About Us

Blank Slate is a multi-disciplinary design studio founded by Bari Jerauld and based in west London. Projects include private residences, hospitality, commercial spaces as well as staging projects. The ethos at Blank Slate is to provide a holistic approach to design, taking time to deeply understand each client’s perspective. Creating comfortable, approachable spaces through a thoughtful design process and working collaboratively with all partnerships, including 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 and has 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 spaces in the US. Bari founded Blank Slate in 2014 and moved from New York to London 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?

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 cottons, linens, wools and leathers - layering both texture and pattern. Every project includes vintage, bespoke and current furnishings to bring 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

"I recently completed a project where the goal was to turn a tired drawing room into a space that the clients would want to use regularly and entertain in. The brief was that it had a traditional and timeless aesthetic, with vintage and vintage-inspired pieces. We created every piece of furniture in the room bespoke inspired by pieces we found in the vintage markets. We worked with craftsmen in Portugal to create most of the wooden pieces with intricate brass and carved detailing. The upholstered pieces were made locally in collaboration with a very talented workroom in London. When you step into the room, you are immediately transported back in time."

Chris Snook