Sarah Stewart-Smith

Striking out with a new website and a growing range of furniture – including new Perspex items and tables made from reclaimed wood – Sarah Stewart-Smith is a chic designer with a no-nonsense approach. ‘I create tailored homes for people who must take a leap of faith in me, my ideas and my abilities,’ she says. She is a stickler for immaculately made soft furnishings and she has an enviable colour sense.


Sarah’s background is in fashion and interiors journalism, but she branched into interior design in the late Nineties – launching officially in 2001. She is based in Herefordshire but designs countrywide, backed by a carefully selected team of furniture makers, upholsterers, architects and joiners.


Sarah is designing a flat in central London and newbuild houses near Beaconsfield and in Cobham. She has recently completed several long-term projects, including the painstaking refurbishment and part rebuild of a Herefordshire rectory and a Georgian house in St James’s Gardens, W11.

Which rules do you break?

‘I don’t believe that “the customer is always right”, so that is the rule I would choose to break.’


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