Dorset-based interior design consultancy that offers clients tailored interior design packages.

Shona Bates

Founder of SMB, Shona has over 10 years experience in interior design during which she has handled an extensive range of projects across the country from period property refurbishments through to contemporary interiors for super homes.  She offers a down to earth approach and provides bespoke designs that combine practicality with aesthetic appeal.  Shona is also an experienced show home stylist and home stager.


SMB Interior Design is a Dorset-based interior design consultancy that offers clients – residential and commercial – tailored interior design packages to meet their personal décor and space planning requirements.

At SMB we believe that successful interior design is the creation of individual, bespoke spaces that intrinsically suit the users of those spaces stylishly, comfortably and practically. We don’t push our tastes or current fashion trends on our clients – we offer solutions that are in harmony with our clients’ own lifestyle needs, desires and objectives.

We use a broad range of interior design services to produce appropriate design strategies. A client’s needs could be as simple as choosing a colour scheme for one room to a complete renovation project of a period property, space planning an office layout to a full interior scheme for a boutique hotel. We also offer show home design for property developers and home staging services for vendors and estate agents.


1) Initial Consultation

We will visit your home to discuss your requirements and plan a design strategy. The first hour of any consultation is complimentary.

2) Design package

Prepare a detailed proposal that outlines the requirements, the proposed strategy and the interior design services required. From that we will prepare mood boards, CAD plans, lighting plans and visits to discuss samples and selections in order to finalise the scheme. A cost estimate will be prepared.

3) Project preparation

SMB will source and contractors and materials if required, prepare briefs and work schedules and prepare cost estimates for progression of the project.

4) Completion

We will dress the rooms if required – position furniture, supply objet d’art etc.

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