Studio Howes
Project Highlight

  • A vibrant fusion of ‘Miami chic’ brought to London by Studio Howes. Inspired by the sun-soaked vibes of Miami beach living, this project embodies sophistication and playfulness while maximising space and light. Designed by Giverny Simm and Rebecca Conolly from Studio Howes, this transformation reflects a commitment to captivating aesthetics and client satisfaction.
  • In this blog post, we delve into the details of this remarkable project, exploring the challenges faced, the creative vision behind it, and the choice of Liang & Eimil furniture that added the finishing touch.

"We always know that we are going to receive great quality along with great price points with Liang & Eimil."

– Studio Howes

Project Brief and Challenges

Brief: Bringing ‘Miami chic’ to the heart of London’s rapidly transforming Nine Elms. Studio Howes embarked on transforming their client’s new build apartment in Thames City, inspired by the sun-soaked vibes of Miami beach living, it reflected in the designers choice of colour palette. This project also features a bespoke media wall & bar along with a tailored AV system, it stands as a testament to Studio Howes’ ability to not only meet the brief but also create interiors that evoke a sense of home for their clients during their visits to the UK.

  1. Challenges: Lead times as always are one of the challenges in a project, in this instance it was the joinery pieces taking longer than anticipated but with clear communication and a flexible team of suppliers, they managed to work together to meet the handover date.

"Studio Howes not only nailed the brief, but they gave my client regular updates as he was overseas, used exceptional materials and products, whilst sticking to the agreed budget."

– Client Representative Testimonial

Inspiration and Vision

Vision: The vision for the Miami Chic project was that Studio Howes’ client arrived in London with just his suitcase and that his property was ready for him to call home. Studio Howes were delighted with the outcome and thrilled that their client was too.

Design Inspiration: The client’s main residence is in Miami, which was naturally the main inspiration behind the project. The client was also worried about the apartment feeling dark and small. This directed Studio Howes designers, Giverny Simm and Rebecca Connolly to use lighter finishes and less heavy furniture pieces to help maximise the space.

Favourite Part of the Project: The designers loved how the main open plan reception/dining area turned out. It was their clients main concern when purchasing the apartment, as unfurnished, it felt smaller than it was anticipated. They however opted for more soft curves and angles to draw the eye around the space resulting it feeling more open and spacious without compromising on style or comfort.

Liang & Eimil Collaboration

        1. Selection of Furniture, Lighting, and Accessories: Ultimately at Studio Howes, the client is the driver when it comes to them specifying the furniture and lighting. They are very much client led and pride themselves in being able to design to their clients wants and needs.

        2. Why Liang & Eimil: “The main reason we choose to work with Liang & Eimil repeatedly is down to their extensive design led product range, and the fact that we always know that we are going to receive, great quality along with great price points also.”

Design Tips

            • “Our top tip would always be, try to get an expert involved. Surprisingly it could work out to be more cost effective than making costly mistakes when taking on a project yourself. Alternatively, another tip would be take your time and invest in higher quality pieces that are going to grow with your interior preferences as opposed to opting for fast interior trends!”
        1. In conclusion, Studio Howes’ project is a testament to their design prowess, showcasing a harmonious blend of luxury, functionality, and timeless appeal. The collaboration with Liang & Eimil adds the perfect finishing touch to this opulent creation.

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