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With both editorial and PR experience, through her blog, Fabric of my Life, and her own digital communications agency, October, Kate is uniquely placed to anticipate the needs and expectations of both sides of the industry. Kate is passionate about helping brands, agencies and content creators to work successfully together to create mutually beneficial partnerships that bring joy and inspiration to the end consumer.
After working in fashion with stints at Elle and Agent Provocateurs' head office, Jo co-founded Jezebell, an emporium where modernity and tradition converged. Home to an array of established and new labels, it was one of the first destination concept stores to hit London in the early noughties. Jo has since applied the same approach to interiors and drawing inspiration from art, fashion and architecture, set up Jo Berryman Studio in 2009.
Sarah Bullen-Webb co-founded Iluka London - a furniture and lighting design studio -just over two years ago after working for a top London interior designer. Taking commissions from both private clients and some of the world's leading designers, Sarah, alongside her husband Daniel, designs and handcrafts one-of-a-kind products using a combination of sustainably sourced wood, resin and acrylic from their workshop in Surrey. Together they strive to produce products that are not only functional but also pieces of art in their own right, with a high attention to detail, considered design and the finest craftsmanship. www.ilukalondon.com
Materialise Interiors is an award-winning, Brighton-based interior design company run by Chloe Bullock, working for clients in the South East, offering sustainable, healthy and vegan interior design for commercial and residential clients.
Chloe can help with a broad range of interior design projects; from a single fixture design to full design service - whatever is needed. She has worked collaboratively with graphic designers, joiners, sign makers and builders since 2005 so can also help with rebranding and oversee an entire fit out including branding and shopfront if required. Chloe brings a wealth of trade contacts along with a reliable network of furniture and lighting suppliers and manufacturers to help deliver your project. Projects are mainly corporate and commercial properties but residential interior projects can also be undertaken on request
Award-winning design studio Run For The Hills was founded with the creative coming together of the established design practices of interior designer Anna Burles and her Artist and Graphic Designer husband Christopher Trotman.
The studio has had a prolific couple of years in the hospitality space, designing two Kricket restaurants in Brixton and BBC Television Centre, urban seafood restaurant Claw in Carnaby, and glamorous all-day-brunch-meets-nightclub-art-gallery Scarlett Green in Soho.
The piece de resistance from last year came with the design of a Boutique Cinema, Bar & Café in Bath for Tivoli, a game-changer in the cinematic universe. Designing everything from the screening rooms to the cocktail bar, cafe and restaurant to the brand, visual identity and even the animated credits and idents playing on-screen when cinema-goers sit down. Since opening, the venue has been buzzing, with the kitchen working hard to keep up with demand. Extra covers are being added and it would seem the design really has delivered on creating an F&B destination in its own right.
Emma Burns trained with Charles Hammond before joining Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler in 1984. Emma ran the Brook Street fabric showroom and worked with Roger Banks-Pye before establishing her own interior design team.
Inspired by her love of art and design, Emma is an avid collector of new ideas seen and noted on her worldwide travels. Her ability to absorb the new and to re-interpret it in a classically elegant context has won her an international following of new and returning clients.
Emma has work on high-profile private commissions all over the world, including a villa in Mustique, town houses in Moscow and Paris, a chateau near Nice, chalets in Switzerland, as well as numerous town and country houses in the United Kingdom.
Hatta is the Editor of House & Garden magazine.She arrived at the magazine as Features Editor in 2006, and became the Deputy Editor in October 2013.Hatta studied History of Art and Architecture, and has also worked as an interior designer, as well as a two-year stint for the South African edition of House & Garden whilst living in Cape Town. She lives in west London with her husband and three small children.
Rachel Chudley is known for creative interiors with a distinct use of colour and texture. At odds with formalised style, her work instead reflects its environment and inhabitants; their quirks, passions, and humour.
Rachel believes that quality of life is improved with art. Her East London studio is made up of artists as well as designers, resulting in original and unique interiors. Recent projects include interior design for the houses of well-known individuals in the Arts, including young playwrights, art collectors, musicians, and actors.
She collaborates with legendary US colourist Donald Kaufman producing custom paint shades for her clients. Kaufman has worked with art galleries, museums, interior designers and architects.
