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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  • 5 favourite colour combinations:

Favourite colour combination 1
I love @farrowandball Paean Black and Sulking Room Pink. My next kitchen will be in this colour combination if at all possible ☺ The way they come out in the photo doesn’t reflect what they look like in reality.

Favourite colour combination 2
Lago Guatemala with Veronica from @bauwerkcolour. Made using natural pigments, the finished look is amazing.

Favourite colour combination 3
Again from @farrowandball, the colours Rangwali and Teresa’s Green seem perfect to me.

Favourite colour combination 4
Another company I greatly admire is @britishcolourstandard. Two of my favourite colours are Bokhara Green and Willow Grey.

Favourite colour combination 5
Last but not least, a company that has recently crossed my inbox is @francescaspaintsltd, who makes eco paints. I love the combination of these two colours.
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  • With all of this time at home, many are starting to notice things in their decor, perhaps thinking about a sofa that could really do with some sprucing up or contemplating how they could use a room more efficiently or effectively. In some ways, it's the perfect time for a fresh interior design or decoration! If you need inspiration, please do get in touch. There is a lot that can be done while on lockdown, so when this 'season' ends we can hit the ground running!
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  • We are all adjusting to and coping with this difficult time in different ways. Some are enjoying not having to commute and love having more family or me-time. Others are pulling their hair out trying to entertain kids while getting work done. And some have to get inventive with their workspace. I heard of one man who allegedly has to use an ironing board for his desk - I bet he has never used it more! There are many funny stories going around. At this time, I think we can all use some cheer, so please share one that made you laugh 😊 
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  • At the time I was doing this project I was into white. The project was in Spain and it was hot! I felt I needed clean, airy spaces. Looking at this picture now, I wonder if the second time around, I would paint this wall a colour ... what do you think? If you’d like to discuss your home design project, contact me and I’ll be very happy to chat (link in bio).
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