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We are having a house built and we thought where do we start with all the choices that you have to make. Searching online we found Jeni of JMdesign; after working with Jeni over the past few months on our project, we have found her extremely knowledgeable, very friendly, and super professional. She worked with us to understand our preferences and helped us develop ideas. She produced excellent designs for our rooms, and her mood boards brilliantly profiled all furniture and colour schemes. Jeni brings creativity and designs rooms that fit you and your preferred style. Additionally, Jeni has an excellent range of contacts/suppliers to assist with buying decisions. She also helpfully visited some showrooms with us to bring the ideas to life. We are very grateful to Jeni for all her work. She is very quick and efficient, mindful of budget and produces work to a high standard. We would highly recommend her for any of your interior design needs. Carol & Richard November 2022Read More

It is not possible for me to describe how incredible it was to work with Jeni on the interior design of my home. She has excelled in every single element of dealing with a professional: communication, execution, understanding, kindness, timeliness, organisation, collaboration...I could go on! Above all, she has created the most perfect designs for my home and delivered the realisation of the designs in a way I could never have done myself. I truly believe she is a genius. I'm not sure how she took my vague musings and came up with exactly what I was thinking but couldn't describe. The value for money for the design service is exceptional. However, the most value came for having Jeni deal with tradespeople and organise the necessary collaboration between them that I hadn't even anticipated was necessary. This was priceless, and has meant the best experience with tradespeople that I've ever had or known of! She has clearly cultivated relationships with exceptional people who want to work for her and produce their best work. I think I could write pages of praise. But in short, if you are wondering if you even need an interior designer I can tell you that you do need Jeni. No one will work harder for you or add so much value to your home project. I hope to work with Jeni for years to come (I hope she won't mind working with me again too, I wasn't that easy to deal with having watched too many Netflix property series and getting crazy ideas!). I won't include pictures as my furniture isn't in place as yet, but I promise it's fabulous ;)Read More

Jeni was the recommendation of a friend. After living in our home for 32 years we decided to replace our kitchen. The project was daunting but Jeni was very skilled in helping us to think through all aspects of this significant project. Her attention to detail and knowledge, hugely impressive. We came in on budget and in time and are delighted with the new kitchen. Her assistance invaluable.Read More

I am having a single storey rear extension which involved a new open plan kitchen, sitting room and a dining room. As I am the kind of person who can't tell the difference from taupe to tan, I know I must hire an ID. I was nervous because I had had an unpleasant and expensive (with nothing to show) experience with an ID - but this time I bit my lips, crossed my heart, googled "ID near me" and literally stumbled across Jeni. My biggest worry is the cost. And Jeni was upfront about her charge out rate and fees in our first Zoom. Once the subject of money had been cleared, the relationship began. Jeni's first task was to finalise my choice of kitchen units including the kitchen sink! Something that took me months to decide, she did it in 1 hour, explaining the accent colour, the materials (you don't have to pick the premium ones - yay!) etc. At the end of the kitchen appointment, I was able to place the order a week later. Jeni was thorough and responsive from start to finish. She started by asking me to create a mood board, I was skeptical at first (more homework?). But I quickly learned this approach allowed her to understand her client's taste. Jeni truly worked her magic when it comes to furnitures. Since my moneys had been sucked into the building work, I was upfront about my small furnitures budget. I don't know how she did it but she managed to create a dossier of furnitures that look and feel expensive but reasonably priced. And she will tell you which furnitures you can skimp and which you must stick to her list. I'm probably her most ignorant client whose eyes glazed when she mentioned "mist coat". So during one of her visits to my house, she brought along plastic sheet, multiple measuring tapes, rags etc and laid them on the floor so I can see the placement of all the furnitures. She prepared a sketch of all the recommended furnitures from sofa to floors down to cushions. And instead of bombarding me with hundreds of samples, she picked 2 or 3 so I am not bamboozled with too many choices, It has been a pleasure working with her. Once my cashflow is back to normal, I will get her started on my living room! AshRead More

