As Creative Director, I set up studio ATARA - following on from co-creating dynamic interior design practice Cooley & Rose, alongside fellow designer Nina Cooley - where we are continuing along the same strong design principles & ethos.
Our partnership drew on our many years of collective experience; with a shared ambition to bring our skill & vision to clients looking for contemporary eclectic design, in a personable, and above all, accessible way.
Here at studio ATARA, we imaginatively create original design schemes, with well thought out, practical solutions. Developing the concept, space planning, sourcing furniture, lighting & finishes, as well as appointing trusted building professionals, whilst always carefully guiding our clients through the whole process.
We approach each project with an open mind and an inclusive approach. Aiming to create a natural look to reflect the client, rather than impose a pre-conceived, prescribed view of how we think their home should look. We come with a contemporary, eclectic vision for our clients, often on period properties, treating each project as individual, one offs.
Eclectic to us is about being inclusive & diverse, with both style & ideas. Paired with contemporary design principles, we offer cohesive, space enhancing, interesting & pragmatic designs.
We put a lot of emphasis on interpreting our clients’ vision also; to identify their true inner, distinctive style. Remaining mindful at all times of the way they live, what they love and what they don't! Working with them to create a home that is stylish, enticing and above-all, truly theirs.
If you haven’t worked with a designer before and are considering it, we would be happy to chat through the design process & our transparent fee structure and to hear your thoughts, dreams & vision for your project - with no obligation. We pride ourselves on being approachable & personable, providing a clear & simple service. We base our fee on the scope of work and square meterage. For those looking for ideas or advice, we also offer a consultation service.
We look forward to hearing from you!
A bit about Timna - a successful photographic stylist for 20 years before a change in career 7 years ago, to Interior Design...Studying at the University of Arts London in Chelsea, she then worked in an international design studio based in South London, designing & managing her own projects for several years prior to taking those initial steps towards design autonomy!
T E S T I M O N I A L S
(for previous work as Cooley & Rose)
"Cooley & Rose were terrific. They excelled at design, working with us as clients to understand our needs / preferences, procurement, and quality control. They oversaw the entire project in collaboration with us as clients, to ensure that the build was in line with their vision and specifications. It was our first time going through a renovation and Cooley & Rose helped to guide us through the minefield. We felt that we were always treated fairly; their approach is open and kind, trying to accommodate sometimes conflicting ideas from us! We felt that they went "above and beyond" in terms of customer service. Highly recommend"
"We loved working with Timna and Nina. They are very creative, positive, full of energy yet down to earth. Their most impressive quality is the ability to translate customer ideas / requirements (no matter how confusing ....) into stylish, practical and original designs. Definitely recommend" -
- Client, Queen's Park mews house -
"Excellent experience working with Cooley and Rose. It felt like a genuine collaborative process, they were inspirationally creative, meticulously thorough , with an impressive attention to detail. Totally love the work they have done for us, can highly recommend their services from quote to completion in all aspects of our renovation project."
- Client, Clapham 4 bedroom terrace house project -
"Cooley & Rose are a charmingly talented design duo. From the moment I met them I felt at home with their ideas. They read me like a book but surprised and stretched my horizon in the most compelling way. I had no hesitation in choosing them over the competition to be my design partner on the refurbishment of my riverside apartment."
- Client, Fulham riverside apartment -