Working for you

In 2016, following a long and successful career within Interior Design, founder Katie Barret set up the Design House. From Katie’s dining room table to their current Manchester studio, the company is growing from strength to strength.

The crucial element of The Design House service is our talented and conscientious team who all strive to ensure our clients are 100% happy with the design process and their new homes. Your designated Interior Designer will sit at the epicentre of your project, but you will also benefit from our Team’s collective input to ensure your designs are the very best we can offer. Your Designer will always see that your designs are professionally communicated, delivered on time and to your exact expectation.

Our Design Team are always on the look- out for new, exciting designs and inspiration to share with our clients. We are also hugely proud of the fantastic network of trade suppliers and talented crafts/tradespeople we have built. Our network always help us execute our designs to the very highest of standards.


Founder and Interior Design Director

Having worked in interior design for the last decade, Katie set up the Design House 2 years ago. Interiors is in her blood. Katie started out as a mural painter during college & while studying. Post education Katie worked freelance; writing a blog for Terry’s Fabrics & also a stint at British Trimmings. Katie similarly enjoyed several years as a Soft Furnishings Designer at A Shufflebotham & Son. After being head hunted, she spent 6 years as Design Manager designing show homes and working for private clients.

Since setting up the Design House in 2016 the awards have kept coming. She has won Grafters ‘Best Residential Interior Designer 2017’ and the Natwest Entrepreneurial Spark Award. This year Katie has been nominated for the Northern Power Women ‘One to watch’ award. Keep your eyes on Our Blog or subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated.


Interior Designer

Nina joined the Design House in October 2016. With a background in Design, Nina originally trained as a Costume Designer and Maker, specialising in textiles. She worked on various theatre productions in London & the North West. Working briefly in Event Management, she has the organisation, patience and creative skills to suit any project. She’s passionate about being an integral part of the Design House Team & creating work to be proud of.


Design Coordinator

Hannah joined the Design House in May 2016. Prior to this Hannah worked in the world of fashion. She did styling for fashion agencies and worked in Arcadia’s Head Office as Trading Coordinator for the very busy E-Commerce Team. Needless to say, she’s calm under pressure.

Expertise, Creativity and Honesty