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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  • We are not perfect and sometimes lose faith and get completely stuck. Apart from taking a break to gain a bit of distance, my advice is to go back to basics to regain that spark! If you feel stuck or unsure where to take your interiors project, write to us!
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  • 5 places where to find perfectly imperfect pieces:

1. Candelabro in Madrid
This is the perfect example of a perfectly imperfect supplier, mixing antiques and contemporary pieces to create balanced and well thought out designs @barbara_candelabro

2. Silvera in London
This store has high-end contemporary furniture which we would use to balance out the antiques in our designs. Silvera leans towards natural and pure fabrics which we love using in our studio. @silveraofficial

3. Lidia Masllorens Art in Barcelona
Lidia Masllorens art has texture and is deeply romantic. We love procuring art like hers for clients to decorate walls and to finish off the look perfectly.

4. Abbatte in Madrid
Abbatte creates handmade textiles using only the finest of natural fibers. Their pieces are woven in the Cistercian abbey near Madrid and each piece is hand-woven by experienced local weavers, making pieces that will last a lifetime and are therefore completely in line with our philosophy of sustainability. @abbatte_

5. Puckhaber Antiques in London
Puckhaber Antiques has amazing pieces which we absolutely love. Take this chair for example which is slightly leaning to one side – this little quirk is what makes it special to us – that and the amazing craftsmanship in making it, its history and the prime wood material! @puckhaberdecor
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  • Cabinets, whether they are built-in or free-standing, should be well made and fit for purpose, considering aspects like lighting or pull-down racks to reach higher shelves. It's also important to work with high quality cabinet makers who can meet your needs as well as timeframe. We aim to create strong working relationships with a variety of top-quality cabinet makers to ensure we have the right contact for all of our clients! If you want to learn more about how we work click the link in our bio!
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  • We absolutely love doing bathrooms. This was one of our first projects in Spain. The client wanted something that represented the seaside, but was also very English in nature - we believe this style fulfils the brief well. To see more of our projects check out our website!
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