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Maximal minimalism. An ethos, not a style.

Many designers like to define themselves in terms of style. We like to define ourselves in terms of ethos. The starting point for our designs is Scandi-inspired simplicity. To that we add a colourful twist, as well as pattern, to make the space more personal to you. Ultimately, we work with your style.  

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It’s not just our love of colour that makes us Bright. We believe that Interior Design is about more than how the space looks, but how the space works and what impact it has on its users. We strive to create spaces that are designed but comfortable; in keeping with the architectural style of the property yet fit for contemporary living. The aesthetics are important, but our starting point for every design project is functionality and practicality — we want to make your space work harder for you.

With up-to-date supplier knowledge, we curate the huge amount of materials and products out there for your needs. We have a special interest in sustainable and healthy design practices, and would love to apply these principles to your space too. A new interior need not be taxing on the planet, nor on the health of its users. 

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Winner: Grand Designs Live “The Lavatory Project“, 2018
Shortlisted: Evening Standard “Home Design Award”, 2019 (Pro Kitchens)
Shortlisted: Place2Be Counselling Room design competition, 2017

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Maria Gratsova Bright Designs PSFounder and Creative Director Maria Gratsova has an Interior Design Diploma from the renowned KLC School of Design, as well as several years of freelance design experience. She will soon complete a Masters in Sustainable Design at the University of Brighton.

Her previous life in Investment Banking (as well as a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics) means all projects are conducted systematically and efficiently, both with regard to time and budget.

Maria loves nothing more than getting to know her clients, and bringing their vision to life in an interior. She doesn’t revert to monotonous and generic schemes, making sure that every project is unique and tailored to the client’s circumstances.

As much as studying floorplans and obsessing over colour schemes, Maria loves to write on all things to do with her work. Primary topics of interest include sustainable and healthy interiors and kitchens, use of colour in interiors, and the ethos and philosophy behind interior design. 

Maria speaks several languages, having lived in five different countries. She loves to travel but nowadays mostly resists the urge on sustainability grounds. For a break from interiors, she mainly does sport and outdoor activities with her two bouncy boys. 

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