Meet The UK’s Best Interior Designers 2024

By CTH Editors

1 week ago

Our renowned annual top 50 list returns


We’ve asked the experts. Compiled longlists, shortlists, pored over picture after picture. The C&TH 50 Best Interior Designers is back.

Our renowned annual list – judged by an expert panel, this year comprising of Sebastian Conran, Paula Sutton, Nina Marenzi, and interiors editor Carole Annett – is the go-to source for finding designers working at the highest level in the UK & Ireland. Each year, these designers enter and we consider applicants, alongside nominations from the judging panel, to gather the best in the business.

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So, whether you’ve got a home revamp on the cards – or simply want to drool over incredible projects by incredible talents, this is the list to know. Read on to discover the names lighting up the design world in 2024. Words by Emma Love. 

The C&TH 50 Best Interior Designers 2024/25

  1. Adèkó & Co
  2. Alex Dauley
  3. Anahita Rigby
  4. Ben Pentreath
  5. Buchanan Studio
  6. Carlos Garcia Interiors
  7. Cave Interiors
  8. Clare Gaskin interiors
  9. Conran & Partners
  10. Dalrymple Studio
  11. Eadie & Crole
  12. Elicyon
  13. Flora Soames
  14. Golden Design
  15. Helen Green Design
  16. Henry Prideaux Interior Design
  17. Janine Stone & Co
  18. Joanna Plant
  19. Juliette Byrne
  20. Kate Guinness Design
  21. Katharine Pooley
  22. Kit Kemp Design Studio
  23. Lonika Chande
  24. Louise Bradley
  25. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
  26. Martin Kemp Design
  27. Nicola Harding & Co
  28. Nina Campbell
  29. OWN LONDON
  30. Palladian
  31. Pandora Taylor
  32. Paolo Moschino
  33. Retrouvius Design Studio
  34. Rita Konig
  35. Salvesen Graham
  36. Sara Cosgrove Studio
  37. Shalini Misra
  38. SHH Architecture & Interiors
  39. Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler
  40. Sims Hilditch
  41. Spinocchia Freund
  42. Stephanie Barba Mendoza
  43. Studio Ashby
  44. Studio Peake
  45. Studio Suss
  46. Studio Vero
  47. Susan Van Meter
  48. Taylor Howes
  49. Th2 Designs
  50. VSP Interiors

Who Are The C&TH Best Interior Designers 2024?

Adèkó & Co

Four generations of Nigerian-born, London-based Tolù Adè..’s family worked in the Lagos textiles industry so pattern and fabrics were an integral part of his childhood. His focus is mostly on the commercial and hospitality side of interiors but he takes on a select number of residential commissions – most recently an apartment on London’s South Bank and a Grade II-listed property in Marylebone. At the crux of every scheme is storytelling: combining a client’s narrative with contemporary design and a building’s heritage. Handcrafted materials and artisan-made bespoke furnishings often feature. adeko.co

Alex Dauley

Since setting up her eponymous practice eight years ago, Alex Dauley has taken the industry by storm. She believes in the transformative power of interior design – whether creating a space for local artists to connect at Soho House’s Brixton Studio or turning a bland Notting Hill townhouse into an uplifting home through reimagined design classics, natural materials and a warm colour palette. A passionate champion of inclusivity, in 2020 she co-founded United in Design, a charity aiming to address the lack of diversity in the interior design industry. alexdauley.com

Interiors by Anahita Rigby

Anahita Rigby

Anahita Rigby

From large format checkered walls and floors in a bathroom to a bar colour inspired by an Otto Prutscher glass compote dish, and repurposing curtains from a teenage bedroom in a new living space, Anahita Rigby is a designer who thinks outside the box. She started her interior and architectural studio in 2021 (previously she was at Make Architects in Hong Kong), and takes on properties of all sizes. Currently, these include a five-bedroom Notting Hill townhouse and a two-bedroom Oxford cottage. anahitarigby.com

