Kensington Interior Design SW7

Callender Howorth’s team of award-winning Kensington interior designers specialise in interior design, architecture and renovation in the area. We invite you to see a selection of our completed projects in Kensington and other areas of London. We are happy to come to you to consult on potential interior design and architectural solutions for your property or workspace in Kensington.

The London area of Kensington is synonymous with style. Filled with impressive Georgian and Victorian architecture, the area is famous for its beauty, elegance and affluence. It is not only the outside of the buildings which hold this reputation though, as exquisite interior design is a necessity if you are fortunate enough to live here. Designers working in this area have a lot to live up to. Not only does it have a history of beautiful homes, it also has the Victoria and Albert Museum which houses the most stunning examples of interior design from around the world and throughout history. Kensington is also home to the famous modern interior designer Justin Van Breda who recently revealed his design concept for his own house here. Callender Howorth also recently renovated a luxury home in Kensington, details of which are below. Creating interior designs appropriate for an area like Kensington is challenging and requires in-depth knowledge of the area itself.

Our Previous Interior Design Projects in Kensington

Callender Howorth undertook a project in Kensington where we were required to renovate a house that had not been updated for 30 years. The owners of the house were a young family so the design had to be practical as well as stylish. Warm, soft colours were used to give the house a feeling of comfort whilst preserving a sense of spaciousness. Our scrupulous attention to detail provides the house with the luxury finish essential in Kensington.

Related Projects

Architecture in Kensington

Kensington contains some of London’s most expensive streets and is well known for its magnificent Regency architecture and famous landmarks such as the Royal Albert Hall; Kensington Palace; Holland Park and the Natural History and Science Museums. Other than spectacular buildings, Kensington is also renowned for the quality of its shops. Kensington High Street is a very popular shopping destination even with the nearby Westfield Shopping Centre providing stiff competition. The green areas in Kensington are also noteworthy comprising Kensington Gardens with its beautifully manicured formal gardens and Holland Park with its peacocks and relaxing Japanese garden. This is an area that oozes class and sophistication so the interior design has to live up to this reputation.

Is Kensington close to museums and exhibitions?

Interior design has a special significance in Kensington due to the Victoria and Albert Museum being here. This museum is dedicated to art and design from all over the world and throughout history. Over the years, it has housed exhibitions on famous designers/artists such as William Morris and the design movements they were part of, such as the Arts and Crafts or Art Nouveau movements. Such exhibitions set a high standard for designers in the area to live up to.

Architectural Style in the area

One such designer is Justin Van Breda, a Kensington resident, whose home was recently featured in various publications. This “early Victorian workers’ cottage” was renovated by Van Breda in a style which he believed suited the area as well as his, and his partner’s, taste. He called the house a “gradation in sophistication” as the garden level has a country style design and the drawing room has a more urban feel. Using muted Sanderson and Farrow and Ball colours, the style of the house is subtle and sophisticated. Georgian 8” floor boards were used in the drawing room and parquet flooring downstairs to reflect the original feel of the house.

With an area like Kensington – having such magnificent architecture, famous buildings and affluent residents – getting the interior design of a residential or commercial property right is vitally important. Being the home to the Victoria and Albert Museum and famous modern interior designers, we have to rise to the challenge in using our designs to add even more style to this beautiful neighbourhood.

Why Work with Us

Over 20 years’ experience designing award winning homes
Many completed projects in Kensington and Chelsea
Unique and personal approach to interior design ensuring that our clients homes reflect their personalities
In house Stylists that source the latest and most exciting products globally
Leaders in smart home technology and the latest “must have” audio visual elements for the home
Dedicated Project Managers that ensure all projects are to budget and on time
A fun team that loves what we do!


If you have a project or interiors idea you would like to discuss with the Callender Howorth team, we’d be delighted to hear from you. To arrange a private appointment, or schedule a time to view and chat through our portfolio of completed projects please contact our London interior design company.