About Us

A dynamic interior design studio founded in 1999 by designer and art connoisseur Niloufar Bakhtiar-Bakhtiari, who combines colour and contemporary art with great flair and expression. Vibrant colour is just one of the influences of Niloufar’s Persian heritage that has helped shape a clear design identity. Niloufar is passionate about antique and contemporary Middle Eastern art and her stewardship roles as Patron of the Royal Academy and member of the MENAAC acquisition committee at Tate Modern signify the central position that art takes in her life and work

What services do you provide?

Interior Design, Curating and Art Direction

How would you describe your style?

"Scenographic, bold, colourful, artistic yet encompassing the client’s life style."

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

"The brief was to create a vibrant, open-plan family home in Chelsea. The house was built in the Fifties and had been divided into two separate flats when it was bought by the client. We made a number of major structural changes in order to restore the property as one welcoming and beautiful home. The client requested a space that was warm and colourful, showing artistic expression and creativity without looking over-styled or designed. The brief required us to work closely with the client to explore their creative psyche and important cultural influences, in addition to undertaking the structural changes requested. We were keen to celebrate the client’s Persian heritage and achieved this by incorporating a bold colour palette, banishing white basins and wooden doors in favour of upholstered doors and hammered basins that betray high-glamour influences evocative of the Middle East. The client requested that the children be involved as much as possible in the design, and thus we suggested combining the client’s own important artworks with family creations. We carefully framed pieces of the children’s work and hung these in an eclectic gallery style with other key pieces from the client’s collection. A number of contemporary frames in aluminium and chrome were also chosen to provide a contrast with subtle frames that were colour-matched to the wall paint, leaving the artwork to speak for itself."

Photographs: Andrew Beasley