Pedler are An Artful Life’s longest standing clients. They chose An Artful Life to be their designer from the start of their business in 2014 and have been coming to us ever since for all their new and prospective venue designs. They are visionary in their approach to in-house hospitality as well as skilled and passionate restaurateurs, with their first venue in Peckham winning best restaurant in Time Out amongst other awards.

They are an amazing team to work with, and when we get together, it feels like a real little family.


Zima is a Russian Restaurant located in the heart of Soho offering traditional Russian dishes with a modern twist. This popular 4 storey restaurant that was tired and needed updating has now been brought back to life by An Artful Life and the spaces have been energised for the team and customers.

The owners are heavily involved in the Russian art scene and their love of Russian avant-garde modern art shines through with our curated pieces adorning the walls.  The first floor space showcases a collection of exquisite antique wooden pieces and many of the artworks chosen link this collection to the suprematist movement and tell a real story of Russian history in art and design. This project was a labour of love.

The Old Vic

Design consulting for the Old Vic Theatre cafe. The team at Penny consulted An Artful Life Studio on ways to make their new cafe/bar space work for both day-time and night-time use.

Mr Crab

This existing seafood restaurant in Amsterdam city centre was serving amazing dishes but lacked finesse in the interior decor and details. We were tasked with reviewing and proposing various new concept ideas/materials/finishes/details to bring the scheme up to a more appropriate level.

They now have a second venue in Amsterdam.

Stockdales of Yorkshire

A sleek design concept was required for a brand new destination restaurant in Leeds. The client wanted to combine an emphasis on their deep understanding of agriculture and food service with a contemporary, stylish restaurant design, to deliver a truly memorable culinary experience. Stockdale’s of Yorkshire opened in September 2015.

Mini Miss Bread

We are thoroughly enjoying helping local artisan sourdough baker open a beautiful little bakery and shop in a charming unit in the heart of Saffron Walden. The Bakery is currently being fitted out and will be opening in Spring this year.

Drake & Morgan


An Artful Life provided a sourcing and styling service for some of the Drake & Morgan venues including The Drift, The Refinery and D&M at Kings Cross.

Prior to setting up An Artful Life, Director Kate Whitfield was an Associate at Fusion Design & Architecture and was the designer on all the first Drake & Morgan venues including The Refinery, The Parlour, The Anthologist, The Folly and The Happenstance.


An Artful Life was tasked with 'dressing' the fantastic Estonian designed KODA house for its UK launch. Providing minimalist luxury living in a spaciously sustainable house, KODA addresses the global contrast between the growing population and the growth of the average Western living unit. It tackles premium affordability by fitting into unused urban spaces and therefore unlocking the best sites.

All items were sourced to budget, incredibly quickly and to meet the fantastically contemporary and stylish aesthetic of the super modern concrete Koda. The flat-pack Koda house was sited at the BRE (Building Research Establishment) in Watford.

The Quince Tree


An Artful Life worked with The Quince Tree to renovate their pub rooms at their first large venue in Stonor, Oxfordshire, as well as design a fit-out for their newer venue at the River & Rowing museum in Henley-on-Thames.


Murakami is a contemporary modern Japanese restaurant & sushi bar.

As well as sourcing and styling the space, we designed new signage and frontage for their Covent Garden restaurant site.

Big Barn Creative

A multi disciplinary creative design studio needing a purpose built and designed creative studio for the team, An Artful Life worked on layouts, concepts and detailed specifications for their new space.