Could we make you feel at home?

Thank you for clicking through to find out more.  I’m Bess Sturman, owner and principal of Sturman & Co.

I established a new interior design practice in Ilkley in 2011 to create a highly professional, bespoke service where the value is in the actual design.  Since then I’ve been commissioned to design hundreds of rooms for satisfied clients in and around Yorkshire, I’ve designed for BBC One and have won multiple industry and community Design Awards for my work.  I continue to meet the top standard for interior designers in the UK, as a fully-accredited member of the British Institute for Interior Designers.

Sturman & Co. now has a fantastic and friendly little studio team who support the smooth implementation of my designs to ensure our clients are looked after beautifully whilst we beautify their homes and businesses.  My wheaten terrier Leia sees herself as an important member of the team and is often about.

Above all, Sturman & Co. is design practice, not just a shop.  Through our designs, we aim to build an enduring sense of place that will resonate beyond the usual swags and bling that interior designers are so well-known for.

Our ethos and style are not just about having a big budget, but spending wisely, planning carefully and curating the right items.

We help our clients shop from the high street or use vintage and antique items as well as designing unique bespoke investment pieces for them and sourcing from the very best top end suppliers.


If you like what you see…

Please linger a while and take a good look around.  Every image on this site is designed by me (Bess).  To see a live example, you could visit one of my commercial projects, such as the Ilkley Cinema.

We’re happy to provide references for almost any type of project and our lovely clients have left some very nice words on too.

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If you like what you see, we’d love to hear from you to discuss your next project.

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The Studio Team

Holley Spiers - Studio Manager

Caroline Naidoo - Projects Co-ordinator

Emily Williams - Studio Assistant

Claire Hargreaves - Design Assistant

Princess Leia - Team Dog