About Us

Rive Gauche is a high-end multi-disciplinary design studio and property advisor specialising in providing strategic property advice and the design and delivery of luxury properties for private clients and developers around the world.

Rive Gauche challenges the traditional market by providing an end-to-end service, offering clients strategic advice from the early stages of pre-acquisition through to project delivery. From concept to completion we offer an exceptional client experience, delivering; luxury residences, turnkey investment projects, luxury multi-unit developments and 5-star hotel design.

Founder Nicolas Roux brings over 15 years of international experience with globally renowned studios, including Candy & Candy and Terence Conran, delivering world-class projects ranging from hotel developments to luxury private residences including One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge. Nicolas also developed a deep knowledge of building during several years at Bouygues Construction, a top ten global construction company.

How would you describe your style?

"Blending the influence of French heritage with a discerning eye for British luxury, founder Nicolas Roux balances the studio’s vision to harness the purest of design with a refined simplicity. With passion, craft and best-in-class materials and finishes, we deliver high-end projects of immaculate quality. Each project is a distinctive vision with a true identity that individuals can emotionally connect to.

Our design ethos is devoted to preserving original thought and exceptional creativity. The goal is always to achieve authenticity, beauty, balance and an exceptional experience. The Rive Gauche world is a discerning world of understated and reserved elegance combined with the highest expression of creative excellence."

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

"Hyde Park Penthouse - Our client, from a discerning family influenced by the French haute couture Chanel and Givenchy fashion houses, acquired this superb penthouse as a London pied-à-terre with an impressive roof terrace overlooking Hyde Park. We were commissioned to design and develop this 4,200sqft penthouse, managing the entire project from concept to completion.

Our experienced and technical team assessed the property and reconfigured the layout of the penthouse, adding another level onto the roof terrace.

We created an interior that was tonal, sophisticated, and elegant. We used sumptuous materials throughout like Calacatta Belgia marble across the floor, paired with a Cappuccino grey marble inset. We chose a heavily textured plaster effect to provide a more authentic and textured finish which balanced perfectly with the luxuriously stunning crackle gesso on the joinery unit of the main reception.

This property is the epitome of elegant sophistication.

Images 5-7: Dubai residence - This project is a 1200sqm private villa in the Middle East. Rive Gauche was commissioned for the luxury interior design.

The client wanted a blend of classic and modern style with a French influence. The client already has a beautiful collection of European classic furniture pieces curated over the year. The intention was to bring a modern approach to the property while preserving the grand and classic language of the architecture. The ceiling of the formal reception is over 6 metres. We created a bespoke eglomise full height mirror with beautiful black stone pilasters."