An interview with Interior Design Team, Smoke and Mirrors


We have been keeping our eye on Interior Design team, Smoke and Mirrors for a while now and we have been so inspired by their fabulous work in the industry.



For the past 25 years mother and daughter team, Marina and Verity have worked on some amazing projects from a renovating a French chateau, fully refurbishing a former Surrey Hills hotel and building a new England style home in West Sussex and all different properties in between.

Having been asked on many occasions to design and stage other people’s properties, the talented team of two have come together in collaboration to start Smoke and Mirrors.




 What inspired you to start Smoke and Mirrors?

Over many years we have been approached to design and style other people's properties, so we decided to create a business doing just that!. Because of our love of design, and desire to enhance properties it seemed like the perfect fit for us!

How would you describe your signature style?

Modern country is our signature style. It is timeless, with a neutral palette and antique pieces to add depth and interest. Attention to detail is so important!

Which upcoming interior trends will you be keeping your eyes on this season?

The colour blue is due to be a big trend this year, along with incorporating different textures to a scheme. Mixed patterns are also going to be a key feature in 2017.

What are your 3 favourite items from the La Residence Interiors collection?

We really love the Sylvine coffee & side tables, they go well with any scheme. Also the Osbourne ottoman which is a fantastic shape, and unique to La Residence Interiors. And also the Burford dining chairs, they make any dining room look stunning.

What projects have you got coming up in the next 6 months, which you can tell us about?

We are currently working on a beautiful New England style property in The Witterings. It is a wonderfully light and spacious property right near the beach.

How many projects have you worked on as a team over the years?

Individually we have developed, styled and built many properties, both in the UK and Europe, but together the property in The Witterings will be our third.


April 07, 2017 by Sarah Cook
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