About JH Designs…

Jane Lanyon and Helen Holmes started JH Designs in 2007.  Based in the Cotswolds they have worked on many architecturally important houses and become experts in making the most of natural features.  They incorporate modern design in properties unique to the area creating comfortable, contemporary homes.  Their portfolio also extends to the surrounding counties and London.


The collaboration of their ideas, strengths and experience has developed a unique partnership.  Both have hands-on experience and place great emphasis on budgets, deadlines and the practical aspects of their work.


“Jane and Helen helped me through the maze involved in redecorating to find what I liked and then put together a scheme that I’m thrilled with.”


“It was such a pleasure working with Jane and Helen. We established the bare bones of the design in our very first meeting and then Jane had some great ideas for how to update some of our existing furniture so that the finished rooms are a lovely mix of new, recycled and newly sourced antiques. I am genuinely grateful for her advice and and we are so pleased with results.”


“Excellent. Helen & Jane are creative, thoughtful and trustworthy. The standard of their work is of the highest level. The ideas that they proposed could have come from the best designers in the land. Their project management is first class and they are cost conscious. I could not recommend them more highly.”


“JH Designs were outstanding in every way. Their ability to accurately interpret our requirements was exceptional. They were also tactful in how they steered us gently away from our ideas that were (in hindsight) clearly wrong! Had we tried to do the project without them, we would have spent far more and ended up with a result that would have come nowhere near what we now have. We would unreservedly recommend them.”


“We initially remodelled the lounge of our cottage with Jane Lanyon. She listened to our ideas, offered excellent design advice and produced a costed, workable plan; but she did more than that. She executed the plan to budget with the help of her network of excellent tradesmen, and using local craftsmen where she could; in our case for ironmongery and re-upholstery. The remodelled and redesigned room that resulted remains a joy every time we walk in; so much so that we went back and asked her to upgrade our bathroom and then our kitchen, which were equally successful. Jane doesn’t spend money where it isn’t necessary, and will work to a sensibly negotiated budget. She makes common sense decisions where necessary and essentially takes away all the hassle and time required to upgrade your inside space. I would recommend her services without hesitation.”


“We could not recommend JH Designs more highly. We bought a 5 bed period cottage in July 2018, a very long held dream of ours so to say we wanted it to be perfect (and that I was a slightly demanding client) is an understatement and JH Designs delivered, we absolutely love it.

Helen went above and beyond, we had 3 months to completely update and furnish the cottage, all remotely from the US. We only met once prior to work commencing and not again until I visited to see the results!

Helen kept our builders honest, juggled contractors and all the while consulted with me on design via WhatsApp and Pinterest etc. I would recommend Helen for the project management alone, she makes sure the practical is taken care of as well as the pretty. We had a realistic budget and she stuck to it which is remarkable enough but as we learned she also has an amazing ability to design a truly beautiful home.

Example of a recent guest review:
“this is the best cottage I have ever stayed in, the attention to detail was incredible, it came equipped with ever single thing you could imagine to want or need and was decorated to such a great standard both modern but in keeping with the cottage style and feel! we didnt want to leave we loved it so much!!”

We recommend without reservation.”



WORKING DURING COVID 19 - We welcome new projects and are working both remotely and on site within government guidelines.