We asked Jeni for an interior design for a cold, unused lounge in our Victorian house. She has done a wonderful job: first establishing what my wife an I had in mind for the room and then putting together design options. Her suggestions were all excellent and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jeni to anyone looking to do a similar job. As a result of Jeni's input we now have a warm, welcoming room that acts as both a lounge and a study. She provided detailed written suggestions and costings for matching items of furniture, curtains and decoration, as well as plans for electrical power point, furniture and radiator placements. We also made use of her recommended professional electricians, carpenters and decorators. We could not have done this job without Jeni's input. Highly recommended.Read More

We asked Jeni to provide a room consultation for our living room and as we found it so useful, we also asked for help with a bedroom. She suggested useful room arrangements that we hadn't considered and furniture options at a range of prices. Where we had been stuck with indecision, we felt able to finish redecorating with confidence. We feel that the room consultations were really good value and we've made better decisions than if we'd been left to our own devices!Read More

Jeni is brilliant! I've hired her a number of times over the years, starting small with some blinds and paint colors for a nursery, all the way up to a recent bathroom renovation, and many things in between. The bathroom is gorgeous -- a 1920s inspired look that is serene and perfectly proportioned. Everything is so polished and at a higher standard than I would have even known to reach for. Beautiful details make it look like it was properly designed by someone who really knows what they're doing. Also, Jeni's longstanding, close relationships with suppliers meant that she was easily able to replace a mirror unit that cracked in transit with no cost to us. Highly recommend!Read More

We found Jeni via Houzz towards the end of 2020. We hadn't used an interior designer before, but as we had a blank canvas in our new front room and dining room and a lack of creativity ourselves, we spoke to Jeni. We had a good introductory meeting, before a couple of enforced virtual meetings (due to lockdowns) as the project took shape. Jeni provided lots of ideas for us to select from, plus used her contact book to get the building work and other trades completed without any stress on our part. We are really happy with the (almost) finished product, and would gladly contact Jeni again should we decide to do any work elsewhere in the house.Read More

Jeni has been very helpful in organising and coordinating our hall revamp. We had lovely spacious new cupboards made to measure plus new staircase spindles handrail and newel cap to top it off. Carpets and new flooring were laid. The decorating is beautiful It has certainly given it a new fresh feel and I love the colours of the rug blinds and artwork.Read More

Jeni has been excellent. Her attention to detail is amazing and she has some great ideas. She has transformed my kitchen/lounge area. She is organised and reliable.Read More

Jenny helped us with redecorating our dinning and living rooms. We wanted a blue/green for the walls and Jenny’s choice of colour was amazing both warm and crisp and clean looking. We get so many compliments. Jenny also helped with designing a bespoke shelving unit in our dinning room and her carpenters did a fantastic job. Due to the COVID pandemic we couldn’t finish all we wanted to do but will definitely use Jenny again and will not hesitate to recommend her.Read More

Fantastic experience. Great professional team, gorgeous output. Accepted the following brief without blinking: "single dad, no taste, no time" and provided what I didn't know what I wanted whilst tolerating a bar billiards table and multiple guitars and amps. Perfect.Read More

We were commissioned by Jeni to build bespoke furniture for a clients home. This included wardrobes, office desk, TV unit and hallway bench. The initial designs and specifications were submitted by Jeni which we then to took forward for production. Jeni was very professional throughout the whole process, liaising with clients and us to ensure all details were carried through to completion. We would definitely recommend Jeni to any of our clients looking for an Interior Designer.Read More

I recently bought a new 1920's house and the interior was tired and needed freshening up. So initially I hired JM Design to draw up some ideas for the eight areas that I wanted to renovate. The money I spent on the interior design was the best value part of the project but on top of that Jeni project managed the whole of the renovation which meant the renovation was completed on time. The house now looks modern,comfortable and very stylish. I am delighted with the outcome and would thoroughly recommend JM Design.Read More

