melanie barnes interior designer

Melanie Barnes, Creative Director


Elixir Interior Design provide interior design services for clients in and around Brighton & Hove and beyond.

‘I founded Elixir Interior Design in 2012 after graduating from City College, Brighton (Interior Design Levels 1, 2 and 3) and have been designing homes and properties since.

We’ve been featured in various publications over the years including Prestige, Houzz, Latest Homes and Etc.

I think every home should be a joyful expression of individual style.  Our passion for interiors and flare for unlocking your design aspirations help us deliver a truly personal service.

Our homes should encompass functional and practical needs and we always listen to your requirements.  Using our knowledge of classic style and current trends, we can produce beautifully creative design schemes.

local interior design

For larger or more complex makeover projects, we can work alongside your appointed trades to delivery your design to completion.  Alternatively, we can join forces with our regular contractor to offer a complete interior design and renovation ‘one-stop-shop’.

We love producing design schemes which honour the history of older period properties, including Grade II listed.  We also work alongside other professionals including architects to carefully balance aspects of modern living with the unique integrity of these special buildings.

online interior design

Recently we’ve launched our online interior design service which allows us to work with clients nationwide.  We communicate remotely and produce bespoke single room design schemes for bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

These designs are presented alongside rendered floor-plans / elevations and 3D illustrations to help communicate every detail.  Also included are product shopping lists, bespoke styling advice, plus a curated pack of samples for each room design.

Wherever you are, together we can expertly create the home you have always dreamed of.’

“Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable” – Donna Karen

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