A progressive design approach for the 21C digital age.

As designers we should be ahead of the curve & we are. 

Our virtual services are changing the game, shaking things up & doing things differently to the traditional “Full interior design service.” We combine online tools with our innovative design skills, delivering helpful & accessible interior styling services. 

We provide digital designs for private clients & businesses that emulates Sarah Burghard’s previous 10 yrs experience with boutique hotels in the hospitality Industry. Sarah and a team of freelance professionals work together ensuring clients’ needs and services are seamless.

Sarah creates bespoke textiles and personalised interior products for her clients. We also set ourselves apart by constantly seeking interesting partnerships with artists, designer- makers, antique dealers, independent furniture suppliers and many other amazing artisans who are part of our “Little Black Book.”  These personalised introductions to fresh inspiration make every room design unique. We pride ourselves on delivering eye catching schemes to extremely happy clients.

Please read the lovely feedback we are proud to share on each page.

 These digital developments & changes evolved during the lockdown crisis in 2020, when Sarah Burghard Designs “SBD” decided to pivot as the hospitality industry came to it’s knees. Sarah turned her creative energy to developing her digital expertise to include 3D space planning & rendering skills to compliment her design portfolio.

Whilst the world was on hold, during lockdown, Sarah developed her design services to be online & available to home owners as well as commercial clients.

The many benefits include the following:

* Amazing visuals so you can see exactly how your room will look *

* Online design meetings so you don’t need to be local *

* No travelling saving our time, your money and our planet *

* Your design can be implemented when your time & budget allows *

* Easy shopping links to save you time searching for products on line *

* Quality product sourcing and fresh ideas *

* Transparent pricing with no hidden extras *

Our clients and their projects vary enormously, we love that each one is a new challenge. Here’s what matters to us, so you can to see if you’re our kind of client..

* It’s important you feel we are an absolute fit for your project and precious asset *

* People who like working with us are excited by a fresh, collaborative way of approaching design *

* Clients who appreciate and value what we do are always welcome *

* If you are looking for unpretentious design professionals we like to tick that box *

* We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable, maybe a teeny bit quirky too *

* All our clients and collaborators support our #R2R initiative *

If our approach resonates, then get in touch so we can help kickstart your project.
If you like what we do, we'd love to hear from you!

What’s our back story?

“I trained as a Textile Designer later in life & as a mature student totally embraced going back into education. I gained distinctions in all my studies on an Art Foundation, an HND in Fine Art and studies on a BA in Textile Design at Central St Martins school of art in London.

After 7 years of combining my studies with raising my children “Sarah Burghard Designs” SBD Ltd was launched at The Independent Hotel Show in 2012.

Throughout my decade of experience within commercial interiors for the hospitality industry, I have developed an ability to bring my client’s projects to life with eye catching details and innovative ideas

SBD provided a niche service creating bespoke textiles for boutique hotels depicting their story & personality on a range of interior products, upholstered furniture, lamps & cushions etc.

I loved working with a myriad of interesting clients and travelling to projects from Aberdeen to Cornwall, Norfolk to Wales with plenty of gorgeous boutique hotels in between.

Apparently I’m a lively and creative individual! I am proud & grateful to have lived an exciting and varied life to date. With many different chapters in all sorts of locations I have had a wide range of interesting experiences and worked alongside some incredible people.

As a teenager I fulfilled my childhood dream by gaining a place at a classical drama school in central London where I trained and then worked as an actress for 10 years. My roles were in TV, West End and regional theatre, commercials and voice overs.

The actress in me explains my love of story telling which is reflected in my bespoke textile designs & yes I have many a tale to tell of my career in the spotlight.

Through creativity & digital printing I now bring my client’s personality and identity into their fabric designs & bespoke products which I’m delighted to now be able to offer to private clients too.

After living in the heart of the West End of London for 20 years, I also lived internationally in Jakarta, Indonesia whilst raising my two sons who are now old enough to be leading their own lives.

After a few years away from freelance work for a much needed personal and professional refresh, I have now re-entered the design industry with renewed energy & enthusiasm for interior styling.

I am now happily settled living on the beautiful Harbourside in the eclectic city of Bristol.”

“Personally I have lived in a wide variety of homes including small city flats in London, large Grade 2 listed family houses in Oxfordshire & the Cotswolds and all sorts in-between.

I also lived on a traditional narrow boat in `Bristol Marina whilst waiting for my current property to be built. Living on the water was an amazing experience that was made especially memorable by sharing the 2020 lockdown with the wonderful Bristol boating community.

These adventurous chapters have taught me to appreciate the importance of styling your space carefully, no matter how big or small.”

Sarah Burghard – Creative Director

 

 

Meet our team

Bluebell Hudson

Bell is our social media & marketing whizz, making sure we are up to date on all the latest ways to stay in touch. We met whilst both working with a high end interiors & antiques showroom in the heart of the Cotswolds & we’ve been firm friends ever since.

Jacqueline Douglas

Jacky is a London based artist & interior designer who creates fabulous interior schemes & bespoke commissions.  We met as mature students at Central St Martins School of Art & hit it off immediately. We always enjoy working together & being creative sounding boards for each other.

Bonny Phillips

Bonny is a digital designer based in Wales who creates brilliant, life like 3D visualisations with amazing detail. We met online as designers on a digital forum hosted from the USA and connected personally as we are both UK based & quickly realised we’d like to work together. 

 

Jack Stafford

Jack is our web guru who collaborates with us to make all our  ideas happen & keeps our website in tip top shape. We met 10 years ago in the Woolpack Inn, set in the beautiful Slad Valley, one of the best pubs in the entire world!

If you would like to connect with any of our talented team we are happy to share the love & make an intro...

Julie Humphries
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What a fantastic service! Sarah was so helpful and I was thrilled with the final designs - I will definitely be using her again.
Charles Wood
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Sarah covers all the bases with her work. She has a strong artistic flair combined with a great knowledge of the practical solutions to call upon. She presents her ideas really clearly, they totally fulfilled the specific brief we gave with regard to enhancing the look and feel of our home. Highly recommend!
Pete Birch
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"The time, care & passion Sarah puts in shines through."
Chloe Omoluju
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Sarah was quick to get in contact with me. She has sooo many brilliant ideas and working with her was a pleasure. Am excited to design my home with her ideas, I have just asked her to do another 2 more bedrooms.
David Roberts
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Sarah was easy to work with and confident in her ability, which gave me confidence to proceed with her as my interior designer. I've only made the initial changes but the place already looks hugely better.
Jeannie D'Cruz
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Sarah was efficient. She took the time to listen to what we wanted and then provided us with exactly that, before adding some intelligent suggestions that demonstrated her empathy with our vision. As a result, we have been provided with an excellent representation of our room, with a great deal of added value. We loved working with her. She was economic with time and understood exactly what we wanted.
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