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 clients homes and properties since.

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

At Elixir Interior Design we believe every home should be a joyful expression of individual style. Our passion for interiors and our flare for unlocking clients design aspirations allows us to deliver a unique and authentic service.

We believe our homes should encompass functional and practical needs as well as reflect personal taste.  We listen carefully and use our knowledge of classic style and current trends to produce beautiful and creative design schemes.

For larger or more complex makeover projects, we join forces with local building contractor firm, ATW Renovations, to offer a complete interior design and renovation ‘one-stop-shop’.

We love designing interiors which honour the history of older period properties, including Grade II listed.  We work alongside other professionals including architects and structural engineers, to achieve designs which combine contemporary functionality with the original craftsmanship of these beautiful & special buildings.

We have also recently launched our online interior design service, which allows us to reach and work with clients nationwide.  For these clients, we communicate remotely and produce bespoke single room design schemes for bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

We present these designs alongside 2D floor-plans / elevations and 3D illustrations to help communicate the detail of the schemes.  We also include full product shopping lists, a curated pack of samples and a bespoke styling advice document.

Wherever you are, together we 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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