Wendy Nicholls launched her interior design career after a spell in specialist textile training, followed by a stint at Mann & Fleming. Joining Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler in 1976, she worked closely with Tom Parr before running her own design team. Her training aligns her with clients’ current yen for ‘bespoke handwoven fabrics’, but her enthusiasm seems more than enough to make her unique and sought-after. Her inspirations are ‘clients and their houses!’, she happily tells Spear’s. There have been plenty in the last year: she has ‘two country houses’ on the go, and ‘a complicated job of long duration’ along with a ‘new commercial job’. Keeping busy, the highly international designer also has work on a clinic to conduct.