2023 - November
Hampstead home progressing

Here are a few taster images showing the refurbishment of an Arts and Crafts studio space in North London, pending final touches as our client settles in. Ground Floor and Basement extension photos to follow – watch this space!!!

2023 - September
New showroom in Chelsea Design Quarter

An exciting new partnership begins as we design a new stand-alone showroom in the world's premier interior destination in Chelsea. More news to follow.

2023 - August
Press coverage over Manolo Blahnik opening in Osaka

Great press coverage over the opening of the Hankyu Umeda department store in Osaka Japan. Please click here to read the full article. 


2023 - August
Manolo Blahnik opens in luxury department store in Osaka.

Last week Manolo Blahnik opened a new reimagined store in Hankyu Umeda department store in Osaka. We will share more images and information on the inspiration and design of the store soon. In the meantime here are a few snapshots of the store.

2023 - July
Bespoke rug takes shape.

We wanted to share some progress images from The Rug Company on the production of a bespoke feature rug for a new store which will be opening in Japan later in the summer. The rug concept was designed in our studio and brought to life by The Rug Company. We will share more images of the completed rug once the store opens.

2023 - June
Hampstead project update.

Our Grade II Listed building basement project in Hampstead is awaiting its new glazed conservatory and restoration of the walled garden. Work on the interior is progressing very well; the owner has chosen some fabulous bathroom finishes and the historic vaulted roof is looking magnificent!

2023 - June
Malone Soulier opens in Harrods

First sneak look at the new Malone Soulier space in Shoe Heaven at Harrods in Knightsbridge. We will share more later..

2023 - March
Manolo Blahnik opens in the next generation of department stores

In the new Printemps Doha which represents the next generation of department stores, is the Manolo Blahnik space which is a design that consists of a complex array of vertical prisms with the downward protrusions resembling stalactite rock formations. This is completed with bespoke furniture: sculptural rock side tables, a marbled rug and modernist sofa and armchairs.

2023 - April
Manolo Blahnik opens in Kobe Hankyu

We're delighted to see a new Manolo Blahnik location open in Japan. Designed by Nick Leith-Smith, the store is located in Kobe Hankyu, in the luxury department store. Building on the distinctive brand's concept for this region, the space juxtaposes clinical stainless steel and aluminum finishes with colourful, iconic furniture pieces inspired by Walter Gropius and his Bauhaus office.

2023 - January
Projects progress in 2023

Happy New Year! The studio are raring to go at the start of 2023 on a range of exciting projects that are currently on our drawing boards and on site, including a new luxury retail store in Doha and a new build manor house in Surrey. Check back soon or watch out for our studio newsletters for more info.

2022 - November
New Battersea project.

The studio is currently developing an exciting design proposal, featuring a roof terrace, Juliet balconies and a luxurious en-suite with Italian shower for this period property in Battersea.

2022 - October
Manolo Blahnik opens in Seoul

We are excited to see our latest collaboration with Manolo Blahnik open in the prestigious Lotte Main Department Store in Seoul. This is the 5th location to implement our futuristic grid concept that the studio developed specifically to reflect the digital culture of the fast-paced South Korean capital.

2022 - September
Farnham site visit

This week our team went to Farnham for a site visit, to assess progress on building work and to decide on interior finishes for the house

2022 - July
Work Starts in Farnham, Surrey

Construction is currently underway on a new build house in the heart of Surrey, that NLS have been appointed to as interior designer. This exciting project has 5 bedrooms with en-suites and generous living space, set in 1 acre of the Farnham countryside.

2022 - July
Article on Living etc

This month's edition of Living etc has featured one of our projects in Clerkenwell, London .  The article is about roof terrace ideas and how to elevate the urban space. To read the article please click here.

2022 - May
Hampstead extension starts.

Great progress has been made at our project in Hampstead, where excavations have begun for the basement extension and demolition of the conservatory. Nick Leith-Smith have worked closely with the client to develop a layout for the house which better suits their needs and emphasises the best elements of this historic structure.

2022 - April
Manolo Blahnik in Qatar

Looking forward to sharing more images on the new Manolo Blahnik store which opened in new Place Vendome Mall in Lusail City in Qatar, but here’s a sneak preview  of the windows. 

