Hello, I’m Vicki Kress a freelance interior stylist, prop buyer and home stager with a passion for creating visually appealing spaces. I’m an ordinary country Lincolnshire lass with a good head of hair and a serious love of colour, pattern and all things decor.
I work on an array of different interior projects for both homes and commercial premises.
I stumbled into this crazy world when I was a teenager and found my first real taste of interior design.
I was babysitting for a couple and would often stay overnight. They suggested I decorated the bedroom to make it feel more like ‘my own’ and gave me free rein to design anything I loved.
I set to and bought piles of home-style magazines and lots of fabric off-cuts and built a ‘mood board’ of everything that inspired me. I experimented with colours and textures and discovered my dream job.
TIP: Find a few Interior design magazines, or have a Pinterest session and create a board to help you envisage your room - see our blog on how to "Create your own mood boards" if you'd like a little help.
I opened up my retail home interior shop back in 1998 in Brigg, North Lincs with my hubby and have since opened a second store in 2010 Pocklington, Yorkshire.
The unique combination of design, people and project management is one of the reasons I love this work so much. I am a people pleaser and I collaborate with clients to balance budgets for all levels of interior styling.
I offer home visits within the local area with consultation, advice and development of mood/scheme boards.
I’m creative whatever the budget, super organised, diligent and calming.
Throughout my consultations I make sure that I understand what you’re looking to achieve and get a sense of what works well within your home. I make sure that your personality and lifestyle are at the core of everything we plan.
Who I’ve worked with
I have probably lost count of the number of homes I have worked on over the last 20 years! But all styles and properties from country cottages to Mansion residences to modern apartments, old and new.
I have developed themed bars and restaurants, units within the cancer care department at the Hospital. Hair salons, yachts and theatre staging.
We genuinely cannot recommend Vicki Kress and her team at Grandad’s Shed highly enough. Having previously been impressed with the customer service, advice and showroom displays at Grandad’s Shed; when faced with the daunting task of having to completely renovate and refurbish several of our large multiple room luxury self-catering apartments in the heart of York following a major flood, we immediately turned to Vicki and her team to assist us with the project. Vicki met with us on-site for the first of many meetings throughout the project, during which time we discussed our ideas and requirements. Vicki grasped the needs of our project from that very first meeting; she took on board our specifications and injected her creative flair, expertise and ideas to provide us with several beautiful, individual designs full of character and warmth for each room. Working within our budget, Vicki also helped us to adapt a number of original items of sentimental value which we had been able to restore and wanted to use in our rooms. Each and every item supplied by Grandad’s Shed, from the fabrics and soft furnishings to the bespoke handmade items, has been excellent quality. Vicki and her team were enthusiastic and professional throughout the process and were happy to meet with us on multiple occasions to discuss ideas and options and provide further advice. The team at Grandad’s Shed have a fine-tuned eye for detail and a genuine passion for what they do - our beautifully refurbished apartments are a testament to that and we are absolutely delighted.” - Franklins apartments
TIP: Pop in and have a good look around for some inspiration - The shop is always changing so there's always something new to inspire you, we are here to help so if you have any questions, just ask!
My ‘Room Design ‘Scheme’ service will provide you with a relaxing, enlightening and exciting experience to help you ‘love your room Or home again'.
Initial Consultation £60
Scheme Board. £200
Initial Consultation £60
I will visit your home and understand what you’re looking for to achieve and get a sense of what would work well
Approx one hour home visit to get to know your living space, and a one hour follow up in store to run through a ‘Shopping List’ of ideas collated to what would work in your scheme.
We will discuss what you’re looking for to achieve and get a sense of what would work well.
Scheme Board £200
A ‘Room Design Scheme’ board offers a tailored approach to your interior project.
Photos and Dimensions taken of the room/s and windows at the initial consultation.
In store appointment follow up where I’ll reveal the designs I’ve collated for you along with a digital mood board and personalised product list.
This will incorporate the Fabric and colour mix along with other surface treatment (flooring, deco panelling etc) and styling tips.
Window treatment illustrations
Selected lighting, soft furnishing s and accessories.
Home staging £150
You may be looking to sell your home or it may be a rental property and you need photos to promote.
Here I look at your existing room with the aim of reinventing and enhancing your current interior by working with furniture and accessories already in your home
Balance of payment is due prior to home visit and assembly of board.
If you wish to cancel we'll refund this fee if you've given us 48-hours notice
TIP: Head over to our services page for information about which is best for you, or simply call for a chat and we can figure out what's best for you and your home