Ben Pentreath

Old and new country houses, playful interior decoration interlaced with historical references, and master planning – designing towns and housing developments such as the pioneering Poundbury for the Duchy of Cornwall – are the three interlinked strands at this revered practice. What unites them all is harmonious design that stands the test of time. To coincide with celebrating the studio’s 20th-anniversary, the studio are releasing An English Vision, a monograph showcasing 30 projects of different scales and typologies, out in September. benpentreath.com

Buchanan Studio

‘Booby Trap,’ a corridor draped in pink fabric with 35 breast lights for a group exhibition that runs alongside this year’s Venice Biennale, is just the kind of playful design husband-and-wife Charlotte and Angus Buchanan excel at (she runs the business side; he is a former art director for the late Michael Howells and in charge of the creative). Pattern and colour, a rich materials palette and imaginative ideas are all hallmarks. In Europe, the pair has projects on the go in Italy, Ibiza, France and Greece. buchanan.studio

Interiors by Carlos Garcias Interior Designer

Carlos Garcias Interior Designer

Carlos Garcia Interiors

‘An unashamedly traditional country-house style adapted to 21st-century living where colour and pattern take centre stage’ – that’s how Carlos Garcia sums up his most recognised aesthetic. Right now, he’s working on a Tudor Hall in Suffolk, a villa in Portugal and a new-build, Regency style country house in West Sussex for returning clients. A lifetime of collecting antique textiles led to last year’s launch of the Compass collection of fabrics and wallpapers based on original documents in his archive; since then, furniture has been added too. carlosgarciainteriors.com

Cave Interiors

Mother-and-daughter duo Georgina and Anouska Cave are at the helm of this small, busy Primrose Hill studio (the latter leads the design and all sourcing – which is a real strength). Newly completed projects include the restoration and refurbishment of an Art Deco villa in the south of France and a Lutyens-style Arts and Crafts house in Hampstead where antique, vintage and custom pieces were sensitively combined with colour and pattern. A shop at the front of the studio sells secondhand furniture, handcrafted pieces and their own-brand accessories. caveinteriors.com

A kitchen designed by Clare Gaskin

Clare Gaskin Interiors © Nick Smith photography

Clare Gaskin interiors

Whether building an art collection, rethinking the upholstery on a favourite piece of furniture or introducing colour and pattern through fabrics and wallpaper, Clare Gaskin encourages clients to challenge themselves creatively – with fantastic results. Alongside finishing several private residences, which include a Victorian family home in Islington and a riverside townhouse in Kingston (‘it’s a contemporary playground of experimenting, with fun at its core’), earlier this year she teamed up with Furnishing Futures to design living rooms for a trio of women’s refuges in London. claregaskin.com

Conran & Partners

Established by the late Sir Terence Conran more than 40 years ago, this international architecture and interior design practice is now owned by the five Principals (including his son, Sebastian). There are two studios, in London and Hong Kong: the former recently completed the social spaces at Author, a build-to-rent complex in King’s Cross, and the café at The Peninsula hotel; at the latter, the team have been busy integrating European design elements into a home at Villa Lucca, a low-density luxury residential development in the city’s north-east New Territories region. conranandpartners.com

Dalrymple Studio

From a gorgeous party barn in the Cotswolds with a Californian-inspired bedroom based around surfboard art, to a chic yet cosy wood-clad chalet in Val-d’Isère, creative director Amy Dalrymple’s spaces are full of charm and character. A former interior designer at Linley, she opened this Fulham practice with her husband Hewie six years ago (he handles the project management side). Sourcing antiques and sustainability-driven design – as at a country house in Buckinghamshire where a net zero strategy was put in place – are both a forte. dalrymplestudio.co.uk

Eadie & Crole

Founded in 2019 by Sophie Eadie and Fi Crole, who each have 20 years of design experience, this practice is known for its modern yet timeless schemes. Form, function and comfort are important to the pair who have recently finished renovating a three-bedroom apartment in Chelsea, moving walls to create a better flow (they also cite a client’s art and artefacts as being key to an interior). Last year they launched the Arnott collection of fabric and wallpaper, alongside several pieces of furniture. eadieandcrole.com

