Sharon Simpson - Dark Romantix Design Studio
Founder & Head Creative
Interior Designer, Photographer & Coach
I'm excited to be described as an emerging talent in the interior design industry. I bring with me a fresh and different approach believing design can improve our confidence when we're bolder with our interior choices and take a courageous step outside our own décor boundaries.
I'm a clinical hypnotherapist, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner counsellor and life coach, and a self-taught photographer. I developed my skills in being able to get my clients to relax in front of the camera to produce a portrait that looked and felt like them.
These key traits I've now transferred into my interior design practice to help my clients create an interior that is a reflection of their personality & style.
Having successfully reimagined my own home after a period of illness, I discovered the importance of using emotion when designing, decorating & styling your home.
I currently work exclusively in the residential market, and attract clients who are looking for a more dynamic, personality driven interior. My style has been described as “Bold, Edgy, Urban, Rock ‘n’ Roll Opulence”.
To which I say, yes!
My home has been featured in Reclaim Magazine January 2022, showcasing my style and design aesthetic.
I’m a key member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), which was set up in response to the Interior Design industry recognising the need to address the lack of inclusion & representation in the industry, after the tragic death of George Floyd, during the 2020 global pandemic.
Most recently, in May 2022, I was a guest speaker at Fritz Fryer Lighting Specialists as part of Clerkenwell Design Week, alongside my colleague & mentor Simon Hamilton, from Simon Hamilton Creative. We presented a talk about The Perfect Interiors Cocktail, sharing our unique approach on how to create a home you love using lighting, colour & art.
The event was a great success.
I've also been a panelist at Design London for The London Design Festival September 2021, again alongside Simon Hamilton, Tash South and Alexandria Dauley. At the sold out event, I shared my experience and my vision on the future of design.
It was an honour to be a featured speaker for ND Educates, a series of inspiring talks, workshops and practical advice from leading professionals in the design industry. I contributed my knowledge on how to get started in interior design after graduation.
My first home décor range, called The Rununculus Collection, is a selection of colourful and unique designs which celebrate black female beauty. I created it because as a child I never saw positive images of women who looked like me.
I live with my family in north London and work with clients all over London.