2022 - March
Our latest collaboration with Manolo Blahnik opens

We're pleased to share news of our latest collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, a 50 sqm location in the 4th largest department store in Japan. Our distinctive local concept of a "Bauhaus Sanitorium" was reimagined using new bespoke details developed for the unique space including a ribbed wall upholstered in 8 tonal colours. We look forward to sharing more images and details shortly.

2022 - January
New Residential Project In North London

NLS have recently been appointed to begin work on an exciting new residential project in the North London suburbs. Currently in the early design stages, a number of options are being assessed; from full demolition to an extensive rebuild. Consideration of the environmental impact, sensitivity to the surrounding neighbours and protected trees and meeting the client’s needs culminates in a challenging brief that NLS are delighted to take on. More updates to follow shortly.

2022 - January
Featured article in Wallpaper this month

Wallpaper* has featured a Nick Leith-Smith project in an article about  "Amazing additions: home extensions for expanded living spaces" To read the article please  Click here

2021 - December
Notting Hill - Townhouse

Exciting news is that we’ve been appointed for a complete renovation of a large townhouse in Notting Hill. More details to follow in 2022.

2021 - October
The Rug Company - Manolo Blahnik Showroom

Great article from The Rug Company featuring our collaboration with Manolo Blahnik shop in Villagio, Doha, and other Manolo Blahnik projects. Click to read the article


2021 - August
New Manolo Blahnik opening in South Korea

Opening in August, the new 40 sqm shop in the prestigious Hyundai Department store features a grid of striking white and gold futuristic boxes. The new opening is the latest in a growing family of locations to roll out the regional concept developed by Nick Leith-Smith helping to establish a distinctive brand presence influenced directly from the city, its urban environment and digital culture.

2021 - July
Southwark Listed Georgian Town House

Another fantastic planning result. We achieved planning approval and listed building consent for a full refurbishment, including a striking lower ground extension.

2021 - April
Hampstead Listed Artist Studio

Another great planning wins at this sensitive urban site. Achieving planning for a basement with the added complication of being near an underground railway line and the complications of dealing with Network Rail, requiring us to expedite technical design. ‘Nick has demonstrated an innate ability to simplify spaces and how materials and structure define them and how they can be constructed with ease practically and affordably.’

2021 - February
St James's Townhouse

The full refurbishment of a listed townhouse in the heart of St James's is nearing completion. This project is a turnkey service for an American client including Architecture, Interior Design, and Furniture - including this beautiful bespoke marble coffee table.

Listed Buildings – Intricate transformations. Our success working with protected buildings is due to our strong design sensibility and depth of experience working with historic buildings. Our diligent and highly professional approach means we deliver these results in a timely manner.

2020 - January
Penthouse at Chelsea Mansion Block

A spectacular result and happy client! We won the planning appeal against RBKC for the front mansard of this Chelsea mansion block apartment. The transformation has resulted in a total planning gain of 80sqm + roof terrace creating a stunning duplex penthouse!

2019 - March
Exciting progress at Selfridges

The hoarding is up and the hard hats are on at the new Manolo Blahnik store in Selfridges on Oxford Street. Occupying a premium corner site in the world renowned 'Shoe Galleries' this exciting new project is due to open early next month. Keep an eye on our website for more details.

2019 - March
New Manolo Blahnik store opens in Japan

Adding to the impressive number of outlets already in Japan, we are proud to have designed a new Manolo Blahnik store opening this month in Gotemba, a city which sits in the shadow of Mount Fuji. Taking inspiration from the iconic mountain, the walnut floors continue onto the walls before drifting into pure white just like a snow capped mountain.

2019 - February
Malone Souliers at Harvey Nichols

The studio’s ongoing relationship with London-based luxury label, Malone Souliers continues to grow with another new space opening this month in Harvey Nichols. Bespoke glass and bead blasted steel shelving units take centre stage against a dramatic branded wall covering and strong pops of colour providing the perfect showcase for the jewel coloured fabulous footwear.

2019 - February
Work completes at The O2

Our new bars and kitchens on the top level concourse were completed in time for an impressive grand opening at The Brits Awards last week. The new hospitality offering has completely transformed a previously unloved space into a vibrant and exciting hub for guests. Now onto the next level as we have lots more projects at The O2 on the go and due to complete in 2019!

