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About Us

Matthews Rea


Matthews Rea is an award winning interior design studio based in Surrey and Hampshire. The Company has established a reputation for contemporary and elegant design for both residential and commercial clients in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Lauren Matthews BA (Hons)

Managing Director

  • Graduated with a First-Class Hons in Interior Architecture & Design
  • Experience of working in the high-end residential sector
  • Founded the company in 2014, based initially in Hampshire
  • The company’s reputation grew, with projects in the UK & abroad
  • Expertise in Interior Architecture, space planning and technical detailing
  • Good at visualising a space three dimensionally and seeing its potential
  • Uses colour theory to pull schemes together to ensure harmony
  • Enjoys building relationships with clients and making sure they are kept fully informed
  • Spare time is spent walking her beloved border collie through the Kent countryside!

Louise Rea BA (Hons)

Creative Director

  • Over 20 years’ experience in the design industry
  • Graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Three-Dimensional Design
  • Has worked for high-end design companies in both London and the Home Counties
  • Previously Interior Design Manager of the prestigious company LINLEY in Belgravia
  • Deep understanding of furniture, lighting, fabrics and finishes
  • Highly skilled at designing bespoke furniture and joinery
  • Loves working with artisans to come up with truly unique pieces for the client
  • Likes to make sure everyone has a positive experience throughout the project
  • Would love an apartment in Venice overlooking the Grand Canal, but with no tourists!

Awards won

  • Lux Designers awards 2020: 2020’s Award for Excellence in High-End Interior Design Services – the UK
  • Lux Designers awards: 2018’s Most Outstanding Luxury Interior Design Services Hampshire

Awards shortlisted

  • Design et al 2020: Interior Design scheme, UK
  • SBID 2020: Pierrus agency entered on our behalf – Residential House Under £1m
  • SBID 2018: Residential House Under £1m