About Us

Paola Leon Design is an interior design studio based in the West End of London. We have completed over 300,000 sq ft of high-end interiors for both private and commercial clients in the UK and internationally. We take residential and commercial projects from the planning stages to conceptual and detailed design through to the final dressing. We work closely with skilled craftspeople to design bespoke pieces that meet our client's specific needs. We work alongside artisans throughout the design process to ensure they achieve the quality of craftsmanship that each project deserves. 

Whether the client is aiming for recognised environmental or wellness credentials, we keep a strong focus on the sustainability of the materials we use, blending the timeless elegance of the traditional with the boldness of the contemporary. The PLD team seeks the best materials to add that special quality to the design.

What services do you provide?

Residential and commercial Interior Design, Building Design, Furniture Design, Spatial Organisation, Home Dressing.

How would you describe your style?

“The homes and interiors we deliver are elegant, functional and thoughtful designs that convey a sense of place. Whether the style is classical, contemporary or eclectic, we incorporate a personal story that we interpret from each client’s unique experiences and visions. The greatest projects are enriched with unique pieces designed specifically for them, imparting a defined voice and distinguishing them from the run-of-the-mill. We also love to reflect on and incorporate the history and character of the building itself. It is important to let the personal journey the building has lived to be reflected and shine through, revitalizing itself for a new chapter.”

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

“We were commissioned to work on a private villa in the south of England. Full of character throughout, with the most delightful gardens and glorious views over the countryside. The commission included concept work, detailed design, material specification, designing and commissioning joinery, full furnishing, overseeing construction and adding the finishing touches. We had some extraordinary spaces to design in this villa, including a large drawing room, ten double bedrooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, three reception rooms, ten bathrooms, a powder room, staff accommodation, utility rooms, a garage, pool house and an internal spa with swimming pool, gym, and sauna. What we enjoyed the most was bringing the project to life with favoured treasures already owned and new pieces uncovered in studios, markets, and auctions. These decorative finishes are a key element in an organic process of design. In commercial projects, it is often these final touches that help promote spaces and in residential projects, they are what help give the space that personal definition.”

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