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Interior Design & Property Development

Julia Harding, owner of Crown Gardens, offers a full interior & property development service. We can turn around a boring buy-to-let into a desirable investment - a glamorous luxurious pad perfect for this high end market by re-using as much as possible and without busting the budget. We can also tell you why and how certain properties will succeed as holiday lets and help you choose the right one!

Many of our exclusive properties have been designed and refurbished by Julia and her team. We are experts in transforming ex student houses and buy to lets into very lucrative holiday home investments. We can take on the whole project or offer consultancy services to ensure you make the best decisions.  Darling-by-the-Seaside, The Old Music Rooms, The Toast of Brighton, Parisien Parfumerie, Pin-Up Parlourama, Looking Glass Cottage, Brighton Beach House, My i360 Pad, Bloomsbury Place and Brighton Central to name a few... They are designed with the holiday let market in mind and built to withstand heavy footfall with easy maintenance. 


Interior Design 

Playing it safe is not always the best way to go for holiday letting, your property needs to stand out and be noticed and we know the best ways to achieve that look effectively and economically using practical solutions together with exciting design and theme ideas . Sometimes there are very simple and inexpensive answers that make a big impact - let us show you how. 

Product Sourcing

Our product sourcing service saves you time and money as we choose the furniture, wallpapers, paints, fabrics, soft furnishings, accessories & artwork to achieve the perfect & original look for your property inside and out.


"We were extremely impressed with the Design service Julia offered us. She came up with a couple of designs for our French themed holiday let house in Brighton and put together a fabulous mood board which we discussed in length and in no time at all Julia had planned each bedrooms décor with a French theme . The rooms all complemented each other but were also very individual and unique. She was always available with advice and was very good at listening to our ideas and in cooperating them into the design. I would definitely use her service again and highly recommend her."
Sue & Tim Tinker May 2013, Owner of The Parisien Parfumerie

"In order to have an edge on other properties available for rent, I have used the interior design services of Crown Gardens. They provide an amazing hands on approach with great imagination to produce fantastic designs. Judging by the response and bookings achieved I would recommend them to any prospective landlord."
Giles Wigoder, Owner of Bloomsbury PlaceThe Hen House and The Glamour Parlour

"Julia Harding recently designed Looking Glass Cottage, our holiday let in Brighton and the results are simply stunning. Her ideas are so original and clever but, ever the business woman, she keeps an eye on the bottom line too. We are thrilled with the finished product and basking in the comments and praise we have been inundated with by the many people who have since booked. Julia is wonderfully creative, professional and sympathetic, all of which make her a pleasure to work with and we wholeheartedly recommend her."
David & Jacqueline Martin, Owners of Looking Glass Cottage.

"C G have provided me with a bonus to their fantastic service - an interior designer with flair! Tailored to the very specific needs of the holiday let market Julia was at the helm of the design from the start.  I felt confident  in her hands she quickly had a mood board together and a look that we both agreed on. The bookings started coming in just on the strength of those mood boards. She's amazing!!"
Andy Spector, Owner of West Pier House