Philippa Thorp’s bustling design practice is the choice for the high-end homeowner or property developer who wants a bespoke service. She’s a powerhouse of energy and travels frequently to oversee far-flung jobs, loving nothing better than finding solutions to knotty design problems. Her philosophy is: ‘Never give up or compromise.’ She favours a cool, easy palette and exquisite tailoring.


Philippa established Thorp in 1985 and heads up a team of 12 architects, interior architects and designers at super-smart offices in Belgravia. Over the years, she has gained cast-iron experience on a broad spectrum of commissions, from private homes and chalets to luxury yachts, jets and health clubs. The lion’s share of furniture and fittings is designed in-house.


Current work includes an ‘amazing’ development in Chelsea, transforming an old church into two luxury properties, and building a family holiday home in the Bahamas. She has large projects in Kensington, Holland Park and Marylebone ongoing, bespoke garages for a client’s extensive car collection.

Most unusual design request?

‘To build a tunnel from a client’s house to the beach.’

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