“It is with great pleasure that we recommend Joanna Harvey of Sabella Interiors. She is the most friendly and delightful lady, very creative, but always listening to your own ideas.
She is a great communicator and had tremendous patience with us, as we seemed to constantly change our minds. She provided invaluable guidance in choosing colour schemes, fabrics, lighting, and accessories. She was also painstaking in her approach to organising the hanging of paintings and positioning of ornaments.
We are extremely happy with the results Joanna achieved and cannot recommend her highly enough. She is a delight to work with.”
Evelyn and Ray – Cliveden, Berkshire.
“I have recently had three beautiful blinds made by Joanna’s company Sabella. The service she provides from start to finish is exceptional.
Joanna was able to advise me immediately on fabric and design. On fitting, the material was perfect. She is involved in every stage of the process and keeps a personal eye on all details from the initial visit to the hanging of the blinds. Any issues were resolved quickly and efficiently.
I would thoroughly recommend Joanna and her wonderful company, Sabella.”
Mrs Helen Keiller – Charvil, Berkshire.
“We commissioned Sabella after a recommendation from a friend.
We found Joanna to be always charming and extremely keen to provide us with a WOW experience. That is certainly what we received, and the results are stunning.
During the entire process, we were fully involved, consulted, and informed. The best part of all was that the redecoration work took place while we were on holiday, which indicates the faith and belief we had in Joanna to deliver an excellent job.
We came back from holiday to find the WOW we had hoped for and to be totally satisfied that Joanna had ‘Not spoiled the Ship for a Ha’peth of Tar.’ In other words, we were exceptionally delighted.”
Lauren & Ian McCann – Charvil, Berkshire.
“Our team of decorators enjoy working with Sabella interiors, when Joanna oversees a job, it is well planned and enthusiastically managed. Joanna always specifies the best quality materials and creates a happy working environment so that we all can complete tasks to a high standard and be proud of the result.”
Warren King – Kings Build and Decorators, Berkshire.
“We have engaged Sabella Interiors to work on three projects for us. Each project was completed to 100% satisfaction. We found that Joanna had some amazing suggestions and when these were implemented, we were extremely pleased with the results. If you are considering using an interior designer, we believe you should consider Sabella Interiors.”
Patrick and Jo – Sonning-On-Thames, Berkshire.
“Joanna and her team completely transformed our sitting room into a light, fun and beautifully coordinated space that is now highly versatile.
We had been stuck for months on what we wanted to do with the disjointed double room. Joanna was very generous in spending considerable time with us to understand our values and guide us to make decisions on what we wanted to ultimately curate a unique and spectacular space for us. Our sitting room now has two zones that give us multiple different ways to use the room, and these spaces now flow effortlessly making the room a delight to be in from any angle.
Her team really went the extra mile to make sure that every last touch was perfect in time for our Christmas milestone, and we couldn’t recommend them more.”
Ellie Partington – London.
“Needing our bedroom redesigning we were searching for an interior designer. When reading the local church magazine, we saw Sabella advertised and decided to give them a go, Joanna arrived at our apartment, and she quite quickly got a grasp of our needs. It makes such a difference to get help from a professional and we have been delighted with the new look. We have also had blinds cushions etc done for the kitchen and sitting room. Everything is always of the highest standard.
We have already recommended Sabella to other people and will continue to do so. Thank you, Joanna, and the team, for all your help.”
Hazel King – Sonning-On-Thames, Berkshire.
“We went into this project head-on and without having any idea of what an interior designer’s work entails. We see all those programs on TV and think we have an understanding of interior design, but we don’t. We knew it was our time for needing guidance, as we didn’t even know where to start.
Joanna was brilliant at guiding us, prioritising with us, and above all getting to know us as a family and what was important to us. She knew this was going to be our first home and she and her team helped us make it that way.
It was a great experience, from samples to choosing, the fitting and seeing it coming together was brilliant.
There are lots of things that we probably never thought of choosing but when Joanna put it together it made a lot of sense.
We love our home, looks beautiful, and feels comfortable, welcoming and that’s all we wanted.
Thank you to Joanna and her team for all their support during this journey.”
Sandra Patricio – Camberley, Surrey.
“Having recently moved, I had a fixed budget to make my new home the practical as well as tasteful and welcoming space that I wanted to achieve, both for living and for working.
I worked with Joanna and her wonderful consultancy for advice, recommendations and also referrals to people who could help me build, decorate, and of course, furnish my home as I envisioned.
I can highly recommend Joanna’s professional, knowledgeable and most importantly, personal approach to the way she works and delivers for her clients.
Whilst a small project. I never felt it was too small an ask, down to colour-matching my rug and a new sofa or giving me the confidence to upcycle and create my WOW dining room table, chairs, and stool with the recommended quality paint brand that Joanna trusts.
