Founded by Gabriel Bernardi with over 15 years experience in creating exceptional residential & commercial interiors


Coote & Bernardi is an interior and architectural design practice focusing on residential projects, with other projects typically including restaurant and nautical interiors. Gabriel Bernardi is renowned for timeless and enduring interiors with an emphasis on detail and first-rate craftsman­ship, and his work is underpinned by meticulous research and extensive knowledge of classical and contemporary interior design and architect­ure.


Our Services

In addition to our personalised interior design service, Coote & Bernardi also offers a complete design-and-build service to London clients through our own trusted construction team. Our showroom on Pimlico Road sources cutting-edge brands for your home. Whatever requirement you have in mind, get in touch as we'd love to discuss it with you.




Our showroom at 59 Pimlico Road gives you access to discerning international brands like Puiforcat, St. LouisErcuis and Haviland porcelain. We also offer a consultation service where we source selected products & accessories for your home, for weddings, or as gifts.



We have proven experience in creating exceptional interiors for residential and commercial clients. Working with us, you will enjoy the befits of using a small, efficient and local team - underpinned by first-rate construction services and project management.

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Whether you have a particular idea or style in mind, or whether you require a specific design solution, we can design and produce exceptional furniture to your exact requirements. We work closely with UK artisans and craftsmen to produce high quality, one-of-a-kind pieces.

Your Team

Gabriel Bernardi
Creative Director

Francesca Buffoli

Louise Kallinicou
Project Director


Staff & Partners

Joanna Vrhovsek
Accounts Director


Damien Murphy
Construction Manager


Louise Pardoe
Furniture Producer


Colin Baxter
Furniture Producer


John Coote (1949 -2012)

John Coote (1949 -2012)

A lasting legacy

Described by Vogue Living editor Annemarie Kiely as "the last of the great larger-than-life designers”, John Coote, was one of the most influential and respected interior designers in Australia and a mentor to many in the Australian design community. In over thirty years in the design business he completed many outstanding projects, from country estates and period townhouses, to corporate headquarters and several ocean-going yachts; though he was perhaps best known for his restoration of historic houses and newly built residences in the classical style. He was renowned for his extensive knowledge of design and architectural history which informs Coote & Bernardi's work, with a focus on meticulous research and historical correctness. He enjoyed a close working partnership with Gabriel and is greatly missed.