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

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

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


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

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Ana’s Questionnaire

Write down the answers for this questionnaire about your design aims for the house, your budget and the project’s timescale …

March 17, 2020

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


  • 5 favourite colour combinations:

Favourite colour combination 1
I love @farrowandball Paean Black and Sulking Room Pink. My next kitchen will be in this colour combination if at all possible ☺ The way they come out in the photo doesn’t reflect what they look like in reality.

Favourite colour combination 2
Lago Guatemala with Veronica from @bauwerkcolour. Made using natural pigments, the finished look is amazing.

Favourite colour combination 3
Again from @farrowandball, the colours Rangwali and Teresa’s Green seem perfect to me.

Favourite colour combination 4
Another company I greatly admire is @britishcolourstandard. Two of my favourite colours are Bokhara Green and Willow Grey.

Favourite colour combination 5
Last but not least, a company that has recently crossed my inbox is @francescaspaintsltd, who makes eco paints. I love the combination of these two colours.
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  • With all of this time at home, many are starting to notice things in their decor, perhaps thinking about a sofa that could really do with some sprucing up or contemplating how they could use a room more efficiently or effectively. In some ways, it's the perfect time for a fresh interior design or decoration! If you need inspiration, please do get in touch. There is a lot that can be done while on lockdown, so when this 'season' ends we can hit the ground running!
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  • We are all adjusting to and coping with this difficult time in different ways. Some are enjoying not having to commute and love having more family or me-time. Others are pulling their hair out trying to entertain kids while getting work done. And some have to get inventive with their workspace. I heard of one man who allegedly has to use an ironing board for his desk - I bet he has never used it more! There are many funny stories going around. At this time, I think we can all use some cheer, so please share one that made you laugh 😊 
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  • At the time I was doing this project I was into white. The project was in Spain and it was hot! I felt I needed clean, airy spaces. Looking at this picture now, I wonder if the second time around, I would paint this wall a colour ... what do you think? If you’d like to discuss your home design project, contact me and I’ll be very happy to chat (link in bio).
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