THE ENGLISH HOME MAGAZINE: Little Black Book - Henry Prideaux
The interior designer shares his secret addresses, from lighting through to upholstery...
LAYER HOME: Meet the Designer - Henry Prideaux
There is not one particular Henry Prideaux look as over the years I’ve learnt about decorating from a host of different and very talented designers. Quite often the latest design becomes my favourite – on that basis it is an updated take on a classic London townhouse, complete with timber wall panelling, plaster architectural detailing and evocative lighting throughout. In principle I like to believe that as a client is going to live in a property they have to be thrilled with the result. It needs to make them happy every time they enter a particular room.
As every client is different, every house and every brief is different so there are a variety of factors that will guide the design so a cookie cutter approach is not always feasible. I will direct a client’s brief in a way that works with the property, injecting personality into a room in different forms – by colour, texture or shape and bring it all together to make a happy client (and happy designer!). The best results, I find, are when a client is really ready to embark on a process and is open to suggestions and willing to embrace creative thinking.
SUNDAY TIMES: House Proud
“I am definitely a bit of a magpie, so if it sparkles, I have to have it,” says Amy Paice, 43, a full-time mum who lives in this two-bedroom flat near Battersea Park, southwest London, with her partner, Henry Prideaux, 36, an interior designer, and their six-month-old son, Willoughby. We are both creative by nature, and often customise our finds. Henry has a pair of fencing masks that will one day be mounted on the wall as lights.”
HARROW 'FOLLOW UP' R&R: Something For The Weekend
Interior designer, Henry Prideaux (Bradleys 1992) learnt his trade with interior decorator Jonathan Hudson, before honing his skills with some of the industry’s most recognised practices, including Nicky Haslam’s NH Design and The Studio at Harrods. In 2014, he established Henry Prideaux Interior Design to provide a personalised interior design service for private clients. Here, Henry describes some of his favourite interiors, from hotels to historic buildings, which you can visit or even choose to stay in.