About Us

Claire Totman Designs is a Surrey-based architecture, interior design and project management studio that specialises in timeless and classic architecture and interiors for Clients in and around Surrey. 

Established in 2016, Claire Totman Designs specialises in high-end design for private residential clients and developers ranging from design focussed extensions to major renovations and new build homes. 

“We pride ourselves in only taking on projects which would benefit from our design-led expertise and ones we feel passionate about. Our core process is to enhance the home occupiers’ experience of the property we work on, to make the most of light and flow and maximise flexibility in spaces, and take into consideration the experience of the occupiers as they live and travel through the property, and ensure the occupiers feel comfortable within their surroundings and the house feels intuitive. We focus as much on the materiality of the building both externally and internally.”

Under Claire’s watchful eye, her talented and enthusiastic team have completed a number of high-end residential properties from architectural design and planning permissions, to interior fit-out design and on-site project management. 

“I will never tire of breathing new life into a property and seeing our designs come to life. There is something so magical about taking a client on the journey from beginning to end. From the initial concept and gaining planning permission, to designing the interior fit out and project managing the build.”

What services do you provide?

Architecture, Interior Design, Loft Conversions & Extensions, Project management

How would you describe your style?

"The Claire Totman Designs style is classic, elegant and timeless. Architectural design that will stand the test of time and interior design that is inviting, warm and practical, as well as classic and elegant."

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

"We have recently completed a large 6-bedroom house in Surrey, which involved our full service. Our clients got in touch when they weren’t happy with their current architect's plans. We completely re-designed them and applied for planning permission which was granted very easily. We also undertook the building regulations and specification drawings for construction, sent the project out to tender, designed the interiors and project managed the 10-month project."

Images 2-6 and 7-8: Sarah Griggs; Images 10-11: Robin Quarrelle