The Best Society Interior Designers
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The Best Society Interior Designers

October 19, 2020 Share

Robert Kime

Inspired by his studies in Medieval History at Worcester College, Oxford, Kime began his journey as one of England’s foremost interior designers by  selling antiques to his professors and dons. Since then he has risen to the very top of his profession and counts the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Beaufort among his many illustrious clients. Kime’s passion for textiles and rich yet liveable spaces translates in his enviable roster of decorated grand homes and palaces and have won him countless industry awards.

Camilla Guinness

Timeless beauty meets Boho-chic. Guinness has been championing a signature look of sun-soaked splendour combined with British countryside traditionalism for decades. Together with her late husband, celebrated garden designer Jasper Guinness, she won the hearts and minds of some of the grandest home owners in both Europe and United Kingdom, notably designing Lord Lambton’s stunning Tuscan palazzo Cetinale (once featured in Edith Wharton’s “Italian Villas and Their Gardens”), Isabella Blow’s home in London and her own home/painting school Arniano near Siena. The aristocracy have been fans of her high/low aesthetic and dramatic spaces for decades and it is not hard to see why. 

Maresca Interiors

The ground-breaking Maresca design studio was established by Italian-Brazilian sister duo Cecilia and Elena Maresca. Drawing on their heritage and backgrounds in fashion and design (Cecilia headed up PR for Vivienne Westwood and, while Elena worked as an interior designer for London’s established firms Waldo Works and Russell Sage Studio) the sisters bring a vibrant mix of modernism and exotic accents to their quintessentially elegant Italian spaces. Their trademark style and sourcing of rare Midcentury Modern vintage pieces is unrivalled which has won them high-flying clients across the globe.  

Vicky Charles

If you’ve been to any Soho House you have seen and experienced Charles’ eclectic and cozy interiors. As the members’ club’s Design Director she has made a stamp on contemporary luxury interiors so great that countless imitators have tried to copy it. Her clients are ardent fans and include the Victoria Beckham, Duchess of Sussex and the Clooneys among many others. Charles describes her style as “the glamour and the grit” – mixing exposed brick with worn vintage rugs, bespoke oversized sofas, a collection of rustic pieces and crystal-cut glass. Enjoy her work everywhere from Istanbul to the Cotswolds. 

Amelia Carter

Featured in every prominent publication from Home & Gardens to the Daily Mail, Amelia’s light and refreshing style has ample reason to be the firm favourite of prominent patrons and design aficionados alike. Since establishing her studio in 2011 she has formed a reputation for delving deep into what reflects her client’s personality and lifestyle to create spaces they can cherish. Her long list of projects across the world reflect that fine balance of elegance, comfort and vitality. 

Martin Brudnizki

In the last decade Brudnizki has exploded into the global consciousness with his signature style of ‘maximalism’. His influence can be felt  in some of the coolest ‘it’ spots across the globe, including the new Annabel’s club in London’s Mayfair, The Four Season’s Astir Palace in Athens, The Surf Club’s restaurant in Miami as well as The Bloomsbury Hotel’s The Coral Room. Combining bright colours, over-the-top accents and busy patterns, it’s hard to ignore any room he has designed. 

Ben Pentreath

Another royal favourite, Pentreath was tasked with updating Anmer Hall, the Norfolk home of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge as well as their apartments in Kensington Palace. His style is unapologetically quintessentially English – with antiques, traditional furniture and wall papers that reflect the owners. 

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Author: Anthony Fox