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Winner of two Northern Design Awards, Oliver Steer has demonstrated his outstanding interior design expertise across an array of projects. His portfolio includes a sleek waterside apartment, distinguished countryside stately home, and exclusive fine dining restaurant.
Previous clients have likened Oliver Steer’s comprehensive ‘white glove’ interior design service to working alongside a close friend. With his perceptive nature and meticulous attention to detail, Oliver will home in on your inspirations and aspirations and use these to develop design concepts that are equal parts insightful and impactful.
Oliver is committed to open and transparent two-way communication with clients. His honest feedback about what, in his expert opinion, will and will not work often proves to be invaluable when creating a home with timeless appeal.
Our clients understand that they can trust us at every step of the process. From concept development, through detailed design, up to final dressing, we maintain the strictest quality standards and ensure the utmost discretion.
From inception to execution, we ensure our exacting standards are met at every stage of every project in every property.
As a multi-award-winning interior designer, Oliver Steer is a well-respected name, firmly established within the industry.
With Oliver Steer, you don’t just access world-class design expertise, but also planning, management and budgeting.
Perceptive and observant, Oliver Steer will pick up on often-overlooked details to make insightful suggestions.
Oliver Steer thoughtfully selects precise pieces from specific suppliers to deliver design with spectacular impact.
With a wealth of experience working for high profile clients, Oliver Steer maintains strict standards of confidentiality.
Browse our gallery for interiors inspiration from Oliver Steer. Showcasing a selection of our finest projects, these photographs will give you an insight into the quality and range of our work.
There are numerous benefits – practical, emotional and financial – to enlisting the services of an experienced interior designer.
Firstly, an interior designer gives you practical support. As well as fresh ideas, they offer invaluable industry knowledge and ‘on-site’ assistance to take the stress out of designing your work or living space.
Secondly, a professional interior designer will act as a sounding board for your ideas. Oliver’s clients appreciate his honest, unbiased input as it helps them to gain clarity about their vision for their home.
Finally, an expert interior designer could save you money in the long-term. Their experience can often help you avoid common pitfalls, such as over-ordering, not adhering to building regulations, or not using the correct tools.
An experienced interior designer provides so much more than their creative expertise and eye for style. They remove a great deal of the stress from your interior redesign by taking on a project management role, overseeing budgeting, sourcing items and finding quality tradespeople.
Their in-depth knowledge of materials, techniques and use of space can prevent you from expensive mistakes, helping you make the right decisions first time around.
We often hear ‘interior designer’ and ‘interior decorator’ being used as interchangeable terms, when in fact they are two very distinct fields.
The role of an interior designer is both an art and a science. It calls not only for creative flair, but also an ability to develop technical solutions that meet the functional and structural requirements of a client’s living or working space.
An interior decorator on the other hand, focuses their efforts on using furniture, soft furnishings and other decorative items to create aesthetically pleasing interior spaces.
We think the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) sums it up best with their definition that states: “… interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design.”
As a company, we take pride in our timely, efficient and responsive approach to our work. The timescales involved in each project will depend on the size and scope of the property.
To be able to give you a precise timeline for your home, we would need to look at a variety of factors, such as the number and types of rooms to be redesigned and whether architectural alternations are needed. Other considerations which may affect timescales include whether we are designing new furniture, any restoration or rejuvenation requirements for existing furniture and lead times for the specific materials required.
Due to the unique nature of each property that we work on and the individual needs of our clients, it is impossible to give a ‘standard’ cost for the services we provide. Our prices are tailored to the specific requirements of each project that we undertake. Contact us with your requirements and we would be delighted to discuss approximate costings.
Yes, absolutely. Oliver has previously completed work all over the UK, as well as further afield, for example in South Carolina, USA. He is happy to travel to wherever a client may need him. All we ask is that you cover any travel expenses in addition to his design fee.
Of course. Working with Oliver Steer is a very collaborative process. His aim is always to create a home that you will love for years to come so careful consideration of your personal style and preferences is a crucial part of his design process.
Oliver is not here to dictate, but rather to work with you to achieve a finished result that you’re delighted with. Before getting started, we will arrange a meeting where you can share your ideas, inspiration and influences, as well as letting Oliver know about any key features or furniture that you want to include or enhance.
Oliver certainly fulfilled our criteria in every detail from the designs, working alongside the different trades to the very last finishes of our beautiful barn. We would highly recommend Oliver Steer as a very talented interior designer.
Oliver's ultimate strength is the quality of his work and materials which, in my opinion, is second to none. He has an incredible knowledge of products available and a fine sense and taste in what will complement each other. This is all done in a way sensitive to the format of the rooms and the layout of the house.
Oliver has demonstrated vision as well as taste and elegance that give our home a cosier and warmer feeling. He has consistently acted professionally, providing us with a choice of high quality decorative items. Oliver certainly deserves a lot of credit for the commitment towards his work.
Excellent service. We shall definitely use Oliver Steer again in the future.
It has been a pleasure for us to have Oliver Steer design a number of rooms in our home. We are extremely pleased with the results and would highly recommend him.
Oliver's attention to detail and the depth of his knowledge of the materials to be used in exceptional...The projects carried out at my property have always been well managed and the service given has always been efficient and professional.
We commissioned Oliver to remodel our home here in South Carolina. The project was managed beautifully and the end result was exceptional. Visitors regularly comment on how stunning the house is!
The quality of work was excellent, the attention to detail was second to none. Working with Oliver proved seamless and professional.
Whilst living abroad, Oliver designed and managed the refurbishment of our new home in the UK. Working with him and his team was enjoyable and hassle-free.