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:

Taryn Driemeyer

Senior Interior Designer, Ana Engelhorn Design

Technical drawing
Spatial planning
Kitchen & Bathroom design
Joinery concept & design
Lighting & electrical design & layouts
FF&E sourcing & procurement
Hard finishes sourcing & procurement

Natalie West

Chartered Accountant, Orana Corporate

Natalie West is a Chartered Accountant who holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University in Australia. She has over 20 years of financial and corporate experience gained in practice (in both Australia and the UK), commercial and the financial services industry.

Natalie is the founding Partner of Orana Corporate, an accounting services outsourcing company offering services to listed and unlisted companies, which she launched in 2013 after taking a career break to start a family. Prior to that, she was at Goldman Sachs Asset Management where she spent six years, predominately in a business development role as Co-Head of the Global (excluding US) Institutional Money Market Fund business.

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.



  • It doesn't matter how beautiful the inside of your house is if the view outside doesn't give you peace. Imagine a room without windows. To me that would be hell. Beautiful interiors can help distract you, for sure ... but I believe it is better to live with less and have a view than to face a brick wall with no sunlight ...
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  • I found this fireplace in a warehouse in the Costa Brava. It is amazingly beautiful - the fainted yellow colour just makes it. There is nothing better than to work for a client who wants you to go out and source special finds. Originally there wasn't a fireplace in this room, but what's a bedroom without one?
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  • As interior designers, we may have to take on jobs that aren't exactly in line with our own personal ethos or why we started working as a designer. Other times, it seems the project was made for us. For me, dream projects are period properties, where the clients have a love for the old and would like to preserve the history of the building. Looking after a place with a long history is a wonderful challenge that I find incredibly fulfilling. It gives me an opportunity to find suppliers who love authentic materials just as much as I do and we can learn and work together.  More on my inspirations and thoughts in my newsletters - do sign up! What is your dream job?⁣
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  • I absolutely love @amytastley editorial in @archdigest about seemlingly 'perfect' interiors. She quotes Salvador Dali, who said: 'have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it'. Reading that, I feel an instant sense of peace. It can be easy for us as designers to get so absorbed trying to reach a perfectly balanced interior that we forget interior design is a journey. A space is ever-evolving. What we leave our clients with is a beautiful, expertly-produced canvas for them to put their personal stamp on. Regardless of how stunning newly-designed interiors may look in glossy magazines, the real magic happens afterwards, when the owners start buying books and their personal items get left here and there - that is when the perfectly imperfect interiors really come into their own :). You can read more about our style on our website - check out my first Journal piece where I explain my inspiration. ⁣
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