BARNES London offers its clients a comprehensive range of renovation and decoration services (included or optional), with its bespoke service the central theme of each project. The goal is to reduce any material constraints for clients (buyers, vendors, tenants, investors, etc.).
London is a unique city when it comes to real estate. Cosmopolitan, sprawling and multicultural, it requires in-depth knowledge of each neighbourhood and familiarity with legal and administrative norms.
For BARNES London, this notably means connecting its non-resident clients who –in theory– are not familiar with the specific characteristics of the market with the best professionals for each project and each budget. Identifying real influencers, such as architect Cooky de Monseignat, whose Bayswater home featured in a highly regarded report in ELLE Decoration UK in early 2020. She was also responsible for completely redesigning the BARNES offices and its concept store on Old Brompton Road. This led to several residential projects, managed in collaboration between Cooky and BARNES!
The London office team can also put its clients in contact with decorators who usually only work with professionals, in B2B mode.
From young tenants ready to move to London to investors looking to renovate a building and expat families on the hunt for a turnkey home, the demand is extremely varied. The level of excellence when it comes to à la carte services is the same, whether it’s the renovation of a pied-à-terre, a luxury apartment or a townhouse.
Like Paris or Rome, London is a historic city where private developments can be complex, particularly in the case of listed properties. Another reason that makes these projects an 'experience' for BARNES clients, led by the best architects, the most efficient entrepreneurs and the most renowned tradesmen.
Similarly, we offer a redesign service for investors looking to rent out their property, thus freeing them from any constraints and sparing them the toing and froing.
Along with home staging, because a potential buyer's first impression of a property is often decisive. The idea is to create a 'love at first sight' effect, without necessarily going as far as a complete makeover, rather touching up paintwork, checking the lighting at the entrance or the wallpaper in a bedroom. While these are minor details for the owner, who has been living in the property for years, they make all the difference on viewing day! As part of its general advisory role, the BARNES London team offers this home staging service whenever they feel it is needed.