Jeni was like a magician. I could not have been happier with the service and advice she gave me. Jeni was professional in every respect and some. She started with a blank sheet of paper and I must confess I was of little help as design is not my speciality subject. Slowly but surely Jeni discovered what I wanted...what I was looking for and hoping for...and produced the ideas and design that made my lounge a completely new place. I cannot speak highly enough of Jeni.Read More

We invited Jeni around for a couple of hours consultation to help us create and interior design plan ahead of undertaking a extension and building work. My wife and I had some rough broad ideas and certain pieces of furniture we wanted to allow ourselves to be influenced by but felt we needed an expert to take our ideas to the next level. Having talked to us and got an idea of who we are and listened to our initial ideas Jeni helped us plan a design colour scheme the house and specifically each room. She gave us fantastic ideas with regards to what type of furniture to buy, colours and fabrics and how each space should work both in a design aspect but also as a living space. She worked very quickly and efficiently and came up with brilliant ideas and alternative options. She was polite, fun and bursting with energy and ideas. She left us with a detailed design plan as we undertake our extension and build work. We will certainly be hiring Jeni again throughout our project and for any future projects. A pleasure to work with.Read More

We hired Jeni for a consultation to redesign our lounge/diner She provided us with a range of schemes/themes, any of which would have looked great. Jeni suggested colours, products and layout advice on our chosen scheme, and also advised us on other design queries that we had for the room Jeni also came armed with fabric swatches from different companies and opened our eyes to so many new retailers which we weren’t aware of previously Our lounge now looks great and feels so homely and comfy which is exactly what we wanted. I would thoroughly recommend Jeni and would definitely use her in the futureRead More

Jeni helped me completely redecorate my downstairs living room. She initially created a design based on our preferences which we then had opportunity to change during one of her home visits. She helpfully obtained samples for sofa fabrics and floor tiles, so we could make the choices there and then. She arranged various contractors (floorers, carpenters, decorators) to complete the works and coordinated with them to make sure it went seamlessly. They were all professional and reasonably priced. She helped order furnishings too. Overall the look is fantastic, and saved me huge amounts of time !Read More

I had a lot of ideas but I didn't know which one would work in the room and if it was going to be just too crazy. She helped me decide how to use my ideas best. Now the room will be amazing. She has a lot of resources at her fingertips and great, interesting ideas. I wish I had a lot more than one hour with her!Read More

Jeni, is a very professional and efficient designer. She was very economical in her design. She also understood our designs and was able to come up with an appropriate plan. Her charges are reasonable. She does work very hard to help her clients. Even if there has been a pending payment she did not pester us. She has a reliable team working with her too. I would recomend her to others definitely. We will also be using her help again in the near future.We are so happy with her design for our lounge. Jeni kept uptodate with the latest designs. She is so approachable and understands our needs.Read More

I found Jeni to be very enthusiastic, professional and committed to delivering an excellent service. I would recommend JMDesgin and would be happy to engage again.Read More

First got in touch with Jeni in December 2015. We were embarking on a massive house renovation project and we needed help with the interior design. We both work full-time, have crazy jobs and a kid so time is pretty scarce come the weekends, and to aimlessly wonder round furniture, carpet, wallpaper, fireplace shops without really knowing much about how to decorate the interior of the house, what would go well together, the different products on the market, what is good quality vs not so great, it made sense to find someone to help us! I spent most of 2016 with Jeni figuring everything out from carpet, flooring, lighting, wallpaper, furniture for every room in the house. Jeni also gave me feedback on the architects plans, what would and would not work, how the rooms should be laid out, where plug sockets should go you name it! Jeni is super professional, she listened to all our ideas, understood where we wanted to spend and where we felt we could compromise. Great communication style, always responded to emails, texts and phone calls and just a really lovely person to work with. 90% of what Jeni proposed is now in our house and we love it. I used to think interior design consultancy costed a fortune, don't believe the hype!Read More

I'm planning a complete refurb of a 1930's detached house and Jeni spent a couple of hours last week to help me get a better idea of how the rooms would work and what options I should consider. She's smart, clearly knows her stuff and has a pragmatic approach, just what I hoped for with this collaboration.Read More

