The Studio

“a dash of Portuguese panache.”

Guanilho Design is a “Lifestyle Concept”. We are not wedded to any particular style or period. We do not follow trends. We create unique concepts for you our clients.

Guanilho Design is a full Architectural and Interior Design service, including bespoke kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, upholstery and lighting; every detail from initial concept to final completion.  We combine design and functionality with the unexpected. The result is unique.

Working closely with you we ensure an accurate and sensitive interpretation of your desire for comfort and elegance, adding value to your project.

Original thinking coupled with a passion for design and attention to detail ensures that each project is tailored to your individual requirements.

Guanilho Design approaches each project as a team working in cooperation with talented Portuguese artisans and craftspeople.  

At Guanilho Design we take care of the entire project from start to finish: from concept through detailed design and realisation to final snagging. Our service is all about delivering and also making your project trouble free.

The CReatiVe DiRectoR

Francisco Guanilho Duarte

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, 1979;

Passionate and highly motivated Architect & Interior Designer, 16+ years of experience in high-end architectural and interior design projects.

Coordinator of each phase of each project, from preliminary study to implementation and delivery personally making regular site visits throughout.

Full member of Portuguese Institute of Architects (Ordem dos Arquitectos), Architect number 18109;

Before Bologna degree in Architecture (5 years, plus 1-year internship, 2003), Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa;

Postgraduate in Real Estate Appraisal and Management (1 year, 2009), Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa;

Master’s Attendace in Urbab Regeneration (2010), Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa;

Expertise in Urban Regeneration, Real Estate Appraisal and Property Management;

High-end Furniture & Soft Furnishing Designer, from concept to production;

Professional career in Europe and in Africa, Angola (6 years, 2011 to 2017).

InterIoR DesIgn Consultant

Louise Gallagher

Graduate in History of Art and French: B.A Hons. University College Dublin.

Master’s in art Restoration: Maîtrise de Science et Teqniques dans la Restauration et Conservation des Ouvres d’Art. Institut d’Art et Archéologie, Sorbonne Paris.

Post graduate study in Museum Science: Muséologie. Ecole du Louvre Paris. 

Restoration Work in the National Gallery of Ireland and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin. 

Master’s in history of Art: MA Hons. University College Dublin.

30+ years’ experience in interior design and refurbishment in London and Dublin.


"One of the major attractions of working with a Portuguese architect is that they typically oversee all of the interior elements of a renovation, and they can source luxury materials locally for much less"
"projecto de decoração de interiores inspirado nas cores, ritmos, padrões e texturas de tão vasto e heterogéneo país que é o Brasil"
Chic Magazine
"unidade hoteleira rara, de elevadíssima qualidade, de integrada operacionalidade"
CM Alvaiázere