About Us

Pale & Interesting is the creation of husband and wife team, Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. Having each successfully worked in the magazine, photography and design industries for the last 30 years, this prolific couple have been producing books, interiors, furniture, products, sets, magazines features and cabins, both together and individually, that have been highly sought after by those “in the know”. Their combined client list ranges from Laura Ashley, John Lewis and Habitat to Elle Deco, Living etc and Red magazine. Now, working mainly in interior design for private clients, they have also created Pale & Interesting, an online boutique store, making their covetable style available to all.

Pale & Interesting is an interior design consultancy and online home store inspired by Atlanta and Dave’s love of the functional, beautiful and out-of-the-ordinary. Their philosophy is firmly rooted in eco-conscious design and is all about mixing it up, teaming old with new, contrasting rough with smooth and pairing femininity with utility.

What services do you provide?

Interior Design, Furniture, Antiques, Home Accessories

How would you describe your style?

"The Pale & Interesting style celebrates a simpler, more laid back approach to interior design. It’s about putting together a relaxed and comfortable home that reflects the owner's personality and lifestyle, where fashions are noted but not followed rigorously, good design is essential and the quest to create a happy home, not a show home, is paramount. Honest, simple materials, artful re-cycling, choosing vintage and bespoke over newly or mass-produced has become the essence of their look. Often known for their bright beach houses and cabins that are flooded with natural daylight they offer a modern rustic look that is fresh and relevant."

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

"We offer an interior design service from complete refurbishment and reconfiguration to simple makeovers. We have worked on everything type of property from townhouses, beach houses, apartments and recently finished a remote project in Hong Kong. We also offer a cabin design and build service. We have recently completed a number of beach houses for holiday lets offering clients a turn-key service where everything down to the last teaspoon is supplied. Our interiors have been featured in virtually every interiors publication over the last 20 years and we know how to make your home look like something out of a glossy magazine."