Headed up by Emily Todhunter
and Kate Earle, this ultra-successful
partnership continues to delight
sophisticated UK and international
clients. Emily and Kate like to ‘listen
to the clients and to the room’, developing their
designs instinctively. The look is definitively
soft, modern English country, and the service
is always five-star.
Emily founded her interior-design
business in 1988, and Kate joined as partner a
decade later. Nowadays they run a team of 11
designers, with a broad reach. Projects include
grand city houses and country homes, yachts,
luxury hotels and well-known restaurants.
Emily and Kate efficiently lead from the front,
offering clients a highly personal service.
Commissions worldwide include a
53-metre motor yacht, a Norman Foster apartment
in St Moritz, a newbuild villa in Sardinia
and several new chalets in Verbier. Back home,
the team is working on apartments for a new
building in Holland Park and a newbuild in
Battersea. Recently completed is The Weavers’
House Spa at The Swan at Lavenham hotel in
Suffolk, which opened in spring 2015.
Most unusual design request?
‘A secret door to a
bedroom leading from a cigar room.’