I’m Zoe Marshall-McKay…
I have always had a passion for design and the arts, having studied Art, and Design, Communication, Technology at school. I started an interior design correspondence course straight after school and then went into learning photography for a short period. During this time, I worked at a home furnishing shop in Worcester and learnt how to dress the shop, and source practical and beautiful furniture for our clients. Following this, for a long while I worked in the NHS ‘doing a sensible job'.
However, when I met my husband in 2008 who had a background in home renovation, he rekindled my joy for home design. From 2012 we ran a kitchen showroom together and I completed my NVQ3 in Furniture and Interior Design in 2013. Whilst designing kitchens I found that clients needed not only the cabinetry but also help with choosing flooring, tiles, splashbacks, lighting, stools, benches, media stations, window dressings and paint.
We started to approach the designs from a ‘whole room perspective’. After that, our clients would ask us to do the bedroom that needed updating, then the study, hallway, cloakroom etc etc…
I absolutely love being able to help people visualise and put together a home, as a reflection of their personalities. Not only that, our living spaces directly affect our well-being and so I’m aware that I’m having a positive impact on someone’s life for, what could be, the next 20 years.
During 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided the time was right to work for myself again, creating a good work-life balance, with my family in mind. Please feel free to drop me a line and let me know how I can help you.
‘A truly creative designer who understands the needs of her clients. When we came to Zoe to look at kitchens, she encouraged us to consider different design alternatives and different concepts to include in our kitchen so we could choose the ones that suited us. She gave her time freely and made us feel valued. We adore our kitchen designed and supplied by her - the whole experience was such a positive one.'
— S Sendur, Bromsgrove 2018