Interior Design & Decoration
Living contentedly is to a great extent feeling comfortable in ones own surroundings. Facilitating this is our principal objective.
We design homes. We design for people who may already have chosen apartments, houses, boats or even boltholes to act out some aspect of their dreams. Our commitment is to help in this realization.
The architecture is important this can be restored, enhanced, or even reconfigured.
The contents play the major part. Whether old or new they can stimulate the intellect and appeal to the emotions. We use antiques and artifacts from many different cultures and periods, not for their nostalgia but through careful juxtaposition they can excite one another, become re-energized and relevant in the present.
I set up my studio twenty years ago. I needed the freedom to work in any style that suited the clients, the architecture and the brief. We have achieved that freedom as can be seen in this small sample of our work.
Our studio is small, deliberately so. Our combined experience is wide. I was an architect before joining Colefax and Fowler, The UK’s principal firm of traditional decoration, ending up as managing director.
We work all over the globe, America, Japan, Continental Europe and the UK. We have produced interiors for offices, restaurants and super yachts, but our main concern is in the design of homes, those private spaces in which people choose to live their lives and express themselves.
We design the architecture often with many pieces of specially designed furniture, the lighting fittings, rugs, carpets and textiles. We advise on fine art, the decorative arts, and antiques of all periods. We advise on and compile libraries and finally dress our interiors to completion.
With a range of consultants we direct and will manage the most complex or modest of projects. It is, however working closely with our clients that the best of our work is achieved. At all points our clients are encouraged to be at hand to share in this two way developmental process to ensure that the results reflect their lifestyles.
“He is one of the few designers who while working in a modern idiom has a total respect and understanding of the classical principals of architecture. He applies this to produce some of the most beautiful interiors I know of.”
“He really was such fun to work with, he designed all the achitectural details and completely understood the airy, informal feeling I wanted in the house.”
“Chester is an unusually skilled designer. He has a huge breadth of experience in the field of architecture and design and this allows him to assess projects with great clarity”.