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Exclusive Interview: J&D Design

Exclusive Interview

 

J&D Design is a British interior designer firm directed by Diana Lloyd-Jones and Jane Duncan. Diana has developed strong connections with Islamic and Middle Eastern art and architecture. She specializes in identifying and sourcing ancient art and antiquities for private clients and corporate art collections. While Jane, a specialist in color and design for healthcare, has worked extensively in the corporate, private, and public sectors as an advisor. Together they really complement each other and work on Beautiful design projects. Best Interior Designers had the opportunity to interview them in an exclusive talk to get to know more about her career and future in this industry.

 

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CAREER

 

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Best Interior Designers – How did you get involved in the interior design Industry?

J&D Design – Our business incorporates art advisory as well as interior design. I trained as an artist and have a degree in public art and design specializing in research for color and design in hospitals. After several years working in the commercial property sector as an art advisor, I then met my business partner whose design experience stems from the residential property market. We formed J&D Design in 2017, and it was a natural progression to blend both our design skills within the framework of our business offering.

 

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Best Interior Designers – How would you describe your work style? Do you have any kind of signatures that help to identify your projects?

J&D Design – Our style very much depends upon the client’s brief, however colour and light are key cornerstone  considerations  in the first instance. Often a piece of artwork can be a key inspiration for a point of departure.

 

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Best Interior Designers – Being in love with our work is always the key to achieving better results. Are you in love with this job? What do you love most about being an interior designer?

J&D Design – Interior design is unlimited in the sense that  it connects to the  wider architectural environment which is constantly evolving. It offers exposure to all the latest designers and trends in art, colour, light, textiles and  furnishings which is relevant for design in both the residential and corporate sectors.

 

West of the River by Jane Duncan

 

Best Interior Designers – What is your philosophy on design and life?

J&D Design – Carpe Diem

 

INSPIRATION

 

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Best Interior Designers – Keeping up to date on all the trends is essential for anyone who wants to conquer this market. In what ways do you keep current with new trends?

J&D Design – Creative Inspiration can come from any source. There is no formula or directive. It could be the colour of a blue sky day or the light cast in a scene of film.  Like everyone in the industry, we are constantly keeping abreast with the latest trends and forecasting through print and social media.

One of our favorite inspirational quotes.

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.

Theodore Levitt

 

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PROJECTS

 

Pink Audrey by Matthew Andrews

 

Best Interior Designers – Choose the best pieces to compose a project can be the secret to getting the best overall result. Although it seems easy, this is a delicate task and needs full attention on time to execute. Do you have some tips for those who do not know well how to start a challenge like this?

J&D Design – Start with something you own that you love. Think about what inspired you to buy it or keep it.

 

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FUTURE

 

Best Interior Designers – Is there anything exciting that you are working on at the moment that you can tell us about?

J&D Design – Top secret!

 

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Best Interior Designers – Do you have a favorite project or a favorite story about one of your projects?

J&D Design – Let’s just say out of the ashes rises the Phoenix. Sometimes the most surprising projects can give you the most satisfaction.

 

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