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.

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Ana x

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

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

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Feng Shui Guide

This guide is to help you understand the basics of Feng Shui and how you can improve the energy in …

April 24, 2020

A guide to your ideal home

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


  • My 5 favourite styles of curtains for the home.
It’s easy to get lost in the wide world of fabric and curtains. There are so many different fabrics and types of curtains, so many different ways of making them and hanging them that it can be helpful to focus in on a few simple versions. These are five that I love!

1. Triple pleat curtain
The go-to when you want a curtain that is lush, heavy and full. The perfect example of a curtain that is both heart-warming and absorbs sound well.

2. Eyelet curtain
Great for a summery, sprightly feel, when you want a lighter touch in the room as well as lighter on the bank balance. 
3. Roman blind
Don’t want to draw curtains backwards and forwards? Roman blinds have battery-powered motors. You can even time them to go up at the desired hour in your children’s bedroom!

4. Roller blind
A simple version of the fuller Roman blind, it’s ideal for areas like a study or home office where you need to block out the sun occasionally, but don’t want to buy extra decorative fabric.

5. My mother’s own 
This is a curtain my mother created specifically for her home. She designed and made it herself, then got a handyman to insert the ringlets. Simple and different, I think it looks fantastic! Have you ever custom-made curtains for a room?
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  • Welcome to my Interior Design Diary; the road to perfectly imperfect.
This project diary – detailing my first big project in the UK – offers an insight into the interior design process, with all its flaws and imperfections. Having a design philosophy that celebrates imperfections, I think it’s especially fitting to share a ‘real-time’ record of what goes into creating a beautiful interior. Check out my Stories and IGTV to learn more about my Interior Design Diary!
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  • Download our FREE Home Redesign Guide and learn all the tips and tricks on how to create beautiful interiors tailored to your needs, all while having fun doing it! (link in bio)
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  • This month has all been about curtains. I had to find materials for 13 different windows. When searching for so many different materials, one faces a lot of decisions: pattern, no pattern, stripes, quality of material, importance of price. And it all has to fit with the overall look you want to achieve and the colour combinations you have chosen. I love @hollandandsherryinteriors. How do you go about choosing your curtain fabric?
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