INSPIRE.

DWELL.

ENJOY.

S  U  S  A  N  

B  E  A  N 

I  N  T  E  R  I  O  R  S

Interior Design specialising in configuring living spaces to achieve the greatest potential for natural light, comfort, practicality and aesthetic value for you.

 

With over twenty years in the design industry and a wealth of experience working with both individual and corporate clients, Sue Bean is informed by and works to compliment and develop your own preferences, facilitating the design process through discussion and achieving personal, fresh, innovative and inspiring interiors.

Working closely with other professionals such as structural engineers, building control, specialist carpenters, builders and other trades, Sue works throughout Worcestershire and the surrounding counties, applying her skills to all types of home from period properties to new builds.

 

For the first hour of the initial consultation, which can happen onsite or remotely, there is no obligation as we establish if Sue Bean is the right designer for you. Fees are discussed at this time and range from an hourly rate to a set price for a specific outcome. This information is then provided as part of a detailed Project Proposal.

Whether you need just a light touch to guide your own design sense or an innovative approach to bring the project to life and make it happen, Sue is very happy to provide what is needed.  This ranges from offering knowledge, inspiration and guidance through discussion, to samples and contacts; visuals such as perspective drawings, CAD floorplans and layouts, bespoke cabinetry specification and commission, to full on-site project management.

 

TESTIMONIALS

We had basic ideas of what we wanted. Sue did an incredible job of refining those ideas.  She created something of beauty and function.  We would never have chosen such a gorgeous colour palette, or have been able to source such ethical craftsmanship and local tradesmen.  Sue was always mindful of cost and we felt she provided a bespoke service that fully met our needs. Always a joy and inspiration, thank you Sue.  we are so very glad you were able to support us.  Onto the next room...!

Mr and Mrs. T. Pershore 2021

"Sue is great to work with because she has a cheerful disposition, she's good fun and she always enjoys a challenge (we certainly gave her one!)”


Mr and Mrs Viner 2020







Sue was careful to listen to what I wanted, which gave me confidence in my own style...


Hannah. Cheltenham 2020

"We've used Sue mainly for her advice, rather than her full design and project management service, which we would choose next time frankly. The value with Sue is not simply her fine design skill and colour sense, it's her ability to grasp quickly how the space is going to be used and come up with practical ideas and layouts”


John and Christine. Malvern 2021

FLEXIBLE & CREATIVE


“Sue offers creative suggestions 'outside-the-box', considering the big picture yet she maintains attention to detail...”


Ron & Marilyn

2020






"...just wanted to say a big

'thank you' for your help in designing the bedroom and ensuite. It is truly fabulous and we love it!"

Dr.P.

Pershore 2021

 

