Country & Town House



Taylor Howes features in Country & Town House Top 50 Interior Designers. By Emma Love

“2018 was a big year for Taylor Howes. Not only did it mark 25 years since Karen Howes co-founded the company (she took over as sole director in 2011), it was also the launch of the studio’s first furniture collection, Love at Dusk (for which specialist artisans developed handcrafted finishes such as gold thread ombré and hand- dyed parchment), plus a membership platform that offers events throughout the year, from experiential dining to ‘in conversation’ talks. ‘These are projects I was heavily invested in and will take Taylor Howes to the next level,’ says Karen, whose roster of 30 commissions ranges from a new build home in the Cotswolds – it will have the largest thatched roof in Europe – to a palace in Kuwait. She’s also ‘putting the traditional heart back into a mansion on the edge of Epping Forest’. The studio is known for its detail, glamour and carefree approach to colour. ‘I am into semi-precious hues at the moment, from blue topaz to citrine, which we’re introducing into our designs via objets and soft furnishings.”

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