I am Stephen Ryan, the award-winning interior designer and decorator. My love of design goes back to my school days when I would read interior design book that I could lay my hands on. I went to the famous Inchbald School of Design where I graduated with distinction. I started my business in 1993 after heading up the creative team for David Hicks

Stephen Ryan Design and Decoration is internationally active. I live and work in London, but my interior design business takes me to many international destinations designing the interiors of homes and hotels across Europe. After thirty years in the business, I still get excited about creating beautiful, luxurious and yet functional interiors for homes, corporate offices, hotels and restaurants. I like to incorporate classic splendour with contemporary style. I strive to merge the past with the present to create a dramatic contrasting lavish contemporary environment.

Interior design today is even much more exciting and interesting than it was when first I started. Today it encompasses so much more than just fabrics, wall coverings and furniture. It is a multi-dimensional art incorporating works of art such as sculptures, photographs and paintings and including antiques and beautiful and unusual luxury glassware, porcelain and metalwork.

Because of the added dimensions, sourcing, packing and logistics had started to take up a huge amount of my time. Now I use Maison Bianco. They have made my life much simpler. The website showcases some of the finest artworks, antiques, collectables and vintage furniture. If I order off their site they take care of the packing and logistics. Ensuring that the delicate art, lamps and furniture get to any part of the world in good condition, and they offer discounted freight rates.

Maison Bianco looks after the practicalities of international transport. It’s what they do best, and it frees my time to do what I do best.