A HESWALL interior design company has won a top industry award for work on a home in Hoylake.

Kettle Design was presented with the best Residential Interior Design Project for less than £150,000 at the Northern Design Awards.

Run by Suzanne Mercer, Kettle Design will celebrate its 23rd anniversary this year.

The award was presented to the company in recognition of their work to transform the lounge and dining room of a house in Hoylake into two distinct spaces.

Suzanne said: “We were delighted that our work on this project caught the eye of the Northern Design Awards.

"Our clients wanted to transform two rooms in their house which weren’t working for them anymore.

“The brief was to turn a rather cold sitting room into a comfortable and relaxing place and to redesign their dining room into a stylish place to eat and entertain guests.

“The main requirement was to make each room distinctive but to also make them feel linked.

"We love challenges like this.

“We made both spaces more intimate, added a fireplace to give focus to the sitting room, installed a flat screen television above it, wrapped a bespoke sofa around the faceted windows and added a bespoke rug.

“In the alcoves we lined the wall with statement wallpaper made from real banana leaves while the dining room walls were covered with dark linen paper.

“To give both rooms added wow factor we laid the most beautiful bleached oak herringbone floor that feels blissful underfoot and installed a stunning piece of bronze sculpture by Bruges artist Jacques Vanroose.

“The project was completed on time and within budget and the client was so delighted with the finished result that they have asked us to declutter and transform other areas of their home.”

The prestigious awards bring together designers, retailers and property developers in a celebration of Northern style, innovation and design.

The judging panel included designers Wayne Hemingway, George Bond, Linda Parker, Nick Munro and BIID President Gilly Craft.

For more information about Kettle Design visit www.kettledesign.co.uk