who we are
Elaine has extensive experience working as a Senior Occupational Therapist in the NHS and Social Services, where she worked closely with GPs, Hospital Consultants, Multidisciplinary Teams, Architects and Surveyors. She has an in-depth knowledge of the cause and effect of a broad spectrum of medical condition, and has specific expertise in Neurology and Palliative Care.
In 2009 Elaine studied Interior Design and was awarded the prestigious National Design Academy Diploma in Professional Interior Design. In 2011 she left the NHS and founded DESIGNATE Housing Adaptations Interior Design & Colour Consultancy.
“I am passionate in my belief that people of all ages and abilities should be able to live in environments that enable them to thrive physically mentally and socially, and give opportunity for them to achieve their goals and aspirations. DESIGNATE enables me to combine my interior design skills and clinical knowledge, and provide a seamless bespoke service to clients that addresses any current and future health needs both at home, and in the workplace.
I love ‘empowering’ people, so place all my clients at the heart of the design process. It is wonderful to be able to work directly with clients and relevant agencies throughout a project from initial assessment to completion. Together we are able create beautiful, functional safe colourful practical spaces , that reflect 21st Century living, maintain property values, and that everyone in the household can use and enjoy for years to come.”
Elaine includes the client in all stages of the design process. She works closely with architects and building contractors to ensure they are cognisant about inclusive Design in all its forms.