Merry Christmas from Nick Leith-Smith A+D

As 2019 draws to a close, the NLS team wishes you a happy festive season! It has been another year of highly successful completed projects in the UK and abroad – and new works in progress – across the luxury retail, high-end residential and hospitality sectors, and we are looking forward to sharing more of our great work with you in 2020 and beyond.

November 2019
Around the world in four projects

As we race towards the end of the year, we are thrilled to share snapshot of our latest work in London, Japan and the Middle East. From a new Tokyo flagship for Manolo Blahnik, to a renovation in a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse in London, read more about our recent work in luxury retail, hospitality and residential spaces here.

March 2019
Exciting progress at Selfridges

The hoarding is up and the hard hats are on at the new Manolo Blahnik store in Selfridges on Oxford Street. Occupying a premium corner site in the world renowned 'Shoe Galleries' this exciting new project is due to open early next month. Keep an eye on our website for more details.

March 2019
New Manolo Blahnik store opens in Japan

Adding to the impressive number of outlets already in Japan, we are proud to have designed a new Manolo Blahnik store opening this month in Gotemba, a city which sits in the shadow of Mount Fuji. Taking inspiration from the iconic mountain, the walnut floors continue onto the walls before drifting into pure white just like a snow capped mountain.

February 2019
Work completes at The O2

Our new bars and kitchens on the top level concourse were completed in time for an impressive grand opening at The Brits Awards last week. The new hospitality offering has completely transformed a previously unloved space into a vibrant and exciting hub for guests. Now onto the next level as we have lots more projects at The O2 on the go and due to complete in 2019!

February 2019
Malone Souliers at Harvey Nichols

The studio’s ongoing relationship with London-based luxury label, Malone Souliers continues to grow with another new space opening this month in Harvey Nichols. Bespoke glass and bead blasted steel shelving units take centre stage against a dramatic branded wall covering and strong pops of colour providing the perfect showcase for the jewel coloured fabulous footwear.

January 2019
The only way is up in Chelsea

The new year started with a bang with our appointment on an impressive residential mansion block project in Chelsea. With an ambitious loft conversion and creation of a new roof terrace plus a full interior design service this exciting new project will be one to watch.

January 2019
Strategy and design coming together at the O2

The studio has been very busy over the last few months working on the refurbishment of the concourse hospitality offering at the O2 arena in Greenwich. Our strategy team saw us redefine underutilised areas which we have now turned into exciting new bars and food kiosks making sure the O2 retains it’s reputation as the go to premier venue in London. It has been a massive project for the team but the first phases are nearing completion. We can’t wait to photograph the final project once it’s all done.

January 2019
Stylish yet sensitive refurbishment on historic townhouse

We are excited to be providing a full architectural and interior design service for the extensive refurbishment of a 5 storey, Grade II listed townhouse in the heart of the historic St James’s conservation area. With the planning application now submitted we can’t wait to get our hard hats on and get started on site.

September 2018
Blythe Road Completed

NLS are excited to have completed the conversion of a Victorian pub into 5 residential units in Blythe Road, London. Find out more on the Blythe Road project page.

September 2018
Rug Company Feature

NLS are thrilled to have our Geneva project featured in the Rug Company's latest publication, 'TRC LAB', which focusses on the brand's bespoke hand tufted rug service.

Septemer 2018
We're Hiring!

If you like our work why not join our team? We currently have opportunities for top notch architects and interior designers. Find out more at: www.dezeenjobs.com/company/nick-leith-smith-architecture-design/

August 2018
Chelsea Directors Club Opening soon!

It's an exciting time here at Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + Design as we have several new retail stores opening soon, as well as our new design for the Director's Club at the world renowned Chelsea Football Club coming up in the next couple of weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for more details!

August 2018
Telegraph Article features Manolo Blahnik Burlington Arcade store

Nick Leith-Smith's new Manolo Blahnik store in Burlington Arcade, London has been featured in the Telegraph. You can read the online version of the article here

August 2018
Beautiful heritage features

Our interior designers have been soaking up the stunning features at this beautiful heritage site this week.

July 2018
Exquisite Blythe Road bathrooms

The bathrooms at our Blythe Road site are looking every bit as elegant as they were designed to be - all thanks to the hard work of the Finch Lockerbie builders!

