The Layer Blog

Born in Scotland and now living in an old converted school in Hackney, Katy Stevenson-Bretton‘s work first caught our eye with her warm and textured designs. As we explored further, we discovered a wealth of projects mixing old and new, natural and vintage materials but all linked by the same inviting sense of comfort and class. […] Read More

When it comes to the design process, interior designer Zoe Murphy believes that a collaborative relationship with her clients is key in achieving authentic designs. As the proud founder of London-based design studio Stealth Design, Zoe’s creations are all diverse and unique but tied together by ‘low key luxe’ – championing spaces that have that […] Read More

For all of you music-lovers out there, Susan Knof makes an insightful comparison between the art of creating beautiful interiors and music. ‘I think of my interiors much like music,’ Susan tells us, ‘each note is significant, but it is when they all come together that they create a song.’ Having enjoyed a diverse career […] Read More

Nikki Rees has a background working for global fashion houses, designing new stores and visual merchandising, so it’s no surprise that the work she now produces as an interior designer has a timeless, fashionable elegance. As the eponymous founder of Nikki Rees Design, Nikki and her team work on sleek, chic schemes from her South-West […] Read More

With a love of Gio Ponti, a soft spot for Sundays spent in the countryside with a glass of red wine and a self-described ‘urban bohemian’ style, Clare Morton is our kind of designer. As the founder of Dalston-based Studio Morton, Clare’s signature style is fresh and fun, and blends old with new seamlessly. Here […] Read More

Justine Hodgson-Barker speaks our language. “Invest in statement pieces and place them next to more affordable pieces”, she tells us “It’s a bit like teaming a Burberry bag with a Topshop outfit – very Kate Moss I hear you say’. We love this analogy! Justine is the proud founder of Tunbridge Wells based interior-design practice […] Read More

Interior design can seem like an inaccessible service for many. But with the launch of Roomlab, a new online service connecting designers with customers through an online platform, the help and advice of an interior design could be right at your fingertips. Suzann Bozorgi founded Roomlab after working on a number of interior design projects […] Read More

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