Sterling Studios is a London based creative, research-based, applied arts workshop offering an inspirational collection of bespoke decorative finishes.


Since opening its doors in 2003 Sterling Studios has offered interior design professionals an ever-expanding collection of finishes designed and developed in-house, created and fitted by their team of experts.

With backgrounds in antiques restoration, history and fine art, and with over 50 years of experience in the industry between them, directors Francois Lavenir and Fiona Sutcliffe continue to build on a foundation of time-honoured craftmanship, developing ideas and techniques through knowledge and creativity and continuing to support and bring to life the concepts of industry professionals.



Jewel like metals, embellished glass, gesso and leather, and a huge variety of painted finishes and papers are used on furniture, walls and ceilings, and joinery. Their work is transferable across a range of projects.  Below are a few examples of completed spaces showing the flexibility and range of Sterling Studio finishes.

For Graff Diamonds in Harrods, London, Sterling Studios worked with the designers to refine the finish, to make it not only visually effective but feasible to then roll out in their stores worldwide.

Tiffany’s in terminal 5 Heathrow.

For the International Services Department, Selfridges, Oxford Street, a Rosseau-esque maural in back painted glass was created, providing a modern and playful finish for the large hallway and desk in their tax hall.

The six-metered mottled antique silver-leaved mirrors, behind the bar at The London Edition Hotel.


A private members Club in Mayfair featuring an entire room made from cast glass.



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