A designer with over four decades’ experience, Wendy Nicholls is a force to be reckoned with in the world of interiors. ‘The most important thing is letting your individuality come across. It’s a very emotional thing,’ she says. 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.