Callender Howorth specialises in interior design, interior architecture and interior renovation in Chelsea, SW3. Please have a look at our portfolio of completed projects or contact Mark or any of the team who specialise in Chelsea 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 fees for Chelsea interior designers SW3.
What has Callender Howorth designed in Chelsea?
Callender Howorth has transformed a beautiful five-storey home in the area, with the additional challenge of creating a family home, which could cope with the demands and delights of five young children. Located on the exclusive Boltons, our Chelsea interior designers SW3 transformed this tired-looking house that had not been renovated in 30 years into a luxury home that is now the talk of the town. The spaces were already well proportioned and gave plenty of space for entertainment purposes. However, we were short on bedrooms, so we excavated two floors down into a new basement area creating two guest suites, staff quarters, a gym and a wine cellar. Our clients wanted us to create a family home that had all the mod cons but also had a “chilled” vibe to it without being too flashy. So we used lots of organic and natural colours as well as soft lighting schemes. The interior design was based on providing a family home that exudes style and comfort but was also extremely practical for a young family. With five children we really did make sure that we also designed plenty of storage and areas for the kids.
Chelsea is an affluent area in southwest London, bounded to the south by the famous River Thames. The district is almost entirely within the prosperous Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and boasts some of the highest property prices in London.
The property market attracts considerable attention, especially from overseas. Remarkably, Chelsea is home to one of the largest communities of Americans living outside the USA, with almost seven percent of residents being born in the United States.
London’s Premier Shopping Destination
Chelsea’s Sloane Street is becoming known as London’s premier shopping destination, with a variety of high-end fashion and jewellery boutiques lining the street. Those who enjoy stores such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Valentino, Bvlgari, and Versace should certainly shop here. There are also a number of home ware and accessory shops that are utilised by Chelsea interior designers SW3.
Places of Interest – Museums and exhibitions
The neighbourhood is packed with famous buildings, the most well known of which is the Chelsea Royal Hospital for old soldiers, designed by Christopher Wren and set up by Charles II. The hospital opened in 1694 and includes extensive grounds, in which the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is held annually.
The National Trust owns Carlyle House at 24 Cheyne Row where the great Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle lived from 1834 to his death in 1881, and it has been kept in the same condition he left it. It’s a good example of a London house developed by 19th-century Chelsea interior designers SW3. Chelsea Old Church was mostly rebuilt after an air raid in 1941, but the chapel commissioned by Sir Thomas More as a place of private worship survived the bombing. The yellow brick, two-storey Chapel to the Duke of York’s Headquarters on the famous King’s Road was built in 1824 and is now a Grade II listed building now serving as a clothes store.
Other famous buildings include Aubrey House, a large 18th-century detached house that features two acres of gardens. Over the years the house has played many roles, from a hospital as part of the war effort for World War I, through to a private residence as it stands today. In 1997 the house was sold for £20 million, which at the time was the most expensive property ever sold in London.
The Saatchi Gallery, Tate Britain and Serpentine Gallery are all nearby. Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world and the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens host a number of live events relating to literature, film and performance art.
Why would you want to live in Chelsea? Which famous residents live there?
There are some fantastic local schools with excellent reputations in the area. Chelsea is also a nice residential corner of London to raise a family since it has a number of high quality schools and is close to some lovely green spaces. Cameron House School and Redcliffe School are both exceptional co-educational establishments. An eclectic mix of famous people has lived in the neighbourhood over the years: from literary greats – Oscar Wilde, T.S Elliot and R.R. Tolkien – to musicians, such as Bob Marley and Mick Jagger. It’s now known for being home to some of London’s wealthiest residents and a new wave of young socialites who almost certainly find time to collaborate with the finest Chelsea interior designers SW3. Chelsea’s reputation for being extremely exclusive has been furthered recently by the popular ‘Made in Chelsea’ television series that follows the aspirational lifestyles of some of Chelsea’s most glamorous young residents. These residents, including Millie Mackintosh and Ollie Locke, have become celebrities in their own right and continue to live in the locality. The series features the young stars enjoying many of Chelsea’s fantastic restaurants, most of which have been designed by Chelsea interior designers SW3, including the Cheyne Walk Brasserie, Bluebird, Eight Over Eight and of course the sumptuous Sophie’s Steakhouse.
Please contact Callender Howorth to discuss your design requirements.
Over 20 years’ experience designing award winning homes
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!
Just want to say a big thank you to everyone at Callender Howorth. We love our new home and you made the whole renovation go so smoothly and finished dot on time for the birth of my daughter! Especially thanks for the quirky design ideas that really have made our new home so special.
Our villa in the hills of Nice is perfect!!! Thank you all at Callender Howorth. We loved working with you so much and will miss the “rose fuelled” design meetings! Merci Beaucoup