About Chisholm Design

Our philosophy


Kitchens are the heart of every home: meals are shared, homework is argued over, friends and family are entertained and memories are made. We are passionate about transforming how you live in the most important space in your home. We want your new kitchen to bring a smile to your face every time you walk into it.


We create beautiful and practical kitchens, transforming these spaces to bring a real sense of heart to your home. Blending form and function, our bespoke designs not only deliver the wow factor, they are also thoughtfully designed to allow you to live, cook and entertain with ease.


We work in partnership with you to understand how you live, offering a bespoke, personal service to create brilliant designs and to make the whole process as smooth as possible.


For us, it’s all about the personal touch.
















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.

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