About Us

Christian Bense is a London-based interior design studio creating elegant, layered, timeless spaces which inherently balance strong aesthetics with practical living. The homes they design are well-rounded and full of depth. After completing his degree, Christian spent the early years of his career in South Africa working on a broad range of high-end residential and boutique commercial projects. He moved to London in 2015 to work for Turner Pocock, going on to form his own design studio in 2020. 

What services do you provide?

Interior Design

How would you describe your style?

"The studio’s style reflects a cross-pollination of Christian’s South African roots with the more traditional homes of the UK. We look to seamlessly blend the old with the new, creating spaces which can’t be summed up in a single word. By carefully considering colour and pattern and having a clear and reasoned design process, we design spaces that are both timeless and liveable. There is objectivity to the way we design, establishing what’s best for the home and what’s best for the client, and weaving these together to define a style that’s best for both. We want to create homes which are both beautiful as well as thoughtful, balanced, and appropriate."

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

"For most projects, we are involved from the very earliest stages, working alongside architects and consultants as the client brief is established and plans are drawn up. We aim to take a holistic approach to the way we design. Knowing how each element affects the next, we look at structural and permanent decisions alongside the design of FF&E and decorative elements, allowing us to attune the elements of each design for the greatest effect. Most of the products we specify are bespoke, ensuring each design is customized for each client and their home. We work with local suppliers, craftsmen, and antique dealers to ensure a sense of uniqueness in every project, without sacrificing quality."