Design Penguin – stylish, simple, fun

Could your home benefit from some fresh ideas and a little love? You might be fully renovating your new home, refreshing one or two rooms or maybe preparing for sale or a new arrival.

As an experienced and creative interior designer, I can help you make your home stylish with new ideas and products, while saving you money and managing the entire process with a team of expert tradespeople.

With Design Penguin’s help, your space will be beautiful, individual to you and practical for 21st century living.

How it works

The best projects are faff-free, fun, collaborative and achievable with stylish results. I’ve developed a simple step-by-step process to deliver creative designs combined with award winning client service.  There are three design packages that can be tailored to your brief. You may be aiming to change your space without building work, or if builders are needed perhaps you will manage them yourself? For busy clients without the time or inclination to manage the works, there’s a full design, sourcing and project management service with a team of qualified experts to make it happen.


Nicola Taylor, director and interior designer

I set up Design Penguin in 2015 as an independent design studio, to fulfil a lifetime’s love for interiors and beautiful things. My goal has always been to make the interior design process simple and transparent for my clients, without faff or industry jargon. I’ve won several awards for my client service, and many of my clients have started with one room and then asked me to come back and transform the rest of their home.

Before training as an interior designer at the British Academy of Interior Design, I worked in marketing and PR for more than 20 years, managing complex creative projects, teams and budgets at the highest level. I bring creativity and technical know-how to each project, combined with the organisational skills to make it happen. Every design is created personally by me in partnership with my client and is specific to their brief.

I live in west London with my small brown disobedient dog, in an Edwardian mansion block flat that I’ve lovingly done up. Which I suppose is where it all began.