Interior Designers in Surrey for Bespoke High-End Homes
Christopher David Design is amongst the top high-end interior design companies in Surrey, creating unique living spaces across London and throughout the Home Counties. With our comprehensive interior design consultancy and services, we create thoughtfully crafted interiors for the most desirable homes in some of the most beautiful areas of the UK.
As a multidisciplinary residential design studio, we are deeply passionate about the transformative power of the home environment. A person’s home is their sanctuary and their retreat, the foundation of their most personal memories and the ultimate reflection of their personality. A home should nurture and support its inhabitants, allowing them to thrive – whatever that uniquely means to them.
We design homes from a holistic perspective, thinking first and foremost of the people who will enjoy living in the home. Our interior design concepts connect to the larger framework of the home’s architectural character, landscape and surroundings – and, most importantly, to each client’s needs, preferences and personality.
The result of engaging Christopher David Design for complete architecture and interior design services is the opportunity to live a beautiful life in a beautiful home – a unique living environment that harmoniously blends architecture, environment, and lifestyle.
Truly Luxurious Interior Design in Surrey
Our design process is tailored and personalised for each client – ensuring that the results of each interior design project support not only the client’s tastes but their lifestyle. We never lose sight of the fact that a house, no matter how impressive, is a backdrop for living. So we create spaces in which our clients can thrive – whether that means an inspiring environment for work or rest, expansive space for entertaining, or robust but beautiful finishes for family life. Or, indeed, all of those.
Intuitive & Inspired
Our signature style is connection and collaboration – the key to our successful designs is tuning in to our clients’ style. We help clients articulate their tastes and dig deeper to understand the context. Elegant or edgy, timeless or contemporary, bold or subtle, we can bring any vision to life.
The ideal continuation of our comprehensive architectural services, working with our specialist team of high-end residential interior designers in Surrey ensures that the design vision is realised as intended, fulfilling the client’s every requirement. As we grow to fully understand a client’s personality and lifestyle requirements, we can leverage our experience and expertise to make recommendations that enhance the brief and improve the overall result.
Truly luxurious, and successful, residential interior design encompasses not only how a home looks, but what a client wants to express, how they want to feel, and what they need their home to do for them.
A personalised interior scheme might require expansive space for entertaining and togetherness, or dedicated zones for individual pursuits. Clean lines or cosy corners. A secluded retreat for professional productivity, or studio space for art, yoga or fitness. A robust and inviting kitchen for the keen gourmet cook, with seamless indoor/outdoor transitions that support generous year-round hosting. Space for an art gallery or to showcase curated treasures from travels around the globe. A place to retreat for the times when there’s simply no place like home.
It’s no secret that one’s environment has an enormous impact on one’s well-being. Whether it’s an elegant Surrey estate or a sophisticated London loft, few investments holistically nurture a person like an investment in the home. For those who live especially rich and demanding lives, an optimised, customised home design scheme can pave the way toward truly thriving.
In transforming a space, we find ways to create subtle but striking “moments” in the design to support a rich living experience. Carefully considering the details of daily life illuminates opportunities to elevate the everyday, whether it’s a perfectly placed chair, a meaningful display of beloved objets d’art, or a rhythmic repetition of texture and pattern throughout a space.
Choosing a considered palette of materials, colours and finishes creates a space that’s not only visually stunning, but a pleasure to use and experience. Configuring a layout with an ideal blend of depth, texture and tone achieves a balanced and beautiful relationship between aesthetics and accessibility, form and function.
Creative, Collaborative & Customised Interior Design Journey
Naturally, our process begins by exploring a client’s preferences and practical needs, inspirations and aspirations – how they live, and how they want to feel in their home. What home means to each client is highly personal; lifestyle is a form of individual, creative expression. The deep level of understanding we aim for in these first conversations helps intuitively establish a creative vision – which will carry the project through from scope and concept sketches, to design and planning, to implementation and completion.
With our depth of knowledge and experience, we can design interiors that complement a range of architectural styles, from new builds and modern masterpieces to imaginative renovations and period properties. Whether a Victorian terraced house in London, an elegant Edwardian estate in Surrey or an impressive Georgian townhome, we take particular care to celebrate and preserve architectural history and character, whilst rejuvenating and revitalising to meet the requirements and standards of modern living.
