Interior Design & Lifestyle Journal

At Designed by Woulfe, we love to indulge our passion for interior design, architecture, culture, property, art and food. Often simultaneously. Join us for an exploration of luxury interiors, gorgeous aspirational homes and frivolously fun things to spend your savings on. Catch up on our latest news, stay in the loop with our recommended reading and viewing, and get inspired by our conversations with some of the most insightful figures in the interior design and art world

Colourful and jungle inspired luxury kids playroom.
News & Events

Webinar on how interior designers can be thought leaders and affect change in the industry’s campaign to deliver ethical and sustainable interiors for a healthier and happier future.

Tas Kyriacou IDS Lifestyle Technology Consultants
Interviews

Tas and George Kyriacou are experts in sophisticated living. Their company creates efficient, instinctive and innovative experiences in the home through integrated technology.

Irish Interior Designer Brian Woulfe founder of Designed by Woulfe
News & Events

In this online discussion, Elspeth Pridham, editor of Studio magazine, will be joined by BIID members Lester Bennett, Harriet Forde and Brian Wolfe to discuss how to grow your interior design business in a post pandemic world. 

An image of the interiors at Ozone Bethnal Green London.
Inspiring Spaces

They say you eat with your eyes before a forkful touches your lips, and we wholeheartedly agree. Food aside, the interior design of a restaurant sets the ambience and has the power to define the mood and tone of your meal. Here is our selection of mouth-watering restaurant interiors that we’d visit whether we’re hungry or not.

British Furniture Designer Tom Faulkner
Interviews

Tom Faulkner has been designing and making striking contemporary furniture, mirrors and lighting for over twenty years. His innovative designs predominantly incorporate metal, glass, wood and stone and are handcrafted in the company’s Wiltshire workshop.

Darkly light bar located in the Royal Festival Hall on South Bank, London.
Inspiring Spaces

Inconspicuous entrances, moody lighting and plush soft furnishings...these bars are on our hit list because of their impressive interiors as well as their cocktail menus. Browse our favourite bar interiors from around the world, which still look stunning (albeit a little blurry) after a martini or two. Then enjoy a double espresso the morning after in our favourite cosy cafés.

The Prince Akatoki London bedroom interiors.
Inspiring Spaces

From the first impression which comes the moment you walk through a lobby, to the bedding you tuck into at night, hotel interiors can make or break a holiday or trip. We’ve selected the most extravagant, unique or simply beautiful hotels from around the world which in our opinion, are well worth a visit.

The Bulgari Spa Pool interiors London
Inspiring Spaces

To us, the ideal spa experience promotes a sense of wellbeing and relaxation. You want to feel at ease from the moment you walk in and hopefully feel lighter and uplifted upon leaving. Our curated selection of the most gorgeous spa interiors from around the world will have you wanting to book a long weekend away immediately.

Male clothes shop
Inspiring Spaces

Retail interior design can make or break a shopping experience. Quirky layouts, impeccable use of lighting and innovative design are some of the factors which make these stores worth visiting whether you’re purchasing or just window shopping.

Brian's picks.
Culture

From kitchen gadgets to the design books currently on Brian’s coffee table, here’s a curated list of our Managing Director’s latest obsessions. This evolving directory of quirky gift ideas, objets d’art, collectibles and curiosities will be sure to inspire a purchase, or two!

detached beach front villa
Property Porn

There’s nothing quite like waking up by the sea and having the sound of crashing waves and the smell of salty air on your doorstep. Some of us are craving the warm waters of the Caribbean, while others prefer to stay a little closer to home on the UK coastline. However far you are willing to go, here is our selection of the most intriguing and note-worthy coastal homes available to buy or rent.

hurst lodge
Property Porn

Whether you’d like a weekend escape or are looking to relocate for more space and a quieter, calmer life, there are endless idyllic country properties which make fabulous investment, purchase or rental opportunities. From illustrious estates with sprawling grounds to historically owned homes boasting stunning scenery and rural retreats, here is our curated selection of the finest properties in countryside locations around the world.

victorian home outside view
Property Porn

A colourful and characterful London townhouse fit for a growing family, a modern and minimalistic home in sunny Los Angeles, or a sumptuous open-plan penthouse with epic views of the New York skyline. Explore our pick of international luxury properties for city living in style.

