'A house is much more than a mere shelter, it should lift us emotionally and spiritually' - John Saladino.
HCC Interiors is an interior design consultancy founded in 2014 by Hianta Cassam Chenai.
After completing formal training at London’s renowned KLC School of Design, and working for acclaimed design firm Spinocchia Freund, she relocated the practice to Totnes, South Devon in 2015.
HCC Interiors primarily works on residential projects in London and the South West.
The aim of the studio is to create considered interiors, striking the balance between comfort, aesthetics and functionality.
To that end, we approach each project as a true partnership with our clients, using our combined experiences to create tailored homes that reflect who the clients are.
Whilst we pride ourselves on a versatile sense of aesthetics, drawing inspiration from both our clients’ tastes and the bones of their buildings, it is always underpinned by an emphasis on beautiful materials, characterful pieces and exceptional craftsmanship. Colours, textures and finishes are layered to provide subtle depth to our schemes.
Our finely tuned process ensures the design journey is gratifying to our clients whilst allowing us to remain mindful of their vision, practical needs and budget.
We offer a wide range of services, from one-off aesthetics and/or spatial consultancy, to fulfilling specific procurement briefs, and of course full service project design and management. Whether you would like us to be involved in the day-to-day management of your project or give more pointed advice, we can help with:
Electrical and lighting plans
Kitchen and bathroom design
Bespoke joinery and furniture design (from a fitted wardrobe to a just-so console table) in collaboration with expert cabinetmakers
Materials selection including flooring, woodwork, paint, wall coverings and specialist finishes, ironmongery and fabrics
Made-to-order and off-the-shelf furniture and lighting selection
Antique furniture and lighting procurement
Art and accessories procurement
Styling for everyday living, photoshoots and events
Garden design advice
Hianta's home, a four storey Georgian home in the heart of Totnes, Devon is available for hire as a shoot location, for editorial features as well as catalogues, brochures and advertising campaigns. Please contact us for photos, floorplans and rates.
Please click on the photos below for a small selection of our work. Navigate through with left and right arrow keys.
Hianta from HCC Interiors really understood what I wanted to achieve at my home. With careful consideration she translated my ideas into a workable format but also included some amazing design points that I would never have thought of. This is the first time I have used an Interior Designer and I would definitely use her for any other future project.
- Jennifer Lapidus, South Hams project, 2017
Hianta has a great spacial awareness and a talent in the skills needed to communicate ideas. Not only in the practical sense but also in her ability to understand a client's needs and way of living. Whilst listening to requirements she will put across innovative and fresh ideas that are in keeping with the overall brief, yet push the boundaries further. A skill of all good designers. We would have no hesitation in recommending HCC Interiors and are incredibly pleased with the work produced.
- Tessa Birch, Hertfordshire project, 2016/2017
Hianta's dedication to the project and attention to details have been fantastic. She has proven herself to be incredibly resourceful in finding creative solutions to retain the high-end finish we desired even when our budget had to be tightened. The soul of the house is starting to reveal itself through the careful choice of finishes and the perfectly balanced selection of antique, vintage and modern furniture. We would definitely recommend Hianta to anyone in need of thoughtful design help/consultancy.
- Mr P, South Devon project, 2014/2016