Scrupulous Sourcing & Curated Collaborations
Over the years we’ve developed an extensive network of trusted collaborators and contractors in order to deliver a truly comprehensive and turnkey interior design service for our clients.
We’ve scoured the globe to pinpoint the most talented experts and artisans for every need, from art commissions and decorative painters to bespoke joinery, custom furniture and made-to-measure soft furnishings. Our network also compasses lighting designers, audio-visual specialists and security consultants, as well as the most knowledgeable and reputable sources for antiques, collectables and fine art.
Precision Project Management
We believe in being hands-on through all stages of the process, with our level of involvement tailored specifically for a client’s preferences. Our preference is to be the singular point of contact from concept to completion, until a client is settled and comfortable in their new home – and even beyond. We’ll liaise directly with all collaborators, expecting the unexpected and smoothing the client’s design journey. This minimises stress and ensures the design vision is realised as intended.
Proven Creative Process for Satisfying Interior Design Results
We passionately believe that the most successful interior design concepts relate to the larger framework of the home’s architectural character, landscape and surroundings, and, most importantly, to each client’s needs, preferences and personality.
Our years of experience in designing stunning, luxurious homes in Surrey and throughout the UK have allowed us to hone our process to provide the ultimate levels of service for our clients. Accordingly, we adapt our framework to provide a highly personalised, completely custom design journey specific to each individual client relationship.
The creative brief is when we explore the context and set the foundation for a project in meticulous detail. Beginning with our signature interview process, we seek to deeply understand a client’s wishes and needs, as well as practicalities like timescale and budget.
We also survey and assess the architectural and environmental context, creating guidelines for cohesive style and structure. With the additional consideration of anticipated challenges and suggested solutions, this creates a complete picture of the desired outcomes and a plan of action to move forward collaboratively.
We continue each project designing with traditional visualisation – first sketching concepts by hand, in keeping with the tactile, artistic origins of our craft.
We share these bespoke concept sketches and initial layouts with clients from their earliest stages – establishing a strong foundation of rapport from the very beginning, or building upon our relationship from the architectural stage. And we continue to collaborate as the design develops, refining the design, leveraging technology as appropriate, and deepening trust and understanding over time.
At this stage, we aim to establish visual clarity around a client’s taste and style. We achieve this through practical examples, references, renderings, floor plans, furniture configurations, mood boards and palettes of colours, materials and fabrics.
From this, we develop a cohesive scheme that shows how careful planning will bring the vision to life. We then integrate feedback to create a precise final interior design concept.
In the development stage, a timeline of decision-making is set, considering furniture, joinery, fixtures, fittings, hard finishes, wall treatments, floor coverings, soft furnishings and accessories. We establish the specifics of the design scheme through detailed planning, technical drawing and sourcing arrangements.
Next, commissions are made from specialist suppliers for any custom furniture, cabinetry or fittings requirements. The most appropriate contractors are selected from our network of trusted specialists in electrical, audio/visual, security and lighting, and the framework is established to seamlessly integrate each element into the design scheme.
With approvals and supply agreements in place, it’s time to bring the design vision to life.
True to our hands-on project management philosophy, we liaise on-site with our network of trusted contractors and suppliers. We leverage our relationships to work closely with the full team, monitoring timescales, budget and quality to ensure everything is executed as intended.
We pride ourselves on expecting the unexpected and offer positive, proactive and productive solutions to any bumps in the road. Along the way, we maintain collaborative discourse with the client, celebrating key milestones and facilitating peace of mind with regular updates and answers to any questions.
The final stages of a project are the time to layer in finishing flourishes, both elevating initial impressions and enriching how the space is experienced over time.
Sourcing signature pieces and adding thoughtful touches is an opportunity to complement the overall design, whether this comes in the form of antique treasures, distinctive artwork or specialist equipment or functionality. Our relationships with niche suppliers allow us to facilitate all of these enhancements with ease.
The required interfaces with systems such as security, audio/visual, electricals and lighting are also polished at this stage – these will have been kept as straightforward and easy to maintain as possible.
Our walkthroughs at this point check the finest details and ensure that the handover is smooth and satisfying. This is when the personalised planning, meticulous execution and thoughtful nuances come together in an impressive house that resonates as a true home – individual, distinctive, inviting, comfortable, personal.