Our Story

Goes back to the 90’s…

Back in the 90’s, interior design was an emerging industry. Our founders, Gail Taylor & Karen Howes both shared a passion for interiors and in 1991 they launched into business together. Leaving the security of regular salaries they set up in Karen’s back bedroom and this was the humble beginnings of their first business, Taylor Howes Designs.

Shortly after they were joined by our Design Director and fellow founder, Sheila El Hadery.


During the 2000’s…

With success comes expansion and Gail, Karen and Sheila wanted to harness their experience and talents to reach a wider market. In 2005 they decided to launch a “diffusion” arm, and th2designs was born. Their vision was to design stylish and eye-catching homes for a wider market but with an affordable price tag and delivered in super quick time.

Clients looking for experience, creativity, value for money and a highly professional service began to flock to our small loft space office.

By 2010 we had moved the expanding team out of our first small loft space office and into Chelsea Harbour – London’s destination space for interiors.


What happens next..

The move to Chelsea Harbour saw happy returning clients, as well as new clients hearing about th2designs and our exceptionally friendly, approachable and professional team.

We were soon once again bursting out of the work space and in 2013 moved to larger premises in Chelsea Harbour where we were able to indulge all our design dreams and create a light and airy studio to reflect our relaxed style. It has now become a destination space for fellow designers and creatives alike.

Our fingers are constantly on the design button and we are always looking for new and improved designs to offer our clients. With an address book to die for we have built up an exceptional network of craftspeople and trade suppliers some of whom we have been working with since the dynamic trio started out in the early 90’s.


Looking to the future…

In early 2015 history repeated itself and with two successful businesses flourishing Gail, Karen and Sheila knew that with our exceptional experience in interior design we could look to reach out to an even wider market.

So came the launch of th2Studio, an online venture offering totally designed rooms at the click of a button.

Our little black book of trade contacts together with a large helping of savvy design means that we can deliver the kind of originality and style online that simply cannot be found on the High Street.

Our special ingredient…

But what matters most at th2designs is people. We strive to make our clients 100% happy with their new homes and we will always go that extra mile to make this happen for them. Gail, Sheila and Karen have a huge affection for their team and they make sure that they put our wellbeing first when making any new business decisions, resulting in us having a reputation for being the happiest and most helpful team in the industry!