Rachel is a new entry in the 2019 House & Garden Top 100 and winner of its Rising Star Award.
Sebastian Cox is a furniture designer and maker, based in south London. Sebastian founded his workshop and design studio in 2010 on the principle that the past can be used to design and make the future. He produces his own collections of furniture, lighting and home accessories, available for purchase through his own website and showroom; other collections are stocked by Heal’s, The New Craftsmen and Benchmark; he has produced bespoke pieces of design for clients including Sir Terence Conran; he recently designed an award-winning kitchen for deVOL.
Jonathan was inspired from an early age to become an architect to follow his grandfather and uncles into the construction industry. He studied Architecture at the University of Nottingham and at the University of Cape Town. Working on large commercial projects in South Africa convinced Jonathan that his real interest lay in working with private individuals crafting carefully designed bespoke houses.
Sophie graduated from UAL (Central St Martins followed by Wimbledon College of Arts) with a BA in Fine Art. She painted before briefly working with various practising artists, gaining insight into the art world and gallery market. Prior to joining Kitesgrove in 2014, Sophie spent several years honing her aesthetic spearheading the private client division at Finchatoon. She worked primarily on residential projects which exposed her to high-end design across central London and as far as the South of France and US.
As Kitesgrove's Creative Director, Sophie draws inspiration from past and present sources - from antiques to cutting edge design. This informs a layered aesthetic which merges styles from differing eras. Her French background underpins all her work and she is in her element trawling through antiques markets, preferably in Paris, where her parents are based. Understanding how clients live is a key part of the design process and is the starting point for every Kitesgrove project. The outcome is enduring, comforatble living environments that celebrate natural materials and maximise natural light. Regularly collaborating with exceptional craftsmen and artists helps achieve an autentic result that resonates with the client for years to come.
After graduating from the University of Arizona with a major in retail and minor in business, Reisa began her career in merchandising at Gap Inc. Over the years, her career has taken her to New York and back where she has worked for companies such as Piperlime, One Kings Lane, and a boutique Bay Area design firm in roles including Buyer and Director of Business Relations and Marketing. Reisa is extremely passionate about her work and has been acknowledged for her enthusiasm, positive attitude and ability to continually shine as a strong team player.
Harriet Forde Design provides a comprehensive range of interior design services predominantly based in the commercial property and hotel industries, as well as the high-end residential housing market. Our clients are typically located across the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. Our approach is centred on the strength of our understanding of space which transpires into our original concepts and designs. The company was founded in 1999 by Harriet Forde, an interior and textile designer with over 20 combined years experience in the interior design industry.
Charu Gandhi is a qualified Architect, fully registered with RIBA and ARB, who studied and taught at the Architectural Association before joining the London offices of Allies & Morrison Architects in 2006. During her time there she worked on several exceptional international projects including a boutique hotel in Beirut, luxury spa villas in Kerala and the Doha National Library. Her portfolio of commissions also included the London Olympics Masterplan and a collection of exclusive residences in Qatar.
Before Elicyon, Charu worked for the renowned Candy & Candy group. Her role was to Project Manage the private commission team, running their highly prestigious international portfolio of commissions, which included luxurious villas in India and several private residences in Africa. In conjunction with these projects she also worked on residences in the esteemed One Hyde Park development.
Her international upbringing has instilled in her a wealth of knowledge and experience that allows her to move seamlessly between different cultures. Born into a family of entrepreneurs, she has enhanced knowledge of business development and management.
Guy Goodfellow has been recognised by House & Garden magazine as one of the 100 leading UK designers for many years.
He set up his own company in 2002, and now works with an experienced team of architects, draughtsmen, and interior designers. Guy breathes new life into large country houses, grand apartments and smaller projects. His inimitable style is characterised by a blend of discreet sophistication, elegance, comfort and English classicism. His natural flair, combined with his classical background, guides the design process of individual projects towards their appropriate and suitable decoration with unmistakable originality. Gifted with a prodigious memory for architectural details and colouring, Guy summons this recollection from a pantheon of sources and infuses his designs with refinement and beauty.
