Presiding over a highly experienced team of architects and draughtsmen, Guy Goodfellow breathes new life into large country houses and grand apartments. His style is comfortable and classic English, but always with an element of the unexpected. Clients benefit from his knowledge of space and proportions, and from his mantra that he is ‘never, ever predictable’.
Guy trained as an architect and was a director at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler before establishing his practice in 2002. The company has two independent sections: the interior-design team and an architectural team; enabling it to take projects from concept and planning to furnishing and decoration. He also has an own-design fabric collection, inspired by antique textiles .
International projects include: the refurbishment/partial rebuild of an Oliver Messel-designed colonial house in Barbados; the remodelling of a New York brownstone; the restoration of Garsington Manor and its Ottoline Morrell gardens in Oxfordshire; and the rebuild of a 1,100-square-metre house in Belgravia.
‘For truly traditional English interior design, Guy is the top of my list,’ says Justin Homewood, founder of The Water Monopoly.