About Us

Jess O'Grady Design is an interior design studio focussing on creating beautiful and timeless spaces across the UK & abroad. With a passion for infusing traditional English design with contemporary twists, we aim to create warm and inviting homes that perfectly fit their owners’ lifestyles and personalities.

With a background in Furniture Design and a lifelong immersion in the property and interiors industry, founder & lead designer, Jess O’Grady, has seamlessly merged these fields to provide clients with exceptional interior design service. We firmly believe that spaces should possess timeless appeal and effortless functionality, while infused with character and warmth from unique design choices. Our approach ensures that the designs are not only timeless and inviting, but we emphasize creating spaces that can adapt and grow alongside their owners, and therefore, work closely with clients to bring their vision to life.

We work closely with our network of artisans and craftspeople to infuse character and warmth into every project, breathing life into spaces through original design elements - ranging from custom flooring to bespoke and antique furniture pieces that harmonize with the overall scheme.

From concept to completion, we offer a full interior design experience which comprises of services including spatial planning, furniture & fabric selection, procurement, and project management – ensuring that every project, regardless of whether it’s a small London flat or country estate, is delivered on time, and to the highest standards.

How would you describe your style?

"We create timeless, characterful interiors by blending traditional English interior design with unexpected contemporary elements. Depending on the building’s period, we like to honour the ‘bones’ of the building by maintaining or restoring details such as cornicing and fireplaces. These often give the foundations for building character and warmth, to then enable us to all layers with antique, vintage and contemporary furniture, art and rich fabrics to create an inviting and lived-in aesthetic that is tailored to the client."

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

"We recently completed our largest project to date with a lovely family to bring their dream 7-bedroom country estate in Berkshire to life. Starting out as a rather simple new build country house with a couple of outbuildings, we added character and fun to prevent it from feeling like a typical sterile new build. We fully re-specified the development about 6 months prior to completion and worked alongside the developer and original contractor to complete to a higher spec.

The client brief was unusual – comprising of ‘themed’ bedrooms ranging from Moroccan to Art Deco. We utilised carefully curated unique Italian marbles and tiles handmade in Morocco, with bespoke metal vanities and custom bathroom fixtures to create hotel-level bedroom suites, whilst including much more functional spaces such as a shaker style boot room and laundry with features such as laundry chute and dog shower, a bespoke climate-controlled wine cellar and world-class private cinema.

All the foundations of the home were carefully considered from lighting design and AV to socket locations, alongside hard surfaces, cornice and all other details to ensure the home felt fully thought-through; whilst working seamlessly for its owners as well as being a beautiful, effortless space in its own right. This level of detail extended across the five out-buildings which housed staff accommodation and spa facilities.

As the project progressed, we were on-site to manage the project and ensure everything was delivered on time and to a high standard, including the installation of furniture, curtains and everything down to the cutlery – the end result was a gorgeous, timeless mock-Georgian new build that you would never know hasn’t been there for the last 200 years and perfectly reflected our client’s taste and needs. The client was over the moon with the result and we’re already working on another home for them."

Pete Helme