Elicyon

Since establishing Elicyon a decade ago, Charu Gandhi and her now 30-strong team have garnered a reputation for creating highly curated, exceptionally crafted and ultra luxurious interiors around the world. Case in point is a show apartment in London’s iconic OWO building, which is a sophisticated take on an English home. Ongoing work includes a family pad in Dubai, an Italianate mansion in Miami which is being redesigned from the ground up, and a jewellery atelier in Mayfair – the studio’s first foray into retail. elicyon.com

Flora Soames

A lifelong love of collecting antique textiles informs Flora Soames’ decorating style which often involves injecting rich colour and bold pattern into inviting interior schemes. It’s also the linchpin of her evolving fabric and wallpaper range, and first book, The One Day Box: A Life-Changing Love of Home, which was released last year. She’s in the midst of designing a lateral penthouse apartment in The Whiteley near Hyde Park and embarking on a restoration programme for an 18th-century listed house on the Dorset coast. florasoames.com

Interiors by Golden Design studio

Golden Design studio

Golden Design

An East London studio led by founder Ellen Cumber and Alice Bettington (both are Inchbald trained and involved in every commission) who believe that functionality and beauty go hand in hand. Bright hues, layered interiors with an emphasis on natural materials, and British-crafted and antique pieces are all signature threads that appear in projects. For instance, in a fun, glamorous colour-saturated Ladbroke Grove townhouse for a fashion designer client, complete with a wow-factor master suite and the ultimate party space. golden-design.co.uk

Helen Green Design

Whether tasked with a sleek penthouse in London or a family villa in the Dubai suburbs, this design studio – overseen by creative lead Alexandra Jurkiewicz – delivers considered, understated interiors. Beautifully handmade custom joinery and bespoke furniture are typical, as is a classic-contemporary aesthetic and a knack for referencing a client’s personal story through the smallest of subtle details. The practice has been awarded by Positive Luxury for its forward-thinking sustainability initiatives and a furniture collection is on the way. helengreendesign.com

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Henry Prideaux Interior Design

Henry Prideaux is as expert at creating a Chelsea townhouse for entertaining as he is a handsome family farmhouse in rural Buckinghamshire for his (often repeat) clients. For the latter recently, this included a wow-factor entrance lobby, a guest bedroom with a tented ceiling and a fun shepherd’s hut hideout for the children. It’s not unusual for someone to task him with one room, then, after seeing the ideas, extend the remit to the rest of the house. henryprideaux.com

Janine Stone & Co

Established by Janine Stone in 1987 – and run together with her husband and business partner Gideon – this multi-disciplinary practice can handle all aspects of a project, from architecture and interior design to build and overall management. These integrated services have been employed, for example, to a new build mansion on the Wentworth Estate in Surrey. Ready this summer, it will have a spa, wine cellar, cinema, custom-furniture and bar. Further afield, the roster of commissions includes residences in Dubai and Hong Kong. janinestone.com

Study by Joanna Plant

Joanna Plant

Joanna Plant

Above all, Joanna Plant creates beautifully comfortable spaces that feel as though they have evolved organically over time. Antiques, colour and fabrics are all key (she has an upcoming wallpaper collaboration with de Gournay) and plenty of work comes from repeat clients. The studio has stayed purposely small, meaning she can be hands-on with all aspects of a project, from the creative vision to on-site logistics. Ongoing commissions include an Arts & Crafts house in Chelsea and a Georgian property in Ireland. joannaplantinteriors.com

Juliette Byrne

Founded 35 years ago by Juliette Byrne, this Chelsea studio excels in elegant, refined interiors – whether the team is designing an 18th-century villa in Dresden, a Chelsea townhouse with a garden room hangout for teenage children, or a contemporary glass extension in the south of France. The full turnkey service is especially appealing to international clients renovating second homes in the capital. Bespoke furniture and butterfly boxes – Perspex boxes with ethereal feather butterflies that co-ordinate with a colour palette – are a special touch. juliettebyrne.com