Provided us with inspiration and new ideas for a room redesign. Very professional and friendly. Colour and furniture options presented showed good understanding of what we were looking for. Open to discussion.Read More

Jeni is very professional, a great listener, pays attention to detail and is very helpful. She also has great taste. I love the new look of my lounge!Read More

Having lived in my flat for almost a decade I finally accepted that there were some things I would just never get around to doing. Enter Jeni. Here are three great things. 1) Understanding what could work: Jeni managed to tease out preferences that I didn't know I have, but which are absolutely right. 2) Professional execution: brilliant mood boards and architecture-style scale drawings brought how things could look quickly to life. Any feedback was quickly and cheerfully incorporated, with new ideas flowing extremely quickly. As a design luddite I found it incredibly helpful to have clear options to say "yes", "no" or "yes... if" to. 3) Attention to detail: whether it was coming to the wardrobe studio to help me figure out the measurements, checking something had been installed, or simply noting a small error that I had made in an email she was copied on, Jeni's focus on the brief is amazing. The bottom line is that, for someone who admits he is hopeless at all things design, Jeni has quickly won a place as a trusted adviser. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others.Read More

Hiring Jeni was a great experience. Her hourly consultation is very helpful. She comes prepared with suggestions and lots of samples and fabrics. She also shares a pinterest board with you for more ideas. She is very pleasant and I highly recommend herRead More

Jeni was excellent. She listened to my long wish list and turned them into practical ideas. The consultation was well worth it and has provided me with loads of concrete ideas to take forward.Read More

I approached Jeni for interior design advice on my lounge after her invaluable help and support with redesigning my kitchen two years ago. Jeni came prepared with samples, images and suggested layouts, having first established my preferences and considered the room dimensions and photos I had sent her. She came up with numerous excellent ideas and suggestions, particularly in terms of colour, and sent me a lengthy report with images and layouts later that day, detailing what we had discussed. Jeni is very professional, knowledgable and extremely enthusiastic.Read More

I was absolutely delighted with my consultation with Jennie. I was completely stuck with what colour scheme to have in our open plan kitchen/living area and hallway, and she really came up with fantastic solutions. I was very impressed and very much enjoyed having Jennie at our home. I would recommend her to all my friends.Read More

Jeni was relaxed and friendly in her approach and maintained a very professional manner too. She had good advice and had read the information I had sent her before the consultation. She listened to me and took time to consider best solutions. She emailed me the same day with everything we had discussed which I really appreciated. She is transparent about costs for services and this is what attracted me to ask her for a consultation. She was realistic about what could be achieved and practical in all aspects. I would certainly contact her again and recommend her to others.Read More

Jeni is particularly good at her work and knows her way around colours, and finding rare pieces of furnitures. She is particularly good at creating the right atmosphere based on a brief. At Post project stage I also find her very helpful and diligent in the follow up. On the less good side, the quantity of information provoded can be too much to digest at once. But that it is related to her exceptional capability to deliver.Read More

I asked Jeni to provide a one off consultation to help me think through the best way to improve a narrow hallway. She responded quickly to the request and arrived at our appointment with lots of ideas and samples. Jeni displayed enthusiasm to help me think through how to make the most of the space and was friendly and fun during the consultation. She pitched it just right offering her opinion and expertise whilst listening to what I wanted. She followed up quickly with a helpful report of what we had discussed. even although it was a small assignment, I felt like it was important to her. I would have no hesitation in recommending herRead More

We asked Jeni to help us with a makeover for our tired living room, given that we are not a interior designer minded couple. She came exactly on time, with a quite a few bags of samples. We had already told Jeni what sort of things we liked, colours, modern feel etc and shared a few pics on Houzz that we liked. In the hour she spent with us, she gave us some great ideas on flooring, lighting, colour and how we could re-position the TV. Her ideas opened up our eyes and will definitely give us more room in our smallish room, which is what we were after. All in all worth every penny for the hour spent with her. She then provided us with a Consultation report, detailing the items suggested, company names, item names, down to the names of paint. Now we just need to implement everything. I guess the best thing I can say is that we will be doing an extension for a kitchen/diner next year and Jeni will be the first name on our list to help plan that.Read More

