After leaving Oxford, David and Helen founded Genty Fine Interiors in 1984. A fascination for painted decoration and historic interiors led them to carry out many decoration projects in the finest houses in London and in the country.
Being trained initially in fashion and design, Helen has a natural eye for colour and fabrics. Her ability to understand and interpret the clients’ wishes is intuitive.
Frequently asked for advice on all aspects of property restoration, David decided to grow the business and take on complete turn-key commissions. Genty Fine Interiors dealt with the whole project management, the various trades, ordering all furnishings, supplying art works to compliment the decoration, even making sure the clientʼs favourite champagne was in the cooler and their perfume in their bathroom cabinet.
Given their focus on the art business with the launch of Genty Fine Art, David and Helen now work mostly through architects Holden Harper and for a small group of clients, concentrating on the preparation of colour schemes, finishes and the supply of furnishings and lighting... and art work, of course!
They work closely with the furniture designer Paul Levy and all the major fabric houses — Rubelli, Watts, Marvic, Abbott & Boyd — and are UK importers of Italian antique reproduction painted furniture from Casa d’Arte Paoletti.