July 2018
Nick judging the A&D Trophy Awards

Nick is thrilled to have been selected as a judge for Perspective's A&D Trophy Awards 2018.

July 2018
Manolo Blahnik Burlington Arcade Store Now Open!

Our latest Manolo Blahnik men’s store in Burlington Arcade, London is now open!

July 2018
Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill Open

Our design for Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill at Chelsea Football Club has been a real hit! Opened just in time for the World Cup, the design reinterprets the existing sports bar with wall panelling paying homage to the traditional sports club and rare sports memorabilia beautifully presented around the walls... Dotted around the room are 16 big screens so you never miss a moment of the action!

June 2018
Manolo Blahnik Takashimaya Store Now Open!

Our latest Manolo Blahnik store in Takashimaya, Singapore is now open!

June 2018
Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

NLS are thrilled to be shortlisted for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, under the category of 'Restaurant or Bar in Another Space'.

June 2018
The new signage at Frankie's sports bar is up and looking smart

Our Frankie's sports bar project, located at the Chelsea Football Club ground, is almost ready!

May 2018
Manolo Blahnik Marina Bay Sands Store Now Open!

Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + design are pleased to announce the opening of our second Singapore store this year with our long term client, Manolo Blahnik. Be sure to check out our projects page for more info.

May 2018
Stunning paintwork at our latest retail site

The Farrow & Ball paints chosen by talented interior designers really bring out the sculptural elegance of this staircase at our latest retail site.

May 2018
Blythe Road almost complete

Our intrepid architects were on site this week, checking up on the workmanship at Blythe Road as the project comes towards it's finishing stretch. As you can see they are pleased with the results!

May 2018
Nick speaks to Interior Design magazine

Nick spoke exclusively to Interior Design magazine providing a rare  glimpse into the process that has made the studio's long-standing relationship with Manolo Blahnik so successful. Please click here to read the full article.

April 2018
Aston Villa FC wins GOLD

NLS are pleased to hear that our client, Aston Villa Football Club, has recently won GOLD at the English Football League Family Excellence Awards. The award recognises the venue's outstanding match day experience, with the club scoring highly on hospitality and refreshments. You can find out more about our restaurant design for this venue here

April 2018
New Manolo Blahnik store opens in Geneva

Our new store for Manolo Blahnik, has just opened in Geneva. Inspired by Josef Hoffmann, the store mixes a geometric style with a salon feel.

April 2018
Raising the bar at Arthurs’

The Liberty Cafe is still gathering media attention with articles by Enki and World Interior News out this month.  

April 2018
Stunning herringbone tiling

The workmen on our Blythe Road project have done a fantastic job on the herringbone tiling in the family bathroom, to stunning effect.

March 2018
Nick Leith-Smith Supporting Womankind

Nick showed his support for women's rights by attending the Womankind auction this month and bidding for two items. Womankind has directly supported over 74,000 women worldwide through it's projects and services, which range from providing a safe space to escape violence to facilitating business training. If you would like to donate to the charity please click the link below:



February 2018
NLS designs come to life

Lovely to see the designs coming to life at this beautiful residential site.

February 2018
Bespoke rug design inspired by Gio Ponti

Our interior designers have been busy designing a gorgeous bespoke rug inspired by Gio Ponti's Villa Planchart and made with a little help from our friends at the Rug Company!

January 2018

NLS kicked off January with the opening of a new luxurious retail store, consultation space and workshop in Leather Lane.

December 2017
NLS get in the festive spirit!

NLS celebrated a great year with a staff party at Canova Hall, a wonderful new venue in Brixton.

December 2017
Clapham Common project

Work progresses on Clapham Common project with electrical fit out starting this week.

November 2017
Arthur's Restaurant featured in Liberty of London's magazine

NLS are pleased to find Arthur's Restaurant featured in the latest edition of Liberty of London's magazine. Pick up your copy in store now!

November 2017
Work continues onsite at Blythe Road

Work is coming along on site at Blythe Road with completion  expected in March 2018

November 2017
New Malano Blahnik store opens

NLS are pleased to announce the opening of a new Manolo Blahnik store in Japan

November 2017
Liberty article on Arthurs Cafe

Read the latest Liberty article on Arthur's Cafe and Restaurant at Liberty of London.