Kate Guinness Design

Spaces that feel lived in rather than styled: that’s the aim of Kate Guinness, who set up her eponymous studio eight years ago. Colour and pattern are important, and her scope ranges from redecoration to full refurbishments. Right now, she’s refreshing the interiors of a country house near Henley for one young family and soon to finish the renovation of a home in Camberwell – complete with a fabric-lined cinema room and a mix of mid-century and modern pieces – for another. kateguinness.co.uk

Katharine Pooley

Superyachts, ski chalets, Far East villas, historic mansions in the south of France: Katharine Pooley’s luxurious global projects all have impeccable craftship at their core. Nature, she says, ‘remains a constant source of inspiration, and while we all lead busy lives, the home must always be a haven.’ At the moment, the 50-strong team is splitting its time between an art-filled private residence in Paris, a townhouse in London, a contemporary New York apartment, and a Sardinian retreat for a returning client. katharinepooley.com

Kit Kemp Design Studio

Led by creative director and founder of Firmdale Hotels Kit Kemp, this practice is renowned for designing places to stay in London and New York (including Warren Street Hotel in Tribeca, which opened earlier this year) but it has around five residential projects in progress at any one time too. It’s a family affair: one daughter, Minnie, has spearheaded homes in Palm Springs, Westchester and the French Riviera while another, Willow, is behind the furniture, tableware and lighting for the studio’s product collaborations. kitkemp.com

Living room by Lonika Chande

Lonika Chande

Lonika Chande

‘Comfort, practicality and colour are always at the heart of it all,’ says Lonika Chande of her characterful residential schemes, which often begin with patterned textiles and experimenting with their scale. After a stint working for Juliette Byrne, setting up her studio eight years ago seemed like a natural career move. She has just finished the interior fit-out of a period family home in Hackney and a full refurbishment of a Georgian townhouse by the seaside – right down to the teaspoons. lonikachande.com

Louise Bradley

For more than 30 years, Louise Bradley has been championing slow interior design. In other words, a classic contemporary aesthetic ‘unfettered by passing trends’ which is imagined through neutral palettes layered with pops of colour, texture and natural materials. ‘We’re very particular with the paint shades and fabric hues. Although they are neutral, they are vibrant with various textures and tones, often taking inspiration from nature,’ she explains. This timeless look is currently being employed at residences in Jordan and London, among others. louisebradley.co.uk

Martin Brudnizski's home

Martin Brudnizski Design Studio

Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

This celebrated design studio is behind fabulous bars, retail spaces, hotels and members clubs around the world; most recently this includes London’s Broadwick Soho hotel and The Surrey, A Corinthia Hotel, which is soon to open on the Upper East Side in New York. Alongside this, a dedicated, slowly growing residential team typically works on around five projects at once. Currently these include a party pad in Austin, a villa in Lahore and a bungalow in LA. mbds.com

Martin Kemp Design

Best known for putting his sophisticated stamp on palatial homes, residential developments, private jets and superyachts – as well as his rigorous confidentiality – Martin Kemp is a go-to designer for clients in the high-end luxury sector. His most recently completed project is a seven-floor new-build Alpine property; now he is turning his hand to penthouses in the Bahamas and the Far East, and a mansion in Switzerland.  A second studio outpost opened in New York last year. martinkempdesign.com

Nicola Harding & Co

A master at conjuring up colourful schemes for hotels such as Beaverbrook Townhouse and, more recently, The Cavendish on the Chatsworth Estate, Nicola Harding creates ‘soulful places rich in atmosphere’. Roughly half her time is spent on residential projects: at present, these include an Art Deco villa in Berlin, a 19th-century palace in Lisbon and a farmhouse in Tuscany. Last year she and her husband launched NiX by Nicola Harding, a range of furniture, upholstery, lighting and fabrics. She also offers design advice in hourly online consultations. nicolaharding.com

