The UK's best interior designer, Katharine Pooley


Established over 20 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.


At Katharine Pooley we see every project as an opportunity to make sustainable changes. We are determined to make careful choices which delight our clients and have a positive impact. We often refurbish existing properties where we relish the opportunity to adapt and conserve, breathing a new lease of life whilst retaining the integrity of the building. We also help to create entirely new private residences, hotels and leisure complexes that place sustainability and wellness at their heart. 

We have made changes to reduce our carbon footprint on our daily operations and our projects, including supporting several colleges and universities with our excess samples to ensure waste is minimised and prioritising suppliers who place sustainability and the forefront of their manufacturing.

Katharine Pooley works closely with numerous respected charities and global movements including  The Campaign for Wool, The Childhood Trust and Butterfly Conservation to ensure that our designs are both Human-kind and Earth-kind.

We try to remember that this Earth does not belong to us – we are simply visitors. And as such, we should show the same regard and respect as we do when we visit anyone. Echoing Katharine’s hero, the much-respected Natural Historian, Sir David Attenborough, “The World is finite, and we need to look after it”.

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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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