A tendency toward masculine palettes, industrial finishes and moody lighting renders London designer Tara Bernerd a go-to for urban hotels and atmospheric restaurants in the world’s most influential metropolises.
As design principal of her eponymous Tara Bernerd & Partners studio since its founding in 2002, she has spearheaded international projects from Miami to Hong Kong and collaborated with the very best in the world of hospitality. (The Four Seasons, Fort Capital, Starwood Capital, Thompson Hotels, SIXTY Hotels, Belmond and Berkeley Group are just a few of her clients.) Whilst residential is most definitely in her armoury, having cut her teeth as part of the initial team at Philippe Starck’s Yoo studio, these days the creative’s portfolio leans to public spaces.
We caught up with Tara in between her new projects, which include the Thompson Hollywood and Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale, to get her thoughts on a few things.