Nina Campbell

Legendary design doyenne Nina Campbell OBE always has a slew of extraordinary global projects on the go for clients who favour welcoming, balanced spaces that function well. This year they include revisiting and adapting a family home in Jordan where the children have grown-up and flown the nest, and creating a residence for a serious art and antiques collector in Maine. A new styling service for small schemes is run by the team at the Pimlico Road flagship and collaborations in the offing include an autumn rug collection with Luke Irwin. shop.ninacampbell.com

OWN LONDON

Led by founder Alex Labridis, the 30-strong team at this multidisciplinary studio offer architecture, spatial planning, property development and, since 2020, interior design which is overseen by the experienced Jorge Khawam (he has previously done stints at Studio Ashby, Natalia Miyar and Taylor Howes). Modern eclecticism is a hallmark; future projects include the redevelopment of a listed house in Kensington, a villa in Corfu, a hotel in Mykonos, a hospitality concept in Saudi Arabia and an immersive gallery space in London. ownlondon.co.uk

Palladian

Wellbeing is central to Hugo and Beatle Lindsay-Fynn’s holistic approach to residential architecture and interior design. ‘Our focus is as much on how our clients choose to live as where they choose to reside,’ say the brothers, who have a range of experts, from feng shui masters to building biology specialists, on speed dial. Utilising natural materials and craft, they create schemes that feel harmonious throughout, such as at an Arts and Crafts house in Kensington where tiles from its former use as a factory were woven into the space. palladian.design

Pandora Taylor

For one client’s winter retreat in Ireland, Pandora Taylor is combining bold botanical wallpapers, Toile de Jouy pattern and secret doors, with Scandinavian joinery and a modern kitchen – which is exactly the kind of considered yet playful style she is known for. After training at KLC Design School, she worked for Kitesgrove before setting up on her own in 2018. ‘I strongly believe that everything you bring into your home should be enriching and make you smile,’ she says. pandorataylor.co.uk

Terrace by Paolo Moschino

Paolo Moschino

Paolo Moschino

Jointly led by Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen – the former looks after the fabric and furniture collection; the latter oversees the interior design studio – this practice creates sophisticated residential and commercial schemes around the world. These currently include a luxury hotel in Milan, a chalet in Gstaad and several houses in the Dominican Republic. New fabrics and furniture, inspired by French architect Jean-Charles Moreux, will be added to the Paolo Moschino Collection in September. paolomoschino.com

Retrouvius

An architectural salvage company and interior design studio that has long set the benchmark for re-use in thoughtful, clever ways. Heading up the latter is co-founder Maria Speake, whose recent projects range from an 18th-century family home in Paris to a 16th-century former farmhouse and tobacco store in Umbria. Her skill lies in sitting newly crafted pieces alongside older materials – whether that’s using surplus stone for a shower wall or having reclaimed iroko made into kitchen cabinets – to create spaces for modern living. retrouvius.com

Rita Konig

A design authority on both sides of the Atlantic, Rita Konig is renowned for her effortlessly relaxed, pretty spaces that function brilliantly. ‘One of the things I love when I am working on projects is thinking about lives lived in the houses we design and the challenge of how to make them work in the very best and most comfortable way,’ she says, citing a recently completed family home in the north of England she worked on with Donald Insall architectural practice, which is perfect for house parties at the weekend too. ritakonig.com

Kitchen by Salvesen Graham

Salvesen Graham

Salvesen Graham

Georgian England and Indian textiles count among the eclectic influences of Nicole Salvesen and Mary Graham who specialise in creating classically beautiful spaces full of texture and colour with a quintessentially British edge. ‘Our aesthetic has a leaning toward comfort and layering to create welcoming, timeless interiors,say the pair, who are working on homes in the US, and Austria, as well as chalets in France and Switzerland. A new fabric collection will launch in the autumn. salvesengraham.com

