The Todhunter Earle ethos is that a “happy job is a good job”. This is certainly reflected in the atmosphere of their relaxed studio in fashionable Lots Road, Chelsea. The team of seventeen cheerful, but highly focused, young designers headed up by Emily and Kate exude a buzz of creative energy as they go about their varied projects.
Emily Todhunter founded the company in 1988, with Kate Earle joining as her partner 1998. Since then the business has expanded rapidly both in size and scope. Projects range from classic English country houses to well known restaurants, yachts, small boutique hotels, ski chalets and beautiful homes worldwide.
Despite the demands of an exacting clientele the team maintains a refreshing, down to earth and positive approach to all challenges, with the result that much of their business is by referral or new projects for happy clients and their families with whom genuine friendships have been made.
Emily and Kate are both married with teenage children. They both divide their time between London and their houses in the country.