Mayfair Apartment

Mayfair Apartment

Thoughtful and thought-provoking: an inspirational sanctuary in a modern apartment development

Our client purchased two apartments off plan in a new development in Mayfair. With essentially a blank canvas to work with we tasked our team of joiners, builders and decorators to introduce a warm, more traditional look that aligns with the owners’ taste and design aspirations. We softened the edges and brought a cosy, cocooning feel to the home by using rich textures, eclectic patterns and a few quirky, personal additions. Structurally, we designed and installed a glazed partition with double doors that turned one section of the main living space into a sanctuary for reflection and study. By sourcing authentic antique furniture and accessories, as well as fitting half-wall wooden panelling, the apartment looks authentically Mayfair – classy, intelligent and established. And although this was a complete turn-key solution – right down to the flowers in vases and food in the fridge – the owners were involved at every key decision-making milestone. The result is an oasis of calm; an escape from the always-on energy of London; an interior that is uniquely theirs, but of course has the distinctive Violet & George hallmarks of craft, creativity and inspiration on display at every turn.

Belgravia Apartment

Eaton Square Apartment, Belgravia

Emblematic of how genuine collaboration with clients results in a very personal interior that is uniquely theirs.

In one of London’s most iconic squares you’ll find this gorgeous Grade II listed penthouse apartment looking out over the immaculate communal gardens. It’s a spacious, three-bedroom, three-bathroom pied-à-terre for an overseas family of four who call it home when their travels bring them back to the UK. This was a very personal, collaborative project with clients who themselves have a keen eye for antiques, art and ceramics. They are also keen readers, and we took great pleasure in compiling a library for them, based on their interests and hobbies. Chatting through this aspect of the project gave us a great insight into their taste and aspiration. That, in turn enabled us to achieve the perfect tonality throughout the rest of the apartment.

The client also provided plenty of other inspiration, sharing their favourite fabrics and inspirational images as well as accompanying us to antique fairs and dealers to select key pieces. The result is a colourful, exuberantly patterned scheme that has a welcoming, homely feel. And although most of this project focused on furniture, fittings and equipment we also designed and built bespoke joinery, refinished all floors and redesigned the master bathroom. We also created height and space in the dining room by elevating the ceiling and upgraded the AV and AC systems throughout. It’s testament to the closeness of the client relationship that developed over the course of the project that they meet up with Nicky whenever they are in town.

Hyde Park Apartment

Gloucester Square Apartment, Hyde Park

Adding warmth and colour to the lower ground floor of a Grade II listed apartment

We were initially commissioned to re-design two rooms in this two-floor garden courtyard apartment, but were quickly given the task of refreshing the entire lower ground floor. Comprising three bedrooms and three bathrooms we brought colour, pattern and light to what had become quite a subdued living space. The clients are keen travellers, so we took inspiration from the books and artefacts brought back from their adventures. The result is an explosion of energy and joy, with a brave mash up of styles from Japan, Scandinavia, Morocco and of course England.

It was a challenging project with quirky shapes and spaces to accommodate, but we embraced the eccentricity, creating archways and incorporating the theme into bespoke joinery. Fitted vanities and wardrobes completed the look, and we even commissioned a landscape gardener to make more of the apartment’s courtyard. The result is transformational, with colour, pattern and light filling the charming lower ground floor.

Hampstead Family Home

Hampstead Family Home

Tuning into a family’s character by turning up the volume on fun

The challenge we faced in this traditional Arts & Crafts house in Hampstead was remodelling it to accommodate a young, expanding family. The result was a complete refurbishment of the five-bedroom home into something fun-filled and functional that also retained much of its rich heritage. Our clients’ previous home was blandly designed in tones of grey and white and although they didn’t realise it at the time, it didn’t accurately reflect their true personality. This is a family that loves parties, music, art and festivals but this was only revealed after a conversation with Nicky. Once established, creating an interior environment that was aligned to their loves and likes became a much easier exercise. Of particular note were how we filled the bathrooms and WCs with bold colours to add moments of jollity in the smallest bathrooms and create genuine talking points for visitors and guests. But the fun didn’t stop there. We also designed and installed fun-packed double bunks in the kids’ bedroom that featured a climbing wall and upper reading deck.

