Gretchen who was born in South Africa, moved to England in 1999. She started her design career within an architectural practice and soon became an expert in the computer aided designer field , working on both commercial and residential projects. After studying interior design, she then joined the team at FRD as a lighting designer and project manager. This involved working with clients all over the world, on projects with leading interiors designers from Colefax & Fowler to David Collins Studios to name a few. She was also involved in developing product ranges for well known lighting companies such as Porta Romana and Charles Edwards. All projects begin with developing an understanding of the clients requirements, both technical and aesthetic. Design proposals are then prepared along with quotes and sample finishes. At every stage quality and progress is monitored to ensure that the finished work is to the highest standard.
Gretchen now has a wide range of renovations and bespoke buildings in her portfolio working with a trusted team of craftsmen in all the design fields. She is equally happy working with clients on existing properties designing bespoke lighting or sourcing the right light for the required space.