Designing luxury five-star hotels across the globe and Cotswold country retreats are all in a days work for Cirencester interior designer Beth Erskine, as Sharon Martin discovers 

Architecture and design are powerful mediums that can convey messages, make grand statements, and even influence mood and emotions, so when it comes to home design which is a very personal thing, it has to be right.

Cirencester-based Beth Erskine draws from her experience as an architect coupled with her global travels peppered with historical influences, into every project. “Although every project is unique, our design ethos is an unapologetic mix of past and present with carefully controlled colour and patterns.

"We seamlessly create modern spaces softened with antiques and heirlooms, to give a patina of time and family history. We want to create a meaningful family home for our clients.” Beth explains.

“I enjoy mixing historical features with contemporary architecture, and my clients love it too.”

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Beth grew up in a small farming community in Wyoming and from a young age was fascinated by architecture and design.

As a teen, she decided that she wanted to become an architect.

“I desperately wanted to study architecture and ended up moving to Texas first and then to Los Angeles, where I earned my Master of Architecture from USC,” she said.

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After graduating, Beth was lucky enough to work for three very well-respected architecture firms which all focused on very high-end residential properties and luxury hotels.

After 12 years of working as an architect in the US, an opportunity to work in Dublin came up, so she grabbed it with both hands.

In 2010, Beth moved to the UK permanently and started working with some of the top London design firms until she decided to open her own studio in 2017, in the heart of the Cotswolds.


Photography by Samantha Humble-Smith

Post-production editing by Shifting Pixels