“Design should help to solve problems and create timeless solutions that ultimately, make the world a more beautiful place,” shares Elliot James Barratt, CEO and founder of Elliot James Interiors.
Growing up, Barratt always dreamt of becoming a designer. “I was born and raised in London with a father who is an engineer, and a mother who is a fanatic interior design enthusiast. This fostered an inherent love for understanding how things work, whilst also a need to make them look beautiful,” reflects Barratt. “As I grew up, I always found myself fascinated by the psychology of how people interact with and are influenced by physical spaces. It's incredible how a surrounding really impacts people’s moods, mindset, and behaviours.”
After pursuing a furniture design degree from London’s Ravensbourne University, then 21-year-old Barratt established Elliot James originally as a furniture design company along with his corporate day job. “After years of working in a corporate environment under a variety of different bosses, I wanted to create a working culture that took the best of what I’d experienced and create a business that had people, trust, and inspiration at its core,” shares Barratt, commenting on his decision to start his own firm. “I also realised that I wanted to curate the space around the furniture, so I transitioned into the world of interiors, and Elliot James Interiors was born in 2012 in Singapore.”
Based between Singapore and London, Elliot James Interiors has clinched awards for notable projects like South Beach and Cuscaden Walk in Singapore. With a business ethos driven by individuality, flexibility, and transparency, the firms’ internationally trained architects and designers have completed a beautiful array of luxury residences, commercial offices, and hospitality design. In addition to this, the firm aims to bring the best standards of British quality to every facet of the company, be it through personalised service or their attention to impeccable details.