The Layer Blog

With 15 years experience as an interiors stylist, it’s no surprise that Jenny Branson‘s home is a perfect mix of colours, textures and styles. With clients ranging from Heals to Ikea, 25 Beautiful Homes to Period Living, Jenny’s eye for charming and eclectic living is much in demand. As a lover of blending the old […] Read More

It’s no secret that the Layer Team are passionate about unique designs. In fact, we’ve created a business around championing one-off vintage treasures, all with one thing in common – their beauty lies in their uniqueness. So when we came across Unique Home Stays, an online destination showcasing only the very best luxury holiday homes, […] Read More

Beautiful preloved clothes and design furniture in one place? Yes please! We’re starting the month of March off right by teaming up with buymywardrobe.com to bring you the ultimate #PrelovedPortobello pop up shop at 199 Portobello Road. Come along and visit us for the chance to shop beautiful one-off clothing, furniture, lighting and artwork all […] Read More

As a visionary and proud founder of Gail Race Interiors, Gail’s passion for timeless, luxury spaces is infectious. ‘Live with what you love’ she tells us. And it’s clear to see that Gail is unapologetically in love with design – whether that’s creating a sanctuary in her own personal home or a bespoke space for […] Read More

With a background in luxury retail at the likes of Harvey Nichols, Nicole Farhi, Jasper Conran and Donna Karan, João Botelho’s first love was fashion and retail. But during an extensive property renovation of his four-storey townhouse in East London, João discovered a passion for home design and interiors that has since blossomed into a full-flung love […] Read More

Having trained at the prestigious KLC School of Design, Emile Azan founded the multi disciplinary studio Chameleon Designs in 2005 and it has grown from strength to strength ever since. With a passion for realising timeless interiors, Emile shares how his holistic approach personalises each project to the needs of the client: “We always work […] Read More

Having started his career as a designer in his early twenties, Henry Prideaux honed his skills at some of the most reputable names in the industry (think Nicky Haslam of NH Design and The Studio at Harrods) before setting up his own eponymous studio in 2014. As someone who believes that ‘a well considered interior should make […] Read More

Fun and filled with personality is how we’d describe the spaces designed by London-based studio, Frank & Faber. With a host of residential and commercial projects under their belt – including most recently the Flagship Bodyism Members Gym in Notting Hill, the Clean & Lean Cafe chain and the Aer Blowdry Bar – the founder, Sarah […] Read More

American born and bred, Cassidy Hughes chose London as the place to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in interior design and to found her eponymous design studio, Cassidy Hughes Design and she hasn’t looked back since. With her mother’s eccentric decorating style and her father’s woodworking studio as the backdrop to her childhood, design has been in […] Read More

‘Focus on weaving your character into the décor,’ says Abigail Wright of Vivere Design, and we love this ethos.   Abigail herself subscribes to a deluxe bohemian style – using both contemporary and heritage designs to honour original architecture and inject modern playfulness. This layering (excuse the pun), creates warm and character-filled spaces which lend […] Read More

Growing up against the backdrop of the Sudety Mountains on the border of Poland and the Czech Republic, Ania Choroszczynska has an inherent affinity for the natural world and the freedom of space. This focus on the environment plays out in her designs – with reworked, organic materials playing a large part in the minimalistic schemes she favours in […] Read More

Beata Heuman believes that every room should sing. And when you see her designs, you’ll want to break out into song too. Chic, elegant and fun simultaneously, Beata Heuman has designed spaces with character in London and Stockholm. Her approach is to gather influences and experiences from likely and unlikely sources as well as looking […] Read More