Covet Noir are a Chelsea based interior design studio, curating effortlessly timeless interiors that are not only beautiful but liveable for their discerning clients. Led by co-founders Maria Lindgren & Adele Lonergan, Covet Noir was born out of their shared affinity for neutrals and their love of mixing new & antique pieces. Having worked together for years on projects in both London & New York, the pair founded Covet Noir in 2018. Over the past five years they have established themselves as tastemakers in the industry, having been named by Elle Decoration as ‘British Interior Designers to Know.’
Maria studied BA Interior Design at the University of the Arts London. She began her career working for a luxury West London based property developer, where she gained invaluable experience of the construction side of the industry. It was during this time that Maria honed her meticulous eye for detail, which is evident in every project she works on. Maria brings her Scandinavian aesthetic sensibility to her work & believes that luxury doesn’t need to be a room full of beautiful objects, rather a perfectly curated mix of high-quality, conscious & sentimental items.
Having had a fascination with design from a young age, Adele read BA History of Art & Architecture (Hons) at the University of York, before going on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Interior Design at Chelsea College of Arts. Her background has been very influential in the way she approaches the design process. As a result it is important for her to begin every project by establishing it’s unique design language, to ensure she is able to develop a scheme that is both beautiful & sympathetic to the architectural heritage of the property.
Covet Noir are proud of the relationships they nurture with their clients, and believe passionately in being open & transparent. Developing a good rapport with clients is fundamental & at the core of what they do. Covet Noir guide their clients through the process from initial concept to completion, taking care at every stage to not only understand their client’s brief, but to also learn how they live. This allows them to develop designs that are tailored perfectly to their clients lifestyles.