Denise Green – Buckinghamshire.
“When we decided to get our bedrooms & study designed, we approached Sabella Interiors to help us and were so happy that we did. We received a quick response to our enquiry and Joanna was very friendly and was always approachable. Her ability to understand our requirements and then design the rooms and source the products were amazing! Her attention to detail is second to none.
The choice of colours really set the rooms well, and everyone who has visited us has commented on how fabulous the rooms look. Every piece of furniture selected complements the room very well. She even sourced a beautiful bed, sofa and cushions. She has made the room not only look stylish but also practical.
We highly recommend Sabella Interiors and will be using their services again for other projects in our home.
Thank you so much Joanna & team for making our rooms look lovely. We are pleased and delighted with the outcome!!”
Srini and Chitra Srinvasi – Early, Berkshire.
“My experience with Sabella Interiors and Joanna has always been incredible – a real bespoke service from someone who is clearly very experienced with interior design. If you are looking for anything from a new home design or even just a lick of paint, Joanna has all the knowledge and know-how to find your signature look!”
Meg Carne – Berkshire.
“We have been delighted by the transformation of our sitting room. The colours and fabrics chosen are beautiful and have made the room calm and welcoming as well as drawing on, and enhancing, the features of the room. The quality of work carried out was to the highest standard.”
Alison Smyly – Sonning-On-Thames., Berkshire
“We contacted Joanna and her team to seek advice on interior design solutions for our home. Joanna listened carefully to what we hoped to achieve and in return delivered practical and workable suggestions. We were extremely pleased with her attention to detail, impeccable timekeeping and delivering on time – so rare in today’s world.”
Kay – Shiplake, Oxfordshire.
“When we got stuck trying to decide what to do with our lounge and lobby, Joanna came to the rescue. Taking the time to get to know our tastes and preferences, she produced a plan, brought us samples, and took us to visit designers. Joanna provided us with a unique and personal service. Considering decorations, curtains, lighting, pictures, furniture, and accessories. Joanna has an uncanny eye for colour, texture, and how things will work together. She is also very kind, diplomatic, and caring, and will lead you through a range of alternative ideas. With heaps of patience and great attention to detail. Joanna will help you turn your house into a beautiful home. She is also great at keeping a project moving and ensuring that everything is completed. We have ended up with a home that we are delighted with, but would never have created without Joanna’s help!”
Doug and Helen – Sonning-On-Thames, Berkshire.
“We bought our house in 2000 when we were living in Tokyo. When we returned in 2005, we had big plans for it. We engaged architects, submitted plans, and started work in 2007. Then in true Grand design style, I became pregnant just as we moved into our finished extension. I lost all interest in the house and I realised I needed someone to hold my hand and guide me. Joanna rekindled all my excitement that I had lost and helped me reinstate my vision for a beautiful house. She has given me back my confidence and the completed dining room looks stunning. Joanna is a consummate professional and can work with people on all levels. She is an incredibly kind and generous lady; I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
Karen Crowe – Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire.
“We employed Joanna Harvey of Sabella Interiors to assist us with a set of curtains to fit bi-fold doors. This was a challenging brief due to the size required, Mrs Harvey was very professional and assisted us in creating a window dressing that provided the perfect finishing touch to our extension. She worked within our budget and sourced appropriate fittings to hang the curtains which had unusual dimensions. We are incredibly pleased with the results.”
Elizabeth – Bramley, Hampshire.
“Joanna is an extremely gifted young lady who can enter a room and immediately see what needs doing and how to put things right. She will listen to your needs and suggest slight (or in my case, big) alterations. It is uncanny how Joanna knows what is right for you. I am so pleased with her help and advice; my house is now a home that I can relax and enjoy.”
Ann – Early, Berkshire.
“I am an incredibly happy customer. Sabella has worked with me over the past two years to dress every window in our new home. Joanna has been incredibly patient, invaluable in her advice and variety of options, and meticulous in quality and detail. I love every fabric, finish, and the accessories. Joanna gives an amazing service and as important, is fun to work with. Please do not hesitate to work with Sabella.”
Helen – Twyford, Berkshire.
“We started as an initial commission to help redesign our master bedroom, has now one year later given us a transformed home. From lighting to flooring, to complete redecoration. Joanna has held our hand throughout the entire process. We have been so impressed with her talent and dedication and are absolutely thrilled with how our home now looks.
Joanna quickly got to know us, and her first presentation was quickly accepted as the fabrics and colours were just us.”
Sarah and Ted – Sonning-On-Thames, Berkshire.
