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“I get to know the people I work with, look at their homes and imagine what they might be.”

Welcome to Ann Cope Interior Design, based in West Mersea, Essex.

We offer affordable interior design services for both residential and commercial properties throughout Essex and East Anglia.

My name is Ann, and I am the owner and lead designer of Ann Cope Interior Design. I live on an island in Essex with my family, including my husband David and our cockapoo Teddy. When I’m not working on client projects, you can find me out on the water, as I have just attained my Power Boat Safety Level 2 qualification and have undertaken lots of safety boat handling training. I am also a keen volunteer, often offering up my time for worthwhile local causes, and enjoy long walks on the beach.
With over 30 years of experience in the property industry, I have a passion for delivering beautiful and functional spaces on any budget. I launched my boutique interior design and property styling consultancy in 2020 to provide a more robust and personal service than many of my competitors.

I am dedicated to providing an intimate, highly consultative service and strive to further my understanding of the tools, techniques, resources, and approaches available to me. I am an affiliate member of the British Institute of Interior Design and have achieved various qualifications in the field. I am also part of the interiors designer’s hub, where I am a freelance assessor for student designers coming into the profession.

Diploma in Interior Design
Certificate in Commercial Design
Certificate in Home Staging and Property Styling
Associate, British Institute of Interior Design
Beginner/Intermediate Courses in SketchUp
Level 3 award in assessing vocational skills Certificate in IP Tutor (Intellectual Property Office)

Thank you for considering Ann Cope Interior Design for your interior design needs. I look forward to working with you to create the space of your dreams.

Ann Cope
Ann Cope with brother and sister


What inspired you to become a designer?

It started when I was little girl – wallpapering my dolls house! I have always loved designing my own houses and helping friends – when my children were old enough I decided it was time to do what I love full time

How would you describe your personal style?

I love a contemporary look but also have a keen heart for traditional styles, I love exploring and working with most styles. In my own home I am a bit of a minimalist, I’m not good with clutter!

How do you balance client tastes with your own?

I always take the approach that each project is as individual as the client. I want to create something unique and special to them. I listen carefully to their needs and ensure that their scheme reflects their personality and tastes. I feel it’s really important to set my own style preferences aside and design a scheme that’s right for them.

Do you offer an advice only service?

Yes. I’m happy to offer an advisory service and leave the client with a ‘to do’ list. Most of my clients choose for me to project manage at some level but I’m happy to provide advice to clients who may not require the full package and just need design direction.

What inspires you?

I am continually inspired by good design, whether it’s floral display in a shop, a poster advertisement or natural beauty. Anything that ignites an emotional response excites me. I am always photographing anything I find interesting and taking notes. It may be beautiful architecture, a stunning garden or the beach after a spring tide. I love helping my clients create amazing spaces that work for them and they enjoy.

Are most of your projects based in Essex?

Currently we have projects in and around Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. I am always happy to discuss projects further afield.

How long does it take to design and complete and interior scheme?

It completely depends on the type of project. A full house renovation design and implementation could take up to 12 months, however, a single room refresh can be completed to suit the time frame of the client – I’ve completed one in three days because of tight deadlines!

Can I take a look at some of your design work?

Sure! Some of my recent projects can be seen within my portfolio, I can also send you some more and put you in contact with some of my previous clients should you wish.

More questions? Check out our Knowledge Centre.

More about us…

Celebrating three years of design


We Care…

At Ann Cope interior design we believe in being compliant and ensuring we meet all the industry regulations, thats why we take steps to ensure that our clients are confident we are compliant.

Ann Cope Interior Design business falls under Health & Safety CDM (Construction Design & Management) Regulations.
We work very closely with Joanne Hunt from Chestnut Associates Health & Safety Consultancy for all of our Health & Safety requirements.

When we instruct new contractors Joanne sends them a contractors questionnaire and requests RAMS and insurance documentation. Joanne also keeps in regular contact with the contractors for all of their H&S issues and monitors them on a regular basis.

We carry out regular site audits to ensure contractors are working safely.
All of our contractors are competent to carry out their work. They use the correct PPE for their particular work.

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