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Top 100 UK Interior Designers (Part I)

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Every style is different—what unites them is their greatness. With excellent portfolios and a creative vision, that combines functionality and sophistication, all these interior designers takes the lead of there ambiguous projects. Every work they do is unique and stylist, so here is our list of 100 UK Interior Designers (Part I).

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Having a list of clients that includes Liv Tyler, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge is not for everyone. His interior design studio has established a powerful reputation across a variety of disciplines that are inspired by historical interiors of all periods that has been advocate English country style for the last 15 years. 

At the end of last year he celebrated ten years of Pentreath & Hall that remember us that whatever the scale, size or budget of a project, he loves designing places that work beautifully for the long term, and feel right for place.

Jo Hamilton

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Known for her confident grasp of colour, intelligent use of space and luxury aesthetic, Jo Hamilton is widely regarded as one of the most famous UK’s interior designers.

Considering herself a risk taker when it comes to design but not in a “frightening” way; it’s more about experimentation. She has been running her own interior design consultancy since 1995 and has been involved in high-end developments all over the world, mixing perfectly between demure and glamorous.

Recognition of Jo’s wider work came with an invitation to 10 Downing Street and a reception then-Prime Minister David Cameron gave for entrepreneurs and others.

Christopher Gibbs

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A highly creative and assertive Interior Architect and Designer, Gibbs was an antiques artist, who run his own business since 1958.

The New York Times once described him as a “man of infinite taste, judgment and experience, the one who introduced a whole generation to the distressed bohemian style of interior design.” and the Telegraph as ‘the great civilising influence of the high 1960s counterculture,’.

He died later this year but left a long vast of his beautiful work behind.

Chester Jones

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Chester Jone created his own studio twenty years ago with the state that regarding of style or size, a home should always be a place of sanctuary creativity and reflection. It continued by saying that it should be a space in which we can feel truly comfortable. “I needed the freedom to work in any style that suited the clients, the architecture and the brief. We have achieved that freedom as can be seen in this small sample of our work.”

The main reason why he is so motivated by his job is for “offer the clients an opportunity for self-expression, and they see the passion and attention to detail we put into all our work. We create interiors that combine the client’s own objects, art and furniture with our own, to complement their lifestyle and character.

Ashley Kicks

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Influenced by his father, Hicks said that his first decorating experience took place when he was 15 or 16 years old, when he decorated his room in a checkered black-and-white motif. Everything in his room had to be either black or white, including the ceiling and carpet.

Ashley has designed architecture and interiors in the UK, Europe and the United States, mixing private residential projects with larger-scale commercial work.

In addition to interior and furniture design, Hicks produces various lines of fabric, wallpaper, and carpeting. The artist has also regularly worked with various brands on product collaborations, including a bed linen collection with Frette, a candle range collaboration with Jo Malone and swimsuit collaborations with Orlebar Brown and Coverswim, as well as furniture projects with Kartell and Promemoria.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

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LLB design was established in 2003 to service the growing on demand for interior design projects. There projects range from bars, restaurants, show homes and private residential. Their key characteristic is that they are bespoke solutions to the client’s needs.

He cannot be qualified in one word because he can be bold and quirky, colourful and dramatic, or neutral and elegant, much of the furniture, lighting and finishes will be unique to that space.

Sibyl, Lady Colefax

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Sibyl’s talent for creating comfortable interiors that were stylish but never pretentious was the secret of her appeal to her influential clients. When, in 1938, her services were so in demand that she needed to expand so she asked John Fowler to join her in her business. In 1939, the company name was changed to Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler.

Sue Timney

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The designer Sue Timney has worked for over 30 years creating interior projects celebrating her own brand of exotic classicism. Knowing for her monochrome style, Sue Timney is the celebrated designer whose company, Timney-Fowler, is best known for its distinctive graphic black and white imagery. It is also one of a rare breed of design companies whose work flows effortlessly between fashion and interiors.

The SUE_TIMNEY practice is currently working on several diverse commissions, including a group of boutique hotels and new residential developments in England and New York.

Noor Charchafchi

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Noor Charchafchi is a London based interior designer that splits her work time between show homes for a major UK developer, a penthouse for a private client and a mansion. With a strong design portfolio, Noor always show her ability to provide inspirational interiors for both the luxury residential and commercial interior design sector.

