Bentleys & Carter is a small team of creative designers based in Sussex. We’re passionate about residential architecture and creating elegant, imaginative homes and extensions for our clients.
We set up our studio in 2015 and what we want more than anything is to capture the desires and ambitions you have for your home. We excel in the art of listening, making sure we fully understand your requirements. These are interpreted through the design brief into clear objectives, leading to an innovative design approach that exceeds expectations whilst remaining achievable.
What makes us different
Each project is led by a director or associate, supported by senior team members. Part of our process is to challenge the design and look at alternatives to ensure a broad and varied approach.
Our unique well-rounded approach results in the best possible outcome for you – a great design which combines creativity with practicality.
What our clients think
"Bentleys & Carter professional design input and meticulous attention to detail throughout the project has ensured that our home is now a pleasure to live in, somewhere to relax and enjoy. Paul has inspirational ideas."
"Bentleys & Carter excelled themselves with the ideas and creativity that they came up with. Their architectural skills captivated us into saying yes to a home that was modern, liveable and added that element of luxury. All aspects of design were looked at in great detail. Paul has retained core principles and the use of vaulted space to generate an abundance of light, giving our home its unique individual style."
"Working with Bentleys & Carter has been an absolute pleasure. Paul Carter took our dream of building our own home on a family plot of land and turned it into reality with stunningly elegant designs. He had a deep understanding of the family priorities and came up with a vision that met both our needs and those of the planning regulations - acting professionally at all times. The blend of his personal style and an understanding of ours has led to a beautiful and unique home design. Thank you!"
"From our very first meeting with Paul we knew we were in safe hands with realising our dream project. He helped us achieve our ideas for contemporary open plan living merged with an older style property to achieve the best space for our family. He helped guide us through the planning process and resolve issues that came along and adjust the plan accordingly to keep within the timescales involved. He is also mindful of the budget to achieve the balance we were looking for and has always got the client's best interest at heart. I would have no hesitation in recommending Bentleys & Carter to friends and family for their projects."
"When I originally decided to renovate my flat in Hove, I was unsure how to make good use of my oversized hallway and create storage in the master bedroom. After consulting with Bentleys & Carter they came up with a number of interesting and original ideas, creating a multipurpose bar in the hallway used as a breakfast bar in the day and a focal point for entertaining in the evenings. The chimney breast in the master bedroom was doubled in size to accommodate the oversized bed and create an ingenious hidden storage behind it. We are thrilled with the results and although it was a small project, the attention to detail was exceptional."