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

"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






FLEXIBLE & CREATIVE


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



Ron & Marilyn

PERSHORE

- 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


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


Hannah. Cheltenham 2020

Case Studies

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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!
Banquette Corner now through the french doors can be fully enjoyed!
Banquette Corner now through the french doors can be fully enjoyed!
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.
Willow Tree Kitchen with internal window and view to the garden
Willow Tree Kitchen with internal window and view to the garden
Large window to the left (in the dining area) maintains good light levels as the kitchen becomes the centre of the house.
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.
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...
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
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 reachiing the potential of a small space. Bespoke countertop and pebble mosiac bring a warmth and natural touch to the ensuite.
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.
WellbeingHub, Pershore
WellbeingHub, Pershore
Known as 'Biophilic Design' there is much research supporting the health benefits of bringing nature in, here we are using plants, textures, colours and imagery... the creativity and beauty I see in nature always inspires me!
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.
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.
View into the kitchen area from the living room
View into the kitchen area from the living room
As the owners love to receive guests we created a tea and coffee making area that would enable the hosts to be making drinks while still in the social area, meanwhile the kitchen is a little more discreet so the dishes are not on show!
Meadow splashback
Meadow splashback
Bespoke splashback provides a unique touch within the kitchen
Bungalow Reconfiguration
Bungalow Reconfiguration
The front door was poorly located resulting in a dark, awkward living room, a cramped kitchen and no space for a dining table. Relocating the front door, establishing a porch, moving a wall, raising a ceiling beam, introducing new windows and redesigning the layout has resulted in well-functioning, light-filled, welcoming spaces.
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'
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.

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.  A luxury guest bedroom and newly created ensuite within a beautiful Regency period home, reinstating panelling and beautiful furniture, yet bringing a contemporary feel to the room and reflecting the interests of the owners .  A family bathroom with a new layout and an industrial vibe.  An exciting dormer bungalow reconfiguration to make the most of the south-facing garden....