Who We Are
Having known each other for many years and having successfully collaborated on numerous projects, Jo and Beth took the decision to form Barker & Frank in order to combine their unique intuitive approach. Sharing the same ethos, combined with their professionalism, enthusiasm and sensitivity, ensures that their clients are always in safe hands.
Jo began her creative career working in the fashion sector for royal fashion designers Elizabeth and David Emanuel. Moving into the world of interior design Jo gained valuable experience within Europe’s leading design consultancy in the 1980’s and 1990’s, before being part of the partnership responsible for producing the design schemes for London properties owned by the Saudi Royal Family.
Jo has successfully juggled raising twins whilst continuing her interior design career in the Kent, Sussex and London area. She has established a strong client base due to her exceptional attention to detail, enthusiasm, and her understanding of clients’ needs.
Beth has worked in architectural interior design for over twenty years, and she is highly accomplished in both the private residential and commercial sector here and abroad. She is one of a handful of specialists able to take you through from the initial conceptual stages and planning right through to soft furnishings. As a designer and project manager, Beth has skilfully coordinated a wide range of developments, including hotels, show homes and listed buildings.
Beth is equally at home utilising her extensive knowledge of fabrics to produce one beautiful window dressing as she is with construction, conservation and building regulations.