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Liveable, laid-back luxe interiors

Less show home, more your home. We work with you to create bespoke spaces that not only look beautiful but are perfectly tailored around your life. They may be edgy, witty and colourful, but they’re always eminently liveable. We design interiors you’ll be proud to entertain guests in, yet also relax in… you may even find yourself staying in more.

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Samantha Johnson

Meet Samantha

I’m Samantha Johnson, a Buckinghamshire based interior designer. Over the last 22 years, I have enjoyed creating wonderful homes for clients in the UK and Europe. Most of my work is around the Home Counties and London area, with projects in Surrey, Hertfordshire and Berkshire. But I’ve also transformed holiday homes in Cornwall, Mallorca, Marbella and Switzerland.

My early career in hospitality, and my growing family, have nurtured my intuitive understanding for how people interact with interiors. I’ve combined that with a love of design and a good listening ear to create interior design that mixes high-end luxe with practical liveability. You’ll find that working with me is a partnership, but also an inspiration.

Life in lockdown

Lockdown has meant loads of us are thinking more about our homes, how we can improve them and make better use of our precious space. If you’re bursting with ideas and need some direction, or are simply seeking inspiration, do get in touch as this could be a perfect next step. Stay safe!

Interior design services Samantha Johnson Design

We dont follow the crowd

We design homes that are

Hospitable

You’ll be proud to invite guests into your home, whether it’s an intimate dinner party or a grand occasion.

Iconic

Our designs are brave, bold and exciting, but never brash or glitzy. They’re fearless, not tasteless.

Relaxed

Leave your stress at the door. We believe a beautifully designed home should also encourage you to unwind – it’s the perfect backdrop to your busy life.

Witty

Life’s too short for magnolia – we’ll inspire you to live life in full colour. Grown up, stylish design should have a sense of fun so, where appropriate, we add a sophisticated, playful edge.

Quality

Discover through us a world of well-made investment pieces that you’ll cherish – artistic, bespoke and handcrafted elements that will elevate your space beyond the ordinary.

Timeless

Authentic personal style always wins out over fleeting trends, so our interiors are designed to improve with age. We believe in timeless quality, not fast fashion.

We promise to give you

Living room design by Samantha Johnson Design

Our commitment

Your home is as important to us as it is to you. We listen to your needs, inspire you with our expertise and work tirelessly to turn your vision into beautifully designed reality.

Our expertise

Let us take on the time-consuming job of finding the ideal details – fabrics, furniture and accessories. Then we’ll pull it all together to create a space that truly feels like your home.

Your freedom

We understand that renovating, building, extending decorating and refurbishing can be an exhausting and disruptive time. We absorb the stress, managing your project from start to finish. We also offer a turn-key option if you want to brief us and then simply walk in to your finished home.

We can help you with

Interior design

At Samantha Johnson Design, interior design is our core service. We create fabulous, liveable interiors for homes and businesses in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and beyond – including holiday homes.

Choosing art

Samantha and the team love to help our clients across the Home Counties and M25 corridor select and source fabulous original artwork and home accessories, either as part of an interior design project or as a standalone service.

Outdoor spaces

Terraces and balconies are extensions of the home; Samantha Johnson Design can help you ensure your outdoor spaces complement your interior design. We’ll source garden furniture, and work with gardeners and landscape specialists across Buckinghamshire and the south of England.

Lighting

The right lighting creates the right mood. Buckinghamshire-based Samantha Johnson specialises in designing and sourcing lighting for every space, from desk and side lamps to floor lighting to chandeliers – giving you lighting options for indoors and out.

Custom design

Buckinghamshire-based Samantha Johnson offers custom design for homes and businesses across southern England. She’s completed custom projects for new country homes in Hertfordshire and Surrey, and transformed the interiors of central London apartments.

Styling

Samantha Johnson is best known for her comprehensive interior design, helping create liveable, laid-back, luxe homes across Southern England. But she also offers a styling service for individual rooms, transforming tired spaces with colour, texture and accessories.

Project management

Managing a home design project yourself can quickly become a logistical nightmare. Why not rely on Samantha Johnson’s extensive interior design project experience to take away the hassles? Buckinghamshire-based Samantha can help co-ordinate the entire project, managing and scheduling tradespeople and timely buying.

Interior advice

Kickstart your home design project with Samantha Johnson Design’s interiors consultation service. You’ll spend four hours with the highly successful Buckinghamshire-based interior designer, exploring possibilities for your home, rearranging furniture in situ and virtually to leave you brimming with ideas.

Interior purchases

Enjoy a fabulous day out exploring specialist showrooms, shops and antique markets with interior designer Samantha Johnson. Shopping days can be arranged from Windsor to Winchester to central London, with all travel co-ordinated so you can just make the most of the day.

Editing, organising and styling

Make an instant impact on your home with Samantha Johnson’s editing, organising and styling service. Buckinghamshire-based designer Samantha will give you a ruthless appraisal of what needs to go from each room – and why. She’ll even help you put those never-read books in the charity bag!

  • “Samantha has a wealth of knowledge and experience when working on a high end project such as ours. We worked together to create our stunning family home. She exhibited a positive attitude to problem solving and was prepared to push boundaries in order to achieve the desired look which often required us thinking outside the box! Communication and attention to detail was tremendously important and her ability to communicate and form strong purposeful relationships with the builders, specialist trades and architects is key to her evident success. I would be happy to recommend Sam to anyone who wants a brilliant job well done with panache, style and humour!”

    Private Client – Surrey modern mansion house
  • “Samantha and her team spent a considerable amount of time understanding how our family lives and then took charge, blending our thoughts and style into our finished home in a timely and timeless way. She came up with two or three ways to solve a problem as we lived in a grade II listed property which wasn’t always easy to achieve the look we were after. We are delighted with our home and friends and family can’t seem to stay away!”

    Private Client – Grade II listed Buckinghamshire home
  • “Thank you so much for designing our lovely holiday home. Its delightful and full of interesting and unusual charming features and colours. It really is absolutely wonderful and considering it started out as a white box it is now full of history, gorgeous rugs, furniture, art and craft pieces and is joy to be in – sun or no sun!”

    Private Client – Mallorca hillside luxury apartment
  • “Samantha’s work is extremely creative, innovative, individual and modern. She has taken a dull home and transformed it into a beautiful space in little or no time. She is honest and hardworking and we would never have achieved this without her support, help and guidance.”

    Private Client – Hertfordshire family home
  • “Samantha was super to work with from our initial meeting to our now completed home. She has a great eye for detail, she is fun to work with as well as maintaining a professional service and her team are reliable, hardworking and very careful with our belongings and home. I would not hesitate to recommend Sam as an extremely reliable and talented designer.”

    Private Client – Buckinghamshire riverside villa

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