From its Knightsbridge studio, Taylor Howes has been discreetly and determinedly designing interior projects of distinction for 25 years, working for some of the world’s most influential individuals and developers.
Breaking with tradition, Taylor Howes has challenged the way luxury interior design is seen and the brand’s signature aesthetic has evolved to become unmistakable.CEO Karen Howes founded Taylor Howes from her spare room in Pimlico and went on to build the company into one of Britain’s leading interior design brands. Over the past two decades since, the practice has scooped up over ten awards, but if Karen were asked to say which she is most proud of, it would probably be the group’s recent win for ‘Overall Business of the Year’ at the Business Excellence Forum Awards.
Karen is as passionate about business and the reputation of the profession as she is about design. She is an advocate for young interior designers to build knowledge of the business side of the industry. She regularly lectures at KLC School of Design on the importance of teaching finance, alongside traditional subjects, to young would-be design entrepreneurs.
In 2016 Taylor Howes founded its industry networking event Business of Design and invitations to its monthly events and its bi-annual networking evenings are coveted. Through Business of Design and the studio’s work, Taylor Howes has collaborated with some of the world’s best known luxury brands, including Christie’s International, US-based firm Urban Electric and Superyachts.com.
In celebration of 25 years of great interior design, the studio will launch its first book in 2018. It will include Taylor Howes projects never before documented and provide a window into
the world behind the doors at its headquarters on Cheval Place in Knightsbridge. Simultaneously, the studio will reveal its new furniture collection. Taylor Howes’ rich portfolio features projects from all over the world, including an 86,000sq/ft house in London, a family beach house in Abu Dhabi and show apartments in prestigious developments such as The Park Crescent and One Kensington Gardens.
Each project designed by Taylor Howes reflects the practice’s core values: passion, honesty and kindness. The studio concentrates on giving its clients and their families a truly personal home, while achieving the timeless elegance that defines the brand’s ethos. Its distinctive signature lies in its use of burstsof colour and eye-catching artwork, resulting in spaces that are dynamic but a true reflection of the client’s wishes.
‘We are known in the industry for our willingness to embrace colour and challenge the traditional, as well as for our positive, professional approach to everything we do,’ says Karen Howes. ‘I am particularly proud of and inspired by the teamwe have developed here. Their enthusiasm and unyielding talent make us what we are. They have their finger on the pulse and keep us constantly evolving as a brand, always trying new techniques.’
TAYLOR HOWES 49-51 CHEVAL PLACE, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON SW7 1EW +44 (0)20 7349 9017