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Our Approach

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At Blackshaw, we aim to deliver elegant and functional designs that are customized for a comfortable modern day lifestyle. We create unique environments, featuring bespoke design elements that are tailored to your personal taste and needs. Our ethos “Design for Living” encompasses our user-centered design focus: we put our clients’ desired lifestyle at the forefront of each project and design spaces that facilitate the clients’ well-being.

 

We value personal connection and empathy, and we take the time to fully understand our client’s aesthetic preferences and functional needs. We are change-makers, who are accustomed to refurbishing, remodeling and modernizing old houses and turning them into warm homes. We often work with our own in-house construction team to manage the project from start to finish.

 

At Blackshaw, we use our expertise and vision to deliver the project to the highest standards, on time and to the budget; never compromising on what’s important: creating a space that resonates with the client and maximizes their desired lifestyle.

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Sally Blackshaw

Founder, Director & Head Designer

Sally Blackshaw is the creative force behind Blackshaw, an interior design firm based in Marbella, Spain. Sally is a graduate of the London Institute, one of the UK’s most prestigious design schools, and has worked for a number of high profile designers from Fendi and Armani Casa to Rashid Din and Lumsden. Her relentless passion for design and extensive technical know-how is backed up by her many years of experience. Sally’s unique and constantly evolving style is shown through her ability to create inviting spaces, with elegant simple features and the use of luxurious soft fabrics and materials. Her desire is to deliver comfortable, personal and stylish spaces that are fully in-keeping with the client’s lifestyle. She puts the consistent growth of the business down to a simple ethos of taking time to understand the clients, as well as perfect execution of the project and attention to detail.

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The Team

Andrea

Andrea

Office Manager & Personal Assistant

Andrea is Sally’s personal assistant, responsible for the day-to-day running of our busy office and interior design showroom. Andrea also works closely with the designers, assisting with quotes and helping with project management. It is Andrea’s job to provide an aftercare service, liaising with our international clients on a daily basis to find out if they require any help prior to and after their interior design and construction projects have been completed.

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Candela

Technical Designer

Candela joined Blackshaw in 2012, and is our go-to technical expert. She is a qualified architect having studied architecture at a technical college in Spain. Candela liaises with clients and suppliers and trades on all the technical aspects of our projects. She is also involved in the creative process, and in charge of putting furnishing quotes together.

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Lucy

Interior Designer

Lucy joined Blackshaw Interior Design as an interior design graduate in 2014. Originally from the UK, she studied interior design at the famous KLC School of Design in Chelsea Harbour, London. She is involved in all things creative, from developing interior design concepts and interior remodelling for all types of projects. Lucy is also a highly experienced project manager and deals with our contractors to ensure that everything runs smoothly and is finished within the deadline.

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Monika

Interior Designer

Monika joined the Blackshaw team in 2019 as an experienced interior designer. Originally from Poland, she has obtained a master’s degree in art history in 2009 from the University in Warsaw as well as a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the Polish -Japanese Academy of Information Technology in 2016. She is a skilled interior designer with high expertise and profound knowledge in working with fabrics. Monika is also one of our project managers, who handles projects of all scales and makes sure everything is completed on time, in budget and catering to the client’s desired lifestyle.

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Milda

Interior Designer

Milda is the newest member to the Blackshaw team, who joined in 2020. Originally from Lithuania, she has a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in urban planning and design from the Vilnius Gediminas technical university. She is a talented project manager, who is skilled in spacial planning and furniture distribution, making sure all the spaces have the right flow, feel good to live in and have a positive subconscious effect on the client’s well-being.