Meet The Team: Lindsey Durrant

October 2013

Founder and Designer of Burlanes, Lindsey Durrant is one of the first members of the Burlanes team you will meet if you’re planning a new kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or living space in your home.  Lindsey is passionate about high quality, handmade, bespoke design. 

Let’s meet Lindsey:

1.Tell us about your career; how has it unfolded?
Over 30 years ago I set up an interiors shop in Sevenoaks, Kent called ‘Madhatters’, where we ran workshops on decorating ideas and restoring furniture. Next I worked for Craig and Rose-paint manufacturers and developed colours, textures and effects. I then set up another shop in Kent called ‘Colours etc’ selling paint, wallpaper and fabrics, and I also worked on interior design commissions. I realised I needed to learn more about the software used in interior design and gained valuable experience working for kitchen manufacturers, and I am now at Burlanes putting everything I have experienced and learnt into practice.

2.Have you always been interested in design?
Yes, always. It started with my own home and now I love creating and working on exciting projects for others.

3.How would you describe your style?
Traditional, shabby chic but I enjoy the contrast of working on contemporary interior design projects as much as traditional.

4.What excites you about design?
New trends, innovative design, inspirational colours. Colour is so important in design. I adore greys and blues in kitchens and bathrooms but I love it when other colour combinations work for our clients.

5.What makes a happy home?
People. I love entertaining and having family around me in my home. A bottle of wine in the fridge always helps too!

6.Do you have any design rules?
When I design a kitchen or bathroom for a client I visit them in their home, see their space and ensure the design is right for them and what they want. It’s their project not mine.

7.When clients ‘shop around’, why should they choose Burlanes?
We offer a ‘start to finish service’ and undertake all aspects of the renovation work; from the ripping out and building works, to the painting & decorating, plastering, tiling, floors, plumbing, electrics etc.  We are efficient, approachable and look after the detail as well as the big stuff. If there are any issues or problems we get them sorted and never leave you dangling!

8.What inspires you?
I love visiting design shows, reading ALL the interiors magazines and keeping up with the latest trends to gather inspiration for projects.

9.What are your top interior design tips?
Light colours create space. Choose your work surface in a kitchen carefully, maximise your space and if you choose wood remember it needs looking after!

10.What would people be most surprised to know about you?
I had a book published over 20 years ago now called ‘Paint Effects’! 

Our design team are specialists in kitchen design, and our bespoke service means that we designhandmake and install your kitchen to suit your needs and lifestyle perfectly. If you are looking for inspiration or advice on your kitchen project, pop into one of our showrooms for a chat with our design team, or call us to book an appointment or home visit.

We provide a bespoke service from the first meeting to the final handover of a project. By listening to our clients' needs and working with them closely every step of the way; the result is a living space that works for lifestyle and budget.

Burlanes Sevenoaks
01732 605 001

Burlanes Chelmsford
01245 352 557

Lindsey Durrant

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