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Clarence & Graves

London, UK, GB

Chris Graves uses his unique perspective to craft playful and personality-driven spaces. With a signature brand of whimsy, each interior radiates his thematic style.

a kitchen with a table and a chair in it
a living room filled with furniture and a fire place
a kitchen with green cabinets and a table
a living room filled with furniture and a fire place
a kitchen filled with lots of green plants
a couple of wooden chairs sitting next to a firewood log
a living room with bookshelves and a television
a kitchen with a stove top oven next to a counter
a table with vases of flowers and a painting on the wall
a room with a checkered floor and a green door
a kitchen filled with lots of counter top space
a painting of a vase with flowers and a coat rack
a bath tub sitting next to a window in a bathroom
a bowl of fruit on a kitchen counter
a room with a table and a window
a hallway with a bench and a potted plant
a bathroom with a checkered floor and a red bathtub
a fire place in a living room with a checkered floor
a living room with a fire place in the fireplace

About

Clarence & Graves is a bright new kid on the block, bringing a refreshing voice to the design conversation. In under a year their whimsical, filmic style has gained them an A-list, creative, global clientele, with current projects in London, New York, L.A & The Cotswolds.

Hollywood actors, TV hosts, a lawyer, a writer, a musician, an Oscar nominated director, an artist and hotelier have all been drawn to their unique sense of storytelling.

Their latest London project was joyfully described as “Wes Anderson meets Provençal.”

A degree in psychology coupled with an award-winning career in British television informs a design process that is driven by personality + a filmic filter applied to each room... each frame.

“We are hard wired to seek story. To find the narrative within a person and place”

“No stud walls, no windowless bathrooms”

“Protecting and celebrating domestic ritual is our superpower”

Featured in Architectural Digest, The Financial Times & House & Garden.

Clarence & Graves

can advise on
Furniture and home decor selection and placement
Floor plan layout
Stores and brands to consider
Styling (surfaces, sofas, beds, walls etc.)
Paint/wall treatments and drapery/window treatments
Cabinetry and built-ins
Fixtures, finishes and trims
Construction and remodel ideas
Exterior design
Career advice for aspiring designers
Guidance / second opinion for professional designers

Why a 1:1 Consultation?

Whether your project is a gut renovation or a room in need of a refresh, Clarence & Graves can guide you in creating a fully-realized space that you'll love living in.

You can show your space over video, put together a presentation with photos and/or links to walk through over screen-share, or simply chat and take notes. The time is yours to use however is most helpful for you.

The countless decisions of home design tend to be time-consuming and costly. Booking an Expert consultation makes the process easier – and more fun!

Client Testimonials

"It was clear in the first 5 minutes that Chris has a gift for design. He was able to share detailed design direction for our home, understanding the way we live and the feel we want to evoke. My mind is clear, zero stress and just so completely happy with all of it! I cannot wait to get started!"
Chrystn L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"Chris was absolutely BRILLIANT! He took time to get to know us and gave us so many incredible ideas far above and beyond what we anticipated. The concrete takeaways we walked away with were wonderful and we couldn't have asked for a better call. I was worried we might not have enough time to make decisions and that the time might be spent talking in circles but Chris listened and gave us beautiful, functional ideas personalized to our family. Can't recommend Chris highly enough!"
Brooke S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"Chris was fantastic - answered all my questions and had really great ideas. I really feel like I have a clear plan now which is a huge relief. He was really great to work with and overall it was a great experience!"
Lindsay W.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"Chris was so incredibly personable, I really enjoyed talking to him and loved some of his suggestions. It's hard not to go in to a meeting like this with a million questions, but I narrowed it to 3 questions so I could focus and get some concrete next steps. He had some really nice lighting, paint, furniture and room usage suggestions that will help guide us. Preparation was key as time is short. Highly recommend connecting with him. "
Ann B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"Absolutely brilliant - Chris gave us the confidence to push through with our plans and so many great ideas on top. I took pages and pages of notes and can’t wait to put them into action! "
Margaretha L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"Second session down! Already implemented his design recommendations, much of which I would have been too cautious to move forward with before. Not now! Let’s do this! Chris is brilliant! "
Chrystn L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"The experience was fantastic. With a few tips I can now imagine the room I am redoing that I couldn’t picture before. The energy + ideas Chris brought to the table were exactly what I was looking for and I didn’t even know it! I will be booking again."
Stephanie R.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"Absolutely loved my consultation with Chris. I was really impressed with how prepared he was at the start of the meeting and the material he'd already put together, which was very in line with my aesthetic. He was a pleasure to speak with, so articulate and gave me countless great ideas, and most importantly, gave me the confidence I need for my vision. Can't wait to implement everything we discussed."
Mark B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"Chris was so helpful! He made us a lovely slideshow that is going to serve as a great jumping off point as we move further into our design process. I'd highly recommend him! "
Lee T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"Such a great call with Chris! He helped solve my floor plan puzzle by suggesting a somewhat radical option that never entered my mind. Now I've got an action plan. I can't wait to get started!"
Cassandra A.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"Really wonderful meeting with Clarence & Graves. We wanted to know what Chris saw for our space and he pulled together a deck with concepts and visuals, as well as iterated with us live on some specific areas of the home. We left with a refreshed excitement and emboldened to incorporate livelier design elements. We highly recommend Chris!"
Jess T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"Chris was very generous with his time and took much time and care to consider our kitchen design conundrums. He provided a number of different takes on various aspects of our design project where we had stalled and offered a combined sense of creativity and practicality. We now feel empowered to move to the next stage. His assistance was invaluable."
Nina P.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"Chris was very well prepared for our meeting. He had created a deck with specific ideas and drawings based on my brief. He gave us local recommendations of where to get what we needed and provided us with a few creative ideas to upgrade our home. Thank you!"
Victoria O.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"My session with Chris was top notch. He came prepared with ideas and floor plan options, walking me through the details and asking thoughtful questions along the way. He gave me super specific thoughts based on how I wanted to use my space. His product and decor recommendations were right on and gave me a lot to work with. The hour was very well spent. Chris is clearly a brilliant designer, highly recommend working with him."
Julie V.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"Chris was so much fun to talk to. He offered me many specific and very creative ideas that I can implement. I love his clean British aesthetic. "
Zoe T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert
"I am buzzing with excitement after my consultation with Chris! He came up with some next level ideas that have the potential to truly transform my kitchen into something extraordinary. What I found fantastic about Chris's suggestions was his emphasis on creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. His suggestions for colour palettes and design features were spot on - two of which, matched the story of the house. I couldn't be happier or more excited with my design consultation with Chris, DO IT!"
Philippa K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Chris Graves, Creative Director
Verified by The Expert

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