Focusing on high-end homes for private clients and property developers, Juliette Byrne is proud of creating individual designs, thoughtfully mixing clients’ existing pieces with bespoke items.
Juliette’ s Chelsea-based architectural interior design consultancy has established a reputation for creating elegant and sophisticated interiors which blend the classic with the contemporary.
Juliette graduated from The Chelsea School of Art and then trained at Conran. Juliette has won the 2010 Interior Design category UK Property Award from the International Property Awards. She has also been successfully nominated as one of the Top 100 designers and decorators in the UK by House and Garden, published by Conde Nast, in March 2006 and again in March 2009. Her boutique hotel project, Chalet Floralie which is located in the Alps, has been voted Top 5 family chalets by House & Garden (December 2010) and is amongst the 10 great ski chalets in the Alps by Conde Nast Traveler (October 2010). She is a member of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) and a RIBA affiliate member. Juliette also lectures at the Inchbald School of Design, and at the KLC School of Design.
Whether co-coordinating a building site, managing an office of designers, liaising with leading architects and surveyors or managing clients property portfolios, Juliette’ s efficiency and attention to detail have been a driving force in her 25-year career as an architectural interior designer.
Her philosophy that nothing is too much trouble coupled with an ability to find opportunities within space and existing designs where others might see flaws helps bring clients back time and again. Expect serene interiors, often executed with a muted palette,
specially designed bespoke furniture, and a deft blend of old and new.
Biography: the man before the myth
Juliette has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, having trained at the Chelsea School of Art and with Conran. She set up her own business in 1988 and now she and four full-time designers make for a highly efficient team. Since received international recognition for her style and attention to detail. The company has been named as one of the top 100 Leading Decorators in the country for the past six years and has recently been awarded the accolade of Top 20 Interior Designers in Great Britain.
Background & Realizations: the projects
The team works in the UK and inter- nationally; there’s also a turnkey service for super-busy clients. Among current commissions are a Grade I-listed property in Regent’s Park, including the restoration of original features; the redesign of a Grade II-listed house, also in Regent’s Park, featuring a glazed gallery for the clients’ art collection; and a penthouse in Knightsbridge, untouched since the Sixties.
In JULIETTE BYRNE’s team are only women – Lonika Chande, who studied history at Newcastle Upon Tyne before training at The Inchbald School of Design in 2011. She spent a period of time interning at Juliette Byrne and then went on to work as a designer for several years at another London based design studio specialising in high end residential. Loni joined the team in 2015 and is currently working on projects in Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Wimbledon.
Jules Williams – qualified from KLC School of Design in 2012 after her previous studies in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Oxford Brookes University. She joined the team in 2014 before which she worked for other London based designers on projects in the capital and in Europe. Since joining us she has worked on projects in Regents Park, Gloucestershire and Jersey.
After graduating from Durham University with a degree in Anthropology, Camilla initially interned at Juliette Byrne in 2011. Having then been inspired to pursue a career in interior design she trained at KLC school of design in 2012. After working with various other London based designers, Camilla was welcomed back as a full-time member of the Juliette Byrne team in 2013 working on projects in Belgravia, Chelsea and Barnes.
Ria attended secondary school education at The International School of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and has recently graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BA Hons in Spatial and interior design. After graduating Ria worked at an interior design practice performing furniture restoration and has recently relocated from Devon to London. Ria began working as part of the Juliette Byrne team in 2014.
Juliette Byrne’s long established in-house property management team offers an expert service which is personal and tailored to individual needs. The team responds to any issues both promptly and professionally. Dealing with practical and legal issues related to property management, from arranging safety certificates and inventories to ensuring tenancies run smoothly. Emergencies are dealt with on a clients’ behalf as well as any routine repairs and maintenance.
In addition to day to day responsibilities, Juliette can oversee any refurbishments and general management issues while the clients’ property is vacant.