Happy New Year!










Sarah and the Sarah Jane Nielsen Interiors team would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!


Here at our studio we are already looking forward to a busy 2017. We have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline and are busily working on designs for interiors that we hope our clients are going to love as much as we do.


As we look forward to the coming 12 months, we have also looked back on 2016 and reflected on some of the progress we have made and the successes we have achieved.


Having taken a break over the past few years from entering industry awards, we were absolutely over the moon to have won two prestigious accolades for our work on the Gilpin Hotel’s Spa Lodges. For our work on these five individually-themed luxurious spa retreat suites we took away a Hotel Interior Design prize at the highly-respected UK Property Awards and were named as winners in the Residential Interior Design category of the Northern Design Awards.


Shortly after completing work on the Gilpin’s Spa Lodges we were tasked with designing the interiors for the hotel’s exciting new Pan Asian restaurant, Gilpin Spice. A world away from the cool, calming and classic aesthetic that has become our signature style, Gilpin Spice is an explosion of colour and texture; vibrant rich tones inspired by the East and oozing opulence. And we couldn’t be happier with the finished result.


The Spa Lodges took us on a virtual world voyage – from the bleached blonde finishes and the natural colour palettes of Scandinavia, to the vivid shades and patterns of the Caribbean tobacco plantations and on to the clean whites and simple, contemporary lines of Manhattan lofts.  Meanwhile, Gilpin Spice saw us following the East meets West spice trail with its blaze of colour, whilst closer to home we created beautiful retreats for clients with designs rooted in the Lake District, bringing the outdoors in and maximising, where possible, the fantastic views that make this area such a joy to live in.


It was also a year in which we spread our wings – literally. We were privileged to be commissioned to undertake an interiors project for a family bolt-hole in Mallorca and enjoyed every minute of our site and installations visits! We look forward to an opportunity to pop back and check out progress.


Last but not least, 2016 saw us updating our interiors products website, Nielsen House. We’re still working on expanding our product ranges but we have had a great response so far. Watch this space for more on Nielsen House.


Here’s to a happy, healthy and successful new year for all.


Warm wishes,

Sarah and the Sarah Jane Nielsen team.