37B High Street Newtownards BT23 7HS
Alan Espey Interiors
37B high Street Newtownards BT23 7HS
With a very tired house in need of a face lift, and a three month
sabbatical due in a few weeks, I approached Jillian Espey of Alan
Espey Interiors Newtownards. Following two house visits and several
conversations, Jillian embraced the challenge with enthusiasm and
utmost confidence. I gave her a key and left her to it. I had just made
one of the best calls since being a house owner but I was blissfully
unaware at this stage of just how good.
Now some people would be understandably reticent, in leaving the
key of their home to someone other than family with tradesmen
having access and all your personal stuff being rearranged and
moved to facilitate decoration and in my case some alteration. Yes,
those alterations you never thought of or thought too troublesome,
well relax, it’s all taken care of, and Espey’s have every tradesman
you might require and therefore the credibility and trustworthiness,
required to work under the Alan Espey banner.
I was routinely updated with progress accompanied with photos and
very detailed costings as the work progressed. Cost being everyone’s
biggest concern was the most pleasant surprise. Jillian had the most
initiative way of approaching the project, no new canvas required,
furniture I thought too tired and beyond the pale, was transformed
and rejuvenated, those family objects given new life but still
intergraded into the new home which was totally transformed, a
home which you only see in a magazine and of course it’s always
someone else’s home. Well with Alan Espey Interiors I got my own
interior design wow factor, but probably most importantly at a very
I was able to engage an interior designers brain for a modest home,
and achieve a result that completely gave the home a look and feel
that could never have been achieved, had I not made the wise
decision to hand the responsibility over to Jillian Espey, and to do so
at a price that in no way mirrored the result. It was money so well
spend, as I can now enjoy my home in a way I wasn’t able to do
before, and have it every day, and tomorrow as well.
A recommendation from a satisfied customer,
"I needed help in dressing an awkwardly shaped large window in
my newly purchased house in North Down. I am so glad I found
Jillian Espey to assist me. Jillian reviewed my photographs,
suggested a suitable pole and arranged for it to be fitted. She also
alerted me to an upcoming promotion on Designer Guild fabric
which saved me 20%. Together, we designed the curtains. I
wanted a panel on the outer edge to compliment one of the
colours in the main fabric. Jillian found the perfect shade in a
complementary texture, and arranged for the curtains to be made,
with interlining and lining. The curtains are stunning and I am very
happy with the result.
Jillian has a number of tradesmen she can call on, and when I had a
very heavy mirror to hang, she sent me a wonderful man who did
the job at a very reasonable price. No job is too big or too small. I
would recommend Jillian and her team. She knows her market and
can put together interior schemes and advise on paints and fabrics,
as well as supplying the tradesmen and women to do the work. I
highly recommend Alan Espey Interiors".
Jillian worked with us on a range of curtains and soft furnishings as
we did a complete redecoration of our home. She gave us
confidence about our choice of colours, and although each room
stands alone, there is a harmonious flow of colours from one room
to the next.
Jillian was enthusiastic, encouraging and easy to work with. She
came up with new ideas and suggestions, but was never pushy. She
has an excellent variety of materials and colours and designs, and is
very knowledgeable about their use. She organised the making up
and fitting in a very efficient and economical way, and the quality of
the workmanship and materials is very high.
Gerry and Kathy Lavery
Eleanor (who dealt nearly exclusively with us) and the rest of the
Alan Espey staff were great to deal with.Nothing was too much
trouble and the ideas and advice we received made the whole
experience a stress free and straight forward one.
It is great to deal with a local friendly company which is capable of
providing such an attentive personal service'
(Julie Mccormack )