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It's been over thirty years that I have been working in the Interior Design field, covering design disciplines in Private Residences, Aviation, Marine and as support to a select group of top designers in a wide array of fields.

Nothing beats what a new project provides. A chance of an empty canvas and a world of infinite possibilities with one challenge – to personify my clients' needs and wishes.

In the world of design


Look! It's James Charles on Times Square!

It's always lovely to receive accolades for what one achieves; the recognition helps underpin the support for ones ideas or creation.

My Interior Design service 'For All' was conceived as a program that would provide good interior design solutions for the mass market. We had much success at then time, including being chosen to be displayed on the 'Big Digital Screen' in Time Square.

 

Award by I4Design Chicago

A publication created by the charismatic gentleman Mitch Obstfeld – his team oversee the success of a well published and respected magazine.

‘In Chicago’ is home of the world’s most successful architectural companies.

 

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is the Royal Patron of Place2Be.

Place2Be supports over 100,000 children across the UK by providing emotional and mental health services in primary and secondary schools.

Working with specially trained counsellors, Place2Be supports kids, parents, teachers and school staff to spot the signs and address mental health issues early on, ensuring  that children of today can become successful adults of tomorrow.

HRH Prince of Wales' A to Z Charity London

HRH Prince of Wales through the Prince of Wales Trust and the charity A to Z support the efforts of women and children in Zimbabwe.

This event has been successfully supported by the the Oliver family and in particular Guy Oliver.

Predicting the future...

Fox News on Interior Design Trends

During a period of almost ten years I was on a Radio and a Local TV Channel touring the US promoting a new design service.

This clip shows one of the interviews.

Working with the Stars


André Agassi Grand Slam Charity Event

André’s tennis career is in no doubt one of the greatest...

However, his greatest achievement for me is his charity work. He focuses on creating schools for underprivileged children in poor neighbourhoods.

I had the pleasure of working with André and his charity for over a year and the children of the school in Las Vegas. Together we achieved some wonderful things that helped raise a record amount of money for the charity.

Meeting Tina Turner

Tina: "if I make you a cup of tea would that make up for it!"

It was a bit of a surprise when I found out that the Kensington apartment I was designing was actually Tina Turner's and not her managers' project. When we met, she was not only super friendly and understood why it's important to know who you design for, we spent the afternoon chatting about design and life.

I have to add that she was lovely and generous in her conversation and a truly warm and genuine person. We met again thereafter and although this conversion was not one of my biggest designs in volume, it was certainly one of the most memorable.

No need for selfies

Discreetness and respect for those in the public eye

In the past 35 years of my design career I have had the pleasure of working for the rich, the famous and the powerful individuals from their respective fields. And to date it was my true pleasure to work with them!

I respect their privacy and in turn never take photos of their homes, planes, yachts, offices - and I've never asked for an autograph! Working and getting to know them was a privilege in itself. The fact that they would allow me to personify them through their interiors was gratifying enough.

Kathy Ireland

Tippitoes on HGTV's "House Hunters"

America's sweetheart supermodel turned to design, some years ago... And with a very keen and talented eye she created a major US design company with revenues now reaching over 1.5b a year.

I was able to catch up with her at the Las Vegas Design Market and we had an opportunity to chat about our careers and design!

You can't see, but I was standing on my tip toes for most of the time! Not only is she tall and beautiful but exceptionally well-tuned into what America seeks in the world of design.

Dining by Design

Dining by design is a wonderful Charity event founded by DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS).

In different cities around the US, well known designers would come together and design dining room sets that would be showcased to the buying public and culminate with a gala dinner utilising the various table designs.

On Television


House Hunters New York

Designing a Greek Party

Designing Homes for the Stars

Meeting Kathy Ireland

House Hunters | Hollywood

House Hunters Hollywood

House Hunters | Chicago

House Hunters Hollywood

Project Videos

KINARI & ETHOS Art Show | In aid of Place2Be

Primo Center Presents 'Classico D'Italia'

Ritz Carlton | The Living Landmark

Portfolio

Discover my latest projects

  • Ritz Carlton

  • Hallway
    Chicago Apartment

  • Living Space

Design is a creative process that, when accomplished well, gives a visual and sensory joy to the end user.

James Charles