About Us

At Frank & Faber we design high-end, personality-filled homes along with hotels and boutique commercial spaces. We take a collaborative approach, and each project is uniquely tailored to the tastes and lifestyle needs of our clients.

Founded by Creative Director Sarah Ellison who is supported by a team of passionate and creative designers and project managers. We place enormous value on the relationships established with our clients along with a skilled roster of contractors, architects and craftspeople, bringing the right team together to bring our client’s vision to life. 

What services do you provide?

Interior Design, Interiors Consultation, Project Management, Creative Direction, Sourcing and Procurement

How would you describe your style?

"Although we are not slavish to a period or aesthetic, our projects are unified by an innate warmth and character. Our layered schemes feature intentionally contrasting textures with warn timbers, warm metals and characterful stones alongside the softness of a textile mix which brings bold colour accents and a pattern on pattern mix. 

Our spaces feature an eclectic mix of old and new with a curated collection of hand-picked pieces which bring our client's narrative to life. Whilst attention is paid to every detail the culminating look is intentionally uncontrived, lived-in and evolved rather than overtly designed. 

Our sustained principles of authenticity, quality and people-centred design have won us a broad range of clients within London and beyond. Current projects include a Grade II townhouse in St John’s Wood, Georgian Estate in Essex and Grade II Mill in Dorset and Boutique Hotel in Somerset."

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

Recent projects include a new build Neo-Georgian property in Hampstead and the re-design and refurbishment of a Victorian property in Kensington. 

The Hampstead property was designed as a shared dwelling for 2 brothers and their families. A unique scheme which provides a flexible solution, either 2 separate homes or opened up as one shared space. 

Our fun and challenging brief was to design an interiors scheme which cohesively united the two houses whilst simultaneously reflecting the unique tastes and personalities of the two separate clients.  Our clients wanted a home which balanced the quality of high-end luxury without ostentation, a palpable sense of homely warmth and most important a scheme which brought their tastes and lifestyle to the fore. 

The dominant use of natural materials in base finishes, furniture and lighting brought an innate warmth and sense of wellbeing. Softness was achieved by consistent use of elegant window drapes and soft furnishings which mixed patterns and textures inspired by the British, Indian and African heritage.

Free-standing furniture was sourced from a range of international suppliers and mixed contemporary, vintage and antiques, each piece selected for its heritage, provenance and connection to our clients as well as its aesthetic contribution to the overall scheme. 

The predominantly open plan layout was delineated with bespoke joinery pieces which we designed to provide storage, a means for display opportunities as well as beautiful focal points within the space. 

Our Kensington clients purchased a period property that, although blessed with exceptionally high ceilings, had been carved up into a series of small spaces with bland, dated interiors and a total absence of storage. In its current state, it did not meet the functional or aesthetic requirements of their family. 

What started as a decorative upgrade ended in a full internal reconfiguration and refurbishment designed and managed by Frank & Faber. Our brief was to create a space which was in keeping with the heritage of the property, whilst simultaneously supporting the family’s informal lifestyle, contemporary taste and importantly, introducing a sense of fun. 

Almost all internal walls on the ground floor were removed to create an open plan kitchen, dining and living experience which allows the family to interact whilst undertaking different activities - cooking, working and playing pool. Crittal window partitions were designed to delineate functions whilst maintaining the impressive sense of space and light.

Period details were reinstated and restored to bring the bones of the property back to its former glory and these were set against a contemporary approach to fixtures and fittings. Full height bespoke storage was designed and integrated within every, utilising the height to full potential to maximise storage opportunities without compromising the footprint or aesthetic."

Banner image: Emma Lewis; Image 1-8: Paul Craig

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