About Philip Chappelle
After graduating from Central St. Martins and working for some of London’s top architects and interior designers including David Hicks and David Collins I launched my own design consultancy in 1993. I initially worked on commercial projects including restaurants, hotels and shops in London. The natural move from London to Miami came when the focus shifted to luxurious residential properties. Here, I have collaborated with talented architects in Miami and Palm Beach. Working for imaginative clients has allowed me to create some of the most beautiful landmark properties found in South Florida including 21 Star Island and 1 Arvida Parkway.
I believe each design solution is as unique as the client and should not be limited to a particular ‘house style’ or trend. It is also critically important to listen carefully to the client’s needs and aspirations during the course of the project. It is not uncommon for new ideas or requirements to develop during the course of a project and these must be seamlessly incorporated. Experience has taught me the most successful interior design requires early involvement with the project. Clear communication between the client, architect and interior designer ensures the exterior and interior aspects evolve in harmony so they realize their maximum potential.
My aim at the end of every project is to hand over results that exceed the client’s expectations. The best testaments to my work are the many referrals and repeat clients I receive.