November 2017
New restaurant concept work

A sneak peak of the concept work for our latest restaurant project

November 2017
Arthur's Cafe now open

NLS are pleased to announce the opening of Arthur's Cafe at Liberty of London.

November 2017
Blythe road has new windows

Exciting to see work developing on site at Blythe road, with new windows installed this week.

October 2017
Manolo Blahnik Japan

A bright POP of colour for this new Manolo Blahnik Japan Pop Up

October 2017

Another month, another retail project completed!

October 2017
Liberty, London

Works starts on the Liberty fit out

September 2017
Manolo Blahnik in Warsaw

New Manolo Blahnik concession in Warsaw, Poland

Sept 2017
Meeting at the 02

Exciting to start working with the 02.

July 2017
Aston Villa Complete

Great to see the design come to life as Aston Villa's Directors' lounge is finished.

June 2017
Marie Claire Maison

Nick's home featured in June's Marie Claire Maison.

June 2017
Interview in Design: Retail USA

Interview with Nick in this month’s Design: Retail USA luxury report issue  

May 2017
Asian media coverage of the new Manolo Blahnik Tokyo Store

The new Manolo Blahnik Tokyo store has been gaining coverage from Asian media outlets. For more details see Retail News AsiaRetail in Asia and Habitus (Asia Pacific).

June 2017
Aston Villa

Site visit to Aston Villa football club.

May 2017
Design Week Awards

NLS shortlisted for Design Week Awards in Retail Interiors category.

May 2017
My Icon

Great to read Nick's 'My Icon' interview in Interior design Today.

May 2017
Retail blogging coverage of the new Manolo Blahnik Tokyo Store

The new Manolo Blahnik Tokyo store has been gaining coverage from online retail bloggers. For more details see Retail Design Blog, CPP Luxury and Retail Focus

May 2017
International Design Award

Honoured to have received gold at the International design Awards for Manolo Blahnik's new shop in Malaysia.

April 2017
Frame Web
April 2017
New store in Tokyo

New Manolo Blahnik shop has opened in Ginza Six, Tokyo. For more coverage see Archello, Perspective and Habitusliving.

March 2017
NLS Work Starting on Site

New exciting work starting on site in Brook Green.

March 2017
Mathematical Complexity and Intricacy

More glowing coverage of NLS's Doha design of 'mathematical complexity and intricacy of Islamic architectural detailing' in Domus and Retail Design Blog.

March 2017
Work Starting on Blythe Road

Exciting to see the work starting on this residential project in Hammersmith.

March 2017
Doha Debut

Great to see even more interest in Manolo Blahnik's Doha debut in design:retail and CPP-Luxury.

March 2017
São Paulo

Nick just came from São Paulo meeting new clients in hospitality and getting inspiration from beautiful 60s and 70s Brazilian architecture.

March 2017
Harpers Bazaar Arabia

Harpers Bazaar Arabia featuring the opening of Manolo Blahnik's new store in Doha, Qatar. Fantastic to read that NLS's design is well received. For the full article please click here.

March 2017
NLS Featured by Houzz in Terraces Article

Houzz comments in their '10 Great Design Ideas for Tiny Terraces' on NLS's use of lights and stainless-steel ball chains to create a simmering canopy.

February 2017
First Manolo Blahnik Space in Doha

It is great to see the finished space in Qatar.  We are now excitedly looking ahead towards upcoming projects in the area.

February 2017
NLS in New York

This month Nick had a successful trip to New York meeting exciting new suppliers and a range of new clients. We can't wait to start work on these great new projects across the pond.

February 2017
Houzz Feature NLS in Top Bathroom Selection

Great to see NLS interior featured in Houzz article this month. Shows what can be achieved with bold use of colour and pattern even in the smallest spaces. Click here to read the full article.

January 2017
Double Honour at Houzz 2017 Awards

Very proud to win awards in not one but two categories at the 2017 Houzz Awards. To browse the full list of professionals singled out this year please click here.

January 2017
Nick speaks to Design Trends

Nick spoke exclusively to Design Trends this month to share an insight into the studio and our award winning project for Manolo Blahnik in Japan. Please click here to read the full article.

December 2016
Domus showcase Manolo Blahnik Kuala Lumpur

Pleased to see our retail design for Manolo Blahnik in Malaysia on Domus today. please click here to read the full piece.

