Commercial Interior Design Consultant for Hospitality and Leisure.

InteriorSense is dedicated to helping its clients achieve well considered, creative and cost effective interior design solutions.

As a truly independent consultancy we believe that design is of paramount importance whatever the size of your budget. We’ll help you to make sure your available space is used wisely with sensible planning that reflects operational functionality and an awareness of the need to maximise revenue. But we know how important it is to keep the overall customer experience in mind with an individual and project specific eye on creative approach.

We do this by taking the time to listen to you and through comprehensive discussion we help you to form a detailed brief, outlining together the key aspects of the project, your expectations and vision.

InteriorSense can offer you sound and independent advice ensuring that your resources are used to the full, towards a meaningful and market sensitive end result.
Have a look at our work to see how we’ve helped businesses achieve successful design solutions

A Design Approach That Works

At InteriorSense we know from experience that the best outcome of any project results from a good, collaborative, Client/Designer relationship; one that cultivates an open minded attitude, taking time to listen and translate ideas into realistic, tangible results.

Our aim is to make sure that whatever the design challenges, working on it together is a stimulating and enriching experience.

Achieve your design goals

We understand that every business has its own unique requirements so our services can be tailored to meet individual needs whether for a new build project or an existing location. When we work with you we will always adopt a logical and practical step by step  approach starting with the general aspects and gradually working towards the specific details making sure that you understand what we do and why.

If you have an interior design dilemma that requires a serious solution please get in touch and we’ll help you to find the key.

About InteriorSense

InteriorSense – How it all began.

My name is Yvonne Burgess and I’d like to tell you how and why I’ve created InteriorSense. I grew up on a farm in Cornwall loving the open green spaces, the rugged coastline and the constant rhythm of the sea. After a year at Falmouth  School of Art and a 3 year Degree in Interior Design at Birmingham City University I was ready to make my mark on the world and determined to persuade someone to employ me. Click to read more…


Space Planning

Whatever your business the cost of the space that it occupies can account for a significant part of the overhead so making sure that its well-planned is essential for profitability.  Taking in to account the type of business, its operational flow, practical circulation and appropriate furniture sizing are some of the key factors we would assess in planning a given space. All these aspects can impact on costs, customer appeal, staff morale and productivity. Why not let us help you to get it right from the start?


Deciding on interior fixtures and fittings – loose furniture, light fittings and artwork for example – can be a challenge especially when it comes to getting the most for your budget. The quality, look and suitability are top of the list but cost is also critical. With our impartial viewpoint we can help you to maximise your budget, apportion it sensibly and spend it where it’s needed. If achieving this is important to you contact us to find out more.

Concept Design

Have you ever wondered what makes some interiors work well and others not so? Actually there are many factors but getting the concept right in the beginning is a must. We’ll take an objective approach to creating the right concept for your business: researching the competition and current trends, gathering relevant information and influences, exploring ideas and distilling the results in to a cohesive and individual design direction. Contact us to find out more.

Interior Review

Do you have an existing business but feel it’s time for some change in the design? We can help you by taking an objective view of what you want to achieve and deciding how to get there. We’ll take time to understand your business operation and the challenges you are facing before making recommendations for upgrading or makeover. If you’d like to have a chat about the possibilities in more detail please get in touch.

Design Development

If you already have a design concept you are happy with but need some support on what to do next we can help you to develop it in more detail. The design development process will show you how the design is applied to your chosen space and the extent of interior fit-out required. You’ll also be able to see how fixtures, loose furniture, lighting, artwork and other interior components are integrated to achieve a successful application of the design concept. If this is of interest to you please get in touch.


We are happy to collaborate with Architects, Project Managers, Graphic Designers or any other professionals seeking any degree of interior design input or support. Our understanding of what is involved in being an effective part of a project team and the interface required allows us to make a positive and practical contribution to any design challenge.


Yvonne & I trained together many years ago. We have formed a design link-up in recent years, resulting in very successful collaborations.

Because she has had diverse experiences in the design industry she often has good perspective on the problem. She reads people and situations well.

Yvonne has the ability to find appropriate & inspired design solutions and present them clearly & eloquently.I can highly recommend Yvonne as a very experienced designer, both as a team support designer or for a complete design service.

Lorraine Symms

Director, Symms Revill

As Steve Jobs once said:

“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.”

Yvonne is a designer who totally gets this principle; she combines imagination and ingenuity with practicality and passion.

I have worked with Yvonne many times over the last 15 years and she always listens, answers the brief and delivers something more than was expected.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her.

Mary Rushton-Beales IALD

Managing Director , Lighting Design House

Contact us

If you have an interior design dilemma that requires a serious solution please get in touch and we’ll help you to find the key.

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