Internationally recognised interior design with distinction

From historic landmarks to fine country homes and contemporary city properties, we are renowned for our work with private clients, property developers and hoteliers throughout the UK.

Historic and unique properties

Melanie Brown and her team of international artisans, craftspeople and contractors have won international acclaim for their expertise in historic buildings, and properties of unique and sometimes challenging design. Highly experienced in working alongside statutory bodies, historians and archaeologists, we have a particular passion for the historic and unique, encompassing interior design, project management and procurement for unique developments which combine historic grandeur with the finest in contemporary luxury.


We make your everyday spaces exceptional, creating breathtaking living spaces which combine beauty, style, form and functionality for exceptional homes which embrace your needs and tastes. Whether you yearn for contemporary luxury or timeless elegance, city chic or rural comfort, your project is our passion.


Our award-winning commercial schemes are renowned for our dexterity in managing budget and deadline with style and beauty. We offer a full interior design scheme, detailed drawing package, co-ordination of sub­contractors, FF&E order placement and cost-management, and on-site co-ordination and installation, creating stunning destinations with a genuine wow factor.

About Design Direction

Design Direction works with private clients, property developers and hoteliers in the UK and abroad, working closely together from initial consultation, through the planning stages and to the finished product, creating exceptional design solutions which add tangible value to contemporary and historic properties. Discretion guaranteed.

Design Direction

Office: +44(0)191 548 748

Mobile: +44( 0 )7771 645 896

  • Winner – Hotel Interior Design: Northern Design Awards 2016.
  • Winner – Best Hotel Interior Central Scotland: International Property Awards 2017.
  • Shortlisted – Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year Award 2017.
  • Shortlisted – Hotel Under 50 Rooms Global: International Hotel and Property Awards 2017.
  • Included – Andrew Martin Interior Design Review Book. Considered by many as the ‘bible for the interior design world’.
  • Included – Andrew Martin Interior Design Review Book. Considered by many as the ‘bible for the interior design world’.
Design Direction Ltd is a Member of the British Institute of Interior Design and a BIID Registered Interior Designer®