Testimonials and Press

My husband and I had moved to London for a three year assignment for my job. We knew that we wanted a flat with old world European charm and we found one. I also knew that we didn’t want the aged, stuffy furniture that came along with it! Sacha did such a great job helping us turn our flat into a clean, light, beautiful home that both respects the storied heritage of the flat but also gives it a new/modern twist befitting of two thirty year olds. We had a fairly set budget, as we are not planning to be in this flat for a long time but the flat required some serious work (painting, replacing hideous blue carpets), so there was quite a bit of tension there. Sacha did everything possible to work within our budget, thinking of creative ways to mix paint, find cheaper carpet and blinds and source a variety of high/low end pieces. At the end, we only came in slightly over budget which was a miracle given that the place looks like an entirely different flat altogether. Every time our friends come over, they consistently tell us that we have the most beautiful, relaxing well-designed space that they have been in recently. Sacha was responsive to all my inquiries and working with her was really an iterative on-going process. I never felt like it was a one-shot deal but rather I feel like she was there to advise and help me throughout. Using her remote ‘design scheme’ option where by she picked out the items but I purchased them and installed them myself was a great compromise and helped us save on budget. Even so Sacha was always there to advise on every decision.  We are incredibly happy with our new home and we couldn’t have done it without Sacha.

Katherine Denby, Chelsea  May 16

 

I used the e-décor Service Honey Bee interior offers. I opted for the initial Consultation where I met Sacha, she asked my preferred style, colors I like and what items for the room I was looking to replace. Sacha provided me with an estimate for her time and once agreed, the e-décor document was sent to me in the time specified.

I was a little nervous I wouldn’t like the recommendations, but I needn’t have worried, Sacha provided plenty of options and I realized I preferred the alternative choices Sacha came up with instead of my initial thoughts. It opened my mind to other ideas which I was very happy with.

Sacha was on hand to take calls when I needed and also discuss the document she sent. I would definitely use the service again and would highly recommend her

Fatima Parker, June 16

 

I have enjoyed working with Honey Bee interiors on the complete revamp of some rooms in our house. Sacha worked hard to understand the look and feel I wanted to achieve in my home. She promptly pulled together a detailed vision for the room, which covered off every detail, including colour scheme, sofas, rugs, light fixtures, feature walls, tables and prints. All her recommendations have been a lovely mix of items which are affordable and very unique. I would happily recommend working with her.

Fatima Saadat, April 2016

 

We loved Sacha’s advice. She decorated our living room. She listened to our needs and formulated a list of options that matched our criteria. We were demanding but she was there to give feedback and continuous advise, even once she provided her recommendations. I would recommend her.

Lara and Benjamin Sandford

 

We have been working with Honey Bee Interiors for the last few months on a project to refurbish the Royal Box at Kempton park Racecourse. Working with Sacha has been an absolute pleasure. We barely had a brief for her – we knew we wanted a more stylish and modern approach but we also had a very limited budget. Not a very helpful start for her but the style and ideas that we have received are way past anything we could have imagined. We are now in the final stages of putting all our plans together and delivering an amazing and exciting project to our team and all within the budget. We cant wait to unveil the new Royal Box on Boxing Day.

Beverley Frith, Kempton Racecourse

 

I hired Honey Bee Interiors to design the interior for a couple of rooms in my new flat. After a consultation visit and listening to what I was looking for, Sacha came up with some designs and furniture suggestions. She did a very good job of ‘narrowing the field’ of things that I had to make decisions about, as I found the idea of me having to pick everything myself very daunting.

I was uncertain beforehand as to whether I really needed an interior designer, as Ive never used one before, but I found it worthwhile as she was able to see a furniture layout that I probably wouldn’t have come up with alone. Also, her suggestions for furniture have been lovely pieces, probably things I wouldn’t have been brave enough to pick myself. She clearly has an eye for how things will look together.

Its not all finished yet (June 2015) but things are coming together slowly, which is great.

She has always been responsive to reply to communications. Id be happy to recommend Sacha to someone looking for a residential designer.

Ronuk, East london

 

I was on a tight budget and had many ideas but just needed some help to pull them together with a bit of professional guidance at a reasonable price. I felt immediately comfortable with Sacha and she was very easy to work with on an on-site consultation. She has a great sense of style and is honest, direct and incredibly helpful, I can’t recommend Sacha enough.

