Interview with Charmaine White

19 Apr 2022

Havwoods interviews Charmaine White of The White Interiors who talks about working with Havwoods, and her experience as a leading interior designer.

Tell us about yourself?

Coming from a creative family with professional roots in design and build, I discovered my unique flair and entrepreneurial vision for interior design at an early age. I studied Textile Furnishing Design & Manufacturing at university and obtained the sought-after Diploma in Interior Design & Decoration form the prestigious KLC School of Design in Chelsea. I previously worked at a well-respected high end design studio in London, renovating luxury spaces, before launching my own studio in 2012. Today, the studio manages and curates high end residential renovation projects for fine homes throughout The Home Counties and London. With a friendly, personalised and creative design service, we draw on the dreams and aspirations of our clients to create beautifully bespoke interiors, from concept to final installation.

How long have you worked as an Interior Designer? 10 years.   

What is your most recent project?

We are currently working on the renovation of a three-bedroom terraced cottage in Kensington and a 5000 square foot 5-bedroom family home in Bedfordshire.

How do you choose the right flooring for your project?

When designing for a project I start from the ground up. When choosing the floor covering, I consider who lives in the home ie children, pets etc as this will ultimately determine the type we will specify. 

Why do you like working with Havwoods?

I have always found the customer service exceptional plus they send sweets with the samples 😉

You recently chose Havwoods flooring in your Residential project, can you tell us about it?

I had a sample of the flooring in my library and kept being drawn to the tones in it. When I had a large sample board made up, I knew it would be perfect for this particular project. We used a combination of the herringbone and plank and the installer did an excellent job laying it. We clad some stairs in the split-level hallway with the planks and used a single brushed brass inlay which looks beautiful.