AboutThe Studio Kay Westmaas Testimonials
Studio Westmaas is an interior architecture and design company based in Richmond, London. Founded in 2016 by Kay Westmaas, the studio is dedicated to reimagining existing commercial and residential spaces, creating modern day sanctuaries that offer respite from the demands of modern living.
Kay creates timeless, uncomplicated interiors that outlive fleeting trends. From full-scale spatial rearrangements to bespoke joinery design, the studio has the ability to breathe new life into any space. Drawing on a muted palette, natural materials and tactile fabrics, each Studio Westmaas project is characterised by an understated luxury and a coherent sense of calm that effortlessly contributes to the quality of life.
The clients’ practical and emotional requirements guide the creative process, as does a commitment to sustainable design and quality craftsmanship. With the client at the forefront of each project, Kay and her team are meticulous in selecting local suppliers and artisans to source contemporary pieces, artworks, one-of-a-kind antiques and custom-made furniture to make each space authentic to the client.
The studio undertakes projects in the UK and abroad and is currently working on a Grade-II listed house in Holland Park, a luxury rental house in Kensington and a whole-house renovation in Richmond. Browse our Projects page for more information.
After gaining a BA Honours degree in Interior Architecture in 2010, Kay went on to develop her design skills working at luxury interior design companies in London, Barbados and Dubai.
In 2011, Kay relocated to Barbados for two years, during which time she worked for the design studio, Archers Hall. Here, she designed over 20 luxury villas for some of the world's most discerning clients.
In 2013, Kay worked for WA International in Dubai, overseeing the design of their flagship five-star Renaissance Hotel.
Kay returned to the UK in 2013 where she worked for Kelly Hoppen and Rose Uniacke before launching Studio Westmaas in 2016.
With a father hailing from North Yorkshire and a Barbadian mother, Kay’s childhood was split between Caribbean beaches and roaming the English countryside. Studio Westmaas draws on these experiences to enhance and give richness to each project.
Kay currently resides in London with her husband and daughter.
"We engaged Kay to design the interiors and refurbish our new home over a six week period. From the start, Kay approached the project with sensitivity and enthusiasm. She took pains to elicit our needs, bore our queries with patience and responded appropriately. Her overall emphasis on elegance and simplicity coupled with a modern outlook was just what we had in mind. Ultimately, the project finished on time and within the anticipated budget - and we can't thank Kay enough for that." Rishabh and Cauvery - Home owner
"I hired Kay to help decorate our front room. The brief was complicated as we need the room to play many different roles and to be honest, the client (me), was probably fairly complicated as well (I had strong ideas and opinions for what I wanted... some better than others). Kay really listened to what we needed, considered our likes/dislikes and delivered us a gorgeous and functional room that incorporated our favourite things, as well as things that we never would have thought to include, but look amazing." Polly - Home owner