Rachel Alexandra Kershaw 

Rachel studied Law at The University of Nottingham and pursued a career as a Solicitor for 10 years prior to establishing Imella Design. Rachel found that the legal world stifled her creativity and having always wanted to work in Interior Design, she just had to work out the right pathway…  
 
In 2010 a beautiful life chapter opened up with the purchase of a farmhouse in the Berwyn Mountains in rural North Wales. Thick and sumptuous country house curtains were in order for the large and draughty windows ...this sparked the beginnings of Imella Design which was founded the following year.  
 
Interior design and decoration has always been Rachel's passion and she was finally able to pursue it by acquiring the skills of traditional curtain making. The ability to create the finest, couture, hand-sewn window treatments opened the door to the interior decoration world… 
 
 

Inspiration for the name "Imella" comes from Rachel's two daughters, Imogen and Ella.  Rachel feels immensely lucky to do what she loves and she finds running the business exciting and rewarding: inspired every day by beautiful houses, textiles, decoration and art.   

 
 

Rachel Alexandra Kershaw 

Rachel studied Law at The University of Nottingham and pursued a career as a Solicitor for 10 years prior to establishing Imella Design. Rachel found that the legal world stifled her creativity and having always wanted to work in Interior Design, she just had to work out the right pathway…  
 
In 2010 a beautiful life chapter opened up with the purchase of a farmhouse in the Berwyn Mountains in rural North Wales. Thick and sumptuous country house curtains were in order for the large and draughty windows ...this sparked the beginnings of Imella Design which was founded the following year.  
 
Interior design and decoration has always been Rachel's passion and she was finally able to pursue it by acquiring the skills of traditional curtain making. The ability to create the finest, couture, hand-sewn window treatments opened the door to the interior decoration world… 
 
 
 

Britain's rich textile industry woven into a family history 

Rachel has a long standing passion for interior design and architecture: textiles are in her blood. Rachel’s mother, Jennifer, taught her to sew and helped her to make her first pair of curtains as a 12 year old. Rachel’s grandmothers were weavers in a Lancashire cotton mill and her great-grandfather was a mill engineer, running the engine which powered the mill sheds. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Over the years, Rachel has gained significant experience with projects in country houses and luxury homes across the UK and abroad.   Rachel works directly with clients as well as with interior designers and decorators. 

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