Jeni was extremely helpful with the living room consultation service and would recommend her services without a doubt! Jeni spent time to understand what we wanted to achieve and even with a limited brief came up with not only fabulous ideas and inspiration but practical and economic solutions. She brought energy and enthusiasm, creativity and also listened to some of our suggestions and provided solutions to our dilemmas. Jeni provided a beautiful mood board coupled with a detailed consultation paper on what we discussed at our meeting which contained invaluable guidance on where to source the products and furnishings. Overall Jeni is an amazing professional bringing a wealth of experience, and we really appreciate her help.Read More

I used the services of Jeni Madden for advise only on how to re decorate my lounge. I had some ideas but needed help in pulling it together. During the consultation Jeni explained why some of my ideas would not work and suggested other ideas. She had obtained various samples of wallpaper, curtaining, flooring and paints from which we were able to decide on a suitable scheme. I found Jeni easy to get along with and was inpressed by her knowledge and insight into the type of overall look we wanted.Read More

I was looking for some assistance to help plan the layout of furniture in the living areas of a property which is still in the design stage. Jeni responded promptly to my enquiry and we arranged to speak on Skype. Jeni grasped what I was looking for very quickly and produced a set of three options, all of which were very good. I now feel comfortable with our architect's plans because I know how we can use the space. She produced the draft lay-outs within the timeframe we had agreed and within the budget. I was delighted with Jeni's service and would highly recommend her.Read More

We were in need of an independent opinion to advise on furniture layout in an open plan living room. Following a flat visit, Jeni gave her expert opinion on where key items of furniture should be placed to optimise space. Jeni worked extremely well to the brief, completing the consultation in under an hour and providing her opinion on site. Her advice has been invaluable and as a direct result we have altered the room layout and made key changes to the furniture we are buying. Jeni also provided additional guidance on design ideas, potential decorative options and suppliers. My wife and I were extremely impressed with her promptness, arranging a visit the day after we first spoke and completing the consultation write up the same day. Fantastic value for money, extremely affable and knowledgable - a delight to work with!Read More

Jeni was extremely helpful in giving me advice and bringing samples. I would recommend her to anyone. I shall hopeful keep in touch with her as my project gets going for more help and advice.Read More

Jeni was extremely thorough in providing ideas and samples for all aspects of each room. She did a tremendous amount of research and completely took on board all the background information I'd provided before her visit. Her after-visit reports were incredibly detailed and included everything we had discussed plus photos of suggested products and suppliers.Read More

We hired Jeni for an initial room consultation to help kick us off with ideas for our kitchen and basement refurbishment. She understood our design brief perfectly and came up with loads of interesting ideas for layout, fittings, furniture, flooring and overall looks that capture the style we were looking to achieve, and which we were able to go away and investigate further. Once we had finalised with the architect and structural engineer what was possible structurally, we then continued to work with Jeni throughout the remainder of the project. She was key in helping us with the overall room design, sourcing and project management services. For various reasons, the project ended up taking so much longer than anyone had ever anticipated, and Jeni was beside us every step of the way, helping us find a kitchen supplier, working with us to finalise the layout and design of the kitchen, and helping us to decide on colours, materials, lighting and furniture. For every decision she was great at providing us with options while not overwhelming us with too much choice, and also providing practical pointers to help us reach a decision. Jeni was very responsive and organised, chasing suppliers, liaising with the architect and contractor on the kitchen part of the project, and driving the project forwards. She also made several visits to site and was happy to answer endless queries from us. Overall, we are really happy with how the project turned out and working with Jeni made the whole process much more pleasant. Working with Jeni is definitely an investment worth making, whether in relation to her initial room consultation services or her detailed room design, sourcing and project management services. Happy to recommend her!Read More

