needs to work for you.

E-Design: Our e-design service is a completely digital and remote offering. We conduct our consultations by video call and can provide follow-up colour advice, mood boards, room layout recommendations as well as furniture, lighting, fabric and accessory suggestions. We can even help with your purchasing.

Q & A with B & H: A 40-minute ‘speed-dating’ video chat where you can ask us about any of your interior design challenges. You might be looking for a professional second opinion, perhaps a little nudge in the right direction, or in need of a fresh pair of eyes ahead of redecorating. Pick our brains!

End-to-end: design consultancy and management of your interior project from the first meeting to putting those final finishing touches in place. You will have our design expertise and seamless project management right the way through the strategic planning stages, appointing and briefing trade, sourcing fixtures, fittings and furniture, and arranging all those deliveries and installations. Bespoke projects and collaborations: Our services also extend to show home and new build interior design projects, as well as getting your home ready for sale. We are happy to work in collaboration with other contractors and specialised designers or artists on more bespoke commissions and briefs."

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