Tim Gosling graduated from the Central School of Art & Design in 1987 with a BA (Hons.) degree in Theatre Design.Tim joined David Linleyshortly after, becoming a director in 1993. At Linley he was instrumental in developing the company’s design style and expanding their bespoke business over 18 years. In 2005 Tim set up his own company, Gosling, giving him the freedom to design a wider range of furniture while continuing his working relationships with interior designers worldwide. Goslingcreatesanything from a single, unique piece of furniture to an entire interior design scheme, tailored to each individual client's exact specifications. The company’s objective is to create a bespoke service of design and furniture that has style and longevity. Each commission begins with the very intimate process of working with the client to ensure the designs reflect their needs and taste. Every piece of furnitureis made to the most exacting of standards using the finest materials and traditional cabinet making techniques.
Harding & Read is an internationally recognised design practice, striving to create character within commercial and residential interiors and gardens. Weaving together the character of buildings, the spirit of their locations and the personalities of the people who live in them.
They are interested in creating spaces that truly reflect and perfectly fit the people who use them; making comfortable and atmospheric spaces that speak from the heart, to the heart.
Their relationships with artisans and craftsmen, extensive resources and continual research play an integral role in developing each project. A love of objects that have stories helps create characterful, comfortable, spaces with a sense of honesty; spaces that are full of interesting pieces which will accompany their clients for years to come.
Jeff Hayward is an interior design marketeer with more than fifteen years’ experience in the sector. In that time, he’s represented many leading design brands, industry events and trade bodies. Jeff is a co-owner of digital marketing and communications company, Wildwood, who are the retained agency for the British Institute of Interior Design. Working in the professional interior design space, he recognised long ago that this is a vibrant and supportive community; one that enjoys sharing knowledge, ideas and best practice so that designers can become the best that they can be. That’s the philosophy behind The Interior Design Business - helping designers connect with each other so that they can benefit from the shared experiences of others in the know.
At the forefront of a new wave of interior designers, Fran Hickman creates eye-catching and inviting luxury retail spaces that seamlessly compliment the content housed within. This approach is in harmony with her work in high-end residential projects, which see her imaginatively respond to the changing nature of contemporary life.
Awarded Elle Deco Designer of the Year 2019 and working on luxury, high-end projects Fran Hickman’s work includes Moda Operandi and Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop and Emilia Wickstead’s Knightsbridge boutique and showroom. Her studio, open since 2014, also works on a wide variety of residential projects across the world.
With over 20 years’ experience Henrietta Holroyd Ltd is a London-based interior design & style company specialising in residential projects in the UK and Internationally.
Inchbald trained, with a highly valued contact book, founder Henrietta offers stylish design with a lively, creative flair and clean, modern eye – mixing comfort with glamour, sophistication with fun. Believing that “a home should be imbued with the identity of its owners,” Henrietta and her team work closely with homeowners, property developers, suppliers and specialists alike to create dynamic interiors that match their client’s personality.
Henrietta’s design studio goes from strength to strength, currently shortlisted for The International Design & Architecture Awards 2019 and the highly prestigious Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2019.
As principal for twenty years of one of London’s leading interior design companies, Studio Hopwood, Daniel is an experienced designer with a portfolio of high end residential properties and stunning commercial projects.
Daniel’s work has been featured in publications across the globe. He is a guest tutor at the KLC Design School in London and is a renowned speaker on interior design at UK and international events.
He presented and judged the Channel 4 series, ‘Britain’s Best Homes’ and has now followed that up by working alongside Sophie Robinson and Tom Dyckhoff as a judge on the popular BBC 2 show, ‘The Great Interior Design Challenge’.
Daniel was elected as President of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) in June 2014, prior to this he served as the Director of Continuing Professional Development on the BIID Council.
Laura Keith, founder and director of design studio Nine Yard Club, works with large organisations and start-ups to transform their commercial interiors into forward-thinking, innovative spaces inspired by the world’s top hospitality schemes. With a personal portfolio including private member’s clubs, hotels, bars and restaurants, Laura spent years working on hospitality projects before launching the studio in 2014. Nine Yard Club approaches commercial design from a hospitality perspective, creating unique spacesthat people love to be in. What sets the studio apart is their drive to create efficient spaces which not only look great but offer practical design solutions that increase productivity and maximise wellbeing.www.nineyardclub.com
Hannah Malein is the Creative Director of Colour Hive and Head of Trends for MIX Magazine.
