The ultimate insider’s guide to our favourite suppliers
Have you ever wondered how interior designers find the best furniture, lighting, homewares and building materials?
How do interior designers source suppliers? Well, it takes years of painstaking research (and a little trial and error!) to put together a list of the best craftspeople and suppliers.
Finding likeminded companies and individuals who share your passion is the secret to an interior designer’s success, and why we guard our ‘little black books’ so jealously.
But never fear, we’re here to help!
Over the last 30 years we’ve been creating bespoke luxury interiors around the world and having had so much pleasure and enjoyment from it, we’ve decided it’s time to give a little back.
We’ve decided to open up some of our lovingly compiled suppliers list and best interior design shops here in the hope that it helps you on your own fabulous journey to interior perfection. We’ll be adding and expanding each of these categories to help you source more interior design suppliers so keep an eye out.
For Prints, Wallpaper & Fabrics
Osborne & Little
You’ll find a collection of the finest fabric and wallpaper designs here. They offer an exquisitely designed range of upholstery, furniture, wallcoverings, trimmings, and fabrics.
Colefax & Fowler
A well-regarded brand that’s perfect for those classic and traditional designs. They have a superb collection of fabrics and wallpapers to explore.
Very stylish. Extremely desirable. If you are looking for something striking and unique then we definitely recommend taking a look.
G & JP Baker
The fabulous GP & J Baker archive comprises a core collection of painted and printed documents, it’s one of the most extensive and varied archives in the world.
De Le Cuona
Providing us with gorgeous neutral linens that ooze luxury. This company all started with a design of a cushion that flew off the shelves…
For Art & Decoration
This fabulous gallery in London and New York has an online shop filled with unique artworks. Really useful when looking to finish a particular space.
Porcelain in flowing formations and rhythmic structures; playing with light and shifting with perspective- what a lovely concept and the outcome creates a tranquil, peaceful aura.
We’ve kept this listed, because Fenella’s work is/was truly stunning, but unfortunately Fenella died in December 2022, so the workshop is currently closed whilst her family gather thoughts and ideas on how to take the Fenella Elms Studio forward.
Quintessa is an international art consultancy and studio creating bespoke and made to order art. They also help source artwork to help you achieve just what you’re looking for.
For Furniture Makers
The Sofa & Chair Company
If you’re looking for a showpiece sofa that fits a unique space or made-to-measure piece, then this is the place to go.
Justin Van Breda
South African designer based on London’s Kings Road. The range of furniture is truly exceptional and of the highest quality
When looking for an extraordinary bed that sets off the whole room, these luxury handcrafted designs are one of our go-to makers.
Offering a whole host of modern furniture & home décor. They also feature many brands with a range of pieces for a luxurious home.
For both retro and classical painted pieces, you will see them in our Chelsea project.
An old favourite of mine, created some of my earliest work, his style and talent reflects in the unusual and beautiful pieces, with a lovely selection of finishes, that really do create that wow factor.
These really fall into two categories, architectural lighting and decorative lighting, some companies are more attuned to complex lighting schemes, involving integrated lighting systems whilst others offer decorative and complimentary lighting, such as wall lights, pendants and table lamps.
Andrew Orange is a renowned lighting consultant who has appeared on numerous design shows, you can buy his fabulous products here.
John Cullen Lighting
Discreet luxury lighting is at the heart of what they do. Beauty, form and function all come into play as they strive to create the highest quality luminaires, to aid architectural lighting designs.
Iconic lighting and furniture made here in Britain. They are synonymous with unique design and artisanal craftsmanship. Found in many of the world’s most beautiful interiors.
Fine decorative lighting for the international design community. One of the world’s best lighting and furnishing makers.
They have an extensive product range and their designs cover the entire style spectrum from retro to transitional – through to modern and ultra-contemporary.
Sophisticated and stylish which will be reflected in the cost, so you might want to keep this supplier for special areas, such as a cascading chandelier.
For Tiles & Flooring
Porcelanosa are a fantastic Spanish manufacturer of ceramic tiles, porcelain, wood parquet, hardwood and natural stone products. We had the pleasure of being invited to their factories and head quarters in Valencia, Spain… what an inspiring trip to say the least.
Bernard Arnull supply seamless porcelain, ceramic, mosaic and stone tiles with a range of fashionable, traditiona styles. As well as Porcelanosa, they create interpretations of natural wood that looks superb.
Exciting, experimental and inspiring wood flooring creations.
The Domus Group specify innovative, design-led, and technically superior tile, stone, wood and engineered flooring products.
We hope you have found our list useful, and that it leads to many happy hours browsing! We’ll be adding and expanding each of these categories to help you source more interior design suppliers so keep an eye out. Please feel free to show your support by sharing it on some of your social media!
Looking for more inspiration? Here are some of our recent interior design projects