2019 - January
The only way is up in Chelsea

The new year started with a bang with our appointment on an impressive residential mansion block project in Chelsea. With an ambitious loft conversion and creation of a new roof terrace plus a full interior design service this exciting new project will be one to watch.

2019 - January
Strategy and design coming together at the O2

The studio has been very busy over the last few months working on the refurbishment of the concourse hospitality offering at the O2 arena in Greenwich. Our strategy team saw us redefine underutilised areas which we have now turned into exciting new bars and food kiosks making sure the O2 retains it’s reputation as the go to premier venue in London. It has been a massive project for the team but the first phases are nearing completion. We can’t wait to photograph the final project once it’s all done.

2019 - January
Stylish yet sensitive refurbishment on historic townhouse

We are excited to be providing a full architectural and interior design service for the extensive refurbishment of a 5 storey, Grade II listed townhouse in the heart of the historic St James’s conservation area. With the planning application now submitted we can’t wait to get our hard hats on and get started on site.

2018 - September
Blythe Road Completed

NLS are excited to have completed the conversion of a Victorian pub into 5 residential units in Blythe Road, London. Find out more on the Blythe Road project page.

2018 - September
Rug Company Feature

NLS are thrilled to have our Geneva project featured in the Rug Company's latest publication, 'TRC LAB', which focusses on the brand's bespoke hand tufted rug service.

2018 - January
We're Hiring!

If you like our work why not join our team? We currently have opportunities for top notch architects and interior designers. Find out more at: www.dezeenjobs.com/company/nick-leith-smith-architecture-design/

2018 - August
Chelsea Directors Club Opening soon!

It's an exciting time here at Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + Design as we have several new retail stores opening soon, as well as our new design for the Director's Club at the world renowned Chelsea Football Club coming up in the next couple of weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for more details!

2018 - May
Manolo Blahnik Marina Bay Sands Store Now Open!

Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + design are pleased to announce the opening of our second Singapore store this year with our long term client, Manolo Blahnik. Be sure to check out our projects page for more info.

2018 - June
Manolo Blahnik Takashimaya Store Now Open!

Our latest Manolo Blahnik store in Takashimaya, Singapore is now open!

2018 - August
Telegraph Article features Manolo Blahnik Burlington Arcade store

Nick Leith-Smith's new Manolo Blahnik store in Burlington Arcade, London has been featured in the Telegraph. You can read the online version of the article here

2018 - August
Beautiful heritage features

Our interior designers have been soaking up the stunning features at this beautiful heritage site this week.

2018 - July
Exquisite Blythe Road bathrooms

The bathrooms at our Blythe Road site are looking every bit as elegant as they were designed to be - all thanks to the hard work of the Finch Lockerbie builders!

2018 - July
Nick judging the A&D Trophy Awards

Nick is thrilled to have been selected as a judge for Perspective's A&D Trophy Awards 2018.

2018 - July
Manolo Blahnik Burlington Arcade Store Now Open!

Our latest Manolo Blahnik men’s store in Burlington Arcade, London is now open!

2018 - July
Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill Open

Our design for Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill at Chelsea Football Club has been a real hit! Opened just in time for the World Cup, the design reinterprets the existing sports bar with wall panelling paying homage to the traditional sports club and rare sports memorabilia beautifully presented around the walls... Dotted around the room are 16 big screens so you never miss a moment of the action!

2018 - June
Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

NLS are thrilled to be shortlisted for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, under the category of 'Restaurant or Bar in Another Space'.

2018 - June
The new signage at Frankie's sports bar is up and looking smart

Our Frankie's sports bar project, located at the Chelsea Football Club ground, is almost ready!

2018 - May
Stunning paintwork at our latest retail site

The Farrow & Ball paints chosen by talented interior designers really bring out the sculptural elegance of this staircase at our latest retail site.

2018 - May
Blythe Road almost complete

Our intrepid architects were on site this week, checking up on the workmanship at Blythe Road as the project comes towards it's finishing stretch. As you can see they are pleased with the results!

