What Our Clients Say…

"We are delighted with the interior design advice we’ve received from Kim over the years. The first time was 2004 when we needed help choosing paint colours for all rooms in our house. We loved the warm, Tuscan style colour scheme Kim helped us choose. 16 years later we decided to freshen up our home and have a complete change – this time a more coastal, Hamptons style.

Kim listened carefully to our ideas and preferences and helped us create a coherent colour scheme and style throughout our home – including choice of furniture, rugs and carpet. I used to think that interior design advice was only for the wealthy, but Kim worked within our modest budget and showed us that creating living spaces that make you feel happy and comfortable doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Best of all, Kim and Iain can now offer painting and handyman services if you’re not keen on doing that yourself. We highly recommend Shoestring Decorators for interior design advice and handyman services."

Susan & Jamie

"Downsizing can be a daunting task but with Kim on board, it proved to be an exciting and fulfilling experience.
Kim accompanied us to the bathroom, kitchen, flooring suppliers and with her expertise and guidance, our decisions were made quickly and decisively. She also introduced us to various furniture manufacturers and once again, her advice was invaluable and enabled us to make the most of our available space.

Once we had moved in, she assisted us with our light fittings and the placement of our art. Kim’s friendly, accommodating and professional skills come with our highest recommendation – we so enjoy our home!

Gaby & Keith
Perry Lakes

"We have used Kim’s services over the last 25 years whenever any home projects have been planned, including a new kitchen, a family room conversion, internal and external colour schemes. Her advice has been creative and practical and always focused on an outcome that would satisfy our needs and we have been thrilled with the results.

More recently we have come to rely on Iain’s services for hands on tasks which he manages very competently and in a timely manner. Without hesitation we recommend this Shoestring Decorator team."

Betsy & Michael

"Kim has been advising us on our interior decorating since the late 90’s, ranging from a total make-over some years ago to minor refreshes. For us, Kim has ‘the creative eye’ and has on occasions actually talked us out of major projects suggesting simple and more economical options.

She is s great ferret when it comes to sourcing interesting homewares, is fun to work with and adapts easily to her clients’ tastes. We have started using Iain more recently for a range of related home improvements. He is amiable and pleasant to work with and takes pride in what he does. A recommended team..."

Andie & Rod

"Ten years ago my husband & I undertook the building of our new home. Building alone can be a stressful experience but combine that with major health issues for us both pushed us to the limit. Trying to cope with chemotherapy and radiation and find the energy to select finishes and furnishings for our new home was an impossibility. Thankfully, we had Kim to guide us through this process. Kim’s energy and creative skills made all the difference. She took time to understand our taste and budget. Kim has extensive decorating experience and has established contacts with an extensive range of suppliers.

Kim did thorough research and was very quick to come back to us with options for us to make the final selection. Kim displayed an attention to detail, style, colour and quality, from minor finishes such as door handles, colour & paint finishes, to lighting, stone benches, floor covering, window finishes and furniture. Once the building was complete Kim helped us decorate our home with our existing art work and furniture placement. The result was stunning and unique and the price under budget and ten years later we are still delighted with the end result which reflects our personality, taste and lifestyle.

It is with great pleasure and confidence that I recommend Kim Kemp's services to others."

Joan & Michael

"Kim is a pleasure to work with. She listens to the brief and then comes up with tons of options! She was happy to let me steer but was always there with tweaks to make the job spectacular.

She is also super prompt- no waiting for days on end for a reply, she has a wide range of contacts and really works to get a good and economical outcome.

I loved our shopping trips, learnt a lot, and the final outcome is stunning."

Jane & Nigel