LEIVARS

AWARDS

Best of Houzz Design 2018 awarded to LEIVARS of Chichester, Sussex Best of Houzz Design 2018 awarded to LEIVARS of Chichester, Sussex Best of Houzz Design 2017 awarded to LEIVARS of Chichester, Sussex Best of Houzz Design 2017 awarded to LEIVARS of Chichester, Sussex SBID Design Excellence Awards Finalist 2016: LEIVARS Best of Houzz Design 2016 awarded to LEIVARS of Chichester, Sussex Best of Houzz Design 2016 awarded to LEIVARS of Chichester, Sussex Best of Houzz Design 2015 awarded to LEIVARS of Chichester, Sussex Best of Houzz Design 2015 awarded to LEIVARS of Chichester, Sussex SBID Design Excellence Awards Finalist 2014: LEIVARS Best of Houzz Design 2014 awarded to LEIVARS of Chichester, Sussex

REVIEWS

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Rebecca is highly professional and dedicated. She is a delight to work with. Her concepts are beautiful and elegant. She listened to us and understood what we were after from our first meeting. We were looking for someone who would give us the confidence to go beyond our comfort zone and she did that brilliantly. Rebecca is passionate about her work, always after the perfect item, product or idea to suit us and our every day life. Her experience and advice have been invaluable. It all works wonderfully!

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Working with Leivars has been a revelation for us. I had no idea going into this quite how much of the project, contractor and supplier management they would take on and sort out - slickly, way better than we ever could ourselves and always with our best interest first. Leivars have without question saved us more than they cost, our period house has been renovated respectfully and looks fabulous, and we're still on good terms with the neighbours, council and all the contractors. Everything works beautifully and the finish is a standard I didn't even know contractors were capable of. Leivars have an eye for finding and combining decor and furnishings we simply never would have found ourselves. We really didn't give Leivars much coherent input as to what we were trying to achieve, but somehow Rebecca managed to incorporate our taste, our random pieces from here and there, and pull it all together.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Rebecca helped transform my humble house into a vibrant and comfortable home. Rebecca and team were a joy to work with and really took time to understand the needs of the project (as well as showing great patience and perseverance!). Cannot recommend highly enough.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

When we started out project we had a vague idea to dismantle a large conservatory, build an extension and somehow increase the size of one or two bedrooms. Our house is in the countryside, with 2 acres and a large pond. The original house was small and very old but bits have been added over the years making it quite hotchpotch of bits a pieces. When we appointed Leivars, Rebecca spent a lot of time "interviewing" us and our children to understand what we really wanted and how will like to live. As a result we understood that we needed something far more ambitious and so embarked on a very different project to create a big, modern family home completely sympathetic to it's beautiful surroundings. We agree a fixed fee for Leivars to design and project manage which covered everything from architects, interior design, exterior works, landscaping, managing building works, negotiation of fees, quality control and so on. This was particularly important as we live overseas. The results on all accounts well exceeded our expectations. Rebecca and her team are a joy to work with - very professional, understanding, flexible, creative, very friendly and unpretentious.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

LEIVARS completely transformed my home!! Amazing design style, completely professional, 100% beautiful transformation!! Her eye for colour is absolutely remarkable. I am so thankful for her insight.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Rebecca and her team at Leivars were a pleasure to work with. The project comprised the interior design of four bespoke, luxury houses which were completed on time and on budget. The final result was sophisticated and stylish and I found that Leivars were quick to turnaround work, pragmatic, and down to earth . I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them as I think that Rebecca has an excellent eye for style and detail.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Rebecca was a joy to deal with. She was able to reconcile the different views myself and my husband had about the project (good therapist!) and was persistent in finding a solution that met our expectations. She came up with lots of fresh and creative ideas that were appropriately priced. We are both delighted with the result!

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My partner and I moved into a house that was bigger than either of us had furniture for. Overawed, we found Leivars. Rebecca and her team set to work and designed every room to suit our needs. We have no redundant spaces now and the house flows beautifully. We're so pleased with the result. The team were a pleasure to work with and really listened to our likes and dislikes. The tradesmen they used not only worked to a very high standard but were tidy and respectful. The 'house' we moved into is now a beautiful, very stylish 'home'. I would highly recommend them.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I would have no hesitation recommending Rebecca and her team. Rebecca is a delightful person who is thoroughly professional. She listened to my ideas, guided and reassured me on bold choices and has a phenomenal eye for detail which results in a superb finish.There were numerous challenges with a contractor and a supplier all of which she promptly addressed and resolved. I now have a totally transformed room that I love and works perfectly for me.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We used Leivars for a major project that had us moving from our 3-bed flat to a large 6-bed house which we comprehensively refurbished over 18 months. Having never used a designer in the past (and being inherently cynical about "consultants"), we questioned whether we needed one at all. Having been through the process, we can now say that engaging Leivars was certainly one of the best of the many decisions we made - and probably one of the most cost effective by the end of it (and that's excluding the divorce costs we probably would have incurred without her).

