BUSINESS PROFILE – Rendall & Wright
Rendall & Wright
Award winning design
It’s been a very successful year for Rendall & Wright – the dynamic interior design partnership established 13 years ago by Lindsey Rendall and Helen Wright
Expanding their team, moving to new premises and winning awards all feature as they reflect on 2019. “Rachel becoming really embedded in the team and moving into our newly completed studio have started a new chapter in our continuing success story” explains Lindsey, “and winning the latest award has just been the perfect sign off for 2019”.
Rendall & Wright have always been about offering a comprehensive, bespoke interior design and soft furnishing service for their clients. “Developing a property can be an extremely stressful experience” says Lindsey, “we carefully guide our clients to ensure the process in an enjoyable one and that the finished project exceeds expectations”. Their projects have seen them refurbish homes – in Suffolk, London and throughout the UK – including new builds and period restorations as well as commercial projects, including hotel, spa and restaurant design.
Until 2018 this had all been very much about Lindsey and Helen using their perfectly paired skillsets to deliver their projects, however when the decision was made for two to become three it was important to find someone who would further add to their talents. Enter Rachel Morley; originally from Suffolk and settled back here with her family, but with a wealth of knowledge from more than 20 years in the industry.
Rachel studied Art & Design at West Suffolk and De Montfort University, Leicester, before moving to London to work with Terence Conran’s Architecture & Interior Design Company based in Shad Thames. She worked on prestigious commercial projects, predominantly designing bars and restaurants in London for the Conran Group, as well as projects in Paris and Stockholm.
After ten intensive years she returned to Suffolk to join the established family firm, Clement Joscelyne, based in their beautiful Bury St Edmunds showroom. She learned a whole new approach to design taking on bespoke soft furnishings working with local crafts people including curtain makers, upholsterers and joiners. “I have been incredibly fortunate to have worked within small, independent companies where I am able to give a high level of customer service with a friendly, personal and professional approach, to ensure that each individual project is perfectly executed” Rachel commented.
“Having Rachel on board with all her knowledge and experience completely complements all that Lindsey and I have been creating until now” says Helen. She added “We each bring our own individual styles to all that we do but our values and understanding of what we’re ultimately delivering for our clients is completely cohesive. Working now from our new design studio makes the process even more straightforward for our customers”.
And the new space is impressive; a beautifully bright barn, just outside Hadleigh, where the ladies can share their creativity with clients as well as each other. “Initially visiting the customer’s space is vital to gain an understanding of what we need to achieve – how the scheme will fit within its surroundings and a feel for light, use and so on” explains Lindsey “however being able to present our designs here in a calm, neutral environment where colours and textures can be seen without the influence of what might currently exist can be very helpful all round. It’s surprising how viewing certain colours in a room where other colours already dominate can alter their appearance”.
This attention to detail and concern for the client’s perspective and experience is reflected in their most recent award. There was tough competition in the Residential £1-2.5 Million (Property by Value) category at The International Design & Architecture Awards 2019 however Rendall & Wright were crowned winners for Henny House. “Winning in the awards’ 10th anniversary year was very special. More than 400 projects were shortlisted and to win on a stage where global interior design and architecture industry leaders are brought together is indeed an honour”.