Sarah Jane Nielsen
Sarah Jane has an enviable eye for design, possessing a keen aesthetic sense of style, combined with hands on experience.
Sarah is no ‘cushion scatterer’ having cut her teeth in the design worlds of London, Moscow and Dubai. Sarah’s UK base is nestled within the beautiful English Lakes, where she returned to build her home with her family.
Sarah’s home was one of the first selected for Channel 5’s, ‘I Own Britain’s Best Home 2008’ winning her a place within the top contenders for the breathtaking design of her Lake District home.
After graduating in Fine Art and Design from her homeland, Scotland, Sarah began her professional career designing and managing concept brasserie cafes and bars in Edinburgh. She then moved south to join a Knightsbridge firm of architects, Michael Lyell Associates as project designer responsible for the interior restoration and refurbishment of various conservation projects and Grade 1 and 11 listed buildings within Grosvenor Estates, English Heritage and abroad.
She spent 10 years at Michael Lyell gaining international interior design and project management experience in government properties and private residences in London, Moscow, Paris, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
Before returning to the UK, Sarah was based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates leaving her indelible design mark on the explosion of the Middle East’s new build development in private villas, hotel suites, public areas, restaurants, private clubs and exclusive bars.
She returned home to the UK in 1999 to consider more localised private commissions, in particular the restoration and renovation of traditional Lakeland properties alongside the fresh excitement of new-build development, specification and project management.
Put your project in Sarah’s safe, experienced hands. For 20 years she has been project-managing interior design for properties big and small, from multi-million-pound hotels in Dubai to private homes in the heart of London, Cheshire and Cumbria.
Effective project management means that clients can get on with their day-to-day lives with the peace of mind that Sarah is driving progress.
Each project is undertaken with clear goals, deadlines and the same meticulous attention to detail is paid to managing budgets as creating striking polished results.
Price: The project management service from Sarah Jane Nielsen Ltd. is priced based on individual project requirements. Please contact the studio for further details and terms and conditions.
Stage 1: On-site Consultation
During a half-day consultation at your home or commercial property brief Sarah with your design plans and ideas then let her be your guide offering information and advise to help you move forward.
Stage 2: Design Development
At this stage a full brief will be taken and a fixed fee allocated for your approval. A visual design scheme will be prepared and presented for your comment and discussion. This will include concept boards, sketches and images to illustrate your individual design requirements. No work will be carried out or charged for until you are completely happy with the proposal laid out.
Stage 3: Design Specification
Following your approval of the design scheme a schedule of costs and specifications will be prepared to allow you to budget and prioritise your expenditure as you see fit. At this stage your design scheme will be formally signed off as approved and the design implementation will begin.
Stage 4: Implementation
As project managers we will liaise with existing consultants, supervise relevant traders and co-ordinate suppliers and sub-contractors on site. All interior specifications, fitting out and finishing will be implemented on your behalf. For the project to proceed successfully we will require your signed approval on all design work, specification drawings and schedules, programme estimates and quotations.
Stage 5: Procurement
All furniture fittings and equipment (FF&E) purchases will be ordered either by the client or by Sarah Jane Nielsen Ltd. as instructed. Specifications for all furnishings and soft furnishing will be signed off. Sarah Jane Nielsen Ltd. supplies at an agreed trading sum offering discount on retail prices.
Stage 6: Installation
As part of our project management package, we will take care of the delivery and installation of your selected decoration, fittings, furnishings and equipment. Confirmation of costs related would be agreed prior to installation. And voila!