Callender Howorth is aUK luxury 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, from the master bedroom to the nursery and cinema room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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