OUR STORY

Ana Engelhorn was born in Switzerland, to Spanish and German parents, and travelling extensively has always been a way of life. Through her travels Ana has experienced some of the world’s most celebrated hotels and an array of beautiful private homes, yet the interiors that always made the biggest impression were those that had a sense of character.

These characterful interiors were created through playful curiosity, not a trend, and they were designed through life experiences and personal taste, not a formulaic process. They felt like homes. Places that were lived in. Places that were so welcoming and honest that they didn’t feel designed at all.

This passion for unique character and relaxed luxury has stayed with her.

Ana is an Associate of the Society of British and International Design (SBID), one of the leading British professional accrediting bodies, supporting professional and trading standards of UK Interior Designers, Architects and manufacturers.

 

 

OUR APPROACH

Perfectly imperfect interior design is about bringing out the innate authenticity of a room and its objects. Echoing the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, we celebrate the imperfections found in natural building materials such as a rough hardwood floor and emphasise rich textural sensations like the feel of silk, cotton and oxidized metal.

In older buildings, we focus on restoring a room to its original state, highlighting any historical features, while adding a modern twist. In new-build homes, we are guided by the client’s needs to inform the design and shape of the house, bringing in older pieces to complement the new.

We love working with organic materials and furniture in its raw state to, above all, craft stunning, luxurious interiors our clients feel at home in.

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  • My 5 favourite styles of curtains for the home.
It’s easy to get lost in the wide world of fabric and curtains. There are so many different fabrics and types of curtains, so many different ways of making them and hanging them that it can be helpful to focus in on a few simple versions. These are five that I love!

1. Triple pleat curtain
The go-to when you want a curtain that is lush, heavy and full. The perfect example of a curtain that is both heart-warming and absorbs sound well.

2. Eyelet curtain
Great for a summery, sprightly feel, when you want a lighter touch in the room as well as lighter on the bank balance. 
3. Roman blind
Don’t want to draw curtains backwards and forwards? Roman blinds have battery-powered motors. You can even time them to go up at the desired hour in your children’s bedroom!

4. Roller blind
A simple version of the fuller Roman blind, it’s ideal for areas like a study or home office where you need to block out the sun occasionally, but don’t want to buy extra decorative fabric.

5. My mother’s own 
This is a curtain my mother created specifically for her home. She designed and made it herself, then got a handyman to insert the ringlets. Simple and different, I think it looks fantastic! Have you ever custom-made curtains for a room?
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  • Welcome to my Interior Design Diary; the road to perfectly imperfect.
This project diary – detailing my first big project in the UK – offers an insight into the interior design process, with all its flaws and imperfections. Having a design philosophy that celebrates imperfections, I think it’s especially fitting to share a ‘real-time’ record of what goes into creating a beautiful interior. Check out my Stories and IGTV to learn more about my Interior Design Diary!
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  • Download our FREE Home Redesign Guide and learn all the tips and tricks on how to create beautiful interiors tailored to your needs, all while having fun doing it! (link in bio)
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  • This month has all been about curtains. I had to find materials for 13 different windows. When searching for so many different materials, one faces a lot of decisions: pattern, no pattern, stripes, quality of material, importance of price. And it all has to fit with the overall look you want to achieve and the colour combinations you have chosen. I love @hollandandsherryinteriors. How do you go about choosing your curtain fabric?
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