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About Chisholm Design

Chisholm Design provides a highly personalised kitchen design service, in which we work closely with our clients to design and deliver beautiful, high quality and individually designed kitchens. We do so with a personal touch, tailoring each and every kitchen to the unique needs of our individual clients.


Our philosophy


Our aim is very simple: to design, source and fit high quality, beautiful and well-designed kitchens that delight our customers and which provide years of pleasure.


We understand that the kitchen is, for most of us, the heart of the home. It should be a beautiful space that works practically and flexibly to meet your varied needs; from homework to dinner parties, from a quick and simple mid-week supper, to a lazy Sunday morning brunch.


We believe passionately that it is possible to design and fit exceptional kitchens, without paying exceptional prices. We promise to provide outstanding value for money; to supply products of the highest quality; and to provide the highest standards of customer service.


We understand how daunting this process can be: you will be spending a lot of money; the range of design options, kitchen suppliers, appliances, worktops and so on can feel overwhelming; and the process of managing the delivery and installation can be a stressful and time-consuming task. Our experience and wide range of contacts means that we can help to make this process as simple and painless as possible.

We will never be satisfied with anything less than delighted customers.

Who we are

Joanna is a qualified mechanical engineer, former Army officer, wife, mother-of-two, keen cook and a keen (obsessive?) triathlete. She founded Chisholm Design in 2012. She combines an eye for design, colour and detail with real-world practicality and a desire to provide cost-effective solutions.





She was joined in early 2018 by her husband, Rob, to help the business grow. He spent 16 years in the Army, leaving in 2010 to work for The John Lewis Partnerhip and then for JP Morgan, where he realised that helping to run a kitchen design business would be far more rewarding.


How we operate

We provide a highly personalised, professional and attentive design service, tailoring our services to each customer’s individual requirements - there is no such thing as a “standard” kitchen and, equally, no such thing as a “standard” customer’s needs. We pride ourselves on our thoroughness, exacting standards and attention to detail throughout our engagement.


  • Design: We will listen to your requirements, budget and ideas and come up with a number of different design options, which we will then refine with your input to achieve the optimum kitchen design for you. We can produce designs in a number of formats, including computer-designed images to tailor the design to your exact requirements and show you what it will look like.

  • Source: We can then source appliances, worktops, handles, flooring etc from a wide range of established, reputable suppliers.

  • Fit: We can recommend a range of kitchen fitters, painters and other tradespeople and can also help to project manage the fitting of the kitchen, in conjunction with your architect, builder and others as necessary.

Please see our "Services and Fees" page for more details.

Interior Design

We also work closely with Vanessa Horne from Oswin Interiors (www.oswininteriors.co.uk) to provide a broader range of interior design services including soft furnishings, upholstery, flooring and furniture. We can also help with internal space planning to help you get the most from existing or planned layouts, ensuring spaces work well for you. Vanessa has a fabulous eye for colour and style, as well as exacting standards, and we have a proven record of working jointly to deliver wonderful results for our clients.


Please contact Vanessa (07879 202746) or us for further details.