We are delighted to continue our Designer Spotlight series today with John Evans Interior Architecture & Design, a Birmingham and London based architecture and interior design studio with an impeccable eye for finding classicism in contemporary spaces. John opened his studio in 1981 and has since grown his practice to include twelve designers, and together they create outstanding residential properties as well as properties for the hospitality industry. John’s appreciation of Georgian architecture can be seen in each of his projects with his eye for symmetry, form, and appreciation of natural light.
It is no surprise that you will find John Evans Design as one of Country Life’s Top 100 Interiors & Exteriors Experts as well as House and Garden’s 100 Leading Interior Designers. How could you not love a designer who finds a way to fit a car in your foyer?
John’s appreciation for simplicity and elegant restraint shows through clearly in this classically designed entryway. The wonderful pair of Regency style armchairs with their ebonised wood and gilt highlights complement the bureau and pair of columnar lamps of similar colours.
For this intimate dining room, an overscale Rococo style overmantel mirrors sits above a marble fireplace. The mirror is a clear focal point in the room, and its curvilinear lines work beautifully in tandem with the sleek silhouettes of the dining table and chairs.
For this master bedroom, John once again shows how well the old can mix in with the new. A traditional mahogany Pembroke table between the windows fits in perfectly with the striking mirrored four poster bed.
Another view of the same room shows contemporary cabinetwork alongside a marble fireplace. Traditional touches, including the ceramic garniture on the mantlepiece and the pair of black and white silhouette portraits, add personality and charm to the space.
John and his team consistently demonstrate in all of their projects how tradition is the perfect complement to contemporary design, whether it is in the materials, architectural style, or furniture. Follow along on the firm’s Instagram page to see some of their latest projects and renderings, and of course, their adorable team mascot, Paloma, who makes frequent appearances!