Top Interior Designers: Taylor Howes
When we think of icons of luxury, Taylor Howes’ design firm is one of the first on the list. Known for what House & Garden calls “restrained glamour,” the firm is a London design staple.
Headed by co-founder Karen Howes, who took over when Gail Taylor left the company in 2011, Taylor Howes has designed sumptuous private homes and prestigious vacation destinations across Europe and the United States. Karen, one of the industry’s top interior designers, is also on the board of advisory of the KLC School of Design, keeping her reputation of importance in check. After 26 years, the firm is still creating modern, sleek, ultra-sophisticated designs and becoming more and more influential by the day.
Whether you’re looking for home interior design ideas or you’re thinking of hiring Karen, these Taylor Howes favorites are eye candy for any design lover.
Among her most famous work are the designs at One Kensington Gardens, where she’s designed interiors for apartments, reception desks, spas and model rooms.
The essence of elegance and simplicity, Taylor Howes designs read like modern classics with delicate gold accents like this Park Crescent interior in Marylebone, England.
Karen’s designs somehow bring coziness into luxury, especially in this charcoal and white modern dining room.
Another luxury interior design classic, this London living room showcases the Taylor Howes signature — neutral tones with one colored staple piece. This time, Karen chose a navy sofa with light whites and classic mirrors.
Just down the street is another Taylor Howes work of art — this arty Lancelot Place home with soft grays and regal, nude tones.
A favorite of the world-renowned designer, this Ennismore Gardens bedroom features the plush beige tufted wall covering seen in multiple Taylor Howes designs and a decadent fur throw.
Next time you browse Taylor Howes designs for inspiration, remember to bring in Karen’s signature nude tones and her affinity for luxurious comfort. After all, what’s the point if your designs aren’t warm and welcoming?
All images are from the Taylor Howes website.