Established 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.



We champion hundreds of the finest small to medium workshops, ateliers and makers in Britain and support them in the making of world-leading furniture and furnishings. This ensures historically important craftsmanship is retained for another generation and minimises transportation for our domestic projects.

A luxurious dressing room in a notting hill home, interior design and bespoke joinery completed by katharine pooley


Wherever possible we aim to use natural fibres in our specifications and Katharine’s role is a tireless advocate for the Campaign for Wool. Wool, cotton, linen, jute, Cashmere, sisal, mohair and bamboo are all far more sustainable and better for our health than man-made fibres. Timber in our joinery and bespoke furniture is sourced from FSC.


Katharine abhors waste. We actively work to reduce waste across all our projects through sampling, accurate measuring, printing and energy use and by making bespoke items to fit each project. We have a full-time librarian and dedicated procurement team to ensure that all calculations are economical, efficient and minimise wastage.


We use the best craftspeople to upcycle, French polish and reupholster furniture to give items a new lease of life and we use antiques where suitable to minimise carbon footprint. We seek to ensure that items which can be sold for reclamation are stripped out with care from our projects. Clients existing unwanted items of furniture are sold at auction or donated to charity.


Our team of talented architects place sustainable MEP design solutions at the heart of our projects. We have completed a number of projects which have air source heat pumps and solar photovoltaic solutions. Focusing on achieving the best U values so that the fabric of the building gives the system a head start.


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Free from the constraints of a curated “house style” aesthetic, our studio of interior designers creates exemplary, unique and beautifully luxurious spaces that realise each client’s specific, personal requirements and aspirations.

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Impressive in its size and experience, our expert Interior Architecture team execute, with skill