The UK's best interior designer, Katharine Pooley


Established over 19 years ago, Katharine Pooley is one of the most respected, creative and original British luxury interior designers working worldwide today. Named as “British Interior Designer of the Decade,” “International Designer of the Year, Asia” and “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Katharine’s London-based luxury interior design studio is recognised globally for her innovative designs and exquisite, award winning spaces.

Katharine champions the finest British craftsmen, working with only the best furniture, lighting and cabinet makers to create richly layered, high-quality, luxury interiors for clients’ projects throughout the world, including Europe, Asia, America and the Middle East.

Overseeing her team of 49 interior designers and interior architects, Katharine’s personal approach ensures every detail of every project and product is exquisitely realised and impeccably finished. This is at the heart of the studio’s ethos: dedication to clients; meticulous attention to detail and creation of beautiful, unique spaces.

Renowned luxury interior designer in London, Katharine’s design vision is limitless and unconstrained by genre. She has created breath-taking interiors that range in scale and style, from traditional country residences to contemporary urban homes, futuristic hotels, luxury spas, beach villas, palaces, castles, ski chalets and yachts.


Always curious and open-minded, each interior comes from a kaleidoscope of inspirations; from the natural world, fashion, architecture, art, but most of all, from Katharine’s travels. It is Katharine’s fearless approach to life and innate sense of adventure that underpins all aspects of her interiors, resulting in truly ground-breaking, adventurous designs.

Summiting some of the world’s tallest mountains and driving a dog-sled team across the North Pole are just some of the highlights from Katharine’s global journeys that leave her brimming with new ideas and extraordinary materials to work with. These inspirational experiences provide the perfect opportunity to source unusual, exotic and luxurious accessories for her highly discerning clients, as well as for her eponymous Knightsbridge home accessories boutique.

Take a look inside Katharine’s Journal for an insight into her inspirational world.

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“True luxury interior design is unique, one of a kind and rare;” something Katharine captures in all of her projects, no matter their location. Journey by Design takes readers on a vivid journey through Katharine’s extraordinary adventures and once-in-a-lifetime trips, illustrating how the beauty of each destination inspires the unique, multi-layered approach to each of Katharine’s designs.

Passionate about collecting talismans from her global travels, as well as rare objects from exotic cultures, Katharine’s stunning debut book with Assouline brims with colour and texture, reflecting the luxurious accessories and personal touches that make each of her interior designs complement the lives of her clients in such an elegant way.

With over 150 countries visited, Journey by Design reflects the best of Katharine’s incredible travels in the numerous examples from her interior design portfolio, creating a truly inspirational read.

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