Juliet Benning gives an insight into the interior design world of Samantha Bartlett who, after 13 years working as an interior designer in the high-end residential sector, made 2020 the year that she went solo and started her own firm.
How does your personality lend itself well to your work?
I’m approachable and warm with a passion for interior design that means I’m hugely committed to my projects. My roaming eye means I’m continually inspired, often by nature on walks to Wimbledon Common or by trips to the Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour.
What’s unique about the Samantha Bartlett experience?
As a boutique firm, I’ll be taking on fewer projects enabling me to spend plenty of time directly with all my clients. They will receive a highly personal tailored service where my goal is always to exceed their expectations.
Tell us about the palettes you work in…
I often use a warm base palette and introduce tonal colours to help carry the story throughout the home. When it comes to materials, I love working with bronze and have recently completed a home with essences of burnt orange, forest greens and blue hues, drawing on nature’s inspiration to create a sense of understated glamour and fulfill the client’s brief.
With well over a decade of experience you must have built up a strong network of suppliers…
Absolutely, I never compromise on the quality of craftsmanship as it’s a reflection of the level of my service. The sub-contractors I appoint are tried and tested firms that I’ve worked with in the past and have performed well.
How does the experience of your own home filter into your work?
My husband and I have two children and a mischievous little cocker spaniel so the resilience of our home really gets tested. I’ve discovered some fantastic fabrics that stand up against the rough and tumble of life. I don’t want clients to feel they live in a show home with concerns or worries something will be damaged, scratched or stained.
Completed projects include work in a £27m 18,500 sq. ft. Mayfair home, a £18.5m 10,000 sq. ft. property in Hampstead, a 12,350 sq. ft. residence in Virginia Water and even an overseas project in the Bahamas.
Samantha Bartlett Interiors
This article interior design world of Samantha Bartlett appeared in the spring edition of Premier Magazine.. which can be viewed HERE