Looking for the best interior designers in the UK? Look no further, we have rounded up the current top 50 interior designers in the UK, whatever your style. Revamping your home has never been easier. Here are the pros you need to know…
Queen of the cool and quirky and a pioneer of the vintage movement. Unafraid of colour; a speciality is spray painting brown furniture to give it a 21st-century pop. Bohemian and great fun.
One of the best interior designers for those seeking the glamorous and completely feminine, Anquetil is a huge fan of the decorative arts, so think plenty of gilt and lacquer to create luxurious – yet not too blingy – interiors. Time spent working in Paris gives her schemes a charmingly Gallic edge.
East meets west in Hempel’s design philosophy, whether she’s turning her hand to traditional or cutting-edge projects. This renaissance woman virtually invented the concept of the boutique hotel, and her designs are simply iconic.
Andrew Martin isn’t afraid of a bit of colour, or a lot for that matter. The aim is ‘to bring together style, elegance, comfort and and escapism,’ who doesn’t want an element of this in their homes?
Known for fun, playful and vibrant interiors, Pentreath’s studio uses colour, pattern and classic details to create modern interiors with a contemporary feel.
For the very best in textiles and textures, you’ll need to chat to Bernie de la Cuona. As the founder and creator of everything at De le Cuona, she knows her fabrics.
Cut her teeth in the furniture department of Christie’s and possesses an encyclopaedic knowledge of fine antiques. An eclectic style and a mistress of adding exuberance to a room with a pop of colour.
A lover of colour and pattern, the multi-award winning Crosland mixes contemporary and traditional styles to create timeless schemes. Says she aims for cosy – not cold – and avoids cutting-edge fashion which dates rapidly. A well-deserved entry in our edit of the best interior designers in the UK.
This architectural designer’s work is founded in the structural and sculptural. He achieves the tranquility that characterises his work through the innovative use of texture and a rare clarity of detail.
10. Chester Jones
A trained architect and former managing director of Colefax & Fowler, Jones is a legend in the world of interiors. He brings a classical sensibility to his designs and is an expert in fine arts and bespoke furniture; the end result is elegant simplicity.
Douglas studied architecture at Cambridge University, before working in New York as an interior designer. His style is instinctive and responsive, helping to achieve whatever the client desires.
Emma Sims-Hilditch is the Cotswold based interior designer adding an element of countryside comfort to London townhouses. With a London-class design studio based in a former Cotswold countryside pub, Emma practices what she preaches.
13. Gabriel Bernardi
Bernardi founded Coote & Bernardi over 15 years ago and has worked on projects from London townhouses to super-yachts. For reliability and timelessness, Coote & Bernardi is perfect.
Trading in interior design and fine fabrics, George Spencer Design creates an all-inclusive, enduring style and quality of design.
15. Helen Green
Elegant, modern and classic. A strong track record on hotel design as well as private houses means Green’s work is heavy on the comfort and luxury factor. One of the best interior designers for those that favour a neutral – although not sterile – palette.
16. Helen Turkington
This Northern Irish designer blends sophistication with liveability. Think delicately refined yet comfortable, with palate-perfect combinations of pastel and white.
There’s regal influence in blue-blooded Henrietta’s timeless designs. A princess of interior proportions, architectural harmony and classic elegance, but then she did grow up in Bleinham Palace.
18. Ilse Crawford
Crawford’s design is focused on her mission to put human needs and desires above all else. Therefore, her interiors are comfortable, stylish and innovative, whether they are commercial or personal projects.
19. John Minshaw
Pared-back classical interiors combine precious antiques with a 21st-century mood and he is a past winner of the coveted title of Designer of the Year at the Design & Decoration Awards. Abhors too much pattern, and don’t mention stripes.
20. Jo Hamilton
Jo Hamilton’s understanding of colour, spaces and textures has helped her become one of the UK’s leading interior designers. Her reputation as an interior designer has also earned her the role of judge for both the What House? Awards and International Property Awards, and guest speaker for the likes of Grand Designs Live, House Ireland and Index Dubai.
21. Joanna Wood
English through-and-through, with a classic style. A lover of dignified colour: think sage, blues and yellows. Rather grand and a great collector of antique treasures. A well-deserved entry into our 50 best interior designers in the UK list.
22. Karen Howes
One of the best interior designers for timeless elegance and modern sophistication. With over 25 years’ experience in interior design, Taylor Howes has worked on luxurious country estates, chic hotels and well-known restaurants, as well as planning and designing a number of London’s premier developments. They enjoy integrating bespoke pieces in their designs and create spaces that are as stylish as they are comfortable and functional.
23. Katharine Pooley
If experience is key in your hunt for the best interior designers, look no further. Everyone from Mohammed Al Fayed to Alexandra Tolstoy has employed Pooley. Clients love her discretion and attention to detail. Pooley has visited more than 200 countries, and her travels flavour her English style.
24. Kelly Hoppen
Glamour-puss whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and the Beckhams. Famous for her blonde mop, being Sienna Miller’s stepmother, and her love of muted colours. Bring on the taupe. Read more about Hoppen here.