Holland Park Townhouse

Holland Park Townhouse

Art collection inspires glorious remodelling of family home

A considered, hand-in-hand approach to creating the perfect family home.

This Holland Park townhouse required some very specific design solutions to enhance the owners’ lives. Helping to hang the family’s art collection, with its vibrancy and eclectic style provided invaluable inspiration for the rest of the home’s décor. Bold, vibrant Chinoiserie wallpaper from De Gournay contrasts with angular art deco ornamentation; hard and soft surfaces coexist side by side, and there’s a quirky eclectic look that pairs the old with the new; bold vibrancy, counterbalanced by cosy, intimate spaces. We designed and built custom furniture and specific joinery elements, suggested soft furnishing colours, textures and window treatments. We also worked with some of their existing furniture, helping to make it work seamlessly in their new, much larger property. We also gave each of the kids’ rooms a fun, individual character through the soft furnishings, fabric and lighting schemes.

Notting Hill Maisonette

Notting Hill Maisonette

Interior decoration | Cabinet making & joinery | Lighting & electrical planning.

Given carte blanche on a blank canvas we created a cosy first home and personal sanctuary for a busy city couple.

Recently developed and finished completely in white, this 2-bedroom maisonette in Notting Hill was aching for the new owner’s personality to take centre stage. Airy spaces and exquisite period features awaited us, as did a wide-open brief from the owners. Capturing their personal style, taste and desire for a warm, homely interior were our compass points – the rest was up to us. And as this was their first home, furniture, artwork and accessories were also on the wish list, which of course we were happy to oblige.

We created a home to reflect different moods and occasions: soft, squishy sofas and a muted colour palette for relaxing; simple clean lines and timeless elegance in the dining and entertaining spaces and a cocoon of warm, peaceful tones and natural fabric layering in the bedrooms. We gave the kitchen a colour lift, created some clever storage solutions and planned the lighting to punctuate and emphasise the overall atmosphere.

To complete the canvas we sourced art, selected carpets and rugs and tailored curtains and window treatments. We designed, built and upholstered sofas, beds, headboards and armchairs. We even brought in a landscape gardener to ensure the interior personality from the conservatory spilled effortless outside. A genuinely delightful project for a genuinely delightful client.

Mayfair Apartment

Mayfair Apartment

Furniture Planning | Soft Furnishings | Interior Design and Decoration

A luxury Mayfair project in a prestigious address, we worked in tandem with talented architect Peter Sheehan of The London Resolution. Our client was based in Austria and the only design direction we had was a photo portfolio of their existing home. They gave us free rein with everything else.

The result is a comfortable, delightfully finished pied-à-terre in one of London’s most fashionable districts. Working alongside Peter, we settled on furniture layouts, key materials such as stone for the bathrooms and wood veneers for the joinery, as well as statement wallpapers and mirror finishes. We sourced and supplied all decorative lighting, furniture, rugs, and soft furnishings. Indeed, much of the furniture was bespoke, while the radiators were given a specialist antique finish.

The master bedroom walls were upholstered by our workshop to create a cosy haven from the bustling central London streets outside and the fire surround was designed to keep the listed original safe behind it. The project was 100% turnkey, so we supplied everything from bedding and bed linen, to cutlery, crockery and kitchen appliances. We even stocked the fridge.

Bespoke Curtains, Blinds and Shutters in London


Violet & George made to measure curtains service was born out of enthusiasm for the tradition of textile design and soft furnishings production. Over the years, we have become synonymous with luxurious bespoke curtains that reflect our diverse range of clients unique and individual tastes. Explore our portfolio of made to measure curtains and unleash your spaces potential.

