Commercial Interior Design

With 23 years of hands on experience in interior design and styling, Plot Design design commercial interiors with creativity but also with a practical focus.

Before Plot Design was born, I worked on the design of the interiors and commercial areas for many Ikea stores. At one stage creating store layouts for new IKEA stores. This involved supporting presentations to the IKEA UK board members, steering groups and other key stakeholders and developed a crucial awareness of commercial messages and sales directives.  This experience has allowed Plot design to design smaller scale commercial spaces with a commercially critical eye.

Photographed by Appature Images

Photographed by Appature Images

Each work environment we create is tailored around our clients’ company culture and the well-being of the employees that work within it. From the design stage to the completed fit-out, functionality, innovation and attention to detail are at the centre of every project we work on.

We are experienced in designing technical areas where the buying process is challenging, or areas of mechanical sales where logistics and display have to work effectively together.

If you have a project that you would like help with, then we’d love to hear from you.

Commercial Examples


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Client testimonials



Emily Blower

Estates Senior Project Manager, Unite Students

Karl Doctor

Deputy Store Manager IKEA Malmo Store, Sweden.

Nigel Richardson

Marketing Manager, IKEA Austraila

“I had the pleasure of working with Claire on the fit out of our new specialist waxing and beauty salon, NKD, in Leicester city centre in the summer of 2017. All I can say is that I am so glad I found her!!

She was so lovely to work with, had loads of brilliant ideas and nothing was too much trouble. Her ability to create a 3D model in SketchUp was invaluable as it showed exactly what the finished article would look like…giving certainty to the appearance of the proposed design. Claire was patient, kind and flexible the whole way through what turned out to be a very testing project.

Thank you Claire, we look forward to working with you again at some point.”

“Unite Students underwent a national rebrand in 2014, as part of this rebrand the Estates Department were tasked with rebranding and remodelling common room and reception areas across the portfolio of 120 sites. Claire from Plot Design was bought in as part of a team of 4 designers to survey and design the properties. Claire was a joy to work with and as our brand was new had to adapt the designs at short notice which Claire did on many occasions within extremely tight deadlines. Claire’s designs are extremely detailed which helped greatly with our tendering and also the actual works on site. I would recommend Claire for any design work as she really has been a pleasure to work with and needs little direction to create a fantastic design.”

“I worked with Claire, during the time that IKEA opened four stores, in under a three year period. Claire took a professional approach to her work and supported the complete store design process (design, planning, implementation and follow up). Claire worked with interior designers and visual merchandisers as well as supporting presentations to the IKEA UK board members, steering groups and other key stakeholders.

Claire is an asset to any team and brings a great sense of humour and open approach.”

“Claire Tomlinson is an excellent team player, takes responsibility for her decisions, has a great eye for detail and an ability to solve complex problems in spatial planning. She works well under pressure, forms good relationships and communicates effectively at any level of organisation. I have no hesitation in recommending Claire.”