Jeni did a fantastic job of designing my living room, the top floor of a penthouse flat in East London. She made a lot of great suggestions, was very well organised when it came to chasing orders, and has made a fantastic contribution to what is now a much improved living space. She also knows some great tradespeople, who carry out their jobs very well. I would recommend her strongly to anyone wishing to greatly improve their home - she will do a fantastic job, that's for sure. I'm so pleased that I found her and used her excellent services as my home is all the better for it. Strongly recommended.Read More

We first used Jeni to design our new kitchen and utility room at the beginning of our complicated house extension project. Jeni had some excellent ideas about how we could use the space and incorporated a useful children's study/homework area that neither we nor the architect had considered. She worked well (and patiently!) with our builders and tradespeople, and her strong attention to detail and eye for design paid off, avoiding what could have been some costly mistakes. Thanks to Jeni's trade discounts we have ended up with a cost effective yet beautiful kitchen that we love using. It receives compliments from everyone! Following this success, we hired Jeni to design our living room/dining area and most recently, to makeover our children's playroom. She listened to our tastes and ideas, and saved us money through her excellent sourcing of furniture and soft furnishings. Again, her use of space was excellent and we have beautiful, cost effective and uncluttered rooms with the 'wow' factor. The children are now proud of their playroom and keep it tidy! Jeni is very personable, organised, conscientious and delivers way beyond expectations. Thank you Jeni - we couldn't recommend you highly enough!Read More

On moving into our 1930's house our first priority was to create a modern functional kitchen and dining area. We were impressed with Jeni's previous kitchen projects and commissioned her assistance from the very early stages of planning our new kitchen which included extending the existing space through to completion of our finished room. Jeni listened to our needs and gained an understanding of our tastes, preferences and budget. With her knowledge of kitchen design Jeni very promptly produced several plans including the lighting and electrics. As well as the kitchen cabinets, worktop and appliances Jeni sourced almost all aspects of the new kitchen. Jeni built a good working relationship with the tradesmen and was invaluable with dealing with the kitchen manufacturer. We found Jeni to be very conscientious, professional, approachable and with a great eye for design. We will definitely be asking her to help with other rooms in our house.Read More

Jeni has recently worked on a full redesign of our living room. At the outset, Jeni listened to our style preferences, how the room needed to function and our budget. Throughout the process she adhered to these initial guidelines. We felt that the whole process was very collaborative with Jeni making suggestions, listening to our feedback and our own ideas, and then making further suggestions. As a result, we were completely happy with the final choices. This was the first time that we had used a designer and we couldn’t recommend Jeni more highly. She has created a modern living area for us that we love. Having her input brought suggestions that we wouldn’t have thought of and saved us a great deal of time and anguish about making the wrong decisions. Instead, the experience was fun and enjoyable. Aside from being very creative, she is also extremely organised at sorting out everything with the suppliers which made everything run smoothly and without stress. We were also impressed by how affordable her interior design service was. In our case, the up-front cost of her work has been more than saved by the trade discounts that she shared with us. An amazing service.Read More

First and foremost, I really should make it clear that by hiring Jeni we now have a kitchen-diner and lounge which is set apart from any self designed interior I have seen. The look we have is so professional, absolutely first class. We had some unusual spaces which we needed help with and Jeni provided innovative solutions which acheived a fantastic result. I like to think I have an eye for design but I could not have acheived anything near the results Jeni got us. Jeni worked with our own tastes and key needs (such as our wish for storage) to provide us with two rooms which stand apart from normal interiors yet really suit us practically. We have received lots of compliments and love spending time in our great home! Jeni worked within our budget and gave us great value for money by combining bespoke storage and more expensive items such as our Amode cabinets and shelves with high street items. Without using Jeni I could have seen us spending more and getting less (a lot less!). Jeni is driven and one of the best things about hiring Jeni was her drive to complete the project and make sure everything was done to the highest standard. Thank you Jeni and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending you!Read More