Isabel Russell

Associate Interior Designer

Isabel believes in using a holistic approach to the spaces she designs, combining the functional requirements with character and personality in order to create inspiring environments where the emphasis is on those that use the space.

During her time at Stride Treglown, she has been involved in several projects within the Student Living, Residential and University sectors.

If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?

Before starting my Interior Architecture degree, I studied Graphic Design at Manchester School of Art, so I would probably have continued with that. I still have a real interest in signage, branding and identity — it’s something I try to include in my current projects as much as possible.

Pet hate?

Too much information crammed onto a page! I am a big fan of whitespace and keeping it simple.

What is the current big trend in your sector?

I am really excited by the evolution of the living sector, especially co-living, as it offers solutions to some of the challenges we are seeing in the UK housing market, with a big focus on community and convenience.

What’s the greatest invention ever?

The aeroplane, maybe? Think of all those places we couldn’t go and explore as easily if we couldn’t hop on a flight (and all the sunshine we would be missing out on)!

Best book you’ve read?

Anything by Dolly Alderton.

  • FX Award
  • Interior Educators National Award