Testimonials


I have been fortunate enough to know Allyson for some time now, and have had the opportunity of using her exceptional interior design talents on several occasions, both at home and in my dental practice.

Allyson seems to have the uncanny ability to distill the wants and needs of her client down to a few key points, that she then manages to transform into a stunning design that looks amazing and functions wonderfully! She is always mindful of the budget involved, and will often source materials that give the desired effect at a fraction of the expected prices.

On several occasions she has called upon her extensive contacts to create bespoke items, either furniture, artwork or soft furnishings to give a completely unique look, which have totally exceeded even my high expectations. Allyson always seems prepared to go the extra mile for her clients, and takes great pride in her work, overseeing every aspect of a job personally.

I would have no hesitation to recommend Allyson to anyone looking for a designer who has great vision, integrity, honesty and skill. She has been fundamental in the changes we have made to our home, and to our business. The fact that we receive so many positive comments about both speaks for itself. Thank you Allyson for everything you have done to make both my home and work environments such wonderful places to be.
Dr Michael Cahill


We recently wanted to overhaul our whole head office.  It’s quite large and is spread over 6 floors.  We have a number of different spaces, including a large reception, several training zones, offices and open plan areas.  We knew we wanted to completely refresh the space and to bring it up to date but we didn’t know where to start.  All we knew was that we wanted the office to look impressive, and welcoming but understated. 

Allyson really got inside our company, understood how it worked and what we’re all about.  We’re a family company and are proud of the warm atmosphere in our office.  Allyson’s design has taken this into account and we’re so pleased with the result.  The space is so much brighter and lighter, and everyone who visits complements the look and feel of the place.  The training areas are a real triumph as they are contemporary but welcoming.  Thank you Allyson for a fantastic design.
Anna Speakman - Director of Procurement 



Just like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU, for all you have done for me and Graham in our home! You took time to get to know something about us whilst engaging with our ideas that resulted in a fabulous job done!! You definitely went above and beyond what we expected and we trusted your years of experience and knowledge in your area of work and it defo paid off for us!! We love our curtains in numerous rooms, the colour scheme you suggested in other rooms and pointed us in the right direction with our kitchen family room and I love the makeover with our settees and the Brian Yates wallpaper in our top bathroom!!!! I would recommend you without a shadow of doubt and will be asking for further input from you in our new home! You not only want to do the best for your clients but you put your heart and soul into your work and it shines through to the completed tasks involved, I would never go elsewhere now as I trust you explicitly xxx
Lynne & Graham  - Egerton, Bolton 

Allyson has worked on a number of projects with us over the last ten years – from an idea for a wallpaper to furnishing a whole room. I’ve always felt she has understood our own personal taste very well, whilst clearly advising from her design experience and perspective. We’ve never been disappointed and her work always looks stunning.”
Zena and Stephen Martin - Belmont, Lancashire

I just wanted to express my thanks to Allyson for the fantastic job she’s done on my apartment.   I am so thrilled, particularly with my bedroom.  I couldn’t express what I really wanted but Allyson got to know and understand me so was able to deliver a design that suits me perfectly.  She obviously listened to me and not simply ‘interrupted’ she thought  I’d like. I now have a bedroom which is girly but sophisticated and the envy of many of my friends and family.  Allyson has given me a design that suits me.  Everything ran to plan and all in all it was a great experience and not all stressful.  Allyson you are truly talented at what you do and I would recommend you whole heartedly.  
Anna Speakman 

Thank you so much Alllyson for being there when I really lost faith in interior designers ! I have tried two designers and ended up losing money and time, until you arrived and took all the worry away and made the whole thing such an enjoyable process with your lovely nature, reasonable prices and fantastic taste.
I have recommended you to all the people who admire your work in my house and will say in all honesty to all the people “ having an interior designer is not expensive if you have a person like Allyson ”, a wonderful designer, lovely person and now a friend for life.

Wael Noori - Central Frozen Food Supplies Ltd.


Alison was my first experience of interior design and now I'm hooked!
Her kind and friendly attitude made me feel at home and we soon became friends.
I was able to have my input and Alison gave me great advice. She is aware of budgets and has brilliant ideas to save money and get the right results. She had me painting beads on a light fitting with nail varnish and it looked so effective when it was done! I feel completely at home with Ally and I know the final result is really important to her. She loves to see your reaction when the room is done and you see it for the first time. I have recommended her to friends and they have been so happy with the results. I wouldn't use anyone else!
Julia - Bolton

My husband and I live in Cheshire and recently engaged Allyson to redecorate and furnish our home. At an initial meeting Allyson  discussed colours, fabrics, designs and costs. The works were undertaken over a period of time to suit our needs and budget. We both have extremely demanding jobs and a busy lifestyle. The ever flexible Allyson coordinated all activities, acting as a single point of contact for all tradesmen, and minimised the effort and time required by us. The transformation of the house was sensational and addresses all of our practical needs as well. Allyson has a real passion for her work and her insights about our tastes and priorities produced a fantastic outcome. Allyson  displayed a hands on and flexible approach and paid attention to the finer details which ensured we were more than happy. We trust Allyson completely, she continues to assist us and if anyone is contemplating her services then we highly recommend her.
Roma Gowans
Quality Improvement Manager - Eastern Europe, Africa and Middle East


Without Ideas Experience's expertise, I would never have achieved such a beautiful home.  Allyson spends a great deal of time during the consultation, carefully considering and interpreting which style really suits her clients needs and desires.  I had to work to a budget, but you wouldn't know it.  She makes you feel special and I love the way Allyson puts the room together on the final fitting day, it felt like being on a Changing Rooms tv program; very eventful and a real surprise at the end.   I feel like I live in a totally luxurious dream home, thanks to Ideas Experience.
Kathryn - Bolton



I knew Ali many years ago when I attended her lectures at Wigan College, but unfortunately lost touch when she moved her business.  How I missed her shop in Westhoughton, one could always source superb soft furnishings wallpaper and home accessories.
 Ali was always readily available and very willing to impart generous advice to asssist her customers to create the perfect ambiance.
Later, when my daughter moved to her new home, there were numerous visits from other interior designers with negative and expensive advice, none of which were satisfactory, and were generally unhelpful and time wasting.
I eventually traced Ali, and after a visit in a very short time, she supplied advice and colour schemes which enhanced the house in a warm comfortable modern way at very reasonable rates. 

Result: One very happy daughter 
Anne Green - Alderley Edge, Cheshire.


Having worked with Allyson on many exciting projects, I know our carpets and flooring are always shown to there best, in fabulous decor, customers are thrilled when everything comes together. 

I will give Allyson my full support on all further projects and would not hesitate in recommending Allyson's services to any friend's, family or colleagues looking to use a interior designer. 
Mark Flood - Style Floor 

Allyson. We keep just standing and staring at your magical work, once again.  As ever Allyson, you have excelled yourself. It's beautifully regal and i'm going to really enjoy the room now.  Thank you so much for your hard work and generosity. It's always appreciated and greatly valued - we are nothing without your midas touch!
Kathryn and Jeff Borrodaile - Bolton.