With a background in textile design and a passion for colour and trend, Hannah has worked in material and surface innovation across multiple industries, including interiors and products, paint and coatings, and consumer electronics. As part of the Colour Hive creative team and in partnership with design and industry experts she develops reliable trend, colour and material and forecasts for global and regional markets.
During her time at Colour Hive Hannah has worked on projects for companies such as Kimberly Clark, Homebase, DuPont, Formica, Addis, Nippon, Panasonic and Samsung, helping clients to understand colour and trends from concept through to development and marketing. Her experience and dedication her clients has seen her take an active part in product launches for leading brands and trend forums around the world. Hannah is a frequent speaker at international events such as 100% Design, Decorex, Tent London, Furnitex Australia, Interiors UK, Neocon Chicago, Interior Design Forum Moscow and Surface Design Show, and is also an active panel member for several leading organisations, including MoOD Brussels and Nova Club.
Aflux is a design and architectural company who believe in ‘affordable luxury.” The goal is to create luxurious spaces of beauty but remain affordable in price! Aflux was founded in 2014 by Amit Malhotra who is a jack of all trades from teaching Japaneseto accountancy and Sara Ripamonti a master designer. The duo met (in a bar) and identified a gap in the market as not everyone can employ high-profile interior designers. There are clients who have tastes and desires but no idea how to do a full development, clients who do not just want an interior designer but someone to hand-hold them through the whole process from council planning to the final design. Aflux, has a hands-on personal approach with clients, creating WhatsApp group chats and always beingimmediately on hand for ‘design’ emergencies.
Since joining Winch Design in 2007 Selina has been involved with a number of yacht, aviation and architectural projects globally. Her outstanding level of creativity and ability to motivate and manage an expanding team has been fully utilised by Winch Design and Selina now heads up the Architecture Interiors team. She is also working on a number of brand collaborations which will be launched in 2019.
Melissa McCafferty is the Partnerships Manager at eporta, the online platform that connects residential and commercial designers, architects and property developers with furniture brands and suppliers.
Melissa’s career reflects her passion for interior spaces and business. Before joining the team at eporta, Melissa was the Creative Director for Tiny Boxwoods, contributing to the development of the company through marketing, design, and business operations. Upon moving to London, Melissa helped to launch Houzz in the UK, fostering growth across departments, from sales and internal training to industry marketing and events.
In her role as Partnerships Manager, Melissa enjoys working with designers, developers, and partners on press opportunities, marketing campaigns, and design projects around the world.
As Executive Editor of Livingetc, Homes and Gardens and 25 Beautiful Homes, Pip McCormac helps to oversee all the content in three of the UK’s leading interiors and lifestyle magazines. A journalist with over 15 years experience, he has held staff positions at Sunday Times Style, Red, ELLE Decoration and Grazia, and written for publications as varied as Stylist, the Guardian, and Country Living. The author of two books: The Herb and Flower Cookbook, and Herbs and Flowers: A Growing Guide, he thinks that food and interiors go hand in hand – it’s all about the ambience you can create with both when you’re thinking about what to serve and what surroundings to serve it in. He lives in Waterloo, London, in a small flat he’s filled with mid century-style shapes in various shades of green and grey, with the occasional brass fitting.
Cinzia Moretti is the Creative Director of Moretti Interior. Cinzia has designed high-end interiors for over a decade in UK and overseas. Cinzia is a registered member of the BIID where she is an assessor and mentor and a tutor of the international British Academy of Interior Design. Cinzia's approach to design is very distinctive, she uses environmental psychology and colour psychology to help client's to design their dream home. She runs the business with her husband who is a lighting designer and together they have designed timeless and elegant interiors.
Internationally renowned as an authority on style, the home and contemporary culture, Michelle Ogundehin combines TV presenting with writing and consulting. A global influencer with expertise, her mission is to decode the worlds of interior design, colour and trends.
Emilio is an Editor, Interiors Stylist, and Brand Consultant, with over 20 years of experience working with some of the world's most recognized high-end interior style brands (ELLE Decoration, Monocle, Georg Jensen, Brinton’s, Dedar), retailers (Harrod's, John Lewis, Heal's) online (Westwing/ Dalani, Dering Hall, Houzz) and large corporate organizations (Tesco, American Express).
