Jane Pettigrew

When I decided to refurbish my bathroom I discussed ideas with Diego. He knew that I love Art Deco designs and understood my desire to create a bathroom that maximized the limited space, had an Art Deco style, and enjoyed a real sense of glamour and luxury. His perception and appreciation of colour and texture, and his innate understanding of how to combine practical requirements with sleek lines and details that please the eye, mean that I now have a bathroom that I absolutely love. It suits my style and gives me all the storage space, surface area and lighting effects that I wanted.

Diego really listens to people’s ideas and if he has suggestions for improvements or alternatives, he is respectful and thoughtful so that the entire process was effortless and trouble free. The design and planning of my gorgeous bathroom went smoothly and he was there right through the refurbishment to advise and guide and ensure that everything happened exactly as was intended. The next job for him is my kitchen! It’ll be gorgeous too!

Juan Olivares

After a detailed brief, in depth discussions about my ambitions for this property, Diego provided 3 alternative layouts for the conversion from an office unit to a residential 2 bedroom flat.  He then proposed full list of color schemes and materials.  We visited various showrooms to look at tiles, kitchens and other products.  There were many meetings, although this is an investment property my ambition was to make it one that I would proudly live in.

Once the property was completed it looked and felt amazing and then the furniture went in to complete the dream city apartment.  It is amazing how such minor details can have such a huge impact: sockets, the way tiles are fitted, the finishing when floor tiles meet the wood floor, the correct skirting boards and door frames, door handles, lights etc.  If I could define Diego it would be “eye for detail, consistency, no cutting corners, re-do it until it’s right, always going the extra mile to please the client and most importantly beautiful and original interior design.” I just can’t recommend him enough.

There were various challenges due to the office having large front and rear entrances, in full glass frames.  This is not first time that I have contracted Diego as my interior designer. He always comes up with the best possible solutions with regards to layout, functionality and beautiful interior design.

This is all great on paper however. Then there is the challenge of finding a builder that can execute the project exactly as it has been specified.

This means budget, timing and craftsmanship. To save some money I took the project management on myself but always bouncing ideas back and forward with Diego. Diego took care of all the purchasing as agreed.

Half way through the project I realized that the whole project could be jeopardized if the project was not managed properly. I asked Diego if he could take over and so glad that he did. This took away all the responsibility and stress from me. I would then visit site once per week. There were many challenges. Diego took command and delivered the project under extreme pressure and delivered the best possible result.

Darren Cock

When we decided to extend and refurbish our house Diego was the natural choice.  Having worked with him on several office projects we knew he could be trusted to deliver on our brief through his design and project management skills.

The brief has evolved from our original idea and with Diego’s input has been much improved.  Diego’s attention to detail in the design and the combination of materials and colours has really lifted our original ideas and made our home truly special.

Whilst the project has had its ups and downs we were very fortunate to have Diego as project manager, continually able to maintain professionalism in the face of adversity and ensure that we got to the end of the project with all the details from the design completed to a high specification.

We would always recommend Diego as a designer and as a project manager to ensure that your brief become reality with that extra bit of flair.

Mounir Ait-khaled

Diego was really amazing, he put a lot of effort in finding alternatives furniture or item when they were not to my liking, he is a very good listener and is very professional by summarizing all conversations in an e-mail to avoid any misunderstanding.

Diego used 3 contractors (builder for walls and extra plugs, curtain maker and furniture maker) and the three delivered very high quality work and at a competitive price. Diego put more hours than I paid for but wanted to see the work through to my entire satisfaction. He is extremely well organised, and all deliveries went very smoothly with ample warning to organise my time.

Diego organised all ordering and deliveries and even took care of returns of one item I did not like. Diego had a vision for the entire flat and found items per items to make a whole which is very pleasant to live in. I loved the painting he proposed, the reading area is very cosy and I receive a lot of compliment from visiting friends. The hall way is amazing and Diego though of a very beautiful design with floor to ceiling symmetrical mirrors flanking a beautiful Chinese (but modern) large cabinet.

Diego, has attention to details and check all the work his contractors do for the client and take responsibility to have a perfect final result.

Diego is pleasant, polite but most importantly, I think that he cares about his work and hence has the highest professional standard.

Diego also expect the client to be responsive and Diego sets the communication plan from the first meeting. I was extremely satisfied with the final result and I now love my space, which is beautiful and classy and still very homely.

Juan Olivares. Apple & Eve

“When people choose to lead with integrity they position themselves at the top of their industry,”

I met Diego Correa through an inner circle and the first thing that caught my attention about him, was his transparency, his integrity and of course his portfolio and 15+ years of professional expertise in the field . The longer I worked with him, the more comfortable I felt and trusted him with my commercial project.

Project: Transformation of an existing, well positioned, Beauty Spa in Central London. After re-branding, Diego Correa steps in and completely transforms the salon, from floor to ceiling within our intended Budget. The salon has now become a little slice of Heaven and everyone, including all members of staff, just love it. A big thank you to Diego.

