ABW Designs offers a complete service of project management and interior design, committed to realising interiors of the highest standard.

Established in 1997 by Alison Wallace, who has over 20 years experience working in the industry, including 7 years at Fired Earth Interiors, is highly qualified in many aspects of design and has a depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for creating outstanding homes and interiors.

ABW Designs has a reputation for being imaginative, efficient and very reliable, employing and supervising a superior team of local tradesmen who carry out any building work, together with plumbers, electricians, joiners, tilers, decorators, upholsterers and curtain makers. This bespoke service includes an extensive range of fabrics for furniture and soft furnishings to choose from to create your individual interior and reflect your lifestyle.

Alison has worked on various properties including prestigious boardroom refurbishments, hotels, shops, restaurants and a large number of private houses throughout the Northeast.

There is no set format. Each project is approached uniquely, with specifications tailored to encompass your dreams and budget.



"ABW Designs provided a very professional and prompt service with great design input."
Thomas Robinson MD, Headlam Hall Hotel

"Wayside Cottage was the first project I have worked on with Alison. It was a seamless process with the end product being a very unique holiday property. Budgets and timescales were met and I would be more than happy to recommend Alison to anyone."
William Stephenson – Director – Holiday at Home Ltd.

"Alison's hard work and attention to detail in the design of all the bedrooms, bathrooms and public areas at The Heifer has been paramount to our success. Her great ideas along with her organisational skills has meant that every project Alison has been involved with has been completed on time and has exceeded our expectations"
David Moss, The Wensleydale Heifer

"Alison works with flair, integrity and has a fresh approach with clients when decoration becomes daunting. Essentially, Alison worked to an agreed budget and costs were clearly explained. Product sourcing, far from being time consuming, was made stress free and enjoyable for me.
I am delighted to recommend the quality service I received from ABW Designs, who streamlined all aspects of my scheme and most importantly, managed it with outstanding results."
Maureen Howarth, Gilling House

"We used ABW Designs to harmonise existing period furniture with the new sofas and soft furnishings. Alison was extremely skilled and helpful when advising about colour, fabrics and furniture including rugs and curtains. Nothing was too much trouble and she removed a great deal of the stress when we moved from our home of thirty-five years to a group of renovated farm buildings."
John & Kate Stephenson, Hartforth