What our clients have to say ....


An absolutely delightful company to work with

Cannot speak highly enough of this company.Their interior designer was absolutely fantastic. She actually spent time getting to know us, getting to know exactly what we wanted, what styles we liked and disliked and came up with a design that matched our brief to perfection. She has made such a difference to our home, and allowed us to create a look that we would never have been able to achieve on our own. She kept within our budget, and at no point did we feel pushed to spend more. She always listened to our views, and our feedback, and acted in accordance to our wishes. An absolutely delightful company to work with.

Nicola D - Upper Saxondale


Exemplary service. Would highly recommend.

Couldn't be happier with the results. Very professional service and would highly recommend.

 Jason D - Upper Saxondale


First class interior design service

It is my pleasure to write a review for Clare Holland Interior Creations (CHIC). I worked with Emma, one of the designers, to help re-design my lounge and dining room, which is a generous 'L' shaped space. However, due to the shape I have always struggled to make best use of the space and the 'L' has never felt useful or connected. I had a clear idea of what I did and did not like, but just did not know where to start. I was attracted to CHIC by their website and clarity over the costs of their service. Just to clarify, I am not someone with a massive purse, or used to using interior designers (this was the first time) - I wasn't sure quite what to expect.

What a positive experience from start to finish. Emma worked with me, helping me bring my dreams to reality. She has such a wealth of ideas and experience, with such creativity and vision. She helped me to consider ideas that I would never have thought about on my own. She gently challenged me when my ideas did not 'fit' but always respected my views as the client. I know I am 'fussy' and sometimes find it hard to make decisions, but she was always patient and supportive throughout. Together we developed a plan for the space and colour scheme and Emma helped bring this to life. We set a budget to work within and although we went slightly over this at the end, this was entirely down to some of my choices.

If you are thinking about whether or not to justify the expense I would say go for it! It has been worth every penny. I would never have got there on my own. I have rooms that would justify inclusion in any interior design magazine whilst still feeling homely and comfortable. I cannot recommend highly enough. Elegant and truly CHIC!! I am delighted and just LOVE the result. Thank you Emma and Clare!!


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 Catherine - Little Eaton

Learning to love a multipurpose space
My designer Emma was great, she took time to help me work out what I needed from the space and what my tastes were. She then used this information together with her expertise to offer me choices and advice. She was always positive, enthusiastic and generous with her time, and gave me loads of practical help as well. We chose the project management option and it was marvellous, Emma sourced tradesmen, oversaw the work and dressed the room at the end of the project. She turned a nightmare room into a dream project. Thank you.
Brenda Y - Strelley


Lovely lounge & stately staircase

We found the company Chic on the Internet & was allocated Emma as our designer. We hit it off with her straight away & she quickly learnt how to deal with us! She took the time to get to know us & her design reflected our life style & garden. She had good contacts & found, in the main, competent workmen to work with us. She also had the contacts to get us good prices on a lot of the purchases for our lounge/staircase/landing project. On the whole we have been very satisfied with the completed project & would reccomend this company to anyone looking to update their home.

Kathryn R - Darley Abbey Derby


Our CHIC experience was exactly what we were looking for

We'd never used an interior designer before, but the experience we had with CHIC certainly validated our decision to use a designer for our sitting room. Emma was assigned to us and was helpful from start to finish. Right from the initial meeting it was very collaborative, with Emma taking time to understand our requirements. Then when the final boards were presented, we loved the suggestions put forward. Overall, a friendly service that was quick to respond to any queries along the way and obviously genuinely cared about ensuring clients were happy. Fully recommended.

Graham R - East Bridgford, Nottingham.


Excellent advice and super friendly

Excellent service and advice. I had Emma over to help me complete the work on my girls’ bedrooms and the master bedroom. Her eye for detail and her clever advice has really made the rooms look amazing.

Many thanks- highly recommended.

Giles - Nottingham 

Great Service!!

We approached Clare when we knew we were moving into a new build house and wanted help with furnishing the house especially as we weren't prepared to pay the builder the prices quoted by them.
After looking at the plans as the property was still being built and then gaining access to it to confirm measurements, Clare diligently went about drawing up plans, keeping us fully updated as to where she was and sourcing furnishings in line with our budget, especially furniture we knew we'd have to look at and buy to be ready for when we were looking to move in.
The work put in was of the highest standard and Clare was always very approachable throughout the process.
Wonderful service from a person who is clearly passionate about her work.

Well done!!

Mr K and Mrs M Bhaskar  - Derby.

A new but very positive experience

Have never used an interior designer before but needed something to kick-start my lounge refurbishment which had severely stalled. I picked CHIC as I found the website the best of the ones I looked at for clearly stating what was offered and the giving a cost for each package. I am so pleased I did, the whole experience has been an extremely positive one from start to finish. Clare is friendly, warm and very easy to talk to whilst at the same time extremely professional. She is quick to interpret your requirements but also adds ideas that you may not have considered. She clearly loves what she does and this shows in her work, the final report which she provides is extensive and her attention to detail is remarkable. I will definitely use her again in the future and have already passed her details to friends.

 Margaret from Matlock, Derbyshire.

“In March of this year, I decided to change the internal decor and finishing of three of my rooms. I contacted CHIC and spoke to Clare. We arranged to meet and Clare visited me promptly. She took plenty of pictures of my rooms and she completed a design brief, making sure she covered everything.

She returned a few weeks later with her designs, fabric and wallpaper samples and a fully detailed report. Discussing changes was easy as we were not that far apart on what I wanted and what Clare thought. That done, a 6 week work window was given, which was met. The changes were done professionally and promptly. After pictures were taken, the transformation looked amazing, brighter, spacious and more like a home. As an added bonus she even did a design for my conservatory, which now has some colour and interest.

Again I can only praise Clare for her effort and hard work. Many thanks,”

Brendan Maguire from Derby.

quote“Clare was recommended to me by a friend, who had seen her interior design work. I wanted my daughter’s room designing and I had no idea where to start. From my first meeting with Clare, she put my mind at ease. She asked lots of relevant questions and had a full understanding of what my daughter and I wanted. Clare was very organised and professional.

When she had done the design, she returned to my home and presented it beautifully, going over all the details and answering any of our questions. I decided to have Clare arrange everything as she said has the contacts to do so. I was very pleased with all the tradesmen used, they did a great job and Clare was a good organiser and made sure it was done to a high standard.

My daughter and I loved the final result and the little finishing touches. I would gladly recommend Clare for your projects.”

Sarah T from Derbyshire

quote“I chose Clare from Yell because she was one of the only Interior Designers that had a logo made and displayed.

I was not disappointed. Clare took on two large projects simultaneously. She designed and managed the refurbishment of both of my veterinary premises in Derby and Allestree.

Clare is extremely dedicated, hard working and repeatedly goes above and beyond her call of duty to ensure excellent results. She is a fantastic interior designer and I cannot recommend her highly enough.

I will be sure to use her for all future domestic and commercial projects."

Dr Karl Underhill - Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre, Derby.

quote“Anyone that comes into my home, always comments on how fantastic my lounge looks. Wish I could take the credit, thanks again Clare”

Michelle G from Loughborough

quote“Clare came up with some very creative designs for my old furniture, which matched my limited ability. I followed her detailed instructions and brought her recommended materials and voila. You wouldn’t recognise them, loads of people comment on them and they’re so unique. People think I spent a fortune, just the opposite, peanuts really. I’m almost ready for my next project, hope you’re ready Clare”

Tracy B from London

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