Beautifully tailored & fully project managed interior design

Beautifully tailored & fully project-managed interior design

The City Apartment

Our client was an Oxford academic desiring a quiet city escape and the property was a bijoux apartment that required a transformation - full furnishing and decoration throughout - and for this turnkey project we were given complete creative control.

The interior was remodelled to create an open plan kitchen & living area and new contemporary anthracite aluminium windows were installed allowing the natural light to flood in.

The masculine tone was set with a calm colour palette using shades of grey with accents of teal, floors covered in a wool herringbone and the installation of a smart grey gloss kitchen and Silestone worktop.

We designed a comfortable reading area with armchairs upholstered in tactile, luxurious fabrics and lit by an elegant bronzed floor lamp with velvet shade, and the dining area has a contemporary edge with a vortex table in a black metal finish.

In the bedroom, bespoke cabinetry was crafted to maximize storage and was key in establishing a streamlined aesthetic, whilst vibrant colour and texture were introduced to the space in the form of fabrics which draw on the palette from the client’s own collection of art.

Attention to detail was fundamental right down to the hardware on the doors – diamond-cut, knurled steel. Now we’ve handed back the keys to this compact but perfectly finished apartment and the client could not be happier.

Stella Mannering Signature

Who we are

Meet Stella Mannering & Company, a creative team with one common passion - Interior Design. Established in 1989 by Stella Mannering, the company has a well-earned reputation for delivering the highest quality bespoke design services for residential projects in Oxfordshire, London and abroad.


What we do

Over a relaxed chat, either in our Woodstock Studio or your home, we will discover your plans for your project. Whether renovating a whole house or refreshing a single room our team will create inspiring and exciting designs, share our invaluable little black book of suppliers & tradesmen and project manage the installation of beautifully bespoke interior design schemes.







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Stella's Story

A lifelong passion for colour, rich textures and beautiful fabrics shines through every living space I create - every design detail.

Memories of my french grandmother’s exquisite taste and a European upbringing inspired my fascination with Interior Design and my design ideas are inspired by a simple philosophy: your house should be your home - a joy to live in.

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Julie's Story

A love of light, simplicity, textures and the connection between our inside and outside lives reflects how I view the world.

I believe good design cannot be separated from true living - and that good design means living with an open heart and feeling alive.

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Alex's Story

My formal training is in Constructed Textile Design and my passions are for fabric, texture & colour.

My personal style is classic and calm with contemporary touches, I love sourcing unusual pieces to add character and interest to projects and putting together beautiful schemes which enhance our clients homes and hopefully enrich their lives!

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laura's Story

Having previously studied Woven Textiles at Winchester School of Art, I am now currently working towards a Diploma in Interior Design with KLC.

My own style has developed over the last few years and leans towards eclectic with influences from simple and textured mediums. I am drawn to elements of subtle colour and pattern with the addition of individual unique statement pieces that will add personality to what I always hope will create a comfortable, friendly and inviting home

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 London Design Week 2019

London Design Week 2019

Layers of rich colour, fine materials and eclectic design were in evidence at this year’s London Design Week at Chelsea Harbour and we, the Stella Mannering & Company team, found this sophisticated cosmopolitan mix enormously inspirational.


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