We've always wanted an en-suite bathroom included in our master bedroom but space was an issue. A friend who has used Ilse's expertise advised us to talk to her about our tricky project. She really took the time to listen and to understand our requirements and has devised a beautiful design which we are thrilled with. Not only will this enhance our home internally but it will enhance it's appeal externally also - so we feel everything was well considered. We have made the right choice with Ilse and appreciated her very pro-active approach in both the design and planning stage.
After experiencing a difficult relationship with a previous architect, I was thrilled when Ilse took over as architectural designer on the project. She has an incredibly good eye for creating space with her designs and for finding a great balance between practicality and aesthetics. I found she listened to what our needs were for the space and came up with various solutions to problems as and when needed, often exceeding her brief in terms of time and input on the project. I would not hesitate to recommend her and would definitely work with her again in the future.
I cannot recommend Ilse and Tailored Interiors and Architecture LTD enough. Both the commercial and residential projects that I have used them on have been efficiently managed, creative and intelligently designed and executed.
Ilse is an absolute delight to work with, as she meticulously blends creativity with practicality, whilst always keeping our personal lifestyle and desires as paramount. Ilse is approachable and whilst advising the reasoning and benefits of concept and design, she always embraces new ideas or suggestions. Ilse has a wonderfully positive, yet realistic outlook and is a proactive, reliable, solutions-orientated influencer. Ilse has partnered with our Planning Consultant to maximise the capabilities and opportunities from permitted development and planning for our major project which is located in a notoriously challenging green belt area. We could never have achieved what we have without Ilse and we look forward to our continued partnership as our project continues.
Superb architectural designer to work with - practical and professional, listens to what the client needs and has huge dynamism when interpreting the brief to the design.
I had the pleasure to work with Ilse with the redesign and fitting our kitchen and laying floors. What a success story. Not only did she have to manage the project electronically, as we were at the time still living abroad, but she had to make decisions on kitchen cupboard colours and granite tops almost alone as technology does not always show these types of things to their full advantage. We could not have been happier with the professional service we received. As a specialist in the trade, she could also cast her trained eye over and made amendments to our design to ensure balance, clear beautiful lines and practical applications. This has made our kitchen very functional and given our home a fresher lighter feel. Ilse’s attention to detail is something that cabinet makers, fitters and other contractors often do not have the skill or time to consider. She was managing our site on a weekly basis and could keep an eye on everything and make minor adjustments when and if necessary. She was also able to work to very tight deadlines and found the right type of contractor to deliver the end result on time and close to budget. I cannot recommend her service more highly.
I have known Ilse Kerr for over 5 years and I have only found her to be highly professional in her approach to her work. She has extremely high standards and is an incredibly talented and creative architectural designer. She ran an exceptionally successful business in South Africa and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone who wants a professional yet personal and highly efficient service. I have used her experience and services for our kitchen, utility, dining room refurbishment.
Ilse is bursting with enthusiasm and creativity but also has a practical approach. Refreshingly, she encompassed a garden design in her interpretation of the brief I gave her for my new build house – not something most architectural designers do, but she believes, as I do, that the two should not be designed in isolation of each other. She came up with several initial designs for my new build project and had clearly given a lot of thought to each, not only layout but also elevations, and this approach made for a very good starting point.
Ilse Kerr took over the detailed design of the Architecture on our project in 02/2012. She managed the contractors on site and the suppliers for all the finishing fixtures and fittings including doors, windows, plumbing and decorations. Her attention to detail of every aspect resulted in a stunning, high quality finish that people compliment us on all the time. She was very collaborative in the way she worked with us to get the theme and detail exactly right for every room and the design suits our family living perfectly. Probably the biggest endorsement we can give is that there is nothing we would have done any differently today - having lived in the house for the last 3 years.
Building my first home was something that I had dreamt about for many years. Ilse Kerr made this dream a reality. Not only did she source the most perfect piece of land but also designed a masterpiece to go on it. Working with a person who is big enough to take every bit of detail that I specified and not impose her ideas is what makes Ilse the remarkable architectural designer she is. It was indeed an honour to have worked with such an incredible person. All that’s left is to wish her every bit of success for her deserving future.