2018 - May
Nick speaks to Interior Design magazine

Nick spoke exclusively to Interior Design magazine providing a rare  glimpse into the process that has made the studio's long-standing relationship with Manolo Blahnik so successful. Please click here to read the full article.

2018 - April
Aston Villa FC wins GOLD

NLS are pleased to hear that our client, Aston Villa Football Club, has recently won GOLD at the English Football League Family Excellence Awards. The award recognises the venue's outstanding match day experience, with the club scoring highly on hospitality and refreshments. You can find out more about our restaurant design for this venue here

2018 - April
New Manolo Blahnik store opens in Geneva

Our new store for Manolo Blahnik, has just opened in Geneva. Inspired by Josef Hoffmann, the store mixes a geometric style with a salon feel.

2018 - April
Raising the bar at Arthurs’

The Liberty Cafe is still gathering media attention with articles by Enki and World Interior News out this month.  

2018 - April
Stunning herringbone tiling

The workmen on our Blythe Road project have done a fantastic job on the herringbone tiling in the family bathroom, to stunning effect.

2018 - March
Nick Leith-Smith Supporting Womankind

Nick showed his support for women's rights by attending the Womankind auction this month and bidding for two items. Womankind has directly supported over 74,000 women worldwide through it's projects and services, which range from providing a safe space to escape violence to facilitating business training. If you would like to donate to the charity please click the link below:



2018 - February
NLS designs come to life

Lovely to see the designs coming to life at this beautiful residential site.

2018 - February
Bespoke rug design inspired by Gio Ponti

Our interior designers have been busy designing a gorgeous bespoke rug inspired by Gio Ponti's Villa Planchart and made with a little help from our friends at the Rug Company!

2018 - January

NLS kicked off January with the opening of a new luxurious retail store, consultation space and workshop in Leather Lane.

2017 - December
NLS get in the festive spirit!

NLS celebrated a great year with a staff party at Canova Hall, a wonderful new venue in Brixton.

2017 - December
Clapham Common project

Work progresses on Clapham Common project with electrical fit out starting this week.

2017 - November
Arthur's Restaurant featured in Liberty of London's magazine

NLS are pleased to find Arthur's Restaurant featured in the latest edition of Liberty of London's magazine. Pick up your copy in store now!

2017 - November
Work continues onsite at Blythe Road

Work is coming along on site at Blythe Road with completion  expected in March 2018

2017 - November
New Malano Blahnik store opens

NLS are pleased to announce the opening of a new Manolo Blahnik store in Japan

2017 - November
Liberty article on Arthurs Cafe

Read the latest Liberty article on Arthur's Cafe and Restaurant at Liberty of London.

2017 - November
New restaurant concept work

A sneak peak of the concept work for our latest restaurant project

2017 - November
Arthur's Cafe now open

NLS are pleased to announce the opening of Arthur's Cafe at Liberty of London.

2017 - November
Blythe road has new windows

Exciting to see work developing on site at Blythe road, with new windows installed this week.

2017 - October
Manolo Blahnik Japan

A bright POP of colour for this new Manolo Blahnik Japan Pop Up

2017 - October

Another month, another retail project completed!

2017 - October
Liberty, London

Works starts on the Liberty fit out

2017 - September
Manolo Blahnik in Warsaw

New Manolo Blahnik concession in Warsaw, Poland

2017 - September
Meeting at the 02

Exciting to start working with the 02.

2017 - July
Aston Villa Complete

Great to see the design come to life as Aston Villa's Directors' lounge is finished.

2017 - June
Marie Claire Maison

Nick's home featured in June's Marie Claire Maison.

2017 - June
Interview in Design: Retail USA

Interview with Nick in this month’s Design: Retail USA luxury report issue  

2017 - May
Retail blogging coverage of the new Manolo Blahnik Tokyo Store

The new Manolo Blahnik Tokyo store has been gaining coverage from online retail bloggers. For more details see Retail Design Blog, CPP Luxury and Retail Focus

2017 - May
Asian media coverage of the new Manolo Blahnik Tokyo Store

The new Manolo Blahnik Tokyo store has been gaining coverage from Asian media outlets. For more details see Retail News AsiaRetail in Asia and Habitus (Asia Pacific).