Sara Cosgrove Studio

Irish interior designer Sara Cosgrove is one of the best, having cut her teeth at Allegra Hicks and Helen Green before setting up her interior design and interior architectural practice a decade ago (there are two offices, in Dublin and London). She labels her look ‘quiet luxury’ – pared back, tailored spaces stripped of any unnecessary clutter that always have a focal point – and has just completed a trio of projects in Ireland: a boutique country hotel with connections to horse racing, a contemporary penthouse and a family holiday home. saracosgrove.com

Shalini Misra

Wellness and design are intertwined at this global practice, which has offices in London, New York, Delhi and Dubai. Art plays a major role in schemes, with the team often collaborating with galleries on bespoke collections for clients. The current roll call of projects includes a villa on Lake Como with a bowling alley and museum-quality art, a house in Geneva with a spa, and a triplex in Mumbai. Her first rug collection, Stepwells, produced by cc-tapis, is available at the studio’s online retail platform Curio which champions designers and makers. shalinimisra.com

SHH Architecture & Interiors

Fresh from a rebrand, this multidisciplinary practice’s portfolio spans super-prime private residences, hotels and commercial spaces, as well as mixed-use developments. Although primarily focused on projects in the UK, the team has also completed a significant number in China, Hong Kong and the Middle East. Their mission is seamless design, underpinned by a building’s historic features, but with contemporary functionality. The recent restoration of Athlone House in Hampstead, originally built for the industrialist Edward Brooke in 1870-72, is a perfect example. shh.co.uk

Snug designed by Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler

Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler

Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler

Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler is the longest running decorating firm in Great Britain. Sibyl Colefax, John Fowler and Nancy Lancaster made their name mixing old with new, often in an English country house style. Today, the studio is led by six senior decorators, all supported by their own team and an architectural interior designer. Projects vary hugely, from the Heritage Room at the Hurlingham private members club to a palazzo in Palm Beach and a family estate in Wisconsin. sibylcolefax.com

Sims Hilditch

Synonymous with a considered, fresh take on English country style, Emma Sims Hilditch is easily one of the best interior designers in the UK and highly sought after. She tackles all manner of residential projects from listed townhouses to seaside cottages, grand ancestral pads to humble lakeside retreats. She is often inspired by nature and the surroundings of a building; natural materials and antiques are a signature. Her purpose-first approach might mean rejigging layouts, perhaps creating new spaces for entertaining or simply making a floorplan flow so it better works for everyday life. simshilditch.com

Spinocchia Freund

Integral to founder and creative director Brigitta Spinocchia Freund’s vision is her love of the arts. She incorporates collectible objects, both by classic designers such as Andre Arbus and Dupré-Lafon, and up-and-coming talents within her dynamic schemes. ‘The key with every project and budget is to create a sense of collected pieces,’ she says. In the past, she has commissioned artists including James Turrell and Nacho Carbonell for one-off installations; current projects include two properties in Chelsea Barracks and another in the Cotswolds in collaboration with Richard Parr. spinocchiafreund.com

Stephanie Barba Mendoza

A celebration of colour and pattern defines Mexican designer Stephanie Barba Mendoza’s characteristically maximalist style. Honest, tactile materials and bespoke artisan-made pieces typically feature too (‘I find craft immensely inspiring; this type of collaboration adds something wholly unique to our designs,’ she has said). Having worked for Martin Brudnizki for a decade before setting up on her own four years ago, it’s perhaps natural that hospitality projects in London, Lisbon and Porto are in the mix, alongside several homes in the capital. barbamendoza.com

Studio Ashby

For Sophie Ashby, creating soulful spaces involves embracing the patina of materials as they age, favouring furniture with bold shapes, and art that strikes a chord. To mark a decade in business, she has released Studio Ashby: Home Art Soul, a book showcasing a selection of projects including her by-appointment showroom-shop in the Bluecoats School. Alongside being one of the best interior designers in the country, she is co-founder of equal opportunities charity United in Design; has a furniture and homeware brand Sister; and is soon releasing another fabric range, Trippy: three retro shades in a psychedelic print inspired by 1970s fashion. studioashby.com

