ORANGE & DUTCH LTD, Bishopsmead Parade, East Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6RT.

Starling by Design has joined Orange & Dutch, opening an Interior Design Shop at Bishopsmead Parade, East Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6RT.

Orange and Dutch has a vast selection of furniture and soft furnishings for you to choose from. With our extensive fabric library and product knowledge, we are able to source unusual bespoke fabrics and accessories, vintage and salvaged pieces as well as objet d’art for residential and commercial projects.

We also offer an Interior Design consultancy service finding all the right solutions and offering practical advice on décor to maximise the full potential of your home.

We provide a further range of services: furniture re-upholstery and restoration and curtaining made to the highest specification. On each curtaining project we will provide a complete measuring and fitting service.

Get in touch and arrange a consultation to discuss your requirements.

Transforming a tiny space into a fabulous Italian Deli

By offering my interior services, I coaxed a dear and talented Italian friend to buy a local coffee shop. To have the experience of authentic Italy within our local shopping parade would just be the cherry on one of Rita’s home made cakes!

The journey to achieve the final interior result - the Before and After photo’s below speak for themselves. Mother and son worked day and night to achieve their vision.

Complimenti e Buon Appetito!




Orange is a great color to make a room really pop. The saturation of colour will influence the intensity.

The colour Orange is associated with meanings of joy, warmth, sunshine, enthusiasm, creativity, stimulation, happiness and enjoyment. Orange represents physical comfort and creates a livelier and energised feel. 

For some people this bright and vibrant colour will prove a tad too intimidating.  Use small bursts of orange in your soft furnishings which can easily be swapped or moved around if too overpowering. Accent pillows, rugs and artwork are all wonderful ways to incorporate this color in your interior design. For interior furnishings visit:

Orange tones range from apricot, peach, soft salmon, corals which bring out the best in cool neutrals like grey or clay tones, to burnt orange and Persian orange (which work well with shades of brown and give a rustic feel. Rusty oranges contain more brown tones and are a little easier to use for the fainthearted. For a more contemporary look, use blue or turquoise tones and for a fun energised look team orange with yellow. Team black and orange (see photo with black walls and orange chair) to create a sharp dramatic statement.

Consider the room aspect and natural lighting conditions before you embark on this bold move. Artificial lighting is also very important to create either ambient or accent illumination that will enhance, reflect off surfaces, walls or objet d'art .   Directional light such as a track light can soften wall colours. 

Orange is a ripe, tangy and evocative colour. Dare to be bold. Choose an orange tone that resonates with you. 


Apologies - For the past few months my blog has been a tad neglected as I was busy with interior refurbishments which required us signing an NDA - so sadly we cannot show you photo's of the exciting projects we have completed. 



Open Plan kitchens suit today's informal lifestyle, providing a natural hub for the home and greater sociability during cooking and prepping. 

Clients brief:  To create a space that integrates seamlessly with the living area. 


The creative thinking and planning stage of the brief. big ideas for a big space.


The Result - fabulous & functional Kitchen  -

'the heart of so much that matters in a home.' 

Quality, Functionality and Design! 

The photo's below illustrate the fabulous set of Climbers - electric cabinets from German Kitchen Company - Hacker.

Loving the black Dekton work surface - (resists stains, scratches and bumps). 

Piracema Granite on the island counter-top creates a distinct focal point.


A generous space that had function, proportion and scale but needed an injection of pattern, shape, line, colour and texture. This is the exciting part for me as design develops when encompassing all these elements. The client requested a restful, contemplative atmosphere and the colour choice was blue, sand and white.   Even in a  peaceful and light space, sometimes a surprise or two in a room gives it vitality. My Client took the bold step  - painted one of the walls a deep blue! Lovely feature/focal point. Stunning result!