Northwick Design (Cathy Connolly)

Effortlessly stylish and sensitive to her clients’ needs, Cathy Connolly has been transforming private houses for three decades. She decorates with a light touch, mixing natural materials and a soft, considered palette. ‘Colour and texture are important,’ she says. ‘A house should flow, with a link connecting the rooms.’


Cathy’s interest in interior design flourished after she designed her own home and was then asked to transform friends’ homes. She formally launched Northwick Design in 1985. Recently ensconced in new offices in Chelsea, Cathy has expanded her team to three.


In a busy couple of years, Cathy’s key projects have included: a lateral conversion in Kensington; a large country house in the South of France; a town house in Dublin; two large town houses in Kensington and Holland Park; and a house in Oxfordshire.

Which rules do you break?

‘Nothing should match totally and nothing should be so precious that you don’t feel happy using it.’

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