About Us

About the Studio

Working from Great Britain and the USA, with projects spanning from London to Greece, the West Indies, Venice, South Africa and many places in-between the Justin Van Breda Interior Design Studio usually works for legacy clients or on irresistible projects.

Justin Van Breda worked for Nicky Haslam, ending his tenure as Creative Director.  He founded his own line of furniture in 2002 and design and decoration followed quickly on the first collection’s heels and Justin’s personality and design aesthetic is present throughout.  

Justin has meticulously designed a team structure where his design and installation hand is clearly visible at every stage of a project and the client experience is one of seamlessly layered and textured work, reading the client’s life carefully and delivering on time and to budget from the first arrival of the black sample boxes to the handover of a home you can just move into.

Matthew Welden joined the company in 2016, having previously worked for Summerour Architects. Matthew focuses on our US projects from our American headquarters in Atlanta, running both interior design and styling projects across the United States.

Covering the full design service we add our own brand of personalised charm, consideration, flexibility and skill- from concepts to conclusion, from site visits, drawings, presentations, samples, sourcing, specifications and coordination of the professional team recommending (where appropriate) architects, landscape designers and contractors.

Our work has been featured editorially in House & Garden, English Home, Elle Decor, AD, Veranda and House Beautiful AHL.

Justin Van Breda

Cape Town born, Justin Van Breda was educated in English and Politics at Stellenbosch University before turning toward the creative world of design. He studied at Design Time School of Interior Design in Cape Town before venturing to London on what was going to be a year out. In early 1999 he started working for Nicky Haslam at NH Design and within 9 months was made Creative Director – gone were ideas of ‘years out’ and his career path was set. 

During late 2001 he returned to South Africa to curate his first furniture collection, pieces of which still form the backbone of the designs. The first showroom was presented as JVB in 2002 on London’s Pimlico Road, now the flagship store sits on the Lots Road in Chelsea with further showrooms across America and a US base in Atlanta.

Still working closely with Africa, Justin’s outreach and workshop programs are very close to his heart, and he has a great appreciation for the craftsmen and designers he brings together to collaborate in the name of creative endeavour. 

Justin splits his time between London and Gloucestershire with his husband Alastair and his two Labradors, Margot and Maude.

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