Designer I Love: Ben Pentreath

When I went to London, one of the top places that I had in mind to visit was Pentreath & Hall, a decor store on Rugby Street co-founded by Ben Pentreath. Ben is a London based designer who creates interiors that are eclectic, cozy, and feel quintessentially English, with modern touches thrown in. His shop was a little jewel box and I was just disappointed that I didn’t have enough room in my carry-on to pick anything up (not to mention enough room left in my tiny apartment for anymore decorative objects). I love Ben’s use of pattern, color, and wood pieces that have a lived-in, heirloom feel. Here are some of my favorites from his portfolio:

Ben’s London home in Bloomsbury: 



I love the wallpaper and burl wood dresser.


Love this wallpaper too – also the pink candlesticks, obvi.


Great Ormond Street:


Such a lovely peachy-pink on the walls, plus a great gallery wall.



A London Pied-a-terre in Chelsea: – Ben sought to make this pied-a-terre warm, cozy, and interesting – he certainly achieved that goal!


I love little more than a classic secretary desk.


I like the soft gray on the walls as well as (of course) the soft pink of the chair and the exuberant and textural lampshade – he does tons of these pleated lampshades and they lend such an English air to his spaces.


A great modern table mixed with these classic square back chairs makes for a perfect pairing.

This is the exterior of Ben’s home in Dorset, an early 19th century parsonage:


Here are a few ideas to get Ben’s eclectic English style in your own home:

map art // pink chair // lampshade // rug // chair // tulip table // ikat pillow // tumblers // vase // book // lumbar pillow // dresser

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  1. Gretchen wrote:

    Ooh, I love that credenza/chest that looks like a bldg in the sixth picture from the top. I also like how he added a pop of blue color to the black and white bathroom in the fifth picture from the top. Nice.

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