Sarah Mitchenall & Alexa De Castilho - Founders of Black Parrots Interior Design Studio

Sarah & Alexa

Friends, design-obsessives, and award-winners – We share a hard-working, open, honest relationship and a lifetime of diverse design experience.

Sarah Mitchenall's roots are in garden design. She ran an award-winning company, Sussex Garden, for 15 years, with clients all over the UK and Italy. In 2016, she turned her private fascination with interior design into public success when she won the BBC2’s Great Interior Design Challenge. Black Parrots Studio was launched that same year.

Alexa De Castilho, Professional Jeweller Hot 100 winner, is a trained gilder with a background in furniture, lighting and jewellery design. Her interiors ranges have been stocked in Harrods and Selfridges and her jewellery regularly features in the fashion press.

Black Parrots Studio

At Black Parrots we design for both Interiors and gardens, we offer a truly individual and thoughtful approach to each of our projects, with everyone in our studio sharing a drive to create personal and inspiring interiors for every client. We understand the positive impact a well designed home can have on how you live and feel.

We work alongside some wonderfully talented professionals, everyone from cabinetmakers to architects and project managers, enabling us to work on any type or size of project with confidence.

Our Clients

Our clients are a wonderful mix of both residential and commercial. We have worked on everything from total refurbishments and complete renovations to simple colour schemes and styling, a hotel, café, and family homes.

Our clients are colourful and stylish with a sense of fun. They are looking for a service that enables them to be involved either a little or a lot, depending on their outlook or available time. We bring our experience and love of creating beautiful spaces, and make it happen.

We work with projects of all sizes, from one room in a residential home to large commercial developments with multiple spaces, applying the same care and attention to detail in everything we do. If you would like us to help with your next project then we would love to hear from you, call us or email for a free consultation.

What We Do...

Colour Consultancy - Spacial planning - Project management – Furnishing - Home styling - Garden design - Interior design - Cabinet making - Kitchen/ Bathroom planning - Sourcing - Collaborations - soft furnishings - Trade accounts - Visuals - 3D - Bespoke furniture and furnishing design - Mood boards