About us

We at The House Surgery are a small and friendly team of passionate Interior Designers. The company has been running since 2003 and is lead by Emma Sturgess-Lief.

We offer a complete interior design service and help our clients with all aspects of their design projects, both large and small. We listen carefully to their ideas and wishes so we can fully grasp and understand their objectives. Through images and discussion we visualise the styles and ambiance they are hoping to achieve and with meticulous planning, we work as a team to bring their dreams and aspirations into reality.

We specialise in Mid to High-End Residential Interior Design and Show Home Design and help lots of happy clients every year benefit from beautiful new home spaces or to sell their homes and development properties quickly and for maximum profit.

We have a large bright studio that we love to work in, with a very big library of fabrics, wallpapers, and furniture, so lots to select and choose from. We also have a large warehouse downstairs that holds all of the furniture and accessories that we hire out for show homes.

We hold appointments with clients both within our studio, and on-site at their homes or development sites. Our working days are varied from, client visits, office design work, show home fitting and removals, to office admin work, which makes life more interesting.

Why work for us

We are a small company so our internships teach you lots of different aspects of the world of interior design, practical, client facing and behind the scenes admin and preparation, as well as styling and dressing show homes. You will have a hands-on role to play and be a part of real design projects and show home projects.

Some of our interns have gone on the be offered jobs after their internships have ended if available and we feel they have shown exceptional skill and work ethic.

Of course, regardless of whether a job offer is made or not, you will receive a reference at the end of your term and we will help you with images of projects that you were a part of for your design portfolio.

Whilst our internships are unpaid positions we do pay for your travel and lunch, this will be paid to you at the end of each month.

We offer 4 - 6-month internships periodically