Founded by Emily Todhunter and Kate Earle in 1998, the Todhunter Earle design studio is renowned for creating beautiful, sensitively considered interiors. From period and new build country houses to contemporary and traditional town houses, from boutique hotels and restaurants to ski chalets, villas and yachts, we have a diverse international portfolio.
To us a happy job is a good job. We don’t impose a Todhunter Earle design signature, but rather respond to each individual property: its architecture, location, period, and how our clients would like to live. We always say that a Todhunter Earle interior whispers, rather than shouts, and that we create rooms that feel loved and lived-in rather than showy. What is paramount is how our client feels when they are in their home.
Our Team and how we work
Our studio is based on the top floor of a former warehouse building close to Chelsea Harbour, in London. Our studio team numbers around twenty. Emily and Kate each head up their own design team, but every project has the full approval of them both. We run a happy and relaxed studio and like to think that this is just one of the reasons why our clients feel at ease through a design journey that can sometimes be both time-consuming and complicated.
We usually work on fifteen to twenty projects a year, from light renovations to complete refurbishments and new builds. Most of our clients have returned to us again and again, kindly introducing us on to family and friends.
We often design bespoke pieces of furniture, lighting, fabrics, rugs and even door handles for our projects.
Quite uniquely, we work with the watercolourist Marianne Topham, who’s artworks are integral to our design process. We begin a project by working with Marianne to translate our ideas onto paper as perspective drawings, to give a sense of standing in the finished room and explain the design intention. These drawings are used as blueprints by every contractor engaged on a project.
In October 2021 our book, Modern English, was published by Vendome Press.
Find out more at www.todhunterearle.com