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10 INTERIOR DESIGNERS TO KNOW                        RIGHT NOW

When you consider the quality of projects that make our way to ELLE Decoration, choosing the best interior designers from Britain isn't an easy task. Instead of an endless A-Z, we've picked 10 to be in your mind right now.

We celebrate the most sought-after designers and names in interior design. some of whom blur the boundaries between residential, commercial and furniture design by creating beautiful and chicly designed spaces. We're eager to see what they'll do in the future...




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Ben Thompson

Director of Ilse Crawford's StudioIlse Architect Ben Thompson initially worked at an unassuming firm that specialized in the renovation of old country homes. "I was fascinated by the importance of a sensitive design in addition to the architecture layer,' he says.


The appreciation for period homes will be evident from his largest project to this point, Heckfield Place in Hampshire. The gut reaction was to upgrade to five star according to Thompson from the hotel's country home. "We wanted to offer the same level of service, and being able to provide less , and to give guests that is unique and has a more intimate feeling. Also, we wanted to be a part of the surroundings.'


The biggest reward the company has received, he claims, was bringing together like-minded people and craftspeople to bring his vision to reality.




Duncan Campbell met Charlotte Rey in 2007 when they were just teenagers. They both worked as editors at Acne Studio's biannual publication Acne Paper. While Campbell was a law student, as well as Rey the history of fashion along with theory, the artistic collaboration grew organically until they began Campbell Rey in 2014. "We have slowly developed an industry-wide design practice that encompasses commercial and residential Interior design and creative direction as well as product and furniture design.'


Their current projects range across branding and designing hotels to creating a variety of marble tables for occasional tables as well as Murano glassware, redesigning Kartell's storage units called 'Componibili and designing furniture for the Punch Room Bar at The London Edition hotel and even putting together an award for The Elton John AIDS Foundation in 2017. Also, their book design direction, as well as styling and rebranding the hotel.


In recent years, the main focus of the business is interior design. the current projects including 2 restaurants and a penthouse located in Mayfair and a home in Kent. Campbell's north London home is featured here. They work closely however they often collaborate with small teams, depending on the project - which, going by their previous records is almost everything.




charles mellersh residential project

After completing his studies in the field of architecture Mellersh started his career in design as stylist and journalist before establishing his own studio in the year 2006. His style is described as 'warm and contemporary' frequently asking clients questions to ensure that they completely are aware of how they plan to utilize their space.


To add character, he travels across the globe for original items that are often collectible like this west London property , which also includes unique orders from emerging designers such as Marcin Rusak. He is currently creating an eatery and retail area located in Notting Hill and a large New York apartment with Central Park views.




Created by husband-and-wife team Interior designer Anna Burles and graphic artist Christopher Trotman in 2011, Run for the Hills is an all-disciplinary company which's projects include bar, restaurants, homes hotels, and even cinemas (the Tivoli in Bath; above).


Their fun designs blend modern elements with an industrial look, think bold prints that feature raw surfaces. In this year's Decorex The duo have constructed a bedroom within their Design Encounter pop-up home. The next project on the list is the renovation of a house located in the south of France and an old barn that is listed located in the Cotswolds.





Transatlantic Practice Nune is managed by the interior design duo Sheena Murphy as well as Tor Sauder, British and Canadian respectively. The two have met at New York where they have an office, but Murphy is now located at home in the UK.


Together, they've implemented their modern and clean but diverse design to the homes of New Yorkers (above) and hospitality projects, like One the Hotel Brooklyn Bridge - think pale textures, greys, and warm whites, with black accents.


With the conviction in which thoughtful designs can improve well-being, Nune incorporates locally sourced natural materials as well as the work of independent makers, and even flea market finds into its designs. The duo cites their work to Louis Khan, Carlo Scarpa and Axel Vervoordt as inspiration.




These White Walls

The opening of the restaurant Hide in London's Piccadilly in the year 2000 caused a controversy not only for the food (the chef in charge Ollie Dabbous is the head chef Ollie Dabbous) but also for the interiors.


The designer Rose Murray, founder of These White Walls, had collaborated closely with the artist Rachel Dein - who produced the hand-cast botanical wall panels (above) organic material artist Jeanette Ramirez as well as Paper artist Su Blackwell. Murray knew that the restaurant would offer a 'phenomenal 3D canvas for showcasing their artwork'.


Hide has proven to be an international call card. Other projects currently in development include private homes situated in Dubai as well as Hong Kong, as well as the boutique spa and hotel located in Northern Italy.



Sarah Delaney's design practice has been in operation for more than 20 years. Her expertise is in TV and production of films. Her designs are characterized by a calm posture, with a sluggish color palette and well thought-out furniture pieces, many of which are antique.


Her work is focused on the creation of interiors that reflect our clients' personal tastes and preferences', therefore it's no surprise that she's received a number of repeat orders for their homes all over the globe and this particular west London house in West London. The close collaboration with top architects has given her a sharp understanding of the construction process and an unwavering attention to particulars'.




Alongside creating furniture Fred Rigby has created various shop interiors as well as The Villa Lena Hotel-Cult-Art foundation located in Italy as shown here.


He has also recently worked along with Rosa Park, editor-in-chief of Cereal magazine, to design the interior design of her most recent project which is the Francis Gallery situated in Bath and also designed the "Pebble" sofa for the House of Grey, a design firm. House of Grey.


What's next? A restaurant and bar in Shoreditch and a jewelry showroom and his own collection of furniture designed around the concept of contemporary elegance, which is the way he describes his styleas'modern with a slant towards the past and drawing inspiration from nature and the surroundings'.



After working together for many years as residential and commercial Interior designers for projects across London as well as New York City, Adele Lonergan and Maria Lindgren set up their joint venture, Covet & Noir, in the year 2000.


The company has already built a variety of London-based homes that include the Notting Hill villa (above) and a mews-style house that was part of the renovation of a legendary recording studio in Portobello Road. A townhouse styled in the Flemish Renaissance style of London's Marylebone and an apartment in Ibiza are also to be announced.


Lonergan as well as Lindgren have described their design as timeless and thoughtful', they are keen on their designs to last rather than becoming dependent on trends' and they 'love mixing antique pieces with modern ones and combining more sophisticated features with organic elements'.




Director of her own studio, Tiffany Duggan says that her first taste of interior design began while she worked with ELLE Decoration some ten years ago.


Her talent for theatre is apparent that she was a student of Scenic Art at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and loves to add a touch that's a bit unexpected' by using clever layers of colour, furniture with strong colours and prints set against walls that are slick in shades like this north London home.