Kate Ainslie Williams started her own company in 1997, with the specific aim of specialising in the conservation of the interiors of buildings listed for their architectural or historical importance. She believes passionately that listed interiors can be sympathetically conserved to provide practical spaces for 21st century life, and that if the interior is viable, the future of a listed building as a whole is made more certain.

Kate trained at the Inchbald School of Design and has over twenty years' experience of designing and managing both corporate and private interior design projects. Before setting up her own company, she worked for Charles Hammond Ltd. for sixteen years, rising to become the first female director.

For the past five years, Kate has specialised in conservation projects both in the UK and abroad. She has an MSc in Historic Conservation, and is a professional member of a number of interior design and conservation organisations. She regularly gives talks on aspects of her work and particular conservation topics to groups of historic home owners, and to conservation students and professionals.

Kate has extensive knowledge of conservation techniques, together with expertise in planning and conservation law, policy and procedure. Combined with her design flare, she is able to advise clients on possible pitfalls and provides successful and practical design solutions.

Qualifications & Professional Memberships
MSc Historic Conservation, Oxford Brookes University
Institute of Historic Building Conservation, Affiliate Member and
London events co-ordinator

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
President of UK Chapter of IIDA, 1996-1998
British Interior Design Association (BIDA)

American Intercontinental University (AIU), external member of
Advisory Panel to Interior Design Department

Membership of Heritage/Conservation Organisations
English Heritage; The Georgian Group; The National Trust;
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)