English-Speaking Interior Designer in Nice, France
Callender Howorth’s interior designers in Nice, France specialise in interior design, interior architecture and interior renovation. Please have a look at our portfolio of completed projects or contact Mark or any of the team who specialise in Nice interior design for houses, apartments, penthouses, basements, lofts and commercial spaces. We are happy to come to you to discuss requirements and let you know our interior designer fees for Nice, France.
Our previous design projects in Nice
Callender Howorth’s interior designers in Nice, France renovated a well-appointed holiday home in Rue Bonaparte. The Nice apartment was in desperate need of an overhaul as it had not been renovated in fifty years and yet the location was ideally-situated near the port, overlooking a peaceful courtyard. The clients wanted to keep some of the features, namely its quirky stone walls and beamed ceilings, but apart from that, we gutted the whole building and started from scratch. Five rooms were knocked down to make way for a huge open plan living space, including a kitchen and dining area. The stone wall in this space was sand blasted back to its original honey toned glory to become the backdrop. The stunning interior architecture was completed by adding custom-fitted lighting and bespoke furniture and art.
Architecture and famous listed buildings in Nice
This cosmopolitan city offers a great introduction to Riviera architecture and acts as an inspiration to our interior designers in Nice, France. The Promenade des Anglais, the main coastal boulevard, is buffered with ornate 19th-century and early-20th-century buildings, making the palm-lined walkway an architectural treasure trove. The pastel-hued structures perfectly evoke the Belle Epoque and Art Deco eras. Le Negresco Hotel is probably one of the most celebrated, photographed and filmed buildings in Nice. Recognisable by its iconic pink dome, it was built on the site of the former Sacré-Coeur convent in 1912 by Dutch architect Edouard-Jean Niermans, who also designed Le Moulin Rouge in Paris. Sculptures by Michel de Tarnowsky adorn the façade, Gustave Eiffel designed the main lounge’s cupola and the interior architecture is just as impressive. The nearby Palais de la Méditerranée built in 1927 is a prestigious casino hotel. It was designed by Charles Dalmas, and its imposing neo-Classical facade depicts winged horses, nymphs and deities.
Are there any museums and exhibitions in Nice?
As any interior designer in Nice, France will tell you, the city is undoubtedly the Riviera’s hub of culture and art. In fact, it comes second to only Paris in terms of galleries and museums, and it’s also France’s soul in terms of festivals and cultural events. The most famous gallery is the Musée Matisse which follows the artist’s development from his first paintings in 1890 to his death in 1954. A visit to this exhibition should be followed with a trip to Matisse’s chapel located in the nearby hill village of Vence. Sculptures by Giacometti, Braque and Miró can be found at the Maeght Foundation in its peaceful Mediterranean gardens. The Marc Chagall Museum follows a Biblical theme and is the biggest public collection of works by the artist. The Palais Massena, inaugurated in 1921, is an architectural gem that traces the history of Nice through painting, sculpture, jewellery and tapestries.
Restaurants, nightlife and things to do in Nice
Nice is the central hub of the Cote d’Azur and is an extremely vibrant and cosmopolitan city. The region’s diverse natural splendour means you are right by the sea, but the mountains are just a short bus ride away making it uniquely placed for watersports and skiing. It’s a great place to experience Mediterranean life since the entertainment and shopping options are plentiful. Commerce is mostly boutique-driven, restaurant quality is superior and locals still buy produce at the open markets and meat from the butcher.
L’ane Rouge is an exceptional port-side restaurant which has been awarded a Michelin star. In summer you’ll need to book in advance for an outside table with views of the illuminated Parc du Château and the plethora of superyachts beyond. La Petite Maison is located opposite the Opera House and is the late-night dining spot of choice for the international jet set who crave regional cuisine. Keisuke Matsushima is a great spot for exquisite French cuisine with an Asian flavour, prepared by a chef who takes the time to meet diners amid beautifully minimalistic and aesthetically-pleasing decor designed by interior designers in Nice, France.
Why do you want to live in Nice? Which famous residents live there?
The mild climate and Mediterranean lifestyle make Nice an appealing place for all personalities. Nice is well placed for families since there are a number of good schools in the area, including international schools. The most central one is the International School of Nice, based just a 15-minute drive from the centre of town, it educates children aged 4-18 years. If your children are in primary or middle school, there are some smaller bilingual schools such as EIB (Ecole Internationale Billingue – Pégomas, Nice, Cagnes, Angers) that combine lessons in English and French. Interior designers in Nice, France have worked on many famous residents villas and mansions. Elton John bought a luxurious villa with interior architecture and gardens so stunning that they featured in their own book, Elton John’s Flower Fantasies: An Intimate Tour of His Houses and Gardens.
Our interior designers in Nice are on hand to assist with your project. Contact our team today.