UK Interior Design
Callender Howorth is a luxury UK interior design studio comprising the top interior designers and architects in London. For over 20 years we have been transforming residential and commercial spaces in the UK and abroad. We provide a tailored service covering every aspect of your interior design project.
Here at Callender Howorth, we like to keep things fresh by developing trust, sharing ideas and establishing a positive connection with our clients – these will always remain the pivotal elements of a successful relationship. We don’t have a “house style” at Callender Howorth. All of our clients are different and have different ideas of what they want their homes to be like. So we work closely with our clients to develop their home in a style they chose, whether it is a contemporary or a traditional one.
History of Interior Design
In simplified terms, interior design is “the art of designing the interior of a room or building”. The first reports of architects having interior design responsibilities came from ancient India. However, the art flourished after the middle of the 19th century with the middle class and industrial revolution contributing to the establishment of the concept which finally took its modern form in the mid-20th century.
Originally, interior design was popularly associated predominantly with the aesthetic ambient enhancement of an interior space, as interior layouts were part of the process of building. However, interior design always extended much further than that in a quest to best design spaces for their inhabitants. Interior design seeks to combine interior architecture with visual and ambient enhancement of a space, with the sole intention of making that space fit for purpose. This could range from an entertaining and inspirational playroom in a residential property to a functional working space in a commercial office building.
Home Interior Design
Interior design is the creation and design of all internal finishes whether that be floors, ceilings or walls. This area also includes all kitchen, bathroom, joinery and lighting design. The dimension, construction and function of the space is central to the interior designer’s efforts to provide practicality and aesthetics. A great interior designer will be creative in using room potential and, more importantly, its limitations to deliver a vision that expresses the homeowner’s character and aspirations.
Practical solutions mix with health and safety considerations when designing an interior space. The designer has to make decisions with regards to visual, tactile and auditory elements. Nothing is left to luck as all the elements have to individually stand out but also interact with one another providing harmony for the people using the space.
The best interior designers have extensive knowledge of furnishings, ornaments, artefacts, and accessories. Art, sculptures, linens, tapestries and dinnerware are all very often included in the final styling of a space. Similarly, interior design professionals would be aware of many technical details surrounding lighting, floor covering, carpeting, and fixtures. It is, therefore, critical for designers to maintain relationships with suppliers that can deliver quality and value for money.
Modern Interior Design
Today interior design is a well-established practice popularised by numerous television and radio shows as well as countless publications. Whilst there are many interior design & architecture practices in the UK and abroad, there is a few select UK interior designers leading the way with innovative ideas and a true grasp of practical space design, usability, and aesthetics.
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.