So says Guy Oliver, owner of the well-known interior design firm Oliver Laws. From The Connaught to Claridges, designing the interiors of yachts and aircraft, to the private home of a rock star and exhibitions at
The Louvre and The Palace of Versailles, this high-profile practice is known for its classical, yet colourful and quirky work which mixes the periods, blends the old with the new and responds to the whims and needs
of it’s clients.
Guy’s work takes him all over the world and he is currently overseeing projects in Rome, Dublin and London, including two hotels, a restaurant, private homes and a yacht.
“I have always had a passion for Art and Design, and my job is my passion. Every day I appreciate that I get to do what I love. My style tends to be intuitive, understated, atmospheric and always comfortable. I tend
to ignore trends and find solutions that I feel are appropriate to the challenge. It’s really a story of people’s lives expressed in the places where they live”.
From the Royal Navy to Royal connections, Guy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from his early days at sea to the drawing rooms of Princes. Following his stint with the RN, he studied History of Art and
History of Architecture at Edinburgh. He won a scholarship to the prestigious Attingham Summer School and worked closely with The Prince of Wales on a number of philanthropic projects; with Paul Dyson designing
stunning exhibitions and events at the Royal Opera House. Guy has also worked with Colefax and Fowler and was inspired by his friend and mentor the late Michael Inchbald, among others.
“Many of my projects involve historic or listed buildings and interiors and I am a devotee of fine craftsmanship which is still relevant, even if this is a ‘modern take’ on an old story”.
Our view? We’ve always been big fans of Guy’s work and he has such a charismatic and enthusiastic manner with a brilliant sense of humour!
See more at oliverlaws.com to see more of their latest projects.