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Amazing homes

by Catherine Muir Interior Design

...your space is unique, you are unique

Maybe you have just moved into your dream home but it needs a make-over,

maybe you're building your own home,

or perhaps your existing property is looking a little dated.


Wherever you are, I can meet you there. 

I offer a bespoke interior design service - made for you. I don’t take a “one style fits all” approach because your space is unique, and you are unique. Your tastes and ideas are important and I want the design of your home to reflect you.

Together we'll take a journey of inspiration, surprise and delight, so you can end up with a professionally designed, feel-good, look-amazing space that makes you say ‘ahhh !'

A traditional property but an up-to-date feel

Our client owns a beautiful traditional property in the County Durham country side. She wanted to update her lounge keeping in mind the classic style of the property but bringing in a contemporary feel. However she was very keen not to bring in any 'bling'! We added the panelling, which looks like its always been there, but painted it with a bold contemporary teal. The teal was then complemented with the purple sofa, which our client wanted to keep. We kept the scheme fresh with creams and soft golds. 

We had the other sofa reupholstered with armchairs to match, and added in purple piping to tie it all together. Cushions also bring the scheme together. The amazing footstool/coffee table was made to suit the colour of the walls. 

The room really needed a statement central light fitting which my client had spotted on Pinterest and we sourced for her from RV Astley. The wallpaper in the panels is William Morris and the curtain fabric is Sanderson. 

All together the room looks soft, warm and inviting, contemporary but in keeping with the property. 

two contemporary lounges in Durham city

When I met my client she was in the middle of a stressful kitchen remodel and wanted to change the dining room into a sitting room and update the lounge. I helped her with the colours and finishes of the kitchen to ensure that the scheme worked throughout. Adding panelling in a contemporary home brings in texture, without adding wallpaper, creating a space that feels up to date, relaxed and spacious. 

a Victorian property in County Durham

My clients had recently bought a beautiful Victorian terraced house in rural County Durham. It still had many of its original features, except in the kitchen which needed some serious tlc. My clients wanted to use colour and tiles to inject personality back into the space. They were also passionate about using reclaimed and vintage items.


I changed the layout of the kitchen to include a gorgeous pantry, reclaimed floor and worktop. I used a really unusual blue cabinet door and combined that with a vintage teal tile. But then we painted the pantry in orange to give it that extra something special. 

My client said, "When Catherine showed us the pantry we got so excited, its not something that we would ever have thought of on our own. The kitchen is great quality and the lights, floor and worktop are so unique! Catherine brought the fit team together and they worked hard to complete the build on time. Thank you Catherine, we love our kitchen!"


a self build property in County Durham

My client began their self build journey back in 2015 when they hired architects to help them design their home. As engineers themselves they knew exactly what they were looking for and their enthusiasm was catching. They wanted the home to make full use of the view to the north whilst capturing the sun. They engaged me to help them design their kitchen in an open plan, living, dining space. 

They wanted a design that was modern, sleek and minimal. So I chose white handless doors with an aluminium rail handle, keeping within the minimalist style. And then I teamed it with a striking black, quartz, made to measure worktop. The effect was just how they wanted it, with space to entertain, cook and relax.