Mayfair-based interior designer Celia Sawyer is famous for bringing glitz and glamour to the super-rich.
From designing aircraft for royalty to a million-dollar shower, Celia Sawyer’s clients expect the very best money can buy.
Her latest projects even include designing a helicopter.
She is also working on a very large gym with spa and sauna, a beauty salon, a bar/coffee shop and a trendy food market.
And the materials she uses are seriously luxurious.
They include marble, silks, gold leaf, crystal, rich velvets and soft leathers – whatever the client wants.
But she rejects the moniker “Queen of Bling”. Nature is what really inspires her.
Her trademarks are “contemporary, stylish, glamorous, chic and comfortable”, she says.
Above all, her goal is to make people happy with the end results.
“I am a stickler for details and I expect everything to be nothing less than perfect,” she says.
Celia has been interested in home décor since she was a girl.
“When I was younger, I was fascinated by show houses.
“They made me feel good due to the way they were put together, and I wanted to know how and why,” she says.
Her business began when she designed and decorated her own flat some years ago.
It was so popular that soon others asked her to do their properties too.
Now her clients range from stars of the movie and pop worlds to high net worth individuals, commercial clients and Joe public.
Projects have included a cinema room for 30 people and even an aircraft.
“I designed an Airbus A340 for Middle Eastern royalty.
“The weight restrictions, safety issues and getting the design to how he liked, with plenty of gold, were a real challenge.
“The shower alone was over $1 million,” she says.
Many of Celia’s clients are based in Mayfair.
Her office is opposite Claridge’s.
“I tend to slip in there for a glass of something nice at the end of a long day,” she says.
As for the rest of the area, Sawyer says she enjoys: “great art galleries, shops and restaurants and the vibe.
“Lunch at Hush in the summer is fantastic, as is Sexy Fish, and I also love going to The Arts Club and the tradition of The Wolseley,” she adds.
To find out more about Celia Sawyer’s interior designs, read here.
To read the full interview with Celia in the Mayfair Times read here.