The Launch

Where is Strive For Design located?

Strive For Design is your one stop interior design shop. Based in the heart of the horse racing society in Newmarket just 10 minutes from Cambridge and one hour from London we are situated in a picturesque location. From home décor, home accessories, kitchens, bathrooms, fabrics, furniture, lighting, tiling, upholstery, flooring and much more, Strive is something out of the ordinary.

Who is the owner of Strive For Design?

Interior designer Leigh Hall, founder of Strive For Design, has over 10 years’ experience in the trade. Styling, planning, accessorising and organising a home are just a few of her key traits. Leigh is very capable of adjusting to different trends and seasonal tastes. Whether it be contemporary, country or classic Leigh can source all products for a home.

What makes us different to any other interior design shop?

Strive For Design currently has over 100 suppliers and over 1000 fabric and wallpaper options choose from. There is nothing we cannot get or achieve!

As a very unique interior design shop, Strive For Design promises a bespoke quality service. We focus primarily on our clients’ needs and desires to create a very personal one-to-one experience when either decorating, extending, or changing a home.

With the launch of our new website we thoroughly hope our clients have the comfort of shopping for home accessories from the comfort of their home. We all know the need for online shopping and how it seems there is never enough time in the day thus we have created what we feel is an up to date online shop directly from our showroom. Being able to post out almost on the same day if in stock, thus turnaround time being 1-3 working days.

What will I find at Strive For Design?

Also new to Strive are our 2 showrooms, one for bathrooms and one for kitchens. We have partnered up with some incredible bathroom designers to incorporate the most up to date technology in bathroom design. Including storage and lighting, we can make a small pesky room into an open modern ultra-vibrant bathroom, seeing past all angles. We provide all kitchen installation and design, luxurious, bespoke, unique, modern, contemporary, country, quintessential, inspirational, traditional and detailed are just a few words to describe the thought put into our kitchens. We can provide glossy, shaker, slab, Georgian and painted kitchens. We think of all aspects from plug sockets, lighting, storage and appliances. We also pride ourselves in being unique through our handles, something you won’t see very often.  All our worktops are available in a range of colours and quality, mainly from Israel our stones are beautiful. Perfect for islands, worktops, surfaces and wall cladding. We design our kitchens to inspire.

Our bathroom showroom boasts high tech elegance with increased hygienic design meeting functionality. From censored taps, to censored lights and heat seated toilets we provide it all! Free standing baths are the in-trend at the moment so be sure to check them out here at Strive. The free standing concept is one of recent years, it exuberates space and design to function uniquely within a space and provide something so different to any other bathroom. No more pipes, leaks or taps with today’s relevant designs!

What can be purchased at Strive For Design?

Well, our beautiful annex showroom boasts a warming character filled with modern design, supplying lighting, candles, photo frames, cushions, art work, wallpapers, fabrics, glassware, gifts, gift vouchers, ornaments, flowers, vases, outdoor décor and much more. Upon arrival you are entitled to a coffee or tea, a real relaxing way to shop whilst mooching around the shop. Our living showroom at Long Cottage enables you to gain ideas, thoughts and vision when designing rooms. Everything seen can be purchased and it is a real insight as to what you can achieve within a home, something no other company has on offer. At Strive For Design we truly believe this is what stands us apart from any other interior designer in the area. We are not your typical walk in shop with a sales rep. We are a small family growing business with years of experience behind us. The personalised and customised service offered is something you will not find in our area or in general! You can quite comfortably sit down and talk money, quotations, ideas and visions. We offer a free consultation at your home followed by a mood board to display ideas and thoughts created by designer Leigh Hall.

Can you customise furniture and make things bespoke?

Customisation and personalisation is one of our biggest selling factors which we take huge pride in. We pride ourselves in not only designing your home but we work with some incredible carpenters, joiners and fabricators to customise your dream kitchen, furniture, cupboards, wardrobes, storage and much more. Any shape sofa is possible with endless possibilities of fabrics to choose from within our showroom to meet your budgets. Headboards of any design or structure in any variation of material of any size are possible. Beds can be made customised to suit your room. The possibilities are endless.

Do you do extensions, renovations and building works?

Strive For Design is happily in partnership with Strive Construction – our sister company. Strive Construction focuses primarily on extensions, refurbishments, scaffolding, water and fire damage, domestic and commercial builds. By having this sister company, it enables us to provide a “One Package” service. Many of our clients love the fact we can complete the whole process from start to finish. With over 35 years in the construction trade and a small workforce we can plan, develop and complete your build. By using us for the whole procedure form start to finish it allows us to offer better competitive prices compared to any other individual companies. It also allows a stress free service for our clients, we have found clients can quite literally give us the keys and allow us to start the building works and complete the interior all in one hit allowing you to walk in and be mesmerised with a stress free ordeal when renovating your home. So when asking, why would I come to Strive For Design rather than a sole construction company and a sole kitchen company we would say – because money will be saved, a better service given and a personalised uniqueness throughout the entire procedure!

Do we work to your budgets?

How much you may ask? What will my budget get me? Here at Strive we will work around your budget. Everything depends on the spec you require. We primarily focus on modern and contemporary vibes; we have changed old cottages to modern day living. Our kitchens start form £12,000, Bathrooms start from £6,000 and individual rooms vary depending on furniture and technology required.

Wallpapers and fabrics our one of classiest niches in the showroom. There are endless designs and textures to choose from. We stock Brian Yates, Casamance, Cole & Son, Arte, Camengo, Zimmer Rhodes, Elitis, JAB, Sahco, GP & Baker, Sheila Coombes, James Hare, Kravet, Casadeco, Kai, Nobilis, Today Interiors, William Yeoward, Maria Flora, Metaphores, Fillipo Vecher and Chrisitan Lacroix.

What are our opening times?

Here at Strive the possibilities are endless, we are open TUESDAY to SATURDAY 10am – 5pm and look forward to welcoming new clients into the showroom for inspiration and ideas!