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Leivars did the most fantastic job for us. They completed a very tricky remodel of two bathrooms and our master bedroom and the results were better than we could have expected. Throughout the whole design process Rebecca and her team were very responsive and during the works dealt quickly with unexpected logistical issues that arose. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Leivars to anyone.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Leivars managed a complete refurbishment of our ground floor which is extensive. They couldn't have been more professional, from organising the builders, supplying fabrics, flooring and colour schemes to helping picking out artwork for the walls. Highly recommended

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We have had the pleasure of working with Rebecca and the team on a many projects over the last 8 years and in all interactions they have been consummate professionals. Their work is thoughtful, fun and innovative with a strong desire to exceed their client's expectations. They are always open to new ideas and approach each project with enthusiasm and dedication. We would highly recommend Leivars, not only because they are a real pleasure to work with but being one of the last trades on site gives us the opportunity to see their finished projects and their work is always stunning and interesting.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Our project was the addition of a large orangery extension which needed furnishing along with updating the existing living areas. We engaged with LEIVARS after admiring the images of previous projects we found on Houzz. We had a strong idea about the look we wanted to achieve, but definitely needed professional guidance on how to get there. From the outset, Rebecca was enthusiastic about the project and it was immediately clear that she is an individual who is at the top of her game. Our introductory meeting even resulted in us making last minute changes to the build in terms of electrical wiring and window heights, which we are eternally grateful for. Rebecca’s strength was her brilliance in taking our particular tastes and needs into consideration, whilst at the same time having her own vision in getting a room looking just right. Her vast knowledge of suppliers and her ability to pluck out standout pieces (within budget) made our project a pleasure to work on.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Leivars knew what we wanted from the vaguest description and also knew how to make it perfect. We had been living with lemon yellow walls and ill fitting beige furniture since moving in our home 4 years ago. In the meantime we had changed all the other and in doing so run the gauntlet of trying to find any trade professional that we could rely on in London. Anyone who has tried to hold down busy jobs whilst simultaneously trying to decide what decor works, and more importantly who can do the work to anything like the right standard will empathise with our challenge. By the time we had done the rest of the house we were very wary of our own ability to get the bedroom we dreamed of. We thought about using a designer but were a bit scared that we would end up paying too much and getting the designer's dream, not ours - so we asked Loaf if they knew of any designers. They recommended Rebecca Leivars and from the first call, we felt in safe hands. Not only did the words "sort of like Loaf", "kind of French style", and "like a house I stayed at by the beach in Devon once" make sense to her as a brief, she also got that with 2 kids and 4 pets, whatever she designed had to stand up to a greater than usual robustness.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A friend recommended Rebecca after we had a rough time with another designer. We went from someone telling us what we should have to someone who was prepared to listen, absorb and then feedback creatively. At the end of a year long build, it was wonderful to feel like someone had taken the time and trouble to listen to what we wanted and then come up with better ideas! Thoroughly professional, courteous, humorous but most importantly, one of the most creatively professional people we have ever worked with.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

LEIVARS has worked on our home over two phases from January 2011 to August 2014, initially undertaking the bulk of the refurbishment of our roof terrace and redesign, of our reception and dining room, hallways, and bathroom and now latterly the redesign of our kitchen and media room. Throughout the 3 year process we have been extremely impressed by their attention to detail. In particular, the way in which Rebecca handled a very technically difficult roof terrace conversion within a conservation area in St Johns Wood and extremely complex party wall matters. The end result of Rebecca's hard work has left us with a house that we love and are proud to show off. The finishes and level of design detail reflect exactly what we wanted. Rececca was highly approachable, managing the entire process from start to finish and keeping us informed through out. We highly recommend LEIVARS as a design practice and would use them again and again.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

