Daphne came to InStyle with copious amounts of experience in the luxury market. She most recently worked for Gucci and managed an independent gallery in the heart of Mayfair.
Daphne has worked alongside world-known illustrators and creatives and is an artist herself, winning Visual Design for Twinings in 2018-2019. Her favourite photographer is Tim Walker, enjoying the narrative and imaginative elements he puts into his works.
The skilled creative uses her intensive Art and Design knowledge and Taiwanese heritage to provide affluent clients with invaluable advice and innovative insight.
Rose studied interior architecture and design in London and went on to gain experience working for prestigious interior design firms, quickly grasping the world of high-end interiors.
The interior designer’s skill for interior escapism has proved particularly successful in show homes where she transports viewers to another part of the world.
With solid experience in the high-end sector, Rose specialises in transforming multi-million-pound properties that convert affluent audiences. This has earned her continuous contracts at prestigious developments.
Nicole fell in love with all things interior at the age of 16 when she began working with fabrics and wallpapers in an interior design shop. She then processed that passion into gaining a degree in interior architecture and design.
After graduating, Nicole began her interior design career designing kitchens and bathrooms, where she employed her strong architecture knowledge to create captivating spaces.
Nicole specialises in curating InStyle Direct’s furniture packages for landlords, investors and homeowners. She particularly enjoys creating visual concepts for clients and seeing their reactions when it becomes a reality.
Samera graduated from Ravensbourne University London with an Honours degree in Interior Design Environmental Architecture. After interning for Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country & Voir fashion Magazine, Samera went on to gain experience in interior design, specialising in interior styling.
As an interior designer at InStyle Direct, Samera manages projects from the concept stage, including creating technical drawings and mood boards to hand-selecting the perfect furniture and finishes. Samera applies her fashion expertise in terms of colour, composition and texture, to ensure the client has the right components for a home which is as functional as it is beautiful.
Lowela gained a diploma in Interior & Spatial Design from University of the Arts in London, after which she worked as a project handler for a furniture company in the hospitality sector. She subsequently worked as an Interior Decoration Co-ordinator for a high-end residential company in Toronto, Canada.
Her role at InStyle Direct involves providing overall support to the team of interior designers and management as well as liaising with prospective suppliers while keeping all relevant information up to date. She also generates purchase orders and reports for the sales and management teams. Her responsibilities also include the organisation of all stock information on the system. Lowela assists the photographer and warehouse team on photoshoots and helps with general office duties and other projects.
Lowela enjoys being part of a creative and dynamic team and is always seeking out ways to learn new skills.
Amar joined InStyle Direct in 2007 and works with clients ranging from property developers to private individuals and landlords. A key part of his role is to liaise with clients and develop a real understanding of their requirements, whether they are looking for simple furnishings or a full refurbishment project. Amar can advise on the best solutions for the property in terms of design and cost, whether it is a showhome, a rental apartment or a private property. He then liaises with the company’s designers who will translate this brief into a working design. Amar oversees all the refurbishment projects and works closely with all staff from our architect and interior designers to the plummers and builders.
With a managerial career background in the fashion business, Amar enjoys the creative side of his role. He particularly likes working on refurbishment projects which give him the opportunity to combine his creative side with the challenge of reconfiguring an older property. He also works with international clients on InStyle Direct’s overseas interior projects.
Mark is a driving force in our sales team with a growing portfolio of clients, ranging from private individuals looking for bespoke home design services to property developers, letting and estate agents and investor landlords looking for furnishing packs and dress to sell services.
Customer care is a key part of Mark’s role and he prides himself on his ability to assess a client’s requirements, liaising with the design team to offer stylish but functional design solutions. What he loves most about the job is the sheer variety of people he meets. One minute he can be talking to a major property developer, the next it could be a private client using the services of an interior designer for the first time.
Mark has a strong property background, having been a manager in an estate agency earlier in his career. This, combined with his more recent interiors experience is invaluable in helping him understand the needs of his clients.
James is responsible for developing successful business relationships with key accounts such as property developers, letting agents and private individuals. This covers all aspects of InStyle Direct’s business, from furnishing packs to bespoke design and refurbishment projects. Putting together proposals for new and exciting clients, he also works closely with the company’s designers to help create design schemes that meet the client’s brief, a part of the job that he particularly enjoys.
Regularly out and about meeting developers and agents, James also likes to hold appointments at the company’s design showrooms (in Chelsea and Hammersmith) so that the clients have the opportunity to see the latest furniture collection first hand. He joined InStyle Direct in 2010 and has a strong background in sales, previously working in lighting retail and trade sales
Since graduating from the University of Hertfordshire with a BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design, Rianne has focused on creating luxurious interiors for private homes, from contemporary apartments in residential developments to traditional, period properties.
She draws on this experience in her role as an interior designer at InStyle Direct, creating and project managing bespoke interior design schemes for clients as well as putting together furniture packs for investor landlords and property developers for their showhomes.
Rianne finds inspiration from many sources – of course, social media is important for highlighting key trends but so too are the latest designer fashion collections which offer ideas for adding the new season’s colours and fabrics into an interior to reflect contemporary style. Seeing a design concept emerge from the initial moodboard into a completed interior which her client loves is perhaps Rianne’s greatest motivation.
Maggie graduated from the University of the Arts in London with a BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial degree. After this her achievements have included completing a project about art, climate change and science with CERN and the Nansen Initiative in Geneva. She has also displayed her work at the V & A and had an exhibition at the Chelsea College of Arts.
Joining InStyle Direct in 2016, Maggie works closely with clients to create interiors which reflect their lifestyle. She loves the design process – from liaising with clients and getting to understand their tastes to meeting suppliers and handpicking furnishings, accessories and other finishing touches. Maggie particularly enjoys the challenge of creating interiors for smaller properties, maximising the use of space to produce a beautiful but practical home for clients.