Two leading interior designers have combined their talents and established reputations to create Etons of Bath

There is something magical when two leading interior design firms in their own right join their creative and project management forces together. Luckily residents in Bath and across the south west can now enjoy the benefits of the newly-formed Etons of Bath based at 108 Walcot Street.

Etons of Bath was created by the merger between local Bath interior design and curtain specialist Eton Design with Georgian interiors specalist Latham Interiors. The newly expanded business focuses on classically inspired interiors of all shapes and sizes.

Peter Higgins, who has over 20 years of interior design experience, founded Eton Design, a renowned interior design practice, showroom and curtain workshop in Bath seven years ago. Peter prides himself on his meticulous attention to detail, contacts with specialist suppliers and bespoke design service.

Latham Interiors, founded by Sarah Latham in 2010, was well known and respected for being specialists in Georgian and Regency interiors. Sarah’s in-depth knowledge of period architecture, listed consent coupled with her versatility as an interior designer won the Guildford Design Award for best refurbishment and was also shortlisted for an Royal Chartered Institute of Surveyors award. Furthermore, she qualified as an associate with BIID, the prestigious trade body for interior design.

Now Sarah and Peter have merged their experience and expertise, bringing Sarah’s unique flair for Georgian and Regency style together with Peter’s incredible wealth of design experience, to create Etons of Bath. Sarah Latham now leads an enlarged team of ten interior designers and project managers in the Walcot Street site and Surrey-based studio, while Peter has taken on the role of creative consultant.

Etons of Bath provides advice and a wide range of services for interior design, including product procurement, furniture sourcing, wallpaper, lighting design and curtain-making. The signature in-house style can be characterised as classically inspired interiors – classic period interior spaces and architecture mixed with a contemporary twist, as demonstrated in the newly-opened showroom.

Etons of Bath achieves its unique style by respectfully working with the period features of each property, specifically Georgian, to enhance the look for both traditional and contemporary interiors, resulting in elegant comfortable homes for modern day living, while maintaining a true sense of place.

Recent projects include a Georgian country house near Bath, where a complete renovation was undertaken, sympathetically ensuring that the rooms set off the graceful Georgian architecture while meeting the modern needs of the family who use them. Etons of Bath has also transformed a Georgian townhouse in one of the city’s most famous crescents, working with the owners to combine Georgian interior design with a contemporary twist, with particular attention to the smaller decorative touches such as art and accessories.

The Interior Design Team

The interior design team based in Bath and Surrey includes Libby Crew, Vicky Nind, Dawn Pirie, Eva Escribano Sotomayor and Simon Pike. They provide services for residential, commercial and hospitality customers including full interior design from initial design concepts, planning, procurement and installation. They can also provide a mentoring service for those want some guidance and experienced advice

The SHOWROOM

An interior from Somerset Place

The new Etons of Bath’s flagship studio in Walcot Street with its extensive showroom and curtain and upholstery workshop, officially opened in September with The Mayor of Bath Councillor Ian Gilchrist, cutting the ribbon. The re-launch was a huge success after the premises underwent an extensive refurbishment during the summer. The showroom houses are as well as a selection of products from Etons’ own Curated Collection. One of the showroom standouts and a reason to visit has to be to see the beautiful De Gournay covered walls painted in 24 carat gold.

ETONS OF BATH CURATED COLLECTION

Etons of Bath now has its own Curated Collection, available to view online and in the Bath showroom. The Curated Collection consists of a wide range of over 600 timeless and well-crafted pieces from renowned designers across the globe. From 1940s inspired drinks cabinets to classical floorlamps that are sure to be a welcomed addition into any style of interior, there are hundreds of products to choose from. The philosophy of Etons of Bath is to provide furniture, lighting and accessories to their clients that showcase their own unique, classically inspired style, which is manifested through the curation process. For the full collection visit: etonsofbath.com

The CURTAIN AND Upholstery WORKSHOP

In addition to a showroom and studio, there is a professional curtain and upholstery workshop on site at Walcot Street, where all curtains, blinds and soft-furnishings are created in-house from start to finish, bringing design provenance and authenticity to each handcrafted piece. Led by production manager Jess Lee, the upholstery production team of four work closely with designers, giving them the best possible advice on dressing a room. The highly-skilled team are experienced in working with luxurious fabrics to create beautiful, timeless window dressings, upholstery, cushions and soft furnishings that will complement other features in people’s homes.

Etons of Bath is at 108 Walcot Street, Bath. Tel: 01225 639002. Open: Monday to Friday, 10am – 5.30pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, closed Sunday. Drop-ins very welcome.

Visit: etonsofbath.com, which includes a blog with advice and tips on decorating and sourcing for period homes. Follow on Twitter @etonsofbath.

Main image: a drawing room at Somerset Place, Bath