Jacqui Smith




Hi there Welcome to my Profile Page. I am an interior designer. I love to help people make the best of their homes and get a real buzz from working with property developers to ensure that the houses and flats they are selling look their absolute best. I live in Lindfield, just outside Haywards Heath in West Sussex and am married to a highly talented and award winning cabinet maker, David. David's determination to follow his passion started at school but my route to interior design was less direct! As a child I would become totally absorbed, making houses for my Sindy dolls or camps for my younger brother. My love of creating environments started then and is something that has never left me. My education was traditional so when it came to A'Level choices, I was persuaded that Art would limit my degree and career options and so I graduated from St Andrews with a degree in Economics and Maths. I was quite certain that the city was not for me, so I took a position on the graduate training program at Harrods which is where my career in marketing and sales promotion began. A brand development post at Penguin Books followed by loyalty marketing at Airmiles and finally American Express. Still craving a more creative path, I appeased myself by providing friends with interior design advice and doing up my first property. Meeting David in 1997 was a turning point for both of us - my background in Sales and Marketing combined with David's ability to design and make beautiful furniture was a great opportunity for a business. In my free time, I like to spend time with my men! - Cameron, 6, Piers 3 and of course, David! We love walking, good food, fine wine and entertaining friends. Being practical we both find it hard to do nothing so our weekends are often full of home or garden projects, the current one being a 'castle bunk bed' for the boys. The beauty of having a furniture making daddy! Our business We are HomeSmiths - a family run interior design company, born out of our passion for creating wonderful living or work environments. Our dream is to grow HomeSmiths into a well respected interior design business. My particular passion is show homes so we are keen to expand in this direction too. It's my obsession with finishing touches and eye for colour which makes designing and installing a show house or flat so incredibly rewarding! So if you're stuck with an interior design query or you have an idea but just don't know how to transform it in reality, do call and we shall do our best to help. David and I are both very down to earth and detest the hard sell. We both like to see the funny side of life and are honest, reliable and hard working. It is upon this basis that we have built our business and why our customers return to us. For more information about our work have a look at our website: What are we looking for? Home owners ideally in London and the South East who are looking for an interior designer to help them with anything from a single room design to a larger scale project such as an extension. People looking for bespoke furniture - fitted wardrobes, bookcases or free standing pieces. Owners of commercial property looking for beautifully crafted reception desks, bars etc. Property developers requiring advice on interior design - basic room schemes as well as show home design and installation Landlords of holiday properties who would like to see an increase in bookings and possibly ratings Wishing you all the best! Jacqui and David