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About Design & Lo

Hove in East Sussex now serves as Design & Lo’s base after relocating from London in 2021. Working on projects mainly in London, the South East and the home counties, the team also cover projects in the UK and further afield. 

We believe our style is the perfect balance of modern design with classic traditional detailing. Timeless interior elegance is at the heart of each project, blended with a mix of eclectic items, colourful, and patterned features, expertly mixing eras and details, to create the perfect interior alchemy. 

Creating considered and functional designs is at the forefront of each of our projects and our team works tirelessly to create spaces that are individual and elegant in style. We offer a personalised service, working with clients closely to understand their vision and turn it into a reality. With our experience in architectural design, we plan around scale, form and light with a strong sense of usability to ensure our interiors are beautiful yet functional. 

Lois Skelding Founder and Design Director

With over 10 years’ experience and a first-class degree in Interior Architecture and Design, Lois has a wealth of experience working on award-winning projects in both high-end residential and boutique hospitality design. One of the most notable projects in Lois’s portfolio was restaurant Alchemist in Copenhagen, recently voted 5th best restaurant in the world with two Michelin Stars. She spent many years working for reputable design practices in London before founding Design & Lo studio in 2019. 

Lois is an SBID Accredited Interior Designer and leads an experienced team, creating distinctive and striking interiors that skilfully balance form, colour, texture and scale. Lois has an eye for blending a range of textures, patterns and antiques together with a classic modern aesthetic, creating something truly individual. Lois is very passionate about creating sophisticated designs incorporating quality craftsmanship, seamlessly blending these elements to create distinctive and unforgettable spaces. 

‘Our designs have a warmth and a familiarity, and our style combines a timeless elegance with cohesively layered colours and patterns. I get a lot of satisfaction from listening closely to our clients and turning their aspirations and ideas into a reality’.


We work on a variety of projects from full bespoke interior design packages, architectural space planning, FF&E, E-Design through to hourly design consultations. Design & Lo offer a wide range of services to suit every budget. 

Interior Concept Design 

Interior Architectural Design 

Space Planning 

FF&E Design 

Furniture Design

Accessories, Lighting and Artwork Specifying 

Joinery Design 

2D + 3D Visualisation 

Window Dressing

Bathroom + Kitchens

In The Press


Priscilla L

My experience was excellent! I worked with Lois who really understood what I was looking for and created a beautiful design that really delighted me. The process was seamless, professional and her ideas were on point. I hope to work with her again.

Krissy L

Lois was very easy to work wirth. She was patient will all of my questions and requests and I'm very happy with the design she provided.

Anjali R

I am so glad I decided to use a professional to get my living room designed. After postponing the decision for a few months for personal reasons, it was finally time to get my room in order and she did a great job, giving me really good options for the layout and then the actual sourcing. Lois Skelding was patient, lovely to chat to on the phone, and listened to all my questions and concerns on the design later via email, giving her considered thoughts each time. I really valued her input. I highly recommend Lois to anyone looking for design input for their home!

Cynthia H

Lois designed three rooms for my new flat and I can highly recommend her. It was a real pleasure to work with her. She spent a lot of time understanding what I liked and didn't like which wasn't easy to pin point in the beginning. Her response time and turnaround time was very quick and she was very accommodating with my schedule. The bedroom she designed for me was on point, its very me! She was able to source extra items and extra options after I received the designs. Lois is a very talented designer and I'm grateful for all her work!