Owl Interior Design | Testimonials
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Owl have just completed a six-month design project for the complete refurbishment of our Islington mews house. Their work has been exemplary, and we are delighted with the result. They have unerring taste, a great eye for detail and a rare gift for interpreting (and improving on) a client’s ideas. In addition, they were both efficient and responsive, liaised flawlessly with a range of suppliers and manufacturers and worked seamlessly with the building contractor. We have been most impressed with all that Owl have done, and would not hesitate to recommend them and to use them again.
Owl are brilliant! From one room projects to larger endeavours I could not recommend them enough. Sophie has worked with us on two projects so far and has always been insightful, helpful and left our home infinitely more lovely each time. I would use them again in a heart beat.
MyAnna, Walthamstow
It was an absolute pleasure working with Owl Design to achieve our dream home; bringing to life our ideas and creating a beautiful interior. Simone took the time to understand what we wanted to achieve from the design and through her knowledge and eye for working with colour, fabric and texture created our dream home. Owl Design handled everything very professionally on budget and within our time frame. Would highly recommend!
Bethan, East London
We contacted Owl Design to help us finish off some areas in our house that we'd neglected after running out of energy at the end of a big renovation project. From the very beginning, Sophie was incredibly responsive, flexible, and enthusiastic - even though the project was quite small and bitty. She came up with lots of fantastic ideas for the main spaces, as well as offering some really helpful suggestions to improve other areas we weren't entirely happy with. We are delighted with the end result, which is elegant, modern, and fun - and full of interesting pieces we never would have found ourselves. Sophie was a pleasure to deal with throughout. We'd definitely recommend Owl Design and hope to work with them again in the future.
The team at Owl Design did a fantastic job making our house look incredible. During the early planning stages they came up with really creative mood boards for all the rooms, based on only a rough brief and we were blown away. Then, they sourced wonderful items - everything from radiators and light switches to curtains and cushions - and managed the decorating and installation process brilliantly. They were a joy to work with and helped us achieve the house of our dreams. Would wholeheartedly recommend 100%!
We are a high end refurbishment company in South West London and we worked closely with Owl Design on one of their interior decorating and joinery projects in Wimbledon Village.

They were great to work with providing detailed specifications and drawings as well as always being available to answer questions and give helpful guidance to our on site team.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sophie and Owl Design
Goodwood Fitch, Builder
I hired Owl Design to manage the interior design for my flat in East London. It was a new build and it was therefore fairly neutral and bland. I had been living here for a couple of years and decided I wanted to make it my own but knew I would never do it myself. I found Owl Design online and was encouraged by the fact their site showed new builds in their portfolio - not all Kensington and Chelsea apartments! I effectively gave only three instructions/suggestions to Sophie "more storage, homely, coastal" and she managed to deliver a fantastic outcome out of that! The process was enjoyable as I got to be involved in approving the mood board, switching out a few items I didn't initially like etc. She then hired decorators and in one week they redid the whole flat, got the furniture delivered and installed. It absolutely met the three requirements I set out and it feels much more like home now. I was really impressed with what Sophie achieved.
Emma, Limehouse
I have worked with Sophie on 2 projects recently and have found her to be extremely professional, warm and personable. Her passion and knowledge for interiors shines through with her suggestions, wonderful taste and eye for detail. I look forward to working with Sophie again in the future!
FIXUP Design and Build, Central London Apartment
I have already recommended Owl design to many friends as the work they have done on our kitchen has been fantastic.
I have really enjoyed working with Sophie from Owl and we are loving our new kitchen. In the past I have been able to handle all our refurbishments but wanted to break from my usual: my favourite colours pale pink and mauve, and Designers Guild fabrics! So I hired Sophie van Winden of Owl Design. Her brief was to transform our large Edwardian dining room into a “modern Shaker design’ kitchen, to “stay away from pink.” And come up with “something happy.” ... and the result is perfect!
The process was also very easy. Original concepts were strong and on brief and yet Sophie allowed her ideas to develop as the project moved on and I came up with suggestions - she was very good at turning my ideas into even better suggestions.
She also had some great contacts and we founds some really lovely pieces.
Next is our attic conversion and I cannot wait to get Owl design involved again.
Emmanuelle, Upminster Kitchen
I hired Owl Design to design the master bedroom, hallway, my daughter’s bedroom and living room. After the first consultation and listening to what I was looking for, Sophie came up with some initial designs and mood boards. These included furniture choices, accessories and wall coverings. She did a very good job of choosing items, which fit my initial brief meaning the project moved along quickly and smoothly.

I found using Owl Design to design my home a really worthwhile experience as they clearly have an eye for how things will look together and suggested lovely pieces of furniture and accessories which I wouldn't have been brave enough to pick myself. They were a real pleasure to deal with, really understanding the look we were after and coming back quickly on all our queries no matter how small
Adriana, Lordship Park
Sophie worked with me on redecorating my loft. I felt like she really listened to the style and look i was going for, didn't push her own ideas onto me, more complemented and evolved the ideas that I had. She was open to feedback and would come back with something exactly to what I had asked. She met deadlines and budgets were clear and prompt and was able to offer a range of options to suit a range of budgets. She introduced me to a wealth of new suppliers and styles and encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone (we painted the whole room including the ceilings a dark green) sounds gross but it's amazing. I have had loads of compliments already - it's a hot post on my IG!
Roxy, South London
Have recently completed a bespoke furniture project for Simone and Sophie of Owl Design which included bespoke oak desks and an oak table. This is our second project that we have done with Owl and the project again ran smoothly over a two month period. The design drawings were provided by Owl and were accurate but also gave us some freedom in the construction and detailing. Simone visited us at our workshop about halfway through production and together we resolved a few details. Since then we have quoted on some fitted furniture for them and look forward to working with them in the future.
Carpenter & Carpenter Limited, Central London Apartment
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