"Having worked with Rodney on three other projects, Xavier Hinde was the obvious choice for decorating my new home.
It is a slightly challenging project for Xavier Hinde, as my partner and I want a fresh look which works with the bones of the apartment, whilst at the same time we want to keep pieces from our previous homes. To assist we provided them with images of homes from magazines to be used as a style guide. Xavier Hinde completely meet the brief, achieving the fine balance required in melding our two lives whilst starting a new life afresh. A testament to their tenacity and patience.
They are happy to work with me at my pace. Their proposal sources furniture and design pieces from their vast network, the end result is an amazingly bespoke and beautiful home. Although their recommendations are always on brief, on the odd occasion we want to explore alternate options they are completely obliging.
In particular their attention to detail is outstanding and as I have learnt from Rodney over the years, the smallest of things can make the biggest difference.
I would absolutely recommend Xavier Hinde to anyone wanting to decorate a single room or their entire home. I can't wait to see the end result of our current project, and I'm already looking forward to my next project working with Xavier Hinde."
The Dower House
“I'd seen what Xavier Hinde Interiors had done for my friend and thought they’d be able to help me - I had recently moved from a very large old house into a smaller more modern house, and I had pieces collected over a lifetime that I wanted to keep.
John-Eric and Rodney were very sensitive to my needs, and respectful towards the pieces that I loved. But they were also very frank about what needed to be done to give my new house the much loved atmosphere of my old house, in a way that was sympathetic to the new house, and without making it feel small and cramped.
They recommended I sell a lot of furniture and rugs, sourced some new furniture and rugs, as well as lamps and other accessories and painted the whole house in a range of colours I wasn’t sure about, but they convinced me they would work. And they did. The new colours brought everything together beautifully.
Everyone who visits remarks on what a lovely house it is.
I tell everybody how much I love it, and how wonderful John-Eric and Rodney are.”
Glamorous Pied a Terre
“A friend of mine had raved about John-Eric and Rodney and then I saw their work at her place and knew I just had to use them for my place.
When I met them they were so lovely, and I just hit it off with both of them immediately.
I needed new joinery, furniture, rugs, curtains, colours - the whole thing - and I was feeling a little overwhelmed.
I said that I wanted something really over the top, and they took that quite literally. But I loved almost everything they suggested, and although there were a few ideas I found a little controversial, I just took a deep breath and told them to go for it.
And I’m so glad I did, I just love everything! And we had an absolute ball along the way.
I would use their services every time, and would highly recommend them to anybody looking for a fabulous interior decorator and designer.”
The Family Home
"We initially engaged Xavier Hinde Interiors to help with the lighting design and both interior and exterior colour choices for a major renovation and extension on our home.
The challenge was to integrate our existing Californian Bungalow style with a classical extension. The quality of their input exceeded anything we had experienced with other consultants.
It was an overwhelming project if not for their help and initiative. Not only did they provide us with amazing and practical ideas, they also owned our problems as their own and extended their help to cover all aspects of interior design.
They followed us through to the end and ensured that everything we wanted got executed as planned. They liaised with our trades seamlessly and ensured the outcome we wanted.
We cannot thank them enough and we are already recommending John-Eric and Rodney to all our friends.
A great outcome."
"My husband and I were first introduced to Xavier Hinde Interiors when we visited their apartment with a mutual friend. We were so impressed that we asked them if they would help us choose colours for our new apartment. We had recently down-sized into a very different style apartment to our previous home and were finding it difficult to make everything work. We didn’t want to have to get rid of any more pieces, nor purchase any more.
They presented a range of options, all of which we liked, but we were able to choose a scheme very quickly and easily. They also re-arranged everything, gave us some good 'tricks' to use, and persuaded us that some of our pieces just had to go.
John-Eric and Rodney were easy to work with, quick to respond and gave us a great result.
We would happily use them again and recommend them to our friends."
“I was introduced to Rodney through a friend, who said he was easy to work with and that his aesthetic would be in line with mine. Over the years Rodney has helped me with two apartments, and most recently John-Eric and Rodney have helped me with a third. One project included improving my apartment for sale, and the estimate increased substantially between valuations. I achieved a much-higher price than anticipated.
They are definitely easy to work with, and a lot of fun. Both of them really understand what I like, but they push the boundaries, introducing me to ideas I hadn't considered, but still giving me an apartment that feels like me.
I love their approach that is both big picture and very detailed; they really are a dynamic duo - Rodney is a visionary and John-Eric is a perfectionist. I particularly love their ability to create a beautiful layered look.
I am always really happy with the result, and would continue to use them for future projects.”