If you thought being an interior designer was all colour charts and fabric swatches, think again! It’s not easy to become a successful interior designer in London; you need to be an entrepreneur as well as a designer.
Nevertheless, London is also one of the best places in the world for design inspiration and that’s why Workspace is home to so many fantastic designers who’ve made an impression and are forging their own niche.
Here’s a selection of 12 Workspace interior designers with a genuine wow factor:
DO Design Studio
The studio’s founders, Jon O’Dwyer and Sarah Daniels have worked together since 1995 and created DO Design Studio in 2010 to combine their individual skills and passion for design from their bright and airy studio space in Parkhall Business Centre, Dulwich. They’ve worked with clients such as Cadogan, Harbour Hotels and Rocco Forte Hotels to provide their interior architectural design expertise.
A Small Studio
This RIBA Chartered Practice is another design studio operating out of Parkhall Business Centre. A group of architecture, planning and landscape professionals, A Small Studio provides a tailored service, specialising in small and large residential projects, working with builders and designers to transform interiors and external spaces.
Hubert Zandberg Interiors
Situated in the heart of Ladbroke Grove within Grand Union Studios, Hubert Zandberg Interiors is an architectural and interior design practice with a distinct focus on luxury residential and commercial projects across the globe. Headed up by Hubert Zandberg back in 2002, the studio’s non-formulaic approach reflects perfectly each client’s individual personalities and requirements.
This interior architectural design consultancy is based at Cargo Works and is founded by Graeme Lusted and Nigel Green. lustedgreen delivers innovative, intelligent and commercially successful design solutions that add tremendous value to businesses across the country.
Darren Oldfield founded his own architectural practice in Parkhall Business Centre back in 2013. His small studio specialises in individual, thoughtful, client-led projects. Having worked for a number of award-winning practices across London, Cambridge and Nottingham, Darren has been involved in a string of high-profile projects with budgets ranging from £150,000 to £1,000,000.
Having spent much of his early interior design career working alongside highly-acclaimed interior designer, David Hicks, Charles Bateson works out of Q West in Brentford providing a well-recognised, full interior design service covering all aspects from major building reconfiguration to the finer points of decoration, furniture and curtains.
Specialists in interior and architectural design, tailored to how the individual lives, Hamilton King is a studio led by Jon King and Gail Hamilton-King from The Light Box in Chiswick, West London. The team’s hands-on approach has resulted in beautiful design, craftsmanship and attention to detail across a raft of projects, primarily residential.
With more than three decades worth of interior design experience and know-how, Amber specialises in delivering expertly-designed office solutions that provide healthy, productive working environments. Located in The Print Rooms, Amber have worked with global names such as Deloitte, Endemol and 21st Century Fox to deliver innovative workspace solutions.
Established by architect, Alex Smith in the heart of East London, [Y/N] Studio is based in E1 Studios and was established to ask questions of the built environment. With an ambition to reduce design complexity and make the process as simple as possible.
Since 2014, Gregory McKinney and Nikolas Tsounakis have run their own architecture and design practice based in Notting Hill at Westbourne Studios. With a strong focus on elegant modern design and special attention to design individuality and detail, Opsis Design features professionals who can bring character and personality back to living environments.
Smith & Butler
A collaboration between founders, Erin Bruemmer Smith and Alexandra Butler, these two expert interior architects have more than 17 years of combined experience in high-end residential interiors. Their impeccable knowledge of products, materials and artisans has helped them to provide tailor-made, beautiful interior design services from their home at The Light Bulb.
A studio that focuses largely on bespoke, luxury interiors for discerning private clients anywhere around the world, Obsidian is based in Westbourne Studios. Their services covers interior and architectural design, construction and project management to the highest standards. Their interior designers are globally-recognised professionals capable of transforming individual requirements into breath-taking signature interiors.