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Luxury Interior Designers London

Catherine Wilman Interiors is a luxury architectural interior design company based in West London. Our designers create high end, contemporary homes for residential clients and developers across the city and surrounding home counties. Timeless elegance is our goal on each project.

Our clients have great taste but are short of time. We are here to help. Read our Design Journey below to find out more about what we can achieve for you.

For more details about Catherine, read her Journey.

Catherine Wilman team meeting in London.

The Design Journey

Finding the right interior design company for a residential project in London and beyond can seem daunting. However, Catherine Wilman Interiors makes the process stress-free for our clients.


The fee for using an interior design service such as ours can be repaid many times over with savings made on a project.


Our design packages range from RIBA Stage 1- 6

We start each suitable project with an online consultation to get an understanding of the scope of work and the client's brief. And it's your chance to get to know us. 

One of the first things a client will ask is the cost? Our fee varies depending on the complexity and timeframe of a project. Sometimes we charge a percentage of the overall budget, a flat design package fee or an hourly rate.

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Furniture Layouts
And Room Designs

If we agree to take on the project, we start the design journey with a measured survey and produce detailed drawings of all the interior elements. Using these plans we produce layouts for furniture, lighting, flooring and wall finishes within the property and a decorating schedule.

During the design process at Catherine Wilman Interiors, we pay particular attention to lighting plans to ensure they work with furniture layouts and room designs.


On a complex renovation, the untrained eye can overlook a simple design decision. For example, ensuring the electrical sockets are in the right place. It’s too late at the end of a project to realise you can’t place your new table lamp where you want it because the lead does not reach the power supply.

Creating Mood Boards

The next step is to create mood boards for colour schemes, window treatments, furniture, accessories, and art. Inspired by your personal style, our designers will put together ideas for you to consider.


We closely follow the latest trends and regularly attend international exhibitions including Maison & Objet in Paris to ensure we are at the forefront of contemporary interior design. 

Once you are happy with our concept, we will work on the schemes for you to approve, and a budget for you to agree before work commences.

Creating a mood for an interior design scheme at a family home in Brook Green
Kitchen extension at the property in Maida Vale, West London, with banquette seating, sliding glass doors and glass roof.
Keeping The Project 
On Budget & On Time

Rather than starting a project on your own and not knowing how much the final cost will be, we liaise with a Project Manager, architect or quantity surveyor who will compile a detailed Schedule of Works. The document contains a breakdown of prices for each element of a project. This is an essential and complex calculation that can be overlooked by a non-professional.


Catherine Wilman says: “My job is about finding the right people to do the right job at the right time and for the right price. We have 20-years’ experience of putting budgets together and keeping to them.

"For the client, it means they know exactly how much everything is going to cost before any construction work has started. There are no surprises further down the line.”

At this stage the project goes out to tender to various contractors we have previously worked with. We always ensure our clients get an extremely high standard of work for the best price. We liaise with the contractor and subcontractors such as electricians, plumbers and other specialists as part of our Site Liaison service. If needed, we also work alongside an architect or Project Manager.


We prepare soft furnishing/furniture schemes (FF&E) and can oversee the installation of furniture and accessories. Clients do not need to wait at home for deliveries as they can be sent to our London storage.

Catherine's Journey

Catherine's Journey

Catherine Wilman learnt about great design from an early age. Her father John Wilman was one of the leading wallpaper designers in the UK and inspired the young ‘Kate’ to get involved in design.

John would often talk to her about his work as he laid out his latest ideas on the floor of their Cheshire home. She was also inspired by her mother's ideas during a six-year renovation of the family's old farmhouse. Observing the builders, stonemasons and other craftsmen working on the project showed Catherine how a neglected space can be transformed into a beautiful country home.

The young Catherine would often accompany her father to work at Coloroll. He had a large design team and it was exciting for her to see how the designs went from an idea to a manufactured product selling around the world.

When Catherine gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Interior Design and Architecture in London, it was a natural progression for her to join her father at the family business, as a junior designer. She quickly worked her way up to be in charge of organising the company’s exhibitions in the UK and Europe.

During her six years at the Lancashire-based company, she worked alongside many of the top interior stylists in London photographing home interiors for UK magazines, including Homes and Gardens, Living Etc, and Elle Decoration.

These days, Catherine's reputation continues to grow and she is creating homes of distinction for an international clientele. The secret to this success is her down-to-earth approach, enabling clients to feel comfortable about expressing their views. Catherine, her designers, and the client work together as a team and turn dreams into reality.  

Catherine Wilman with her wallpaper designer father John Wilman.

Our Awards

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