Q&A with Camilla and Lucinda, founders of Portman and Pennefather Interior Design

Q&A with Camilla and Lucinda, founders of Portman and Pennefather Interior Design

Christmas is fast approaching and to celebrate we have caught up with the talented Camilla and Lucinda of Portman & Pennefather Interior Design - a complete design service for all aspects of residential and commercial projects. Portman and Pennefather produces intuitive interiors which are unique to each of its clients, with a vibrant and eclectic design flair which is effortlessly timeless.

Camilla (left) and Lucinda (right).

Alongside many of their talents Portman & Pennefather beautifully style photoshoots and Wingfield Digby had the pleasure of working with Camilla and Lucinda to style our 2019 Christmas photoshoot.


Camilla and Lucinda talk to us about Interior Design, Table Design and how to 'bring a room together'...


1: Tell us about why you decided to launch Portman & Pennefather

Having gained experience working for high end interior designers in London we wanted to escape the big smoke and bring our services up to Shropshire, whilst still keeping very much involved with our London clients.


2: What would you say is your company ethos?

Keep the design in keeping with the building, location and probably most importantly, the client’s lifestyle. The design must be practical and functional whilst at the same time beautiful.


3: What is your favourite feather type and why?

Having ‘feather’ in our name, we love them all, but probably the Guinea Fowl feather – beautiful and it belongs to a useful bird, as they can act as very good guard dogs, warning of approaching people/ intruders – beautiful and practical, we like to think that helps to sum up our ethos!


4: Describe the team behind Portman & Pennefather in 3 words

Creative, Practical, Sympathetic

5: If you could save one photo from your home what would it be and why?

Probably one showing animals!


6: What has been your most exciting project and why?

We were very lucky with our first project in Kent, the first is always special but the clients were so wonderful to work with and we honestly enjoyed every minute of it. They loved neutral colours but wanted to experiment, with a great deal of trust between us, some bright colours made the scheme really special.

Photo from their project in Kent

7: What would be your top tips for bringing a room together?

Keep colour and finishes in keeping with each other without necessarily matching. Pick what you love, because that will be timeless and trust your designer.


8: What most attracted you to the Wingfield Digby range?

All their products are beautiful and great quality. Also very unique. They provide great accessories in both modern & traditional spaces which is ideal for us!


9: What is your favourite Wingfield Digby product and why?

The Guinea Fowl photo frames, absolutely beautiful, versatile, very smart and they really help to enhance any picture.


Explore the full Wingfield Digby range here

For further details on Portman & Pennefather visit, www.portmanandpennefather.co.uk 

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