2017 - June
Aston Villa

Site visit to Aston Villa football club.

2017 - April
Frame Web
2017 - May
Design Week Awards

NLS shortlisted for Design Week Awards in Retail Interiors category.

2017 - May
International Design Award

Honoured to have received gold at the International design Awards for Manolo Blahnik's new shop in Malaysia.

2017 - April
New store in Tokyo

New Manolo Blahnik shop has opened in Ginza Six, Tokyo. For more coverage see Archello, Perspective and Habitusliving.

2017 - May
My Icon

Great to read Nick's 'My Icon' interview in Interior design Today.

2017 - March
NLS Work Starting on Site

New exciting work starting on site in Brook Green.

2017 - March
Mathematical Complexity and Intricacy

More glowing coverage of NLS's Doha design of 'mathematical complexity and intricacy of Islamic architectural detailing' in Domus and Retail Design Blog.

2017 - March
Work Starting on Blythe Road

Exciting to see the work starting on this residential project in Hammersmith.

2017 - March
Doha Debut

Great to see even more interest in Manolo Blahnik's Doha debut in design:retail and CPP-Luxury.

2017 - March
São Paulo

Nick just came from São Paulo meeting new clients in hospitality and getting inspiration from beautiful 60s and 70s Brazilian architecture.

2017 - March
Harpers Bazaar Arabia

Harpers Bazaar Arabia featuring the opening of Manolo Blahnik's new store in Doha, Qatar. Fantastic to read that NLS's design is well received. For the full article please click here.

2017 - March
NLS Featured by Houzz in Terraces Article

Houzz comments in their '10 Great Design Ideas for Tiny Terraces' on NLS's use of lights and stainless-steel ball chains to create a simmering canopy.

2017 - February
First Manolo Blahnik Space in Doha

It is great to see the finished space in Qatar.  We are now excitedly looking ahead towards upcoming projects in the area.

2017 - February
NLS in New York

This month Nick had a successful trip to New York meeting exciting new suppliers and a range of new clients. We can't wait to start work on these great new projects across the pond.

2017 - February
Houzz Feature NLS in Top Bathroom Selection

Great to see NLS interior featured in Houzz article this month. Shows what can be achieved with bold use of colour and pattern even in the smallest spaces. Click here to read the full article.

2017 - January
Double Honour at Houzz 2017 Awards

Very proud to win awards in not one but two categories at the 2017 Houzz Awards. To browse the full list of professionals singled out this year please click here.

2017 - January
Nick speaks to Design Trends

Nick spoke exclusively to Design Trends this month to share an insight into the studio and our award winning project for Manolo Blahnik in Japan. Please click here to read the full article.

2016 - December
Domus showcase Manolo Blahnik Kuala Lumpur

Pleased to see our retail design for Manolo Blahnik in Malaysia on Domus today. please click here to read the full piece.

2016 - November
Nick's home featured in Living Etc

We are very excited to read our January 2017 issue of Living Etc this month as it features a great article on Nick's own home. With thanks to Sarah Hogan for the amazing photographs and Mary Weaver for her styling, pick up your copy to see the full article.

2016 - November
Retail Focus publish new NLS Manolo Blahnik store

We're pleased to see Retail Focus once again feature design work from NLS. Follow this link. to see the full piece covering the launch our first ever design in Malaysia for Manolo Blahnik. Occupying 100 sqm in the Pavilion Mall in Kuala Lumpur the striking space uses a forest of bamboo as the central motif.

2016 - November
NLS featured in The Edge magazine

Great to receive our copy of The Edge Malaysia magazine this morning. This week's publication features an in depth interview with Nick and images from our new Manolo Blahnik project in Kuala Lumpur which is due to open this week.

2016 - November
New NLS MB store in Moscow

We're pleased to announce the latest Nick Leith-Smith and Manolo Blahnik collaboration has opened in the Vesna shopping mall in Moscow. Featuring grey oak wall panelling, gold metal detailing and lace inspired laser cut Corian panels the design is a striking evolution of our original design for the Moscow flagship store in 2010.

2016 - November
Award Winner!

