Based in Devon for the last 8 years, Emma Dixon has been running her project management and interior design agency, Blue Sea Devon, since early 2010. From concept to completion, classic or contemporary, Emma offers an affordable, bespoke design service. Now based in Stoke Fleming, her main focus at Blue Sea is to help her clients through the design, planning and managing of building, refurbishment and home improvement projects.
She aims to take the stress, anxiety and legwork out of any building project whilst focusing greatly on cost management and adding value. She has worked with a number of 2nd home owners, who are unable to oversee the work themselves, as well as local homeowners.
Her clients are frequently delighted by how well their budgets are managed and the enhanced value of their property as a result of Emma’s work. Emma feels it is important to support local trades and businesses in her projects, and promotes local shops and tradesmen to all her clients.
She works in Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and across the South Hams. She has been lucky to work on some fantastic projects recently including the renovation and interior design of a local property owned by Martin Johnson, the England Rugby Manager, and his wife Kay. Working closely with David Thorogood, from The Journeymen Building Contractors, also based in Stoke Fleming, they have delivered the project on time and on budget with the clients especially keen to support local traders and other Dartmouth businesses. The clients were happy to supply the following testimonial:
“We recently used Emma at Blue Sea Design to project manage the building work, and oversee the design & styling of our new home in Devon. Unable to be in Devon regularly enough to manage the project ourselves, Emma was very good at understanding what we were trying to achieve and managed our budget well, often suggesting useful, more cost effective alternatives to our own ideas. She also contracted a local builder on our behalf who did an excellent job of all the building works, and reported back to us regularly on the progress of the job. Emma was also excellent at suggesting material suppliers to us, and also oversaw these relationships on our behalf. We have been very happy with Emma throughout, she has been professional, organised, helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Working with Blue Sea Devon has been a great experience, and we especially appreciated the way problems were tackled with practical and affordable solutions without compromising aesthetics. We wholeheartedly recommend Blue Sea Design to anyone and we would definitely use Blue Sea Design again if the need arose.” Kay & Martin Johnson CBE, Leicestershire
First Published April 2011 By The Dart