ANA’S JOURNAL

Welcome to my journal! A perfect place for me to indulge and explore my passion for perfectly imperfect interiors ... sharing my inspiration for recreating this signature look in your home and business – be it a hacienda in Mexico, a posada in Mallorca, a loft apartment in Manhattan or a town house in Mayfair – Ana Engelhorn Interior Design can guide and inspire you. From travel to antiques, period buildings, art, classic cards, nature, snowboarding, horses ... I am sure you are already getting an insight into my inspiration, aspirations and motivations in life! And just as important are the interiors, the fabrics, the furniture that goes into recreating perfectly imperfect interiors – inspired by the principles of Wabi-Sabi. We are always keen to interact with our followers, share with suppliers and learn more about our readers – so please tell us what you love, what you want to hear more of, what you want to see more of ... Ana x
10-Point Guide of what NOT to do when you design your home

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10-Point Guide of what NOT to do when you design your home

Designing the interior of your home is an exciting opportunity to freshen up or completely revamp your living space. Whether …

January 21, 2021

Art

Staying on top of the art world

As an interior designer often working on full-home refurbishments, I have to have wide knowledge about interiors. While I can, …

October 16, 2020

Travel

What to do in the UK this summer

With coronavirus still making its presence felt and quarantining rules coming back into force for various countries, it’s a little …

August 10, 2020

Lifestyle

How lockdown has changed us …

It wasn’t so long ago that we all were blissfully walking among crowds, kissing and hugging friends and acquaintances, meeting …

August 3, 2020

Lifestyle

Zoom it

We are living through a time where our norm has shifted. Everything we did before has changed shape. For those …

June 12, 2020

antique Parisian street lighting

Interior Design

Shining light on your work

We are in the midst of a big project right now – entirely refurbishing a 470 square metre house with …

May 18, 2020

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Feng Shui Guide

As an Interior Designer, I appreciate the harmonious effect of good Feng Shui. To maximise the feeling of balance and …

April 24, 2020

Design Philosophies

Find strength and wellness in Kintsugi, the Japanese art of ‘Broken Beautiful’

Most of us are going through challenging times right now as we try to live and work through great uncertainty. …

April 3, 2020

Design Philosophies

Process of a Feng Shui Consultation

Written by Ana Engelhorn and Alexandra Berthault-Bizer from Chez Feng Shui The ancient Chinese art and practice of Feng Shui …

March 24, 2020

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A guide to your ideal home

Planning a new interior for your home is exciting, but with a dazzlingly wide array of options out there, the …

March 17, 2020

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Home Redesign Guide

My name is Ana Engelhorn. I am an established interior designer and Associate of the Society of British and International …

February 25, 2020

Events

THE NED, WOMEN AND ART

Recently I went to a talk between Kate Bryan and Gina Soden. These two seemingly opposite personalities are actually sisters …

February 13, 2020

Interior Design

Sourcing Antiques from Spain

At Ana Engelhorn Interior Design, we take a perfectly imperfect approach – uniting old with new to create fresh, timeless …

January 22, 2020

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes in the SBID

Interior Designer, Ana Engelhorn of Ana Engelhorn Interior Design reveals how her interest in interior design evolved into a professional career after …

December 10, 2019

Behind the Scenes

The Environmentally Friendly Interior Designer

There is a lot in the news lately about the environment, and governments’ and corporations’ failure to act to tackle …

October 30, 2019

Behind the Scenes

Perfectly imperfect interior design – what I do and where it comes from

When meeting people in the industry, one of the first questions they ask is how I would describe my style, …

October 18, 2019

Should you follow a trend or your instincts with colour?

Inspiration can be found in many places when designing your own home. If a room doesn’t immediately shout out how …

September 26, 2019

The benefits of hiring an interior designer

There are many sorts of people out there, but I think you can group them into three types: those who …

September 15, 2019

The similarities between two of my passions

Before I decided to professionalise my passion and become a certified interior designer, I worked for a classic car event …

September 8, 2019

Luxury Dining Room Ideas

If I weren’t an Interior Designer I would probably be a cook. I did actually run a restaurant with a …

September 1, 2019

Interior Design

Luxury Hallways

Do you remember the excitement you felt before opening your presents when you were small? Thinking about what was inside …

August 26, 2019

Lifestyle

Product is King

I have a client in Switzerland who lives by the slogan: ‘product is king’. Everything that goes into his restaurants, …

August 19, 2019

Events

Masterpiece

By the time I get this posted, Masterpiece Fair will have come and gone – if you haven’t been, you …

July 8, 2019

Events

Harkening back to the 18th and 19th centuries in Architecture and Interior Design

On Thursday night I went to a talk between the editor of House and Garden, Hatta Byng; antiques dealer, Lennox …

July 8, 2019

Interior Design

Luxury Living Room Ideas

A living room is a place where people can relax together. For some, it may be the centre of family …

July 1, 2019

Behind the Scenes

The life of an Interior Designer …

Last Sunday I went to the House and Garden Festival to hear Hatta Byng talk to Maria Speake and Adam …

June 25, 2019

Behind the Scenes

Attpynta at home with Ana Engelhorn

Ana Englehorn is a residential and commercial interior designer, whose self-branded “perfectly imperfect” approach aims to work with and preserve …

May 30, 2019

Events

The beauty of colour

As an Interior Designer, I often go to round table discussions, talks or conferences to stay fresh and inspired and …

May 28, 2019

Design Philosophies

An Introduction to Feng Shui

A building, whether it’s a residence, hotel or a place of business, is made up of many different parts. All …

May 24, 2019

Interior Design

Luxury Bathroom ideas

One word comes to mind when I think about luxury bathrooms: Drummonds. They have the most beautiful freestanding bathtubs and …

May 15, 2019

Interior Design

Spotlight on our Chelsea period property

In our last Journal we highlighted the Palamós Farmhouse; today we are going to look closely at the work we …

March 29, 2019

Interior Design

Spotlight on our Palamós Farmhouse

We want to shine the spotlight today on our Palamós Farmhouse, which, as mentioned in our last newsletter, has been …

March 29, 2019

Art

Funky art in the home

I have just spent the weekend at Arco, Art Madrid and JustMAD looking at art from newcomers to well-established artists …

March 6, 2019

Interior Design

Luxury Bedroom Ideas

Can a bedroom be too big? I don’t think so. A bedroom can be so much more than a place …

February 20, 2019

Design Philosophies

‘WABI-SABI’ IN INTERIOR DESIGN

Originally derived from ancient China, the kanji character (shared by the Japanese) ‘wabi’ literally means ‘despondence’ and ‘sabi’ means ‘loneliness’ …

February 16, 2019

Interior Design

Luxury Kitchen Ideas

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It may be a cliché, but whether or not you spend hours …

February 12, 2019