BA (Hons), BIDA, IIDA
Cecilia Neal brings a profound understanding of architecture and its components...
Cecilia Neal established Meltons, her interior design practice, in Bruton Place, Mayfair, but has recently moved her offices to Suite 3.19, The Plaza at 535 Kings Road, SW10 in Chelsea, where you can arrange to meet her by appointment.
For clients and customers the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, but thoroughly professional. These qualities encapsulate Cecilia's own personality. She knows every fabric, floor-covering, paint treatment, every cornice and joint, but wears this knowledge lightly.
There is no one single "house style" at Meltons. Cecilia Neal brings a profound understanding of architecture and its components, the requirements of modern technology and, above all, the needs and desires of her clients to each project. On the decorating side, she does have a taste for colour and pattern and often designs spectacular curtain treatments, but will produce chic, pared down, monochromatic schemes just as skilfully.
Cecilia Neal has a rare edge among interior designers - her academic background. Once drawn to a career in theatre design, she read for an arts degree at university, and later made a postgraduate study of architecture, and the fine and decorative arts. She has lectured on both subjects for NADFAS.
Clients with little time for research will benefit from her knowledge of markets, small dealers and auction rooms throughout Europe, where she will find the perfect piece of furniture, or funky objet d'art to light up a room.
Melton's design style
Cecilia is often asked for magazine quotes on trends and writes articles on specialist subjects relating to the decorative arts. She has made in depth studies of Chinoiserie, Neo-classical style, 18th Century Porcelain, and the ever fashionable furnishing fabric "Toile de Jouy", as well as diverse subjects such as The Victorian Christmas.
Cecilia trained in Interior Design at the Chelsea College of Art. She is a member of the following professional associations: BIDA (British Interior Design Association), the IIDA (International Interior Design Association), and is also an Affiliate Member of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).
She is regularly included in the "House & Garden" 'Directory of the 100 Leading Interior Designers'.