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From The Horses Mouth


Since 1996 the Sparklestreet team has produced unique experiential interactions between their clients, VIPs, customers, and the media.


The Install At John O'Groats

We have been posting an Instagram a day detailing our install at Natural Retreats, John O'Groats.


The Box Project

The Box Project competition, created by NoChintz and backed by 100% design, challenged the region’s creative community to think inside the box!


Welcome to another edition of 'From The Horses Mouth', the monthly newsletter from interior design and branding studio NoChintz.


Cross and Corner

We are delighted to have completed our second project for the Shilling Group following the success of the Fountain last year. Working with GLM Architects, the brief was to completely transform the dark pub space of The Cross and Corner located in Canonmils, Edinburgh. The client wanted the public house, formally known as McLachlan’s to be a contemporary, eclectic and quirky space. We made reference to the former pub by reusing lights, furniture, mirrors and artwork adorned with the branded ales, and designed a new eye-catching wallpaper covered in beer mats to continue this theme ...Read More



NoChintz have recently completed Manchester’s newest independent Mexican restaurant offering, Changos on Oxford Street. Ideally located for students and professionals alike, we worked closely with Louise Mora who created the colourful graphics and branding for Changos Burrito bar. NoChintz provided the interior design consultancy transforming the unit from its former use as a newsagent. We opened up the ceiling and revealed the original features of the building, including the parquet flooring and the cornice details above the doors. The food offering is perfect for lunch on the go but we also wanted to allow an informal mixture of seating inside ...Read More


From The Site: Natural, Retreats, Yorkshire Dales

This month the NoChintz team have been busy at both Yorkshire Dales and John O’Groats, Natural Retreats sites. Leanne, Abigail & the team have been at the beautiful Yorkshire Dales site for the final phase of the re-fit of the residences. The three days on site were filled with sunshine, heavy lifting, British design and beautiful views ...Read More


NoChintz Visits Stroma

Whilst on the Natural Retreats install at John O’Groats, our Senior Designer Melanie got the opportunity to visit the island of Stroma. She took lots of beautiful pictures and wrote a dairy of her trip for us: We tracked down a friend of William, who is the islands owner/farmer who very kindly organised a trip to Stroma for us. We met with William down at Gill Harbour who then took us to the abandoned island ...Read More



Look out for next month's newsletter featuring all the details and official images of our latest work with Natural Retreats, The Inn at John O'Groats. We'll also be revealing our work with Qdos Fitness.  


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