“Joanna and her team are organised and professional and at the same time, provide a very personal service. Joanna has a quiet and charming determination to open your mind to many different ideas, whilst still respecting your personal taste. She worked tirelessly to find options for me, and her guidance was invaluable, particularly the fabric boards and visits to fabric houses.
The quality of Sabella Interiors’ works and attention to detail is exceptional. Delivery is timely and Joanna’s patience with my indecision was incredible. I would not hesitate to recommend Sabella.”
Helen – Chiswick, London.
“Our experience with Sabella has been positive. The colours, design, and fabrics chosen by Sabella have come together to create a wonderful timeless look for a busy room, yet remains a calm and relaxed space. The quality of finish of work undertaken and the attention to detail have been to such a high standard.”
AS – Sonning-On-Thames, Berkshire.
“We did not have a clue where to start when we decided our house needed redecorating to make it into our home. I was so pleased we asked Sabella to help. Working with Joanna was a pleasure, she was quickly able to assess our requirements, personality, style, and taste and incorporate them into a fabulous design for each room, whilst keeping the budget in mind
The contractors used to implement Joanna’s vision were all extremely professional in their approach, and we felt extremely comfortable leaving them in the house unaccompanied.
We are enormously proud of our home and would not hesitate to recommend Sabella Interiors.”
Claire – Woodley, Berkshire.
“We saw an advert for Sabella in our parish magazine and decided to give them a call to make an appointment. Joanna proved to be a very delightful, competent person and quickly knew what we wanted to create. We are thrilled with the colour scheme she produced, and ideas we would not have thought of ourselves. She took the hassle away that is always involved in these schemes. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sabella.”
The Kings – Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire.
“Joanna inspired me with confidence from the moment I spoke to her, and she was a delight to work with. Her knowledge, skills and understanding enabled me to make the right choices with her guidance. Nothing was too much trouble and she always kept me informed. A true professional, whom I would have no hesitation in recommending and using again.”
Heather Kay – Sonning-On-Thames, Berkshire.
“If Joanna is part of it, it will be beautiful. She has made our home magical.”
International Private Client.
“I met Joanna through business networking and immediately felt that she would be able to help, by providing a creative vision for our somewhat tired and dated living room. We would be the first to admit we are not “creative” and were looking for someone who could take our initial thoughts, and provide us with a high quality, luxurious and comfortable living space.
Joanna immediately understood the brief and provided us with options that in some cases challenged our initial thinking, but which we were delighted with in the end.
The project ended up being extended beyond the living room to include updating the hall and a downstairs office. This included new flooring in the latter to match the floors in the hall and living room. This provided a clear “flow” throughout the downstairs.
Joanna recommended and co-ordinated all the relevant tradespeople so that the project ran smoothly without us needing to spend time making arrangements. She also proposed ideas to re-use and recycle some of our existing accessories and carpets, so that waste was kept to a minimum.
We had regular updates on progress and timescales, and despite the additional work, the project was finished within the expected timeframe.
We are delighted with the finished room(s) and are happy to recommend Joanna’s services.”
Kirsten and Ewan Dalton – Theale, Berkshire.
“I am a City and Guilds trained, apprenticeship serviced painter and decorator, both CGLI certified and advanced craft certified with over forty years’ experience in all aspects of interior design and decoration. I have been working with Joanna Harvey and Sabella Interiors for many years on various projects. They are all carefully planned to an exacting specification, using excellent quality materials and innovative design. Attention to detail is always uppermost in Joanna’s work. She is hands-on, and no effort is spared to achieve the best results, her hard work shows in every element of the project. Joanna makes sure she is involved at every stage with positive energy and helpful guidance.”
Timothy Byrnes – Kings Builders and Decorators
Public Speaking Testimonials:
“On the days Joanna joined us to host our members events, they were informative, enjoyable, and very well organised by her and her team. Our members gave wonderful feedback about Joanna – She was so personable, relaxed and interesting – and we would certainly agree with them all. It was a pleasure to work with her and we look forward to further events in the future.”
Cliveden House Hotel – Taplow, Buckinghamshire.
“Joanna has run several business topics for my women’s networking meetings. She always approaches them with true professionalism and with the audience in mind. It is obvious that she puts a lot of thought and preparation in, to ensure a smooth and well-presented topic and leaves the audience with ideas and inspiration. Joanna is an eloquent speaker with a lovely manner and is always well presented and an excellent figurehead for her business. From a host’s perspective, I highly recommend Joanna as a dependable, professional, and excellent speaker that will not disappoint your audiences’ expectations.”
Sarah Van-Dort – WIBN.
Publications & Media:
- Reclaim Magazine.
- Living Magazine – Berkshire.
- Living Magazine – Buckinghamshire.
- Living Magazine – Oxfordshire.
- Joanna was a guest of Cliveden Hotel on a Paul Hollywood TV special.
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