The Linley interior design and bespoke teams are always happy to have a chat about projects and they use a unique Linley ‘4D’ approach, where they ‘discover, design, develop and deliver’ every brief – for furniture or an interior scheme – with the kind of skill and expertise that only comes from being at the forefront of British design for over 30 years.
26. Louise Bradley
With a furniture, architecture and interior design practice, Louise Bradley is taking over London’s homes. Her design blends functionality and elegant aesthetics to create beautiful interiors.
27. Mark Humphrey
Gorgeous, opulent and full of razzamatazz. Describes himself as an artist, designer and innovator, and is a great patron of small British businesses. Clients include not one but two former Beatles (Ringo and George).
28. Martin Brudnizki
For party pads and entertainment space with the wow factor, Brudnizki is your man. As well as houses, he has designed interiors for some of the most glamorous dining rooms in London, from Le Caprice to Scott’s. Describes his style as ‘minimalism deluxe’, so be prepared to chuck out the chintz.
Martin Hulbert and Jay Grierson are the duo behind the ever talked about treehouses at Chewton Glen, for which they were awarded interior designer of the year.
From private jets to yachts and LA homes, Martin Kemp knows how to do glamorous, sleek interiors.
31. Max Rollitt
Max Rollitt designs homes you really want to live in. From country farmhouses to Chelsea townhouses, Rollitt’s homes are comfortable and comforting.
32. Michael Reeves
A master of pared-down chic, heavy on neutrals; his schemes have the look and feel of a very, very lovely boutique hotel. A great eye for antiques.
33. Natalia Miyar
Miyar brings her personal experiences of global travel, different cultures and her academic background into her eclectic interior design. Through this mix, her design is both lively and calm at once.
34. Nina Campbell
Grande dame of design, and quintessentially English. She is said to completely redecorate her own home every five years so she doesn’t forget what her clients are going through. Great sense of wit too.
35. NH Design
NH Design is the glamorous interior design firm from Nicky Haslam, known for its opulent interiors and timelessness. You can see the works of NH Designs worldwide, and notably in the homes of the rich and famous, including Mick Jagger and Bryan Ferry.
Award-winning designers Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen turn out sophisticated interiors that are recognised globally. The look is elegant, with the occasional whimsy of hot colour, a dash of leopard print or scaled-up accessories.
37. Oliver Burns
The husband-and-wife team design grand homes, but with a strong emphasis on family spaces. Their commitment to thoughtful luxury shines through in all that they do, seeking the best finishes in the most ethical way possible.
Clearly, after four decades at the helm of Osborne & Little, the father of the Chancellor of the Exchequer is getting his sums right. Expect bold designs and flashes of jewel-bright colours.
39. Rabih Hage
An award-winning RIBA architect and designer, Rabih Hage’s work is all about balance, tranquillity and elegance. Perfect for city townhouses.
With 25 years under his belt, Dekker is known for providing luxurious and sophisticated interiors to a global clientele. Having worked in Russia, Europe, UK and the Middle East, he has honed his craft to perfection, understanding the details that set the criteria for the highest level of the market.
41. Rose Uniacke
Rose Uniacke does it all, she’s an interior designer, a designer of furniture and a dealer in both antiques at her Pimlico showroom. If you like simple, light and refined interiors, Rose is for you.
42. Salvesen Graham
If you are after a modern twist on classic interiors, call Nicole Salvesen and Mary Graham, the duo behind Salvesen Graham. Expect lots of colour and stylish finishings for the interior design service.
43. Saskia Blyth
One of the best interior designers (Blyth set up her own design business Blyth-Collinson Interiors) for those who need all the trimmings… Blyth creates homes with all the bells and whistles: think cinemas, underground pools, subterranean wine cellars and – of course – bullet proof safes. And for really time-poor clients she’ll even choose a CD collection.
Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler create the very best traditional interiors. Established in the 1930s, the decorating firm has whittled down the essence of their style to ensure quality, ease and seamless design every time.
45. Suzy Hoodless
A veteran of both Designers Guild and Wallpaper*, Hoodless is so cool you want to cry. Brings an edgy style to anything from city centre crash pads to country piles. Adventurous and eclectic, and gloriously unafraid of colour.
46. Tara Bernerd
Bernerd’s specialities are confident space planning, intricate detailing and a bold sense of colour. A self-confessed rule-breaker and lots of fun.
The pair run Moxon Architects, a forward-thinking and cutting-edge architectural practice that rethinks the use of space in a home, and utilises the latest technology. Particularly hot on sustainability. Sleek, spare, and super cool.
48. Tom Bartlett
Sits at the modern end of modern, with a holistic approach which marries modernist architecture with a layer of colour and idiosyncrasy which is, according to Bartlett, not totally bound by ‘good taste’ – although never lapsing into kitsch.
49. Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon is most famously known for his lighting, but he also creates interiors for hotels, restaurants, offices and residential projects. Dixon is taking over much of London, so get in on a piece of the action, even if it is just a TD lamp.
50. Wendy Nicholls
Managing director of the interior design section of the Colefax group, Nicholls has years of experience; a passion for antiques and a chameleon approach: tailoring her designs to suit each individual.
The creative directors, Jiin Kim Inoue and Manoj Patel, work together to create some of the finest residential interiors around the world, from London to the Bahamas.
Now you’ve found the best interior designers in the UK, get some inspiration for your home…