Emilio's features and shoots have appeared in the pages of British and international editions of ELLE Decoration, Architectural Digest, the Sunday Times Style, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ amongst others. He is a prominent industry commentator and host.
An advocate for British design and manufacturing, Emilio also consults with leading interior companies and emerging talent advising in the areas of creative direction and brand development.
As principal of Studio Pimentel-Reid he has recently started accepting interior design commissions and is currently working on a listed London Townhouse, a Brooklyn Brownstone and a vacation home in the Dominican Republic.
Follow his insightful tweets and instagram posts on the highly regarded @whatemiliosaw
After gaining a BA Hons Degree from Trinity College Dublin and a BTEC Diploma from Chelsea College of Art & Design, Henry Prideaux started a career in Interior Design. Following an introduction, in his early twenties, to interior decorator, Jonathan Hudson, Henry went on to work within some of the industry's most recognised interior design practices including Nicky Haslam’s NH Design and Harrods Interiors. These foundations have given him a great knowledge of different interior styles, an understanding of space and proportion together with a sense of good taste.
Susie is the founder and Creative Director of Tessuto Interiors, based in Parsons Green, South West London. Together with her talented, multi-disciplinary team, she has been producing original design solutions for her commercial and private clients for 25 years.
Her design philosophy is simple. She believes that interior design should be client led and process driven. Each project is directly responsive to the client's brief and backed by the advanced technical ability to execute each project to the highest standard.
Her clients, many of whom have worked with her for decades, trust and rely on her to be the safe pair of hands they need for their projects. Her clients come back to her time after time becuase she approaches each and every project with fresh eyes to produce authentic and innovative design solutions for their projects.
Before setting up his own practice Michael worked for some of the top practices in London, such as Winch Design and Argent Design, to name only a few. He worked on prestigious properties in London, as well as abroad, on luxury island houses and yachts. Michael J. Schienke also gained valuable first-hand knowledge of the build stage, as a project manager in construction companies. His work experience also includes working on offices, high-rise buildings, shopping centers, student accommodation and multi-family housing.
Michael was educated in Germany, Poland and Sweden. He is fluent in both German, French and Polish, and registered as an architect in the UK, France and Germany.
Founder and Creative Director, Emma Sims-Hilditch has built the studio from a one-woman cottage industry to an expanding team of 20-plus, with headquarters in Wiltshire and outpost in the heart of London.
The great grand-daughter of a Royal Academician painter and daughter of an interior decorator, Emma grew up in a world of art, architecture and design. After taking a business degree, she embarked on a career in film production with Ridley Scott. Juggling film crews, locations and sets, she honed the organisational skills that underpin the Sims Hilditch business. A creative at heart, she began her interiors journey at her kitchen table, making curtains and other soft furnishings while bringing up three children. Before long, she found herself being asked to take on full-scale interior design projects. In 2009, she formally launched Sims Hilditch, offering the combined skills of interior architecture, interior design and project management in one place.
Maria Speake leads the design studio at Retrouvius, a destination architectural salvage and design company in West London that rescues and reinterprets unwanted materials. Founded by Maria with her partner Adam Hills, Retrouvius are driven by the belief that good materials and well-made things are precious. Working with savvy and sophisticated clients from the worlds of fashion, film and media, the design studio applies the Retrouvius ethos to select interior and architectural projects, both domestic and commercial. Maria’s design projects – which range from elegant townhouses to country escapes, luxury yachts to glammed-up garden sanctuaries – are a mainstay of interiors magazines worldwide, and took centre stage in the 2012 book Reclaiming Style.
Ben Spriggs is the UK editor of ELLE Decoration, the world’s bestselling interiors magazine. With almost 20 years’ experience of lifestyle, interiors and design journalism, he has divided his career between newspapers and print magazines. Having held senior roles at The Sunday Times Style, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph, Ben also worked on the UK launch of InStyle, Livingetc and edited Real Homes. He has spent much of the last ten years driving the ELLE Decoration brand in the UK and took over the editorship in July 2017. With an avid interest in contemporary design and décor and an unrivalled reputation, Ben also often gives talks, chairs discussions and acts as a spokesperson for the interiors industry.Ben Spriggs is the UK editor of ELLE Decoration, the world’s bestselling interiors magazine.
