House & Garden have released their much anticipated and hotly debated annual List of whom they consider to be the best interior designers and architects working on private Projects in the UK today.
House and Garden have shared that “Assembling this list is one of the hardest tasks in the year for the House & Garden team, but the result is an exciting celebration of UK-based talent.”
KLC would like to congratulate our six alumni that have been included in this prestigious list:
James Waterworth – Thurstan Design
“Founded in 2017 by James Waterworth, former European design director at Soho House, this studio subscribes to the less-is-more approach, with calm palettes and elegant furniture in interiors that are as relaxing to be in as they are beautiful. James has an excellent eye for antiques and sells an edits via his websites.”
Tiffany Duggan – Studio Duggan
“Before she launched Studio Duggan in 2011, Tiffany Duggan worked as a stylist for interiors magazines. No doubt, this has helped her create spaces that are impactful and fun, with a contemporary edge. Chintzes are offset with clean lines and colours can range from punchy to serene. Two years ago, the studio launched Trove, selling its own covetable collection of furniture and accessories, as well as vintage finds and pieces by other designers.”
Emma Pocock- Turner Pocock
“Since setting up in 2007, founders Bunny Turner and Emma Pocock have established a strong aesthetic identity for their studio. Whether in the town or the country, Turner Pocock projects share a certain graphic, tailored quality, which allows even highly decorated spaces to feel quite contemporary. The studio is also gaining plaudits for its product collaborations – most recently an upholstery range with Lorfords and furniture with Chelsea Textiles. "
Clare Gaskin – Clare Gaskin
“This young studio has a small team who create fun, expressive interiors. Clare Gaskin has an individual take on colour and pattern, which draws in clients – currently the owners of houses in Kew, Richmond and Balham. As with so much of her work, there is a charm and an appealing lightness to Clare herself – qualities that should not be underestimated in an interior designer.”
Vanessa Macdonald – Melissa Wyndham
“The right-hand woman to Melissa Wyndham until her death in 2015, Vanessa Macdonald has since led the studio, maintaining its reputation and directing its evolution. It is known for crisp, classic English decoration, great fabrics, clean lines and layering elements of 20th-century design into traditional interiors. Vanessa is also a complete delight to deal with."
Nicola Harding – Nicola Harding
"Nothing fazes Nicola Harding, who has turned her talents to country houses, city flats and hotels alike. While she is respectful of a house’s architectural features, her modern take on colour gives her projects a frisson of excitement. Her calling card is a contemporary style with classical roots, expertly sourced antiques and a commitment to working as sustainably as possible.”
This is a wonderful achievement to all alumni and their teams, congratulations!