Jo Swabey set up just So Design in September 2003. After a longstanding career in the City, Jo decided it was time to follow her passion and retrained at KLC School of Design, one of the country's leading design schools for professional interior designers. She graduated in July 2003 and was awarded the prize for Professional Presentation from Zimmer & Rohde. With a background in business and marketing, Jo's skills combine creativity with professional project management and approachability.
Jo is a Full Professional Member of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), which enables her to keep abreast of current trends in the interior design industry as well as maintaining her professional development. The organisation promotes high standards throughout the interior design profession with all members required to carry full insurance cover. Jo also tutors diploma and certificate students at KLC School of Design.
"Jo has now run 3 major projects for us which have involved complete renovations of 2 flats and a house, involving everything from complete kitchen fittings, space planning, fabrics, carpets, furniture, lighting, etc.. Jo's skills range from redecoration to complete remodelling, and from detailed and tenacious project management to highly creative design. Jo challenges you to think about what you really want and encourages you to explore new ideas.
Jo's designer talent takes you from the big options (Art Nouveau to Goth) to variations on a theme (white, white with a hint of....) and provides an experienced touch on what will, or may or may not work. She has a wealth of knowledge about suppliers, stockists and designers of materials, which ranges from fabrics, wallpaper, tiles, and granite to light fittings and sanitary ware.
Designing is one thing, but getting the job done, and done well, is a great additional set of skills. Jo has a great interface with builders, electricians plumbers etc to ensure the finished article is exactly the spec that you wanted.................. but her greatest skill is making sure everything comes together and what you end up with was what you wanted, at a quality that you wanted. Her after-sales service is wonderful, she will always be around for any follow up, or afterthoughts,... rather than disappearing into the mist as soon as the last cheque is signed.
We would not hesitate to recommend Jo to others and she will feature permanently in our telephone list for the next project we undertake!"
Paul & Janet