Meet Our Experts

Farrow & Ball Colour Consultants are true colour connoisseurs. With their design expertise and in-depth knowledge of our palette (both past and present), they have everything needed to help you effortlessly bring your vision to life.


Joa Studholme

Joa has been with Farrow & Ball for over 25 years – in that time, she’s developed colour ranges and consulted on design projects all over the world, as well as helping countless colour consultancy customers to transform their homes.

Patrick O'Donnell

Patrick has been bringing his impeccable eye to Farrow & Ball since 2012. Over that time, he’s worked in our showrooms and people’s homes to transform countless spaces. He’s always had a flair for interiors, with an ISVA Fine Art & Chattels qualification and having studied specialist paint decoration at the Leonard Pardon School. 

Abi Holden - Marylebone/Notting Hill

Abi began her career in the fashion industry after graduating with first class honours in fashion in 2019. After a period of working with prominent London designers, she worked in luxury retail while also pursuing freelance design work.

Ann-Marie Morgan - Harrogate

Anne-Marie aims to bring inspiring advice to those who want to incorporate new ideas into their homes but are unsure how to translate them. She draws inspiration from her love of modern and vintage fabrics to add an unexpected element to a scheme.

Bridget Ellis - Leicestershire/Rutland

Bridget spent ten years at Chanel as Senior Training Manager, teaching make-up artistry and developing the make-up and colour curriculum. She loves Farrow & Ball’s stance on sustainability, and finds getting the chance to talk about colour all day “heavenly”!

Caroline Stevens - St Albans

Caroline loves getting to know her clients, building relationships, and always aiming to exceed their expectations. Caroline also has experience in visual merchandising, creating beautiful displays and windows to tempt the customers. 

Emilie Raybone - Esher/Guildford

Having studied textile design at Chelsea College of Arts and the Swedish School of Textiles in Gothenburg, she then held commercial positions in interior design and homewares before joining Farrow & Ball.

Emily Harrold - Solihull/Leamington Spa

Emily has a wealth of experience in creating beautiful spaces, previously worked at a successful interior design practice and as a stylist for national interior magazines, as well as assisting on photo shoots for luxurious five-star hotels across Europe.

Harriet Collins - Hampstead

Harriet has a degree in History of Design which perfectly complements her interest and knowledge of colour. Harriet has trained in interior design and this experience ignited her passion for colour and its use in interiors. 

Jackie Lay - Oxford/Cheltenham

After a career break working in commercial finance, Jackie decided to retrain as an interior designer. As a Farrow & Ball Colour Consultant, Jackie loves helping people create their perfect home and sharing her passion for colour and interiors. 

Jennie O'Connor - Manchester/Wilmslow

A chartered architect, Jennie has been incorporating interiors into her design work for the past six years. Often specifying F&B products in her design projects, Jennie is an expert when it comes to our palette and choosing the perfect shade for any space. 

Jill Hazelgrove - Bath/Bristol

After graduating from Chelsea School of Art, Jill worked in architectural practices in London and Brighton delivering custom-designed spaces to clients. This enabled Jill to develop her knowledge and understanding of the crucial effect of colour. 

Kate Szynkowska-Paczula - Chelsea/Richmond

Kate’s background is in luxury fashion, ranging from retail management and buying to working with clients in their homes. She has always been interested in interior design and feels that working with colour has combined her passion and creativity.

Michelle Smith - Beaconsfield/Henley

With over 15 years’ experience in the world of interiors and retail working with soft furnishings, fabrics, paint and wallpaper, Michelle has been able to hone her understanding and knowledge of the interiors industry.

Nicky Miles - Sunningdale/Wimbledon

Nicky has worked with Farrow & Ball in the Wimbledon Showroom for the past ten years and has been a Colour Consultant for some six years. Her love for design was ignited while being fully involved with the total refurbishment of several properties.

Rachel Wellwood - Islington

Rachel trained as a Spatial Designer specialising in Furniture and Interiors. Rachel’s strength is understanding how we interact with our environment and connect to our surroundings. She has decided to focus her career on interior design.

Ross Drummond - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Ross has been an interior designer for 15 years, working on a huge variety of projects from castles to penthouse apartments. He loves that each day is different at Farrow and Ball, as well as the opportunity his work as a Colour Consultant brings. 

Sally Taylor - Blackheath

After studying Visual Merchandising and Exhibition Design, Sally went on to pursue another passion – gardening. After further studies in Garden Design and Floristry, she worked for 15 inspirational years for a London-based landscaping company. 

Sara Lake - Winchester/Wimborne

With over 20 years of experience as a property developer, Sara is an expert in transforming spaces. Utilising her wealth of knowledge gathered in the renovation of buildings, becoming a Farrow & Ball Colour Consultant was the perfect fit.