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 has 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.
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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 her 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’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.
The team’s current projects include :
Renovation of a Notting Hill townhouse
Double basement dig out and full renovation of Chelsea townhouse
Interior design of lateral
apartment in Ebury Square Belgravia
Interior design of Cotswold manor house
New build Jersey farmhouse in traditional style
Town Projects :
Country Projects :
“I work mainly in London but also have commissions in Paris, Alps and Caribbean – anywhere a client has a property we will work. It often occurs that one project is completed successfully and then we move on to do additional properties – you are only as good as your last job is our motto. Striving for excellence on every project – from large too small and nothing is too much trouble. Working abroad is always more challenging and needs to be organised well in advance so that time spent on site can be used to the best advantage. I travelled recently to China with the London Chamber of Commerce to promote Juliette Byrne Ltd and interior design in the Far East. I have also recently presented Awards at the International Property Awards in Shanghai. There is great opportunities abroad as the British Style is greatly admired by many.”
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Funny Facts about Juliette Byrne
“The designer Christian Liegre is inspiring to me due to his elegant but simple designs using the best quality materials. Obviously budget has to be there as well as his furniture and lighting is quite pricey! I try and use key pieces to enhance the schemes and they add an elegance and luxury to any interior. The colour palette that they tend to use in their showroom is muted and emphasis is given to the textures and finishes rather than anything that may date with time. We work on Projects in the Caribbean and well as in the Mountains for clients and Christan Liegre furniture and lighting work in both settings very well”
“I also admire the fabrics supplied by Abbott and Boyd at Chelsea Harbour. They represent many suppliers from Europe and beyond and always seem to have the latest collections just right. From rough linens to grass paper effect wallpapers you always find what you are looking for and the staff are very helpful and offer advice when you are searching for just the right scheme.”
“I was to study Law but decided at the 11th hour to become an interior designer. Now I work for lawyers often doing their houses up, so it has all come a full circle after all. The Law I studied did however give me a thorough grounding for running my own business, which I have had for over 25 years. Being creative is a real must for Interior Designers but you also have to make sure that the client’s money is well looked after and that they get an efficiently run job as well as looking wonderful!”
All creators together (special project / partnerships)
In July 2010, Aquarium Architecture were commissioned to work with renowned interior designer and the star of this article : Juliette Byrne. This international interior designer first became attracted to aquariums after seeing one of Aquarium Architecture’s installations in West London in June 2010. Upon exploiring the opportunity in more detail Ms Byrne subsequentlyapproached Aquarium Architecture to design and install a tropical aquarium at her residence.
Juliette Byrne commented on the aquariums in high end houses said “they look like pieces of living at – they just really do add that bit extra t an itnerior design package”.
The Creator’s Choice
The International Hotel and Property Awards 2012 – Shortlisted Chalet Floralie.
International Property Awards 2010 : Highly commented for best interior Design for Kent Terrace,
The best 20 design of 2013
Best 20 Interior Designer 2015 by The Telegraph
100 Leading Interior Designers 2006-2015 by HOUSE&GARDEN
Her work was also published in many magazines : House and Gardens – 12 times. In the guardian, houzz and Traveller we could see her work as well.
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