For an initial consultation of the strictest confidence with the interior tailors of London, call 020 8969 0654 or

Dress your space to fit the purpose

Selecting the right fabrics and fixings for a project is a sympathetic blend of our experience, knowledge and talent with our ability to interpret our clients requirements closely. We can help dress a window to light up space or make the best of a spectacular London view. Design a cosy London snug that invites you to relax and unwind after a testing day, or create an air of decadence in a luxurious dining room. With a combination of the right colours, patterns or textures, together we can create a unique style that will reinvent your space to suit your own personality

The right fittings for the right space

Whatever you need to refresh and reinvigorate your windows, we can combine the existing with the new, to design a window space that meets your requirements. With colour and texture to set the tone, we can alter the impact of a window area with shutters, blinds or curtains depending on its dimensions and purpose.

We can frame a view or bring the outdoors in. With a sympathetic blend of fabrics, bring harmony and create a sense of unity with materials that complement the scheme of your existing interiors. Alternatively, we are always happy to start with a blank canvas to design, source and deliver all you need.

Together with our network of London fabric specialists, trusted suppliers and bespoke curtain makers, we can dress your window space with quality fittings and materials that will reinvigorate and restore harmony with texture, pattern and colour.

Contact us to find out how we can enhance your new or existing windows with exceptional levels of expertise in fabric, blinds and shutters without the need to redecorate. We hand make all our curtains and blinds in our workshop within 80 miles of London.

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Upholstery Services London

Upholstery Services London

Perhaps you have an existing piece of furniture needing recovered or re-upholstered, or maybe you’d like something new? Whatever the project, our traditionally trained upholsterers can make, recover, repair or replicate to your exact requirements. We can even source a piece for you and have it recovered or reupholstered to your taste. We can also make any item of furniture to any design, be it a shape you have seen and like or something totally unique. You can supply your own fabric for our upholstery service or choose from our extensive library in our North Kensington showroom.

To arrange a design consultation call 020 8969 0654 or email

Create harmony with our upholstery services

As experienced London based designers and home stylists, we have the understanding and vision to create comfortable furnishings that are functional and thoughtfully designed. From living spaces to bedrooms and cinemas, our job is to interpret your dreams and aspirations and deliver a sensitive, realistic solution. Working together, we can advise on furnishings for projects from conception through to design and installation, or combine the existing with new pieces to suit the environment.

Enhance and re-energize your spaces

We pride ourselves on a high rate of satisfaction, which we have achieved by listening to the requirements of our clients. By working together, we can find the right factor with furnishings that add colour and texture to set the tone and exaggerate or diminish the dimensions.

Whether to relax, study or eat, we can enhance the function and character of your rooms with furnishings that complement or contrast with your existing decorative style and layout.

We can soften harsh light with subtle upholstery tones or brighten dark corners with vibrant fabrics that draw focus and add energy to dull, lifeless spaces. If you need to create a sense of space in a small London room or design cosy clusters and stylish sitting zones in large London loft spaces, we can help.

Together with our network of London specialists, trusted suppliers and craftsmen, we can furnish your spaces with quality items that will reinvigorate and restore harmony with texture, pattern and colour.

Contact us to find out how we can enhance your existing space with exceptional levels of expertise in textiles & furnishings without knocking down walls. We make all our furniture from frames to the finished item in our workshops within 80 miles of London.

Chelsea Townhouse

Chelsea Townhouse

Design and Build | Furniture Planning | Bathroom Design | Soft Furnishings | Interior Design and Decoration | Project Coordination

A small Georgian townhouse but a sizeable interiors project.

Conceptualised, created and installed before actually meeting the client face-to-face, this was a project managed and approved via email and Skype. Our client was based in New York and the only definite direction we had from her was to stay ‘traditional’. The rest was up to us. With such latitude and creative generosity, it’s easy to indulge your own individual taste, but we roamed within reason and nailed her brief with every suggestion. The result is a comfortable, exquisitely detailed bolt hole in one of London’s most desirable locations. Our work was essentially an entire fit-out that included designing and installing joinery, new lighting, furniture, rugs, and soft furnishings. We also explored a variety of window treatments and a range of different paint effects including trompe l’oeil, faux marble and textured lacquering. We commissioned bespoke furniture, replaced the bathrooms and after the work was completed, accompanied the owner to select complementary works of art. In person, not online, you’ll be relieved to hear.

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