Kitty

 

As a 29yr old male moving into my first home, I wanted to work with a professional designer who could offer direction whilst providing an affordable service, which is exactly what Sacha at Honey Bee provided. I didn’t need a fully-managed service, and Sacha’s approach (one on-site visit and phone/email communication) provided the perfect balance between cost and the level of design work I needed. Sacha always responded quickly and was incredibly helpful at providing suggestions whilst taking onboard my own input and sense of style. I’m sure I’ll be calling Sacha again for any future projects!

Jon Morgan, East london

 

I contacted HoneyBee after reading a Houzz article about a different, more accessible and cost efficient way of working with an interior designer via an e-design service. After meeting Sacha for an initial consultation, I found her to be very easy to talk to, she really listened to my ideas and put us at ease. We hired Sacha for our double reception room and the dining part of our kitchen diner. I like her flexible approach and the fact she built upon our ideas and made them so much better, adding much flair. Sacha has a natural and decisive instinct for choosing colours, textiles and furnishings that add a contemporary, different edge to a scheme. Sacha is hugely patient and always on hand with good advice, it’s great to have her to guide us through the project. We’re now part way through it and really looking forward to the end results. I highly recommend Sacha, a pleasure to work with.

Katherine Stone, Southfields

 

I was attracted by Honey Bee Interiors by her designs and also by the fact you could email her pictures and for an hourly fee she would give you ideas and discuss the pro’s and cons of your ideas. I was half way through designing a bathroom and got completely lost. Sacha came to my rescue recommending paint colours to go with the tiles I’d chosen. She then put together a mood board with accessories including pictures to hang on the walls to give my very bland bathroom some colour and energy. She gave me website addresses, brand names and places I could buy everything from. What I also found incredibly helpful were her comments as to why she had chosen certain colours and patterns, it all made complete sense. She also managed to save me money as she knew where to get things at a good price.

I cannot recommend Sacha highly enough. She was completely honest with me, very easy to chat with and she was able to grasp very quickly what look I was after. I will use her again for sure.

Katherine, Brixton 

 

I first came across Sacha Berger on the Houzz website while looking for inspiration for my home renovation and extension. As I was very limited on time with project managing my renovation and working at the same time., I was in need of help with the interiors, especially my en-suite.  As I was on a tight budget I was not able to enlist a full interior design service. What I liked most about Honeybee Interiors was that they provided an e-interior design service, which was a more cost effective solution for me in terms of interior design.  When I first contacted Sacha, I had a real dilemma with my en-suite layout, which Sacha kindly took one Sunday afternoon out to come and visit me and help me with the design layout of the ensuite.  On first meeting Sacha, I was impressed with how easy she was to talk to. I felt very at ease expressing my ideas, which Sacha took on board. Sacha came up with such a fab scheme for my ensuite that I then asked her to design my bathroom as well.  I was so pleased with the outcome of both bathrooms, I asked her for help with some WOW factor schemes for my open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area.  I would definitely recommend Honeybee Interiors if anyone is looking for help with their interior design, they won’t be disappointed and you will be over the moon with the results, just as I am!!

Yvonne, Potters Bar

 

Our home extension and renovation has just finished and what an amazing result we‘ve had with Sacha‘s and Hettie‘s help!! They helped us with the interior design of the whole house and turned something stressful into great fun! They are both so enthusiastic and passionate about what they do as they clearly enjoy it immensely and put their heart and soul into the project! The Sacha – Hettie combo works perfectly as they complement each other in mixing modern with vintage. Most importantly, they made sure we had our own stamp on our choices as they always worked from things we chose rather than having a fixed recipe for everything. Not a single person who walked into our home has not commented on the fabulous interior design, colour choices and attention to every little detail. Sacha and Hettie helped us source almost everything in the house and with their vast experience were able to source good quality products at reasonable prices as this more than made up for their fee! We cannot recommend them enough!!

Joanna and Solon, Highgate, London

 

Just wanted to say thanks for coming up with such good creative ideas for the buildings.Your touches have really made a difference. Having a fresh set of eyes always seems to make a difference, especially yours!!
Vikki, The Farm Group Post Production Ltd

 

Sacha and her team have been brilliant – the paint colours recommended worked really well and would never have been something we would have even thought of choosing. Sacha was always on hand to answer any questions, was very approachable and full of great design ideas – we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her services.
Mary Wayman, Wanstead

 

I had picked so many paint colours for my sitting room/kitchen that i was so confused,so Sacha and Hettie came over and they told me what would work. They were so helpful and WOW the end result is amazing.
Mandy, Brondesbury