An image from the show The World's Most Extraordinary Homes.
Culture

Serving up a good dose of escapism at a time when it’s needed the most, we’re sharing our pick of the best interiors and property shows. Makeovers, masterclasses, life-hacks and decluttering tips, there’s plenty here to inspire you.

An image promoting The National Theatre Live production of Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare.
Culture

Luckily for us, cultural institutions are opening their doors to the internet so that we can be educated and entertained from across the globe. Watch the Metropolitan Opera perform Carmen in your pyjamas, or pick up some acting tips from none other than Dame Helen Mirren - there's plenty to explore online.

A sophisticated new york penthouse featuring silk rugs and seating from flexform.
Get the Look

Despite being sky-high, this luxury penthouse in the Hell’s Kitchen district of New York has a grounded and peaceful feel, owing in part to the neutral, earthy palette and subtle contrast of natural textures.

Concept Rendering of The Elizabeth House development in Waterloo by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
Property Porn

As London’s property market continues to grow, residential, commercial and other multi-use property developments of varying scales are cropping up across the city. From much sought after luxury new homes in the heart of town to incredible new real estate that’s putting otherwise overlooked areas firmly on the map, there’s definitely a lot to be excited about. We’ve rounded up our favourite 25 new developments in London for 2020 and beyond. 

An image from the BBC Drama Series The Split
Culture

Now that staying in is the new going out, we’ve called on some of our trusted clients and friends for their recommendations on how to make the new normal a bit more bearable. We all need a bit of healthy distraction from the news every now and again, so we’re sharing binge-worthy TV shows, books to bury your head in and podcasts to help you fill your time. We’ve also thrown in a few design pieces to make the Netflix and chilling more cosy.

cardboard box full of vegetables
Culture

As many of us have more time to spend in the kitchen, we’ve also curated a list of our favourite food suppliers, if there was ever a time to support sustainable producers and local businesses, it’s now. From farm-fresh fruit and vegetables to grass-fed meat that's perfect for Easter, these ingredients will inspire you to sharpen your cooking skills. 

A de-le-espada bed sits in front of Flamingo Arte Wallcovering.
Get the Look

This modern, classic bedroom is small but perfectly formed. Set within a multi-award winning property, the interiors we have created here show how an efficient use of space doesn’t have to mean compromising on style.

Interior Designers Brian Woulfe and Clare Gaskin in mid century pop up.
News & Events

"The sumptuous style of ‘Mad Men’ reflects the current zealous appetite for mid-century modern furniture” says Maria Fitzpatrick.

When Clare Gaskin Interiors and Designed by Woulfe decided to collaborate on a room set for DreamHouzz 2018 we looked no further than the classy interiors of the late Fifties and Sixties.

The Interior Style Hunter Grant Pierrus
Interviews

Outsourcing has always played an important role in my company and has allowed me run projects in various countries at the same time. Having fully embraced it as a business concept it has let me invest my own time into more profitable activities and concentrate on doing what I do best!  On the run up to Decorex 2018 I reached out to some people I’ve met on my own journey to discuss outsourcing with them. 

Leading London based interior designers.
News & Events

“We can all be better designers and business owners,” say industry experts at eporta’s Design Leadership lunch. Last week, at a spectacular house in London’s Clerkenwell, eporta hosted a round table discussion with some of the most experienced and prominent voices in interior design. The candid conversation revolved around some of the most important issues affecting the interior design industry today, including fees and transparency, design leadership, sustainability and ethics. Over two-hours, 12 interior designers and architects shared their knowledge and ideas on how to advance the industry.

An picture of the entrance designed by Designed by Woulfe for Decorex International.
News & Events

When I launched my interior design business I spent money on shit I did not need. I changed my services way too regularly and I was running around chasing the knowledge I hoped would make me a star!

Irish Born celebrity Interior Designer Brian Woulfe
News & Events

Hosted by eporta with Joao Botelho (Casa Botelho), Clare Gaskin (Clare Gaskin Interiors) and Jenny Jones (Studio Jenny Jones)

London's leading interior designers talking about working internationally.
News & Events

Interior Designers Brian Woulfe, Sophie Paterson (Sophie Paterson Interiors) and Laura Hammett (Laura Hammett Interiors) join Martin Waller at the Andrew Martin showroom on Walton Street.