Kia is renowned for her understanding of layout and lighting design, for her meticulous attention to detail, and for her aptitude to work with set budgets and time frames. She was named one of IDFX’s Top 10 young interiors designers of 2010 and Bathroom Designer of the Year by the KBB Review Awards 2018. She excels in marrying the creative and constructive for her clients with a design ethos that allows a rare level of transparency for every project. Keeping up with new developments in technology and
digital services while integrating them seamlessly into her work is paramount to her business strategy. Clear communication is the key to every successful project. Running an entirely mobile, paper-free interior design consultancy allows clients of Kia Designs to be involved from anywhere in the world while maintaining an eco-friendly office environment along the way. Kia Designs has been continually highlighted by Houzz for their design quality and spectacular service year in and year out. Kia and her team are regarded by suppliers and clients alike for their dedication to excellence and thorough approach to getting the job done with patience, efficiency, and creativity.
Sue Timney has worked in Britain, Europe and Japan for over 30 years creating interior projects celebrating her own brand of exotic classicism under the Timney-Fowler and Sue_TIMNEY banners. Her work ranges from commercial and residential interior architecture to product design.Sue Timney's Interior Design Practice specialises in creating one- off interiors within unique architecture settings. This work combines residential and commercial projects which reference aspects of historical and contemporary design, resulting in uniquely accessible spaces. The 100th programme of Grand Designs - The Water Tower in Kennington - was a huge restoration designed by Sue and nominated for a BAFTA in 2013.
Tollgård Design Group is internationally known for their bold, contemporary interiors and for a very personal curation of modern furniture and lighting from around the world in their London showroom.Born out of a shared passion for design, the Design Group is run by Inchbald-educated, husband-and-wife team, Staffan and Monique Tollgård. As Creative Director, Staffan has crystallised his design ethos into two principles: the search for the Scandinavian notion of the distinctive ‘Red Thread’ or creative DNA in each project, and the commitment to the creation of ‘functional sculpture’. These twin philosophies have culminated in the creation of a home for the best of contemporary design curated from around the world in their two London-based Design Stores.
Lizzie Tovey founded London-based residential interior design firm Studio Houghton in 2016. Coming from a line of architects, and growing up in a Georgian house, she has a natural appreciation for design, scale and proportion. Formally trained at Inchbald School of Design, she has over a decade’s experience designing large townhouses, chalets, villas and even a super yacht while at Todhunter Earle, one of London’s leading firms. Studio Houghton delivers a complete design service from concept to completion, drawing on the skills of select specialists and craftsmen. Lizzie believes that a personally tailored home can positively contribute to a person’s wellbeing, therefore she aims to create beautiful, colourful and visually engaging interiors which are an expression of her clients and their aspirations. www.studiohoughton.com
Turner Pocock is a London based interior design agency with an international portfolio of both residential and commercial projects. Set up by Bunny Turner and Emma Pocock in 2007, Turner Pocock has grown to a team of 15 including project managers, interior architects and designers. Turner Pocock have received significant recognition from the Design world, including: House and Garden Top 100 since 2012, winners of The International Design & Architecture Awards 2017, The Sunday Times Top 30, Country and Town House Finest 50 Interior Designers. They are members of the BIID.
Polly Williams, inspired by her love of helping designers and brands launch or expand their business, founded the multi -award winning Camberyard in 2015. She is the UK’s leading business development consultant for interiors, brands and designers. Spotting a gap in the market for the ‘business side’ of interior design, she offers expert business advice, mentoring and networking to interior design professionals.Taking a holistic, step-by-step approach, Polly has created a strategic framework that puts personal and professional growth alongside business development. In addition to helping clients launch, grow or streamline their business, providing advice on PR, social media, USP, marketing and business strategy, web design, and trade and retail shows, she specialises in bringing designers together.Inspired by a belief that collaboration is better than competition, she formed the Camberyard Collective. A select group of like-minded designers, brands and creative professionals, the Collective regularly meets –often in Camberyard workshops and round tables –to share ideas, barter services and support each other. For interior design business advice, introductions, events and inspiration –Polly is the go-to / one to call!www.camberyard.com