Kitchen by Studio Peake

Studio Peake

Studio Peake

It’s been a busy year for founder and creative director Sarah Peake, completing on an Arts and Crafts home in Surrey and a Chelsea townhouse, as well as designing a new studio in Hammersmith for the team (it doubles as a gallery, with a curated display of artisan-made products from The Workshop collection, which launched in 2022). Colour and pattern define Studio Peake spaces, as does an interplay with old and new, and a touch of the unexpected – whether that means integrating Japanese art or a yolk-yellow utility room. studiopeake.com

Studio Suss

Founded in 2013 by Simone Suss, this eponymous studio’s trademark is timeless interiors influenced by eco-conscious thinking. ‘As designers we have agency over how our clients spend their money and every buying decision should incorporate sustainability; from the paints to finishes and sanitaryware, there are companies who have strong sustainable credentials and if they fit the brief, we will support them,’ she says. Expect a leaning towards natural materials and a juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary pieces. studiosuss.com

Studio Vero

Longtime friends Venetia Rudebeck and Romanos Brihi set up their practice a decade ago. Both art collectors who consider scouting for antiques and visiting galleries a hobby, their colourful schemes include one-of-a-kind furniture and artisan-made pieces. ‘We place a strong emphasis on art, which is a defining feature of all our projects; recognising its ability to infuse spaces with personality, interest, and mood,’ they confirm. Often, as in one recent Notting Hill Victorian makeover, the pair continue to help build up a clients’ art collection long after completion. studio-vero.com

Susan Van Meter

An interior designer for over 30 years, Susan Van Meter’s ethos is all about combining style and sustainability. Her portfolio of residential properties runs the full gamut from traditional to modern, minimalist to maximalist: she has just completed a planet-first, understated new build in Blackheath with earthy tones and textured wall coverings, and refurbished a grade II-listed home in Belgravia full of bold pattern and colour. Always though, balance, harmony and cohesion are key. susanvanmeter.com

Kitchen by Taylor Howes

Taylor Howes © Renee Kemps

Taylor Howes

Led by founder and CEO Karen Howes, this sought-after Knightsbridge studio typically has a handful of global commissions on the go, whether a ski chalet in Verbier, a family home in Kuwait, a beach house in the Middle East or a yacht. Colour and fine art often anchor a scheme, as does working with British makers and sourcing collectors’ items that can be passed down the generations – part of the longevity of design ethos that clients love. taylorhowes.co.uk

Th2 Designs

Timeless, relaxed homes that maximise space and light: that’s the thinking behind the designs of Gail Taylor and Sheila El-Hadery, who also always add plenty of texture and warm tones. Recently, they’ve turned their hand to transforming three apartments into an eight-bedroom ski chalet in the French Alps (complete with a Japanese plunge pool, sauna, extensive walk-in ski boot room and wine cellar), a pared-back house in Jordan, and a Mayfair penthouse. The pair have a collection of furniture, Th2 Studio, too. th2designs.co.uk

Living room by VSP Interiors

VSP Interiors

VSP Interiors

An expert in country houses, VSP Interiors founder Henriette von Stockhausen begins with preserving the architectural features of a building, then adds in modern art, colour and texture. Her little black book of craftspeople and suppliers is extensive: for one Santa Barbara home recently, she sourced antique fabrics for curtains, collaborated with Iksel on custom pieces, and converted a Japanese garden temple into a dining space. A capsule collection of wallpapers and fabrics is in the pipeline, as is designing interiors for a chalet in Austria and a Jugendstil house in Bavaria. vspinteriors.com

The 50 Best Interior Designers originally featured in the 2024 Interiors Book. Shop the issue here. Submissions for next year’s 50 Best Interior Designers will reopen in Spring 2025.