About Us

Barclay Interiors Limited is an award-winning interior design studio with a global client base. Their team thrives on their easy manner, client discretion and an ability to do their finest work on diverse projects across London, the country and globally. Open-minded and receptive, Barclay Interiors' ethos is to guide clients towards their desired outcome and to create long-lasting relationships built on trust, respect, competence and expertise.  

Since its foundation, Barclay Interiors has built up a strong reputation for its specialist interior design services. Their extensive experience and technical expertise ensure their ability to take on the most challenging and wide-ranging projects, delivering them in a timely manner, whilst working closely with their reliable and professional specialist teams of designers, architects, contractors and artisans.

From conceptual design to spatial layouts, to interior architecture and luxurious finishes, the team at Barclay Interiors are dynamic, proactive and responsive, maintaining clear and transparent communication throughout the design process.  With no in-house style, each project provides an opportunity to create individual, liveable and luxurious spaces within their client’s beautiful homes whether newly-built or a heritage building.  

Creative Director Sarah Barclay's love of architecture led her to study such diverse subjects as lighting design and calligraphy, millinery and textile design, culminating in a degree in the History of Art and Architecture, all accomplished while running a successful business and raising her family.

Having lived in Indonesia, the USA, France and Scotland, travel has always played a significant role in Sarah’s life, and Barclay Interiors’ design aesthetic often takes inspiration from the enchanting originality of far-flung exotic and cosmopolitan places around the world. 

Barclay Interiors are members of several industry bodies, including the British Institute of Interior Design and the Society of British and International Design, and have won and been shortlisted for several interior design and property awards.

How would you describe your style?

"We employ no in-house style; instead, each project provides an opportunity to create beautiful, yet individual, interiors designed specifically for each distinct project and client.  Every project requires a level of research to make the design process an informed decision, and we work collaboratively with our clients and our team of professionals to select appropriately in order to create our effortlessly elegant and luxurious individually-designed homes."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"We recently worked with US-based South African clients on a UK home of 12,000 sq.ft. We met with one of our clients at our studio, taking an initial brief for this large project.  Our journey really began with a wonderful fact-finding week at home in Texas with this international family, spending time with them and understanding the way they live and their routines. We brought with us a suitcase of appropriately chosen samples which we felt would work for the project, and we set up design meetings at several Houston-based showrooms to ascertain their taste and style.

Once back in our UK studio, we began by analysing and organising the information we took from our trip for our brief.  We created a light and elegant concept with a glamorous edge and a nod to their strong family bond. The original spatial layouts within the house did not work for the way the family lived, so we redesigned the internal spaces and how they interconnected using Crittall, texture and a layered lighting scheme.

We specified all the external windows and doors, the internal doors and hardware, the flooring, producing full specifications and technical drawings for the contractors and coordinating the installation of everything. In addition, we created all technical drawings and schemes for this project from the complex lighting specifications to the wine cellar joinery to the sanitaryware and brassware for the nine bathrooms as well as over 25 other rooms and collaborated on the design of a stunning central staircase. Throughout this process, we collaborated and presented to our clients, keeping them informed and signing off each stage.

Finally, we created the decorative specifications and schemes for each of the large rooms throughout the house including bespoke window treatments and furniture procurement, wallcoverings and mirror installations.  Our clients are delighted with their home and we remain retained by them, recently completing a further project for them."

Banner: James Balston Photography; 1: Carey Sheffield Photography; 2-5: Petra Mezei Photography; 6-7: James Balston Photography; 8: Carey Sheffield Photography

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