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.


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.


When you come to Ana Engelhorn Interior Design, you get access to a whole team of people. Most of the required interior design skills are covered in-house, but when a project needs certain outside expertise, we are able to draw from a group of carefully selected professionals that we are proud to call our team. I’m really pleased to introduce some of them:

Katie Jones-Hook

Interior Architect

Katie is an interior architect with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, she is now based in South West London. For the last 9 years, she has been freelancing for interior designers helping them to build highly detailed and comprehensive technical documentation packages.

She has worked on residential, hospitality and corporate projects throughout Africa and now in the UK.

Katie runs her own studio under the name KJH Interiors.



John Allsopp

RIBA certified Architect, John Allsopp Studio

John is a registered architect with extensive experience in the architecture and interiors industries, most recently in the role of Project Director at one of the UK’s most renowned design practices. His work has consistently been driven by the needs for personal service for demanding private and commercial clients, while delivering the highest levels of design and technical detail.

John has led and collaborated with design teams in the UK and internationally on residential, hospitality and retail projects and now runs his own Studio.



  • In a globalised world where we are connected by social media and communicate through FaceTime, it is important to understand we are not all the same and have different cultural beliefs. It is those differences that make us richer - and they must be celebrated! Click the link in our bio to find out more about our team!
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  • Some projects stay with you, especially if you win awards for them! I will never forget the work it took to reuse and recycle all the original tiles from this roof in Catalan to then lay them back once it was fixed. It was well worth it, not only because of their history and beauty but for the environment, something I feel passionate about preserving. As an interior designer, it is much easier to throw away and start afresh, but when you love working with antiques, the old and used become priceless. For more on this project and others click the link in my bio!
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  • Two weeks ago I was at an event I used to help organise: @berninagranturismo. My life as an interior designer is much less adrenaline-infused (except when shipping is delayed!), but I am continually amazed at how many similarities there are between that work and my current job. I have been blessed to do jobs I am truly passionate about - click the link in my bio to read my Journal post about it!
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  • Being 'cool' is sometimes not cool at all. It is much better to be true to yourself and do what feels right. In an article I wrote for @btlproperty I try to portray this through colour. Read the full article in my Journal post - link in bio!
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