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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  • Here is a project we were involved with in Madrid. Looking out over one of the city's main squares, this small, one-bedroom apartment is a perfect example of our style, combining old and new but also cherishing imperfections, letting the beauty of an imperfect piece come through - just as it should.  Learn more about our process on our webpage!
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  • How to create a successful business plan:

Step one: Understanding your business and its needs.
Start with in-depth research: analyse your product and your market to ensure you have the appropriate contextual expertise.

Step two: Three main questions.
Before you start creating your business plan, you should be able to answer these questions:
1) Where do you want to be in 5 years, personally and professionally? 
2) What is your business process?
3) How does your business make money?

Step three: Go visual.
Put your answers and any ideas down on paper. Writing or typing things out helps give you a clear overview of how to get where you want to be. It’s the same for interior designing – once you put your ideas into drawings and other visuals, you can better see your endpoint.

Step four. Don’t be intimidated.
Most business owners are not business experts – they are learning as they go. Therefore, even if you do not have a university degree in business and commerce, don’t be intimidated to start your business plan. You know your business – you’re the expert on it and can work out the details you need to add in.

Step five: Keep it short.
Write your plan in clear, concise language. Here’s why: 
1) You are creating a tool for yourself to run and grow your business. Therefore, it should be easy to use, to understand and to refine over time.
2) Your business plan will be read by people you will work with. You want to keep their interest and inspire them.
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  • Pictures of past projects transport me to different times and life situations. When I see this one, I can't stop thinking about heat and sun - something I'm sure most of us are yearning for after a long winter!  Let us help you create your ideal holiday home which you can reminisce about while working in your office 😊 
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  • Everybody has something unique and beautiful about them. It's important to celebrate what makes individuals who they are, rather than trying to hide or photoshop things out. I believe this is true for spaces too. If a space has something in it you want to fix, take a breath and ask yourself, if by trying to fix it, would you potentially make it worse? But if you were to celebrate that feature, might it become much better than you at first imagined?  Sign up to our Newsletter to learn more about us and our philosophy!
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