Less and more.
Nicholas Spencer and Sophie von Wedekind are highly admired interior designers. Although based in west London, their outlook is international. Nicholas’s boyhood in the US and UK, Middle East and Far East plus Sophie’s upbringing amid Anglo-German aristocracy have informed a house style that is English with well-travelled highlights. Their timeless interiors always deliver the reassurance of bespoke craftsmanship with a modern edge.
They met at KLC, the country’s leading interior design school where both graduated with distinction and awards. Now a husband and wife team, Sophie’s touch brings sumptuous textiles and a particular love of pattern; Nicholas specializes in structure and hard materials ranging from industrial chic to refined finishes. Their shared passion is colour, which they always use in a way that sums them up: brave yet tasteful.
The results of this union are inventive and elegant interiors that reflect their clients’ individuality. Every view delivers a delightful detail that you’ll want to touch. Beyond these details, Nicholas and Sophie make homes for the soul.
- What’s your go-to classic color choice?
- Pallets with a grey influence.
- Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
- Hotel Endsleigh in Devon.
- Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
- Portable technology. Usually our smart phone is the most accessible device at any given moment.
- Where do you go to spot new style?
- Antique fairs, pop-up restaurants & events, inner city and country escapes.
- Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
- Bob Bob Ricard, Chiltern Firehouse...
- What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
- Sir John Soane Museum in London.
- How do you usually start your weekend?
- Being dragged out of bed by the kids.
- Who or what is your biggest design influence?
- The ability to beautifully combine contrasting elements such as industrial, period and modern - while getting the balance just right.
- How do you keep it all together?
- Patience, perseverance and love.
- Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?
- For the love of contrast, marring the two together, carefully!