Banquette Corner now through the french doors can be fully enjoyed!
Banquette Corner now through the french doors can be fully enjoyed!
A remodelled kitchen with bespoke cabinetry and banquette seating
A remodelled kitchen with bespoke cabinetry and banquette seating
The family wanted a more sociable space with a comfortable dining area allowing easy access to the french doors... they also love to cook and required more fridge space, the two double ovens in the tower format were not working for them so we put a large single oven in the peninsula and an american style fridge with a larder unit next to it and an overhead unit in the newly acquired space!
Wellbeing Hub in Pershore
Wellbeing Hub in Pershore
Design Boards expressing the concept and look of the new spaces.... To create a sense of wellbeing for visitors and the staff, we have looked to nature to influence the internal colours and scheme.
Moroccan inspired detail.
Moroccan inspired detail.
A bespoke patterned panel creates a focal point in the sitting area of a multi-functional room. Lit by hidden LED's the decorative panel edges, painted in gold, refect the light and create depth with shadows against the warm terracotta painted wall.
Balancing the visual dominance of a wall-mounted TV..
Balancing the visual dominance of a wall-mounted TV..
The 3 metre long decorative panel is subtly lit by LED's and provides a focal point that both zones the sitting area of a long open plan room and creates a cosy atmosphere. The room contains lots of storage so can transition between the children's play area to snug evening sitting for the parents easily...
Design Sheet for Georgian Bedroom
Design Sheet for Georgian Bedroom
the clients are able to get a real sense of what the room is going to look like, it also contains the information on suppliers, often with alternatives..
Georgian Bedroom
Georgian Bedroom
Re-upholstered 1930's chair, vintage travel trunk and antique linen chest sit well alongside ethnic artworks and contemporary lighting
Guest Ensuite in a Georgian home
Guest Ensuite in a Georgian home
Previously a storeroom, we designed a luxury bathroom creating a bespoke countertop in ash for the sink. This maximises the use of space around a large chimney breast while still accomodating a large shower and bath.
Elevation drawing for the trades.
Elevation drawing for the trades.
We were very specific abou the tiling to ensure full length tiles were in both corners, the one facing you as you entered the room and in the shower where a sliver of tile would not have looked neat, we accomodated the cut tiles where the shower screen was attached to the wall creating a seamless tile wall
Orangery
Orangery
Extended Victorian detached home. Designed access to and the fit-out of the interior of the new wrap-around orangery, combining the needs of family play, study, daytime entertaining and accommodating the many beautiful plants of a skilled plantsman! Bespoke cabinetry made to design by local Pershore company 'UniQ'
New dining area
New dining area
Where previously there was no room for a dining table and chairs, there is now the opportunity to sit 6 - 8 people comfortably with lovely views to the garden...
Living Room
Living Room
A bespoke, slate topped unit brings unity to the room and a lovely, textural element with the softly riven edge to the slate, also providing hidden storage.
Coffee making!
Coffee making!
A beautiful elm sideboard with a new glass top creates an accessible and welcoming coffee-making area with plenty of storage, notice the beautiful, meadow inspired wallpaper by artist Hannah Nunn.
Garden view of Willow Tree
Garden view of Willow Tree
Co-ordinated with an architect for the two-storey extension. Designed and implimented all aspects of the internal reconfiguration with full fit-out of living room, open-plan kitchen and dining area. Also commissioned new air-source heat pump and solar photovoltaic panels. Locally sourced cladding applied in a traditional way, sits well within the surrounding countryside and with the contemporary white render.
Concept Board for Willow Tree Living Room
Concept Board for Willow Tree Living Room
The interior inspired by the garden and the owners appreciation of natural materials needed to meet the needs of a growing family and still be suitable for entertaining friends and extended family
Willow Tree Living room picture window
Willow Tree Living room picture window
The floor to ceiling window brings so much light and character to the room and is a lovely place to curl up with a book and a cuppa...
Internal window with a view through the living room
Internal window with a view through the living room
Sycamore wood lined archway and window unites the new living room with the dining area (left) and the kitchen.
Sample Board for Willow Tree
Sample Board for Willow Tree
Purchasing suggestions and samples for the Living Room
Master Bedroom Ensuite
Master Bedroom Ensuite
An exercise in reaching the potential of a small space. Bespoke countertop and pebble mosiac bring a warmth and natural touch to the ensuite.
Lodge communal area
Lodge communal area
The communal area needed to be flexible enough to accomodate 8 to 12 guests, allow manouverability for wheelchair access and provide simple meals. All aspects of electrics, plumbing and heating carefully co-ordinated. 7 lodges in total with 24 hotel standard bedrooms each with en-suites.
Lodge with view to a bedroom
Lodge with view to a bedroom
Engaged pre-construction, enabling full consideration for maximising internal spaces within planning requirements. Four bespoke colourways for the bedrooms throughout the 7 lodges, flexible as twins, doubles or family rooms. A selection of rooms and ensuites designed and fitted to meet Easy Access requirements for wheelchair access.

click on images to see these snapshots in full or explore the spaces via the buttons at the top of the page...

Current Projects... A young family's first home, creating welcoming, fun, 'smart' and well functioning spaces from dis-jointed rooms. A relaxed and informal 'Wellbeing Hub' in the centre of Pershore Town, an exciting project which we hope will reach many people.  An 1850's cottage addressing layout, furniture, fittings and colours to welcome the growing family and use the space more efficiently.  

A family bathroom with a new layout and an industrial vibe.  An exciting dormer bungalow complete reconfiguration and extension to make the most of the south-facing garden....