Born out of love for design and a natural instinct towards creating ambient living spaces, the homes express personal experiences and inspiration from a wide range of travels.  



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providing a vision

Whether it is a new home you are moving into or you're looking for a change, May Ping Designs can help you create a vision.  

We will visit with you at your home or if distances do not permit, we can provide a consultation via Skype. May Ping Designs will then provide you with a vision board of ideas on how you can transform your home.

Consultation fees start at £500 depending on the number of rooms and vision boards at £150 per room.

"I used May Ping Designs for my newly aquired apartment in Stockholm and was very impressed. Through Skype video I got advice according to my needs, style and budget. May is extraordinarily talented and experienced in quickly giving professional and flexible service. I would be happy to use this service again for any future needs." C. Nilsson, Stockholm

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making it happen

You love the potential of the new ideas but need a bit of hand-holding in making them happen.

May Ping Designs can help you with selecting all the items required - from paint colours to furniture pieces and accessories. 

Project fees are at an hourly rate of £65.

I found May at a point in the building project when having been let down by an interior designer, I was overwhelmed with far too many decisions and my builder needed these immediately to progress on the job. She assessed the situation swiftly, prioritised actions, worked all hours and within days was proposing ideas, room layouts and colour charts.  In her friendly, calm and decisive manner, she helped make all the outstanding decisions that were required. I am delighted with the outcome and am aware that I couldn’t have completed the project without her. I only wish that I had met her and enlisted her support from the start!" S. Churchill, London 

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fulfilling a dream

You cannot wait to have your home done just the way you have envisioned it but there's no time to project manage all of it.

May Ping Designs will manage the whole process from creating a vision to organising builders and decorators. We will deliver your refurbished home to you just as you envisioned.

Project management fee is a straight 15% of total costs or at an agreed hourly rate.

"I have used May for projects in three different countries. She has an eye for detail and a talent for creating a complete sense of mood and harmony which manages to be both luxurious but not flashy." S. Harari, London/Koh Samui

Sleek open plan living in a Mews House

A new-build two bedroom mews house in Chelsea was reconfigured to maximise the use of space.  Muted tones in contrast to statement feature wall in the open living/dining leading to the back patio. Bold colours and use of wallpaper in the bedrooms to give individual character, and the bathrooms have all individual touches. 


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A new lease of life and soul


The brief: to give this four-bedroom garden flat a new lease of life.  We gave it definition and "soul" - by replacing pieces of furniture that are proportionate to the room space, with fabric colours that defined the spaces. Every room had colour tones that were either muted or strong - depending on the space usage. Light fixtures became important features that not inly gave light but also as decorative pieces. The back garden mostly used as a football pitch was also revamped to make it a more social space.


English modern elegance with touches of Eastern heritage


A Grade II listed Georgian townhouse on a quiet London residential street is a study of quirky English modern elegance sprinkled with touches of Eastern heritage. Bold colours and strong graphic patterns feature heavily on the ground and lower ground floor level. On the floor above, muted tones with subtly textured walls lend a restful feel to the Master Bedroom. The neutral palette in the children's bedrooms are dreamy with delicate wallpaper allowing for growth.


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Victorian mansion block revisited - creating a modern classic


A late Victorian mansion flat that had been reconfigured over numerous ownerships. The main rooms were reinstated to its original spaces but the bathroom and kitchen were updated for modern usage. The overall décor has a classical feel with a modern edge and subtle Oriental touches. Plenty of glass doors were installed to allow light to flow between rooms, and a warm palette was used throughout. The grey walls in the public rooms adds a touch of formality and is an effective backdrop to the collection of objets.  A soft green provides a calming atmosphere for the bedroom.


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Curating a lifetime collection


The challenge here was to curate a selection of Oriental furniture from a large country home into a London townhouse.  The brief was – no white walls. The result – a cosy townhouse filled with warm tones. Juxtaposition to the bold furniture pieces that reflected the resident’s life travels and a lifetime collection of objets are modern interpretations of traditional materials and light fixtures.



A pied-à-terre in Bastille


In the lively 11th arrondisement, behind large wooden doors was a cobblestone courtyard with olive trees.  The job specification was to create one living space out of two independent studios on the top two floors of this old building.  

Adding an internal staircase created a challenge to maximise the remaining living space.  The lower floor became an open plan living room with integrated dining and kitchen. The upper floor became the bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.


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A lofty Park Avenue penthouse with panoramic views


The original interiors of this large one bedroom penthouse on Park Avenue was a classic study in chintz, many different adjoining rooms and heavily curtained windows.  The first task at hand was to enlarge the ungenerous windows to bring panoramic views into the apartment.  To continue to build on the drama, we opened up the rooms so that the eye could take in the unobstructed views as much as possible. The end result – a lofty Penthouse with panoramic views.


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Modern simplicity on a tropical island

On the idyllic island of Ko Samui in Thailand, two modern villas built on the slopes of Narayan Estate featuring panoramic sea views from all living areas, bedroom and bathrooms.  The interiors, a combination of western elegance with ethnic highlights sets a calming palette for comfort and relaxation.

Changing styles / Modern living

Whether refurbishing flats in old Victorian mansion blocks or giving life to new developments, our approach has always been to create a comfortable and familiar oasis for the homeowner. The stylishly comfortable homes are modern classics exuding an inviting warmth. They feature personal collections of books, curated art, furniture, artefacts collected from travels and punctuations of warm colours.