November 2016
Nick's home featured in Living Etc

We are very excited to read our January 2017 issue of Living Etc this month as it features a great article on Nick's own home. With thanks to Sarah Hogan for the amazing photographs and Mary Weaver for her styling, pick up your copy to see the full article.

November 2016
Retail Focus publish new NLS Manolo Blahnik store

We're pleased to see Retail Focus once again feature design work from NLS. Follow this link. to see the full piece covering the launch our first ever design in Malaysia for Manolo Blahnik. Occupying 100 sqm in the Pavilion Mall in Kuala Lumpur the striking space uses a forest of bamboo as the central motif.

November 2016
NLS featured in The Edge magazine

Great to receive our copy of The Edge Malaysia magazine this morning. This week's publication features an in depth interview with Nick and images from our new Manolo Blahnik project in Kuala Lumpur which is due to open this week.

November 2016
New NLS MB store in Moscow

We're pleased to announce the latest Nick Leith-Smith and Manolo Blahnik collaboration has opened in the Vesna shopping mall in Moscow. Featuring grey oak wall panelling, gold metal detailing and lace inspired laser cut Corian panels the design is a striking evolution of our original design for the Moscow flagship store in 2010.

November 2016
Award Winner!

Delighted to be able to announce we scooped up a silver award at the Hong Kong Design Awards + Summit for our recent Manolo Blahnik retail interior in Japan. To see the full list of winners click here.

October 2016
Shortlisted for Design 100 Awards 2016

We are delighted to have our work for Manolo Blahnik in Japan shortlisted for the prestigious Design 100 Awards in the Retail Interior Design Category. Fingers crossed for the 8th November when the winners will be announced.

October 2016
Interior Design Today publishes NLS Architecture + Design

Pick up a copy of Interior Design Today this month and read the great article covering the studio and our recent work for Manolo Blahnik in Japan.

September 2016
NLS at Design Junction 2016

We're looking forward to taking part in Houzz's popular design consultations at Design Junction later this week. NLS will be on hand to give exclusive 30 minute design consultations to the lucky winners. To be part of such an innovative cultural event is really exciting, we can't wait to get started.

September 2016
NLS awarded '100k Saves'

Thank you to Houzz for awarding us '100K Saves' badge which sits proudly along side our other awards. Great to be recognised for our continued hard work.

September 2016
Retail Focus cover Manolo Blahnik Asian expansion

Great piece in Retail Focus covering the two new NLS designed spaces in Japan. To see all the project images and read the article please click here.

September 2016
NLS design published on Domus

Pleased to see our latest work for Manolo Blahnik published on Domus this week. Click on the link to read online.

August 2016
Modern craft from Tokyo to Osaka

We're proud to share the first images from our latest completed project for Manolo Blahnik in Osaka, Japan. Featuring a bespoke shelving installation, typical of timber and bamboo scaffold structures and feature brass and timber furniture, the concession is the first of three upcoming projects in this exciting new market for the brand.

August 2016
NLS designs MB Pop-Up

Manolo Blahnik is the latest in a long line of luxury brands to take over the coveted pop-up space at the Isetan Department store in Shinjuku, Japan. The NLS design was inspired by Manolo's studio and so features a desk dressed with inspirational artefacts and books. Striking blue walls with brass detailing form the perfect backdrop to showcase the brands latest promotional images.

August 2016
NLS comments on the future of luxury retail

Nick offers his insight into the evolution of luxury brands and their retail offering in Retail Focus this month. Great to see feature images from our Manolo Blahnik project at Selfridges as well. Click on the link to read online or pick up a copy of the magazine from next week.

August 2016
Breaking Ground in Southwark

NLS are currently on site with our exciting contemporary extension in Southwark. Work is progressing well with the ground slab poured and the facade retaining steels in position. We look forward to sharing more images as the project completes towards the end of this year.

July 2016
Design Week covers NLS design

It's fantastic to see our new project for Manolo Blahnik at Selfridges featured in so many international publications, click here to see the latest feature in Design Week.

July 2016
Manolo Blahnik Selfridges featured in The Evening Standard

We are very excited to see our Georgian inspired design for Manolo Blahnik in Selfridges featured in The Evening Standard, AD Russia and Retail Focus.