Delighted to be able to announce we scooped up a silver award at the Hong Kong Design Awards + Summit for our recent Manolo Blahnik retail interior in Japan. To see the full list of winners click here.

2016 - October
Shortlisted for Design 100 Awards 2016

We are delighted to have our work for Manolo Blahnik in Japan shortlisted for the prestigious Design 100 Awards in the Retail Interior Design Category. Fingers crossed for the 8th November when the winners will be announced.

2016 - October
Interior Design Today publishes NLS Architecture + Design

Pick up a copy of Interior Design Today this month and read the great article covering the studio and our recent work for Manolo Blahnik in Japan.

2016 - September
NLS at Design Junction 2016

We're looking forward to taking part in Houzz's popular design consultations at Design Junction later this week. NLS will be on hand to give exclusive 30 minute design consultations to the lucky winners. To be part of such an innovative cultural event is really exciting, we can't wait to get started.

2016 - September
NLS awarded '100k Saves'

Thank you to Houzz for awarding us '100K Saves' badge which sits proudly along side our other awards. Great to be recognised for our continued hard work.

2016 - September
Retail Focus cover Manolo Blahnik Asian expansion

Great piece in Retail Focus covering the two new NLS designed spaces in Japan. To see all the project images and read the article please click here.

2016 - September
NLS design published on Domus

Pleased to see our latest work for Manolo Blahnik published on Domus this week. Click on the link to read online.

2016 - August
Modern craft from Tokyo to Osaka

We're proud to share the first images from our latest completed project for Manolo Blahnik in Osaka, Japan. Featuring a bespoke shelving installation, typical of timber and bamboo scaffold structures and feature brass and timber furniture, the concession is the first of three upcoming projects in this exciting new market for the brand.

2016 - August
NLS designs MB Pop-Up

Manolo Blahnik is the latest in a long line of luxury brands to take over the coveted pop-up space at the Isetan Department store in Shinjuku, Japan. The NLS design was inspired by Manolo's studio and so features a desk dressed with inspirational artefacts and books. Striking blue walls with brass detailing form the perfect backdrop to showcase the brands latest promotional images.

2016 - August
NLS comments on the future of luxury retail

Nick offers his insight into the evolution of luxury brands and their retail offering in Retail Focus this month. Great to see feature images from our Manolo Blahnik project at Selfridges as well. Click on the link to read online or pick up a copy of the magazine from next week.

2016 - August
Breaking Ground in Southwark

NLS are currently on site with our exciting contemporary extension in Southwark. Work is progressing well with the ground slab poured and the facade retaining steels in position. We look forward to sharing more images as the project completes towards the end of this year.

2016 - July
Design Week covers NLS design

It's fantastic to see our new project for Manolo Blahnik at Selfridges featured in so many international publications, click here to see the latest feature in Design Week.

2016 - July
Manolo Blahnik Selfridges featured in The Evening Standard

We are very excited to see our Georgian inspired design for Manolo Blahnik in Selfridges featured in The Evening Standard, AD Russia and Retail Focus.

2016 - July
Hot off the press

NLS has been hitting the press in Grazia daily, Footwear News and Women's Wear Daily today with the news that our design for Manolo Blahnik at Selfridges in London has opened today. Looking forward to sharing final photographs later this week. Follow the links to see the pieces in full Grazia Daily Footwear News

2016 - June
Houzz look to NLS for the ultimate in tropical luxury

Our design for a luxurious outdoor shower has been featured in a new article published on Houzz sharing "10 Tips for Creating a Tropical Garden in a UK Climate". Click here link to see the full story.

2016 - June
House of the Week

Great to see our Grosvenor Square project has been selected as 'House of the Week' on Architectural Digest - Mexico. Click this link to read the full piece.

2016 - June
NLS shares expert view

Nick shared his expert advice on how to achieve the ultimate outdoor spa area at home with feature images from our Dallington Terrace project. Pick up May's issue of Modern Gardens to read the whole article.

2016 - June
NLS for Manolo Blahnik on site at Selfridges

Our new retail concept for Manolo Blahnik is currently on site at Selfridges. We're looking forward to sharing final images after completion in early July.

