Her award-winning Chelsea practice goes from strength to strength, focusing on high-end homes for private clients and property developers. Juliette Byrne prides herself on creating individual designs, thoughtfully mixing clients’ existing pieces with bespoke items. Her own-brand candles are a nice touch for clients moving in.
Juliette’ s Chelsea-based architectural interior design consultancy has established a reputation for creating elegant and sophisticated interiors which blend the classic with the contemporary.
Juliette graduated from The Chelsea School of Art and then trained at Conran. Juliette has won the 2010 Interior Design category UK Property Award from the International Property Awards. She has also been successfully nominated as one of the Top 100 designers and decorators in the UK by House and Garden, published by Conde Nast, in March 2006 and again in March 2009. Her boutique hotel project, Chalet Floralie which is located in the Alps, has been voted Top 5 family chalets by House & Garden (December 2010) and is amongst the 10 great ski chalets in the Alps by Conde Nast Traveler (October 2010). She is a member of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) and a RIBA affiliate member. Juliette also lectures at the Inchbald School of Design, and at the KLC School of Design.
Whether co-coordinating a building site, managing an office of designers, liaising with leading architects and surveyors or managing clients property portfolios, Juliette’ s efficiency and attention to detail has been a driving force in her 25-year career as an architectural interior designer.
Her philosophy that nothing is too much trouble coupled with an ability to find opportunities within space and existing designs where others might see flaws helps bring clients back time and again. Expect serene interiors, often executed with a muted palette, specially designed bespoke furniture, and a deft blend of old and new.
Juliette has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, having trained at the Chelsea School of Art and with Conran. She set up her own business in 1988 and now she and four full-time designers make for a highly efficient team. Since received international recognition for her style and attention to detail. The company has been named as one of the top 100 Leading Decorators in the country for the past six years and has recently been awarded the accolade of Top 20 Interior Designers in Great Britain.
Juliette’s long established in-house property management team offers an expert service which is personal and tailored to individual needs. The team responds to any issues both promptly and professionally. Dealing with practical and legal issues related to property management, from arranging safety certificates and inventories to ensuring tenancies run smoothly. Emergencies are dealt with on a clients’ behalf as well as any routine repairs and maintenance.
In addition to day to day responsibilities, Juliette can oversee any refurbishments and general management issues while the clients’ property is vacant.
“I work mainly in London but also have commissions in Paris, Alps and Caribbean – anywhere a client has a property we will work. It often occurs that one project is completed successfully and then we move on to do additional properties – you are only as good as your last job is our motto. Striving for excellence on every project – from large too small and nothing is too much trouble. Working abroad is always more challenging and needs to be organised well in advance so that time spent on site can be used to the best advantage. I travelled recently to China with the London Chamber of Commerce to promote Juliette Byrne Ltd and interior design in the Far East. I have also recently presented Awards at the International Property Awards in Shanghai. There is great opportunities abroad as the British Style is greatly admired by many.”
In July 2010, Aquarium Architecture were commissioned to work with renowned interior designer and the star of this article : Juliette Byrne. This international interior designer first became attracted to aquariums after seeing one of Aquarium Architecture’s installations in West London in June 2010. Upon exploiring the opportunity in more detail Ms Byrne subsequentlyapproached Aquarium Architecture to design and install a tropical aquarium at her residence.
Juliette Byrne commented on the aquariums in high end houses said “they look like pieces of living at – they just really do add that bit extra t an itnerior design package”.
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