About Us

Baker and Hurst is a specialist residential interior design studio based in rural Essex, UK, run by Melissa Baker and Becky Hurst. We pride ourselves on our personal touch and attention to detail as well as our diverse sense of style. We understand that your home is a deeply private and personal space, so our focus is on ensuring that you are comfortable and happy every step of the way. Our extensive project management experience and trusted contacts within the industry and trade, will give you the peace of mind 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 comprehensive packages covering interior styling, 'e design', bespoke projects, collaborations, and end-to-end services. We start with you first, and what you (and your family) require from the space. It's paramount that any planning and design development stem from your brief, objectives and how the space needs to work for you. Interior styling: for those unfinished rooms or half-complete projects that you just haven't had the time to wrap-up. Or perhaps you're lacking a bit of creative inspiration to give it that 'wow' factor. Whether it's lighting design, colour consultation, window treatments, furniture inspiration or some classy accessories, we can add that final sparkle to any space to give it that 'designer' feel. E design: our 'e' design service is perfect if you're short on time, and after some light touch help and guidance for your home. After an initial consultation to establish a few details, we will provide you with some inspiration, plans and drawings to help you along the way and get your project started. 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. 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.