July 2016
Hot off the press

NLS has been hitting the press in Grazia daily, Footwear News and Women's Wear Daily today with the news that our design for Manolo Blahnik at Selfridges in London has opened today. Looking forward to sharing final photographs later this week. Follow the links to see the pieces in full Grazia Daily Footwear News

June 2016
Houzz look to NLS for the ultimate in tropical luxury

Our design for a luxurious outdoor shower has been featured in a new article published on Houzz sharing "10 Tips for Creating a Tropical Garden in a UK Climate". Click here link to see the full story.

June 2016
House of the Week

Great to see our Grosvenor Square project has been selected as 'House of the Week' on Architectural Digest - Mexico. Click this link to read the full piece.

June 2016
NLS shares expert view

Nick shared his expert advice on how to achieve the ultimate outdoor spa area at home with feature images from our Dallington Terrace project. Pick up May's issue of Modern Gardens to read the whole article.

June 2016
NLS for Manolo Blahnik on site at Selfridges

Our new retail concept for Manolo Blahnik is currently on site at Selfridges. We're looking forward to sharing final images after completion in early July.

June 2016
NLS and Manolo Blahnik expand their collaboration to Asia

We are proud to announce that we will be part of Manolo blahnik's Asian expansion. The shoe designer will set up its first shop-in-shop in Singapore, Japan and Malaysia this winter while the flagship store in Tokyo will be ready in 2017. You can read more about it  on Footwear news, IBT and Asian Times.

May 2016
First glimpse of completed design for West London town house

Pleased to share the first image from our new project in Shepherd's Bush designed in collaboration with Nicky Bailey Interiors. More photos to follow soon.

April 2016
Evening Standard's New Homes Awards 2016

Nick Leith-Smith is honoured to be selected to judge this year's Evening standard's New Homes Awards. An exciting year in Architecture and Construction!

March 2016
NLS selected as Best on Archilovers 2015

We are delighted that Manolo Blahnik London has been awarded Best on Archilovers 2015. The project was selected for high standards in aesthetics, functionality and creativity as well as being one of the most 'loved' out of the 50,000 projects published last year. Look out for the feature in Archilovers editorial newsletter or click here to see the full project.

February 2016
Houzz showcase NLS's Grosvenor Square

We are glad to see our Grosvenor Square apartment makeover featured on this week's Houzz Tour UK. You can read the full article here.

February 2016
NLS featured by Houzz

NLS is happy to be featured on the latest colour trend article 'Seeing Green', and in the 2015 UK report by Houzz. You can read the full story here.

January 2016
NLS featured as the 'Celebrity of Interior World'!

NLS is proud to be featured as the 'Celebrity of IW' in the latest issue of Interior World magazine in Korea. You can read the full 11 pages article here.

January 2016
Take a look at ...

NLS is delighted to share this photo of a recently completed Family room and wine bar in Knightsbridge. Take a look at its eye catching glass installation.

January 2016
NLS winner of Best of Houzz 2016 - Design Category

We are very proud to be the winner of the Best of Houzz Design Category for the second year in a row. The winning projects were picked by the Houzz community from the site's most popular photos. Click here to see all awarded photos.

January 2016
First peek...

We’re excited to share the first peek at this Grade II* listed 18th century stable block reconverted into 450 sq m of events space for The White Horse Hotel in Romsey, designed by NLS.

December 2015
Nick Leith-Smith gives an interview to the Cheshire Magazine

Nick Leith-Smith talks about his links with the fashion world and much more in the latest issue of the Cheshire Magazine. You can read the full interview here.

December 2015
NLS participate in Great Ormond St Hospital's Christmas Auction

Nick Leith-Smith A+D is proud to be part of the charity auction at this year's Christmas Carol Concert hosted by Great Ormond Street Hospital. The highest bidder will receive an architecture and design consultancy by NLS with the proceeds being donated for charity.

November 2015
Fetishes for fashion victims

"In London there is a true paradise for those who love shoes or, rather, for those who obsess over them". You can  read Francesca Tagliabue from The Moodboarders speak in glowing terms about NLS design for Manolo Blahnik's boutique at Harrods here

November 2015
The Dailymail features Le Peep Boutique

The Dailymail Online has just showcased Le Peep Boutique amongst the  other Restaurant and Bar Design award winners. You can read the full article here

November 2015
Nick Leith-Smith interviewed by the South China Morning Post

Nick Leith-Smith talks to Catherine Shaw about growing up in Hong Kong and designing Manolo Blahnik's soon-to-open flagship store in The Landmark. You can read the full interview here.

