About Us

At Design’d Living by Rob Lessmann, we apply creativity, know-how and design vision to transform interiors into relaxed luxury places that feel fantastic to be in.

We’ve been making clever use of space since 2015, and have since evolved into a luxury interior design studio with an approachable straight-talking team and a great design eye.

Rob’s skill is in sourcing the right item for the right place, using a contact book crammed with creators, craftspeople and contractors. Think bespoke Italian tiles, original artworks, artisanal wallpapers or hand-made worktops; Rob always brings something special to the design table to help make each interior unique.

Whether you need a modern apartment redesign, a traditional townhouse refurbishment, an office overhaul, a restaurant refit, or a home and garden makeover, Design’d Living can help, offering full design services from start to finish. We do house refurbishments, show homes and apartments, houses for developers, commercial retail premises, hotels, members' clubs, bars and restaurants. Whatever your property, we can improve it.

Our clients are at the centre of every design. Together we produce beautiful bespoke interiors that suit your lifestyle and reflect your personality or brand.

What services do you provide?

Interior Design

How would you describe your style?

"We specialise in luxury contemporary interior design that feels exactly right for the property.

We’re experts at creating a wow factor. Attention to detail is evident in all our designs and our skills range from technical interior architecture to colour balancing and sourcing the perfect items for each property – from idyllic Italian marble tiles to an enigmatic antique-shop find.

Our interior designs reflect the personality of both property and owner. They’re practical and beautiful. We’re all about making where you live and work better, brighter and more pleasurable to be in."

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

"Our client wanted us to reinvigorate their investment penthouse apartment in Downtown Dubai, which features impressive views over the Burj Khalifa. Their plan was to bring it up to date, create a more positive feel and upgrade everything. They were looking at changing the way they let the property from long-term lets to shorter lets for holiday-makers as well as the corporate rental market. Our suggested solution was to invest in a boutique-style interior to appeal to a luxury lettings market.

The views from this elegant apartment also overlook evening light shows on the Burj Khalifa, so the interior needed to reflect this aspect. Our aim was to create a talking point and appeal to potential corporate lets who would appreciate the prestigious location. The client agreed that the level of furnishings had to stand out and create a special impression."

Image 1-3: Philip Seaton; Image 4: Ed Kingsford