MARION LICHTIG INTERIOR DESIGN
Listed in the last three editions of The House & Garden Directory of the 100 Leading Interior Designers, Marion Lichtig brings over 30 years of design experience to her client's projects and homes. A content and confirmed under-the-radar designer, renowned for working in harmony with the homeowner, she trained in fashion and textiles at Central St Martins before gaining valuable experience in the antiques business and graduating into interiors.
Her ethos is simplicity and pared-down symmetry, 'My design is about the careful balance of contemporary and classic. I like a room to look as though it belongs to the present while incorporating elements of the past. A home should look as if it has evolved over time even if it has been put together over a limited period. Everything should feel effortless and unplanned. Mybête noireis a scheme designed to feel it is something that it is not. I like to approach the decoration of any house by first letting the building speak.'
Hamsptead based, Marion has worked across a diverse variety, from small beginnings to major design and build projects in London, Oxford, the English seaside, country houses and chalets in Switzerland.
She has long been a collector of vintage fabrics and is inspired by the colours of nature, natural textural elements, interesting pieces whether they be furniture or objects. During any free time she can be found trawling around antiques fairs, quirky shops and galleries. 'I find combining expensive pieces with purchases found in maybe a junk shop give a feel of originality. I love seeing piles of beautifully bound books and throwing in a splash of colour. Each project may have my hand writing but it should also reflect each client. My biggest aspiration is for the client to enjoy the entire process as well as the end result.'
A recent client of Marion Lichtig's comments 'I have used Marion Lichtig for several major design projects in the last five years and have always been delighted with the results. I have also received many, many compliments from friends for her work. Marion sources furniture and fabrics that are unusual and often quirky - both modern and vintage. But beyond this, her use of colour is outstanding, using different textures and tones which don't specifically match to achieve a look which is classy, warm, homely and above all unique.
If you like the matchy matchy look of a hotel Marion is not for you, but if you are going for a more original look, be it funky, boho or classic, Marion is your woman!'