LEIVARS did an outstanding job on our house. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Rebecca. She intuitively knew what I was looking to improve in my house and helped me realise the best scenarios for each room. Communication with Rebecca was excellent and hassle-free. Rebecca was especially helpful in organising our children's rooms... I love the colours and designs she suggested. In the master bedroom and our loft, Rebecca helped us create better uses of space and a calmer atmosphere. Her eye is impeccable. The cabinets and cupboards plans LEIVARS created worked perfectly for our space.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Rebecca did a fantastic job, from start to finish. She went over and above what was 'required' under our arrangement. She is a perfectionist to the smallest detail - including purchasing flowers and a thoughtful gift for my wife at the end of the project. I would highly recommend her services - she has excellent taste and works to 100% address the needs of the client. I am sure we will use her services in the future.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I feel that I had to show my gratitude to Rebecca for the work she carried out in converting two derelict cottages in Cornwall. Rebecca, through her capabilities, not only handled all the problems with the worst builders I have ever worked with but she remained loyal to the project even making three visits from Brighton to Cornwall in order to sort this situation out at no charge beyond her original quote. I am delighted with her professionalism and with the final product which the holiday letting agents have concurred in how wonderful the two cottages look.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Having travelled and spent many a night in luxury hotels, we decided that we wanted to have our own luxury hotel right here at home but without really being able to fully decide on our favourite, we hired Leivars to help us narrow our requirement. Having someone listen to us and fully understand our requirement without giving us their opinions made it refreshingly simple to discuss, change and arrive at our final design. The selection of fabric, paint, carpet was made, the budget was set and a few meetings later it was time to move out for 6 weeks while the work happened. The project involving trades, suppliers and cleaners was managed so smoothly that we had one point of contact and for us, it just seemed to happen. We left our old place and arrived to something out of this world.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Rebecca Leivars interior designed my flat and project managed the subsequent building works for six months in 2009, having been recommended to me by a friend and previous client. She attended numerous client meetings, sourced all fixtures and fittings, selected the builders and regularly attended site throughout the construction phase. The work was completed to budget and on time. Throughout her engagement, I found Becky totally professional, hard working, talented, personally pleasant and responsive to my needs as client. She was always reliable and punctual in attending meetings. Numerous friends have complimented me on the design of my flat since Becky's work. I greatly enjoyed working with her and would not hesitate to recommend her to somebody else.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We have worked with Rebecca for a year now completing the interior of our house. I wasn't convinced about getting an interior designer to start with but Rebecca has been absolutely amazing in every way and has surpassed all our expectations. She is an extremely professional, creative and skilled designer who has been a real joy to work with. Rebecca has sourced us some truly beautiful furniture and accessories and her aptitude for creative design has found us some brilliant storage solutions too. Rebecca really listens to what her clients want and encourages feedback along the process to ensure the end result is exactly what the client is after taking into account all criteria specified. She is also fast working and efficient in responding to requests and communications. I wouldn't 'to hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for professional help with an interiors project.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I used Leivars Design to redesign and decorate my Central London apartment. I couldn't have been happier. Rebecca Leivars has impeccable taste, great ideas and a willingness to stick to your budget. She listens and understands her client's needs and has a vast list of contacts. She is a pleasure to work with, professionally and personally. I will shortly be moving and plan to use her again for my new place. I know she will turn my new house into my perfect home. I would highly recommend her for any job, big or small.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Miss Leivars project managed a complete renovation of my son's house in Surbiton, which you will see in photographs on her website. She was totally professional, interfaced between the builder and myself and dealt with difficult situations as they arose. I can not speak too highly of her abilities both in design and in the basic managing of rewiring, replumbing and everything which goes with a complete renovation of a house built in 1863.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We used LEIVARS for the complete refurbishment of our family home, with extensive structural alterations the project was personally directed by the company founder Rebecca Leivars and we are in no doubt that we would not want to use anyone other than Rebecca who has shown time and time again that she is a consummate professional . We had and have complete trust in her and the company's ability to deliver on their promises, the level of commitment shown throughout a long project and all whilst we were residing at the property has left us with a beautifully designed and transformed family home which continues to get praise when we have visitors to our home.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We worked with Rebecca, providing input and advice for her own home. Rebecca was very easy to work with and we hope to be able to collaborate with Leivars on many more projects in the future.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Its always pleasure to work on a project with Leivars as they know and understand every nuance of the creative and building process. I would highly recommend using them as your interior designers if you want a highly competent team of professionals. We look forward to working with them on the next project.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Having worked with Leivars on some great kitchen & bathroom design projects, the experience has always been a pleasurable one. Professional, courteous and inspiring to work with- we thoroughly recommend Leivars.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We are a soft furnishing and upholstery company working mainly for the trade, our service includes the manufacture and installation of curtains, blinds, all aspects of soft furnishings including cushions, bedspreads, headboards and general upholstery and reupholstery. We have worked as a contractor with Leivars Ltd for over 7 years on approx. 25 projects some large £ 25,000 - £ 30,000 some small single item projects. We have found them to be very professional in their approach to the client and diligent with respect to the quality of the product and the deadlines required for the finished project. They have supplied us with clear instructions of the clients requirements and delivery needs.

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