About Us

Blank-Slate is a small design studio founded by Bari Jerauld and is based in West London. Projects include private residential projects. 

Our ethos at Blank-Slate is to provide a holistic approach to design, taking time to deeply understand our client’s perspective. Creating comfortable, approachable spaces through a thoughtful design process. Working collaboratively with all our partnerships: clients, architects, builders, craftspeople, artists and designers to create balanced, harmonious interiors that allow their inhabitants to feel good about them. 

Bari is originally from New York City with over 20 years of experience working in the industry. She started her career working for Peter Marino Architects, gaining invaluable experience across a wide range of projects covering residential, hospitality and retail spaces. She later spent over a decade working alongside various designers as well as designing finished product collections for Wynn Resorts, Target and Barney’s retail stores in the US. Bari founded Blank-Slate in 2014 and moved from New York to London in that same year. Blank-Slate draws upon Bari’s varied professional experience and her diverse background sets Blank-Slate up for success across a wide range of projects and client needs.

What services do you provide?

Antiques, Bespoke Furniture & Storage Solutions, Curtains & Soft Furnishings, Textiles, Sourcing and Procurement, Project Management, Creative Direction

How would you describe your style?

"With a strong background in textiles, I like to use natural materials such as cotton, linens, wools and leathers - layering both texture and pattern. Every project includes old and new pieces, bringing a cohesive design together.  Colour and light also play a very big role in my style vision, a crucial element to extract the most out of each space. While these attributes form the cornerstones of all of my projects, the overall style goals are adapted to each client and space using unique features to accentuate the individuality of each project."

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

"One of my favourite projects to date is a country house that was completely reinvented and stripped back to just the exterior walls. The clients were an absolute dream to work with giving me creative freedom to design the house holistically and uniquely for them. The clients had a very eclectic and colourful art collection to pull inspiration from and help drive the direction for the colour schemes and textures from room to room. A new open-plan layout was created throughout to suit entertaining family and friends. The main living spaces flow freely featuring a double-sided fireplace and full-height vaulted ceilings clad with tongue-groove architectural detailing in the family sitting room. We opened up the entry hall, adding a curved staircase and a large chandelier by Vaughan, called the Compiegne Leaf Chandelier inspired by a Parisian antique piece. The end result was a wonderful mix of colour pops, bespoke and vintage furnishings."

Chris Snook