Folio is an award-winning London studio of interior designers, specialising in luxury residential properties in the UK and abroad. We recognise that each client is an individual and every space is unique. Our focus is on creating sophisticated and refined interior spaces that respond to our clients’ lifestyles and brief, delivering the highest quality in luxury and style that delights and exceeds their expectations.
We have over 35 years of experience and have cultivated a vibrant studio of experienced international designers, with backgrounds in both architecture and interiors. This enables us to work on projects at any stage, producing rich, fully integrated spaces for our clients.
We have many tools at hand to help both us and our clients to understand our designs. We always start with hand sketches, as our creativity is always at its best with a pen in hand. We then model our designs using Revit, a sophisticated 3D software package. From there we can develop highly realistic perspectives of the spaces, and also use our 3D printer to produce details or entire interior spaces, allowing our clients to see exactly what we see.
The driving force behind many award-winning interiors, Beth Cowan joined Folio as a Senior FF+E Designer, with a focus on prime and super prime residential works. Drawing on her background in both residential and hotels, Beth seamlessly combines the best of 5 Star luxury with everyday living to create stunning interiors with unexpected touches.
With a vast knowledge of suppliers and resources around the globe, Beth knows exactly where to go for the unique, the amazing, and the exceptional to make a project extraordinary.
Lester Bennett began Folio Design in 2010 with the intention of creating a studio that responds to individual client needs, rather than a single signature style. He brings with him over 30 years’ experience as a chartered designer, having previously been Design Director for a renowned high-end residential developer and leading small intimate jobs for private clients.
Lester has lectured extensively in the UK and overseas, and covers subjects from the impact of classical architecture on joinery design, to the history of the drum kit – his particular passion.
After working with some of London’s notable designers, Jamelia McLaverty brings a great knowledge of luxury residential interiors to Folio. Her sharp focus on interior styling and dressing is an invaluable skill, and she has a real passion for getting things ‘just so’.