Charchafchi is known for always exceed her clients expectations not only by “understanding their needs and aspirations and interpreting these into the creation of beautiful bespoke luxury homes but also by improving their functionality and usability“.

Karen Howes

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Karen Howes builds her successful design practice according to a specific vision: a positive, approachable and refreshing energy that not only produces great work but also ensures that clients enjoy the whole experience. Private clients, hoteliers and property developers flock there not just for the comprehensive design service, but also for the Taylor Howes brand of restrained glamour.

BRADYWILLIAMS

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Shayne Brady and Emily Williams have created a studio to provide a fully comprehensive bespoke interior design service for both Commercial and Residential clients. ‘Our work reflects what we both value in design, which is acute attention to detail, pared-back style and a love for combining materials influenced by nature and art,’ says Emily

BradyWilliams offers exquisite timeless design. As Shayne once said “we like to mix periods of furniture and vary our colour palettes from very calm and neutral to rich and punchy, depending on the space and brief”. Providing a dedicated personal service, an emphasis on acute detailing and project management, they challenge the brief and exceed by delivering a product as true to function as it is to form. 

Last year, the duo also launched the London Collection, their first furniture edit. 

Richmond Interiors

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They have designed some of the world´s most prestigious hotels, in locations from London to Barbados, since we were established in 1966. They refurbish, restore and create for their clients, who range from multinational brands to independent owners. They have won awards and accolades but what drives them most is a desire to design hotels that are authentic, intelligent and inspiring. Richmond International creates a series of visually connected spaces, whose aesthetic combines the characteristcs of simplicity, minimalism and fuctionality with the luxury standards expected.

Shh London 

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Creating elegant spaces, brimming with personality, each project is an opportunity to create something astonishing and unique. Whether it´s a striking new-build home for an international client or hospitality suites in a legendary sporting event, a project´s starting point is always the  client.

“The company´s ethos is to create spaces that are elegant, confortable, functional and fun for all who use them.”

Kris Turnbull

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Kris Turnbull Studios showcases the finest furniture, most luxury fabrics and opulent interior collections from around the world in selection of lifestyle rooms. Established in 2007 Kris Turnbull and his extremely talented team are renowned for being one of the most desirable and esteemed design studios in the UK and throughout Europe.

Candy and Candy

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Nicholas Anthony Christopher Candy and Christian Peter Candy are British luxury property developers. The range of design styles is virtually unlimited. In fact, the Candy & Candy designers are very proud of not having a House Style since the enables designs to be individually tailored to each client’s projects.

Blacksheep

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The design studio is specialised in delivering a complete guest experience through a multidisciplinary approach. Making these decisions takes plenty of conversation, a discerning approach, intuition and integrity. This, combined with the tastes and talents of everyone involved, have contributed to creating the voice of the Blacksheep brand. Blacksheep represents something unique to each and every client.

Foster & Partners

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Foster + Partners is one of the most innovative architectures and integrated design practices in the world. Over the past fours decades, the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban materplans, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private house and product design.

Helen Green 

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Helen Green Design is one of Britain’s leading interior design practices, known for its liveable yet luxurious interiors. The dynamic studio has an international portofolio spanning listed townhouses in Belgravia and country homes in Sussex to hotels in the Caribbean and has established a reputation for creating elegant, luxurious interiors for private clients as well as prestigious developments.

Joyce Wang

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Hong Kong- born designer Joyce Wang is certainly one of most successful designers in the world. Her honest, unique and attention to details make her one of the most respected interior designers internationally. With offices in Hong Kong and London, Joyce Wang’ s eponymous studio has earned international acclaim and an impressive global portfolio in just a few short years. Specialising in luxury hospitality and residential design, Wang’s architectual approach, interdisciplinary academic pedigree, and cinematic inspirations give her award-winning projects a sense of drama that captivates and engage audiences.

Fiona Barrat 

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Fiona Barrat Interiors was formed in 2006 and it has grown into a successful and vibrant interior design business. The studio works on luxury residential and commercial projects internationally. Its success is born from the dedication and experience of a talented team, who work closely with their clients from concept to completion, delivering and exemplary service.

 

Hope these 20 names have awaken your curiosity. Part II is coming really soon! Keep an eye on it!

Full list of the Top 100 Interior Designers in a few weeks!

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