About Us

Studio Raymond is a London-based interior design firm founded in 2021 by Carina Raymond, specialising in residential projects. Having started her career in investment banking, Carina applies meticulous precision to every project. With a wealth of experience in managing design teams and projects from concept through to completion, Carina’s approach is distinctive; seamlessly balancing creativity with a detailed technical mindset in every project. 

Drawing inspiration from her international background, travels and deep appreciation of art, Carina loves to mix contemporary designs with antiques and vintage pieces to create timeless and warm spaces. Whilst Carina naturally leans towards a vibrant and eclectic aesthetic; she and the team work closely with clients to ensure that each project reflects their distinctive character, whilst respecting the property location and architectural features

What services do you provide?

Interior Design

How would you describe your style?

"Our style is eclectic with a love of colour, pattern and layering of textures, applied with elegance and subtlety. We mix contemporary and bespoke designs with unique antique and vintage finds in order to add a sense of warmth and depth to a space. Every single detail is carefully sourced and thought through, from the location and finishes of the sockets to the selection of artwork and accessories. This layering of elements creates a harmonious and timeless design that is functional and beautiful and can be enjoyed by clients for years to come – a modern aesthetic with a classic soul."

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

"We recently worked on a gorgeous garden flat set in a period mansion block in Chelsea. The previous owners had lived there for many years and the property was in need of a major refurbishment. The ground floor flat was dark and lacked natural light. We widened the existing door openings from the entrance hallway onto the dining and living room and added full-length glazing in order to increase natural light and enjoy the direct views to the communal garden.

This project was very much a collaborative approach and we worked closely with the clients in order to create a tailor-made home for them. The family of 4, who had recently relocated back to the UK after several years spent living abroad, felt strongly about wanting this home to feel truly British. The brief was for a modern yet classic English design with elements of fun and playfulness.

The clients had a strong style identity that we helped develop and nurture, and to our delight, they were not afraid to use colour! We, therefore, designed bold block-coloured joinery for the dining room and living room, set against a soft and elegant neutral-painted background. 

The property needed to work for each member of the family whilst also serving as an entertaining space. We designed a bespoke window seat in the living room for the family and guests to enjoy together. Additionally, a hidden bar and wine fridge were included in the living room bookshelf joinery.

As an art advisor and collector, the client owned a stunning collection of contemporary artwork and beautiful vintage furniture pieces that served as a starting point for some of the room schemes. We designed the living room bookshelf joinery with key artwork pieces in mind.

We used fun and striking wallpapers as focal points in the dining room, master bedroom and girl’s bedroom, whilst the teenage boy’s bedroom was kept contemporary and fuss-free.

As a result, each room has its own identity whilst also working harmoniously together."

Banner and Images 1-5: Chris Snook; Images 6-8: Anna Batchelor