Joanna Wood is recognized as one of Britain’s leading figures in the international world of Interior Design, a reputation built over 25 years. Joanna brings to each project her care and attention to detail, creating a classic style that combines traditional and contemporary elements to produce a result that is both practical and visually exciting. She is a Fellow of both The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and a member of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
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This project is situated in the heart of Soho with amazing views across the city. The apartment features a huge amount of space and light. Joanna Wood and her team started with a completely blank canvas and designed every detail including the hand-crafted joinery, lighting, flooring, and bespoke furnishings. A neutral scheme extends through the fabrics, walls, and furniture to complement and gratify the fabulous artwork featured throughout the property. The use of the neutral palette through layer upon layer of tones and texture including cashmere, wool, silk, boucle, etc. helped to create interest without diminishing the impact of the views.
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Joanna Wood was commissioned by a property investor to design and furnished several apartments in the renovated Sloane Building. This Edwardian school built in 1908 has distinct historical features, tall windows, double-height spaces, and generous proportions. We have created a series of beautifully tailored, individual, and luxurious interiors that encapsulate contemporary living. We have fully furnished the 4 and 5 bedroom apartments with bespoke artwork, elegant furniture, and statement lighting; creating a blend of old and new, rich in character, full of considered details, sumptuous materials, and a wealth of textures.
The team’s brief was to remodel this property into a glamorous family house with all the 21st Century domestic toys: gym, pool, home spa, cinema, and so on, incorporating the latest audiovisual technology and mechanics. The Kensington Town House project is a good example of living at a level of contemporary luxury in a period framework. Behind an icing sugar white stucco Victorian facade, this townhouse is now the quintessential mix of classic and contemporary. Layering on top of a neutral background is Joanna’s trademark; Joanna and the team loved the process of creating a warm, enveloping elegance by playing on a chosen color palette in textiles, cushions, table lamps, and furnishings. This project won the ‘Design et Al’ Best Bathroom Award for 2010.
Joanna Wood’s mission in this extraordinary house in Knightsbridge was to create a masterpiece of introspective decoration. The property was originally a dull box carved from three small houses, situated in a modern environment with a commercial feel. The team created a beautiful internal landscape with a sense of liberating spaciousness within the windowless walls. Coffered ceilings, with lights installed around the rim of the recessed section, were an excellent way to counter the low ceiling heights and lack of natural light.
Joanna Wood was commissioned to design and decorate the interior of this Penthouse Apartment. Located within an impressive building on the Piazza at Covent Garden, dating back to 1887, it was fully fitted to appeal to the high-end market. The team designed the Penthouse to have a European feel running through it, in order to pick up on the atmosphere from the Piazza below. The designers incorporated a mix of classic contemporary pieces, together with antiques and luxurious accessories. This stylish penthouse evokes a subtle grandeur but is tailored towards modern living, being both practical and comfortable.
The interior of this Mews House was inspired by the historical significance and vibrancy of St. James’s London. With its elegant parks, monumental palaces, and surrounding architecture that have existed for centuries, St James’s is a landmark in the city. The interior design process imaginatively employed some of the finest British craftsmen available today including bespoke pieces from David Linley, Tom Faulkner, Michael Reeves, Phillips & Wood, Arundell Carpets, and Fiona MacDonald. Iconic items such as the Lindsay Adelman “Branching” chandelier, Walter Knoll “Bucket” desk chair, and Poltrona Frau “Ginger” Chairs to name but a few, ensured the high caliber of the furniture and exclusivity of this interior. In addition, the artwork was specially commissioned by more than six collectible artists to enrich and add value to each space.
After buying a beautiful 19th Century building in the heart of London, the American clients called on Joanna Wood to fulfill their dreams of creating a quintessentially English home. This stunning country-style apartment reflects its period features perfectly. Joanna Wood has been working on the restoration of period houses and homes for many years with the sensitivity needed to convert them and bring them into the modern age. This luxurious apartment started out as an American dream, but with a specialist design touch and pure English style, it’s now a country haven in the city.
The team was commissioned to create an opulent hotel Particulier from four adjoining Grade 1 listed terrace houses overlooking St James’s Park, the oldest of the Royal Parks in London. This project – which is considered to be the second-largest restoration project in London after St Pancras Station – was an immense and stimulating undertaking on every level, and a satisfying way to draw on Joanna Wood’s 25 years of training and experience. The project encompassed the restoration and refurbishment of 94 lavishly decorated rooms, which included 16 bedrooms and 25 bathrooms or cloakrooms. The evolution of the interior called for 36 chandeliers, 27 lanterns, 2,662 meters of bespoke curtain lining, and 372 bespoke cushions.
This Victorian villa in Sunningdale, Berkshire, is set in gloriously landscaped grounds overlooking the golf course. It was built as a classic country home with a cricket-cum-polo pitch for an aristocrat who was attached to Queen Victoria’s court at Windsor Castle and needed to live a mere carriage ride away. The internal layout of the house was previously ruined although some decorative moldings and certain architectural features had been retained. Joanna’s brief was to return it to its original glory, unleash its joie de vivre and create a quintessential English country house that would have all the features of the ultimate, contemporary functioning family home.
This property has a grand symmetrical façade reflecting the very epitome of the high Victorian taste. The Client had a refreshingly open mind to mixing and reworking items and Joanna Wood’s team curated a considerable antique collection for this historic house. The team equally enjoyed designing and fitting out the practical rooms in the house as well as the ‘public’ living and entertaining spaces.