October 2015
Le Peep Boutique featured across the Globe

Following Le Peep Boutique's win at the Restaurant and bar design awards ceremony, Nick Leith-Smith A+D has received worldwide coverage. Archdaily, Vogue (Australia), The Coolist, Infurma (Spain), B.O.B (Korea) and Domus just to name a few.

October 2015
NLS A+D Featured in the Home section of the Sunday Times

We are proud to have Dalligton Terrace named as Houzz's most saved 'garden' in the latest Home issue of the Sunday Times. read the full article here.

October 2015
NLS's house featured in the Evening Standard

NLS A+D hits the press again. Please click here to read the double page interview and see exclusive photos of Lansdowne Gardens online.

October 2015
Award Winners!

We are very proud to announce that our design for Le Peep Boutique has won the standalone bar/club award last night at the 2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in the Old Truman Brewery! See our entry here.

August 2015
Manolo Blahnik Shoe Heaven published on BOB

We are pleased to have our design for Manolo Blahnik in Harrods featured in the International magazine of space design BOB .

July 2015
Manolo Blahnik Harrods Finalist of the Retail Week Design Award

We’re happy to announce we’ve made it through to the next round and our design for Manalo Blahnik latest boutique in Harrods is on the final shortlist for the Retail Week Design Awards '15. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 4th November.

July 2015
Le Peep Boutique longlisted

We are happy to hear that Le Peep Boutique has been longlisted for the World Interior News Award 2015. See our entry on the WIN awards website.

June 2015
Le Peep shortlisted in Restaurant and bar design awards 2015

We are proud to announce that Le Peep Boutique has been shortlisted for the Restaurant and bar design awards. Read Nick's interview on the front page of the blog.

June 2015
A colorful, bright and enjoyable space

Read Denise Hopkins nice words (from Busyboo) on NLS design for Manolo Blahnik's boutique at Harrods here.

May 2015
Grand design showcase Frances Avenue

We are very excited to see our timber frame house design - The Blackett house - featured in the Grand Designs Magazine. You can read the full story here.

May 2015
Manolo Blahnik on Descroll

Pleased to see the latest shoe boutique design from NLS has been showcased on Descroll. Click here for the full story.

May 2015
FX Magazine

Nick Leith-Smith is featured in FX magazine, Retail Focus, talking trends and challenges facing the sector today.

April 2015
The Modern House

NLS is proud to be named 'Architect of the Week' in The Modern House architects directory- Agents for the finest Modern architecture. Click here to view the link.

April 2015
Kensington blosssom

On this beautiful spring day we’re excited to share the first peek at our nearly complete project in Kensington and its blooming trees, designed by NLS.

March 2015
News from Shoe Heaven at Harrods

We're excited to share the first peek of our new Manolo Blahnik design at Harrod's. Please visit our website soon to see a complete photo gallery and project profile for this exciting new project.

March 2015
NLS published on Archdaily

Our latest timber frame residential project hits the headlines again on Archdaily. Please click here to read the full article online.

March 2015
Frances Avenue featured on Archello

NLS Architecture's Frances Avenue was selected to feature on Archello's websites. To see further images from the project and read the full articles please click here

February 2015
Minimal lines

The furnishing is almost complete and we're excited to share the first peek of this new stunning apartment in Grosvenor Square. Custom furniture pieces and styling underway.

February 2015
Le Peep Boutique published on BOB

We are pleased to have our latest night-club project - Le Peep Boutique - featured in the International magazine of space design BOB .

January 2015
Le Peep Boutique featured in Silverkris

Silverkris the Singapore airlines travel magazine showcased our latest design at Le Peep Boutique in London. You can read the full story here.

December 2014
Timber is back in the frame

NLS have recently completed a striking environmentally friendly family home in just 10 weeks. The new-build four-bedroom detached house in Berkshire explores the potential of both timber frame construction and a multi-level floor plan. See the full project gallery here

November 2014
Breathing new life into historic stable block

NLS are in the midst of converting a Grade II* listed stable block into 450 sq m of events space for The White Horse Hotel in Romsey. The building has been stripped back to expose the impressive original structure and we’re excited to be involved in putting this 18th century building back together.

