nce dubbed, ‘the doyennes of the London terrace house’, Bunny Turner and Emma Pocock’s love of colour, pattern and cosy luxury has seen them grow from a two-woman band, working from Emma’s kitchen table in 2007, to a powerhouse in interior design – with offices in London and Geneva. They have redesigned homes in the UK and Europe, plus created an award-winning penthouse show apartment for developers Banda in a converted Victorian bakery in southwest London. Here, Emma shares their design secrets.
How did you get started?
After studying fashion design, then interiors at the KLC School of Design in London, I worked for interior designers Kate Bingham and Henrietta Spencer-churchill. Bunny worked in the art world, having studied at The Courtauld Institute, but feeling disenchanted she decided to hone her skills in site management by working with a property developer for a couple of years. Over a few glasses of rosé, we decided to go into business together.
What was your big break?
Our first job came via a recommendation from a builder I knew. We were lucky – we started with one room and ended up redesigning a whole Chelsea townhouse.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Emma and Bunny embrace a festive look with House string lights, £25, Cox & Cox; the designers often use decorative prints – here, Sanderson’s Ooti 231268 cotton in Emerald, £76 per m – on large pieces of upholstery; The Rug Company...