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50 Best Interior Designers in the UK


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50 Best Interior Designers in the UK

Time for a revamp? Look no further than our A–Z of the UK's top 50 interior designers

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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. 

1. Abigail Ahern

Abigail Aherne

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.

2. Anouska Anquetil

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.

3. Anouska Hempel

Anouska Hempel

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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.

4. Andrew Martin

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?

5. Ben Pentreath

Known for fun, playful and vibrant interiors, Pentreath’s studio uses colour, pattern and classic details to create modern interiors with a contemporary feel.

6. Bernie de Le Cuona

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.

7. Caroline Paterson

Best interior designers UK: Caroline Paterson Interiors

Caroline Paterson Interiors

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.

8. Charlotte Crosland

Charlotte Crosland

Charlotte Crosland

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.

9. Charles Rutherfoord

Charles Rutherfoord

Charles Rutherfoord

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

Chester Jones interiors

Chester Jones interiors

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.

11.Douglas Mackie

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.

12. Emma Sims-Hilditch

Sims Hilditch

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.

14. George Spencer Design

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

Helen Turkington Interiors

Helen Turkington Interiors

This Northern Irish designer blends sophistication with liveability. Think delicately refined yet comfortable, with palate-perfect combinations of pastel and white.

17. Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

Henrietta Spencer-Churchill Designs and Collections

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

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

Joanna Trading

Joanna Trading

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

Taylor Howes

Taylor 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

Katherine Pooley

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

Kelly Hoppen

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.

25. Linley

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

Mark Humphrey

Mark Humphrey / Flickr

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

Martin Brudnizki

Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

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.

29. Martin Hulbert Design

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.

30. Martin Kemp Design

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

Michael Reeves

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

Nina Campbell DesignNina 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.

36. Nicholas Haslam LTD (Paolo Moschino)

Nicky Haslam

Nicky Haslam LTD

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.

38. Sir Peter Osborne

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.

40. René Dekker Design

Rene Dekker

Rene Dekker

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

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.

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44. Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler

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

Tara Bernerd

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.

47. Tim Murray and Ben Addy

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 Bronte

Tom Dixon – Bronte Restaurant

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

Wendy Nicholls

Philip Hooper interior design

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.

Now you’ve found the best interior designers in the UK, get some inspiration for your home…

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