November 2014
Domus showcase Le Peep Boutique

Pleased to see the latest design from NLS has been showcased on Domus. To view the feature in full please click here.

October 2014
Award Winning Design

We are very proud to announce that our design for Spun London won the award for best 'Retail Interior (under 200 sq m)' at the World Interiors News Awards 2014. The WIN Awards, now in its fourth year, is part of the largest architectural and design awards in the world and we are delighted to be recognised amongst so many other inspiring projects from around the world. To see the full list of winners please click here.

September 2014
Manolo Blahnik at Harrods

NLS’ long-standing creative partnership with Manolo Blahnik continues with the launch of the brand’s largest global outlet in the impressive 42,000 sq ft, new Shoe Heaven at Harrods. Please visit our website soon to see a complete photo gallery and project profile for this exciting new project.

September 2014
NLS design London's newest hot spot

After a nine month design and build, Le Peep Boutique, Park Lane’s latest member’s club, champagne bar and restaurant is finally complete. It’s already been the hottest venue during London’s Fashion week hosting parties for Marchesa and PPQ and now we’re delighted it’s open to the public with the grand opening party this weekend. More photos coming to our website soon.

August 2014
Spun on the Shortlist

Described by the judges as ‘Fun, fresh and playful’ we’re delighted to announce we’ve made it through to the next round and Spun London is on the final shortlist for the World Interiors News Awards '14. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 30th October, in the meantime read the judges’ comments in full here.

July 2014
Getting it out in The Shedder

Nick spoke to OnOffice magazine this month to share his design pet peeves for their popular Shedder feature. Please click here to read the full piece.

July 2014
First peek...

The scaffolding is coming down and we’re excited to share the first peek at this new build, contemporary family house in Maidenhead designed by NLS.

June 2014
Spun announced as finalist in WIN Awards 2014

We are pleased to announce that our design for Spun London has been selected, among 16 other finalists, for this year’s WIN Awards 2014. Please click here to see the list of finalists.

April 2014
Turnkey service in Grosvenor Square

We are pleased to announce NLS has been appointed to provide a complete refurbishment, interior scheme and furniture package for an impressive 170 sq m apartment in Grosvenor Square.

April 2014
Up, down and sideways

NLS have just received planning permission for the extensive refurbishment of a substantial London townhouse. This exciting scheme includes a roof, side and basement extension.

April 2014
Launch of the NLS brand

We are proud to launch a new chapter in the history of Data Nature Associates. After 10 successful years, Data Nature will now be known as Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + Design.

April 2014
Designing a new Manolo Blahnik store

NLS are designing a new Manolo Blahnik store in Harrods as part of the new 'Shoe Heaven' department. The first stages of design are developing well and we look forward to sharing more images as the project continues.

March 2014
Spun featured on Design Curial

Spun Sweet Shop was selected to feature on Design Curial. To see further images from the new NLS project and read the full article please click here.

March 2014
NLS published on Domus

Our new Spun Sweet Shop hits the online press again. Please click here to read the full article on Domus Online.

March 2014
NLS to design new Park Lane nightclub

NLS are excited to announce that our firm has been appointed as lead consultant to design and oversee a new luxury nightclub located in central London. Construction is due to get under way in the next few weeks with a proposed opening this summer.

March 2014
AIT Online showcases Spun

We are pleased to have our recent Spun project featured on AIT Online. To see the featured images and a selection of technical drawings please click here.

October 2013
New build house in Maidenhead

NLS have just achieved planning for this new build contemporary 4 bedroom family house. This environmentally friendly building boasts a 10 week construction programme due to timber frame technology. We'll be excited to share photographs when the project is completed early next year.

June 2013
Innovative extension in Kensington

NLS has been engaged to conceive a creative and strategic planning solution for this infill artist studio building in Kensington. Here is a first look at the innovative architectural proposal that includes a 2 storey roof top extension and rebuilding the rear facade.

July 2012
New Seoul Manolo Blahnik store

We're proud to announce the NLS designed Manolo Blahnik shop in Seoul has now opened at The Galleria, a local institution for luxury shopping. To see the full project profile please click here.