Kelling Designs was founded by Emma Deterding in 2006. 


Emma's ability to offer a well-thought-out scheme for private clients at home and abroad has been honed over years of working in the London sales and rental markets, where her passion for interiors began. Her flair for decorating rental properties developed into a successful interior design company and Kelling Designs was born.

Since then, Emma has worked on numerous domestic and commercial projects in London and overseas, and her reputation for not shying away from colour and pattern sets her apart in the market. 



Private Client (EM)

“Thank you, thank you so much for making our dream house come alive. You have achieved something that we never, ever could have and I am incredibly grateful for that. It was a big project and you made it fun and less stressful than I imagined. The response from friends and family has been fantastic and everyone loves it as much as we do.”

Private Client (RW)

"The team at Kelling were an absolute pleasure to work with, making a significant design contribution to the renovation project and then ensuring that the work was both of the highest standard and completed on time, I would recommend them without hesitation." 

Private Client (EL)

"I LOVE IT! I have just arrived having not been here since January and have been given the guided tour. It is all flipping amazing. You're a genius."


Private Client (CG)

“I have always loved working with Kelling Designs. They have helped me with 4 homes now, large and small and have never let me down.”

Private Client (RMW)

"I just wanted to say thank you for the work that the team at Kelling have done for us in Méribel. It is a fantastic achievement given the complexity of juggling the distance, logistics, suppliers etc that it has all come together so well. I for one certainly underestimated the amount of work involved. The chalet is looking amazing and it is a great testament to the work that you are able to do in the Alps. I could not have asked for more and would always be happy to recommend Kelling."

"The chalet looks miles better now, and most importantly, different from the rest. Thank you for all the trouble you took and for your long suffering patience." 

“You will be pleased to hear that we have sold the property, really entirely because your input in updating and making it more homely attracted a lovely British family who will use and it and love it.”

Private Client (JS)

"Emma and the team are always a joy to work with; they approach every project with enthusiasm and energy, and are always highly professional." 

Adam Architecture (GSS)

“We are always delighted to work with Kelling Designs. Emma is a source of inspiration when it comes to the design, style and functionality of areas and specific rooms. In 2012, it was clearly evident that The Club desperately needed to invest in a refurbishment plan on a number of the key historical rooms. With great care and sympathy for the history of The Club, Emma and her team worked tirelessly over the next 4 years, with a host of architects and tradesmen rejuvinating some extremely tired looking spaces. The reburbishments have not only enhanced the facilities for the Members, but also enabled us to drive a significantly higher level of commercial and corporate business to The Club outside The Members’ sacrosanct periods.” 

General Manager, Jockey Club Rooms (CH)

Susan Metcalfe Residential

"We recently worked with Kelling Designs on a house in Cathcart Road, Chelsea. Kelling Designs not only totally refurbished the house but also staged it as it went to market. It was let within a record-breaking 4 hours and we know that the staging played a huge part in creating a real wow factor for our clients."

The Team

Emma Deterding  Founder & Director

Emma Deterding
Founder & Director

Tilly Akroyd  New Business

Tilly Akroyd
New Business

Liz Whitaker  Accounts

Liz Whitaker

Emily Bowring  Designer

Emily Bowring

Georgie Wood  Marketing & PR

Georgie Wood
Marketing & PR

Sophie Girling  Retail - KDLoves

Sophie Girling
Retail - KDLoves

Polly Sheppard  Designer

Polly Sheppard

Georgie Wykeham  KD2

Georgie Wykeham

Betina Røge Jensen  Designer

Betina Røge Jensen

Edmund Parker  Management

Edmund Parker

Belinda the Berlingo  Head of Transport

Belinda the Berlingo
Head of Transport