Saturday, August 30, 2008


Top Welsh Designers Join International Interiors Galaxy

Renowned designers, Yvonne Jones and Andrew Burch of Chameleon Interiors in Cardiff, have been honoured with one of the interior design world’s ultimate accolades - inclusion in the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review.

They will be featured in the glossy tome alongside internationally-renowned designers such as Kelly Hoppen and Jane Churchill.

The pair will also be entrants in the prestigious Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year Awards, which are widely recognised as the ‘Oscars’ of the interior design industry.

Previous members of the judging panel for these awards include Vogue editor, Alexandra Shulman, Sir Tim Rice, Bruce Oldfield, Olga Polizzi, Yasmin Le Bon, Candace Bushnell and Richard.E.Grant.

The 2008 final will be held at the V&A in London in the autumn.

Yvonne and Andrew design for a wide range of clients both in the UK and Europe, creating sumptuous interiors for country houses and cottages, London townhouses, loft apartments and eclectic second homes.

“Andrew Martin’s Interior Design Review is the interior design bible, and we are proud to be featured in it,” says Yvonne. “It is a great showcase for Chameleon Interiors’ work, and the high quality craftsmanship that we carry out in our own workshops.”

Yvonne set up Chameleon Interiors 25 years ago, joining forces with Andrew Burch to create a powerful design partnership.

The company has built up an excellent reputation for individuality and innovation, and its ability to produce outstanding bespoke products for clients who are looking for one-off designs.

“Our clients want us to create homes that are distinctive, and we are happy to push the design boundaries whenever that is required,” explains Andrew. “Yvonne and I frequently go on buying trips to Europe, hunting down exciting furniture and fabrics that can’t be found in the UK.”

“When we go on holiday with our families, whether it’s to France, the Caribbean, Ireland or New York, we gain inspiration from the architecture, the colours, and the cultural influences of all these places,” he adds.

Note to editors:

Chameleon Interiors is based in Cathays Terrace, Cardiff. The showroom features a broad range of distinctive products, fabrics and furnishings.

The company was set up 25 years ago by Yvonne Jones, a Royal College of Art trained designer who is widely respected within the design community.

Yvonne runs Chameleon Interiors with talented designer and co-director, Andrew Burch, along with a team of highly skilled project managers, and a vast network of high calibre craftspeople.

Yvonne, Andrew and their team take on a diverse range of commissions, both large and small, and work on projects in the UK and overseas.

Contact details:

62 Cathays Terrace,
Cardiff, CF24 4HY,
029 20371 277

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