Gary Burt. Divisional Manager. Hehku

In late 2014 I was about to embark upon the design and fit out of a new premium showroom in East Grinstead, West Sussex. For many months we had focused hard on creating a progressive lifestyle brand which was fresh, innovative, engaging and contemporary and whilst I was happy that my people, literature and website conveyed this I was gravely concerned that the physical element of our brand, the Concept Centre, would miss the point. During the very early stages of planning I was overrun by strong opinions, including supply chain, colleagues and even friends and family as to what they thought we should do and for me this meant confusion and a vision that was being changed and distorted continually. It was at this stage that I stopped to evaluate how I could protect the integrity of our brand and ensure that my vision could move from concept to reality, so I set about creating a brief to impart how I perceived the business now and what my aspirations were.

It was at this time, and I consider this to be good luck, that I was introduced to Diego. Until this time I had no real experience of Interior Designers or the process and frankly, I was astonished. The overriding impressions that I initially gained were ones of control, care and crucially, trust. I moved from a place where I could almost tangibly see my brief being eroded away by external influences to one where I had complete confidence that I had someone ‘looking out for me’ and someone who would ensure that the solution would work. I also found that Diego had a great commercial awareness, meaning that whilst he ensured everything looked good that he inherently understood and asked how this would work for my clientele. This project had many challenges with multiple stakeholders being a key one. However, Diego remained completely focused and never wavered from the fact that I was his client and that he would work tirelessly to defend and uphold the brief – he operates with complete integrity. To this end Diego met with the other stakeholders regularly to explain progress and proposals and to manage their expectations ensuring that the relationships that are crucial to me and my business partnership were supported and maintained.

The concept phase was an exciting time as I could begin to see Diego’s visualization of my brief, the meaning of his selections and how his choices interacted, connected and created an atmosphere for the space. Once presented and approved the project moved onwards to working drawings and product sourcing and again I was most impressed by the incredible attention to detail and the complete professionalism shown. I was most impressed by the clever way that Diego introduced materials and colour schemes/themes to build subtle consistencies that reinforced the themes of my brand. At pretty much every stage of the process Diego put me at ease and helped me to enjoy what was a very complex project.”

As a general but important note, Diego is also one of the nicest people that I have met in business and whilst he is an exemplary professional I can also consider him a good friend. I would not embark on a project of this nature again without an Interior Design specialist such as Diego. Emphatically recommended.

Angela Collalto & Wayne Varney. Duaris Ltd

Diego Correa of Diego Correa Interior Design came on board to support us on a project when we needed to design the interior of our reception area in the new Duaris Ltd Showroom.

Diego listened to what we needed in the brief, and we were very happy with his interior design layout suggested. He was extremely effective in his engagement and communication style – we were always kept in the loop of his ideas/ thoughts etc.
The outcome of the project has surpassed our expectations and we are absolutely thrilled with the final result.

Thank you Diego.

Chris C.

We have engaged Diego several times now for projects in our house in west London.

We moved in several years ago and have been doing renovations piece by piece, first working on the hallway, then the stairways and then bathrooms.

Diego has an extremely empathetic way of working.  He really takes the time to understand us, our tastes, the family dynamics, how we use the space in our house now – and how that may change over time as our children grow up.

Before embarking on each project Diego works hard to make sure that he understands the brief – exactly what it is we want to achieve and at what budget. He then presents a range of ideas, each one of them innovative and beautifully put together.

Diego never tries to impose his ideas or style – he makes suggestions but never dictates. He has saved us lots of time on multiple occasions by doing the leg work of searching through dozens of fixtures or fittings, finding a selection of a few that would suit us.  As busy people, we really appreciate his hard work.

He is extremely astute and really understands how people, space, colours and design interact. For example, for one room he suggested just reversing the way in which the door opened (to the right instead of the left).  It was a simple and easy change to make – yet it transformed how we used the room at a single stroke.

Diego has an extraordinary eye for detail.  I have to admit that most of the time these were details that I had missed, but he picked up.  Getting these items fixed really added to the overall effect and quality when the work was completed.

Lastly, Diego is incredibly hard working.  He makes himself available and is constantly communicating with us.

Darren Cock

On doubling our floor space we know we would need strong, consistent design and project management to make the most of this expansion

Diego helped West Digital transform the building next to our current one and ensured that the initial designs carried through to the end product with a consistent colour palette throughout the facility

His dedicated attention to detail throughout the project ensured that we now have a space our staff and clients can enjoy.

Michael G.

We bought a very rundown house with great potential and a clear vision of what we wanted to achieve. Diego worked closely with us to turn that ‘vision’ into drawings that would realise our dreams. In between times he helped us through planning and helped to manage our builder. We love our house which is the greatest testament to Diego’s professionalism and skills.