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

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

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 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

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

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Home Redesign Guide

My name is Ana Engelhorn. Thanks very much for downloading this step-by-step guide on how to create your own perfectly …

February 5, 2020

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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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