2016 - June
NLS and Manolo Blahnik expand their collaboration to Asia

We are proud to announce that we will be part of Manolo blahnik's Asian expansion. The shoe designer will set up its first shop-in-shop in Singapore, Japan and Malaysia this winter while the flagship store in Tokyo will be ready in 2017. You can read more about it  on Footwear news, IBT and Asian Times.

2016 - May
First glimpse of completed design for West London town house

Pleased to share the first image from our new project in Shepherd's Bush designed in collaboration with Nicky Bailey Interiors. More photos to follow soon.

2016 - April
Evening Standard's New Homes Awards 2016

Nick Leith-Smith is honoured to be selected to judge this year's Evening standard's New Homes Awards. An exciting year in Architecture and Construction!

2016 - March
NLS selected as Best on Archilovers 2015

We are delighted that Manolo Blahnik London has been awarded Best on Archilovers 2015. The project was selected for high standards in aesthetics, functionality and creativity as well as being one of the most 'loved' out of the 50,000 projects published last year. Look out for the feature in Archilovers editorial newsletter or click here to see the full project.

2016 - February
Houzz showcase NLS's Grosvenor Square

We are glad to see our Grosvenor Square apartment makeover featured on this week's Houzz Tour UK. You can read the full article here.

2016 - February
NLS featured by Houzz

NLS is happy to be featured on the latest colour trend article 'Seeing Green', and in the 2015 UK report by Houzz. You can read the full story here.

2016 - January
NLS featured as the 'Celebrity of Interior World'!

NLS is proud to be featured as the 'Celebrity of IW' in the latest issue of Interior World magazine in Korea. You can read the full 11 pages article here.

2016 - January
Take a look at ...

NLS is delighted to share this photo of a recently completed Family room and wine bar in Knightsbridge. Take a look at its eye catching glass installation.

2016 - January
NLS winner of Best of Houzz 2016 - Design Category

We are very proud to be the winner of the Best of Houzz Design Category for the second year in a row. The winning projects were picked by the Houzz community from the site's most popular photos. Click here to see all awarded photos.

2016 - January
First peek...

We’re excited to share the first peek at this Grade II* listed 18th century stable block reconverted into 450 sq m of events space for The White Horse Hotel in Romsey, designed by NLS.

2015 - December
Nick Leith-Smith gives an interview to the Cheshire Magazine

Nick Leith-Smith talks about his links with the fashion world and much more in the latest issue of the Cheshire Magazine. You can read the full interview here.

2015 - December
NLS participate in Great Ormond St Hospital's Christmas Auction

Nick Leith-Smith A+D is proud to be part of the charity auction at this year's Christmas Carol Concert hosted by Great Ormond Street Hospital. The highest bidder will receive an architecture and design consultancy by NLS with the proceeds being donated for charity.

2015 - November
Fetishes for fashion victims

"In London there is a true paradise for those who love shoes or, rather, for those who obsess over them". You can  read Francesca Tagliabue from The Moodboarders speak in glowing terms about NLS design for Manolo Blahnik's boutique at Harrods here

2015 - November
The Dailymail features Le Peep Boutique

The Dailymail Online has just showcased Le Peep Boutique amongst the  other Restaurant and Bar Design award winners. You can read the full article here

2015 - October
Le Peep Boutique featured across the Globe

Following Le Peep Boutique's win at the Restaurant and bar design awards ceremony, Nick Leith-Smith A+D has received worldwide coverage. Archdaily, Vogue (Australia), The Coolist, Infurma (Spain), B.O.B (Korea) and Domus just to name a few.

2015 - October
NLS A+D Featured in the Home section of the Sunday Times

We are proud to have Dalligton Terrace named as Houzz's most saved 'garden' in the latest Home issue of the Sunday Times. read the full article here.

2015 - October
NLS's house featured in the Evening Standard

NLS A+D hits the press again. Please click here to read the double page interview and see exclusive photos of Lansdowne Gardens online.

2015 - October
Award Winners!

We are very proud to announce that our design for Le Peep Boutique has won the standalone bar/club award last night at the 2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in the Old Truman Brewery! See our entry here.

2015 - August
Manolo Blahnik Shoe Heaven published on BOB

We are pleased to have our design for Manolo Blahnik in Harrods featured in the International magazine of space design BOB .

2015 - July
Manolo Blahnik Harrods Finalist of the Retail Week Design Award

We’re happy to announce we’ve made it through to the next round and our design for Manalo Blahnik latest boutique in Harrods is on the final shortlist for the Retail Week Design Awards '15. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 4th November.

2015 - July
Le Peep Boutique longlisted

We are happy to hear that Le Peep Boutique has been longlisted for the World Interior News Award 2015. See our entry on the WIN awards website.

2015 - June
Le Peep shortlisted in Restaurant and bar design awards 2015

We are proud to announce that Le Peep Boutique has been shortlisted for the Restaurant and bar design awards. Read Nick's interview on the front page of the blog.

2015 - June
A colorful, bright and enjoyable space

Read Denise Hopkins nice words (from Busyboo) on NLS design for Manolo Blahnik's boutique at Harrods here.

2015 - May
Grand design showcase Frances Avenue

We are very excited to see our timber frame house design - The Blackett house - featured in the Grand Designs Magazine. You can read the full story here.

2015 - May
Manolo Blahnik on Descroll

Pleased to see the latest shoe boutique design from NLS has been showcased on Descroll. Click here for the full story.

2015 - May
FX Magazine

Nick Leith-Smith is featured in FX magazine, Retail Focus, talking trends and challenges facing the sector today.

2015 - April
The Modern House

NLS is proud to be named 'Architect of the Week' in The Modern House architects directory- Agents for the finest Modern architecture. Click here to view the link.

2015 - April
Kensington blosssom

On this beautiful spring day we’re excited to share the first peek at our nearly complete project in Kensington and its blooming trees, designed by NLS.

2015 - March
News from Shoe Heaven at Harrods

We're excited to share the first peek of our new Manolo Blahnik design at Harrod's. Please visit our website soon to see a complete photo gallery and project profile for this exciting new project.

2015 - March
NLS published on Archdaily

Our latest timber frame residential project hits the headlines again on Archdaily. Please click here to read the full article online.

2015 - March
Frances Avenue featured on Archello

NLS Architecture's Frances Avenue was selected to feature on Archello's websites. To see further images from the project and read the full articles please click here

2015 - February
Minimal lines

The furnishing is almost complete and we're excited to share the first peek of this new stunning apartment in Grosvenor Square. Custom furniture pieces and styling underway.

2015 - February
Le Peep Boutique published on BOB

We are pleased to have our latest night-club project - Le Peep Boutique - featured in the International magazine of space design BOB .

2015 - January
Le Peep Boutique featured in Silverkris

Silverkris the Singapore airlines travel magazine showcased our latest design at Le Peep Boutique in London. You can read the full story here.

2014 - April
Designing a new Manolo Blahnik store

NLS are designing a new Manolo Blahnik store in Harrods as part of the new 'Shoe Heaven' department. The first stages of design are developing well and we look forward to sharing more images as the project continues.

2014 - March
NLS published on Domus

Our new Spun Sweet Shop hits the online press again. Please click here to read the full article on Domus Online.

2014 - April
Launch of the NLS brand

We are proud to launch a new chapter in the history of Data Nature Associates. After 10 successful years, Data Nature will now be known as Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + Design.

2014 - March
Spun featured on Design Curial

Spun Sweet Shop was selected to feature on Design Curial. To see further images from the new NLS project and read the full article please click here.

2014 - March
NLS to design new Park Lane nightclub

NLS are excited to announce that our firm has been appointed as lead consultant to design and oversee a new luxury nightclub located in central London. Construction is due to get under way in the next few weeks with a proposed opening this summer.

2014 - March
AIT Online showcases Spun

We are pleased to have our recent Spun project featured on AIT Online. To see the featured images and a selection of technical drawings please click here.

2013 - October
New build house in Maidenhead

NLS have just achieved planning for this new build contemporary 4 bedroom family house. This environmentally friendly building boasts a 10 week construction programme due to timber frame technology. We'll be excited to share photographs when the project is completed early next year.

2012 - July
New Seoul Manolo Blahnik store

We're proud to announce the NLS designed Manolo Blahnik shop in Seoul has now opened at The Galleria, a local institution for luxury shopping. To see the full project profile please click here.