Sophie Phillpotts-Dowding

From a minimalistic approach with only raw materials as its adornments, to one that is flamboyant and giddy with colour and décor. I have always been interested in how we interact with interiors, and the various different styles and opinions we each have towards our own ‘perfect’ interior.

From my brief study in Architecture and through working with the Castello Del Nero residences, I have the learnt to appreciate the integrity of historic buildings, and therefore believe that when working with historic buildings. I think that the facade should influence it’s interior, as we have a responsibility to ensure that their ancient ‘souls’ are protected, yet, fitted with all our modern comforts.

On the flip side, new build modern apartments and houses are exciting to work with, as the modern finishes and innovations are endless!
When working with hospitality concepts and interiors, I believe that a synchronized uniform design can be hugely beneficial. To have a crossover in these mediums can create a different ambience, which can create a more wholesome establishment.

My personal style is a vivid mix between the new and the old, I think there is something special about the fusion of antique artefacts with modern technology and innovation. For example, at home I have many vintage glasswares, décor and furniture, dating from the 1920s and onwards. I have these styled amongst comfortable modern furniture, like pastel coloured seating and dazzling gold side tables, which thanks to technology we are able to create. There is something charming when mixing the old and the new, as if it adds a narrative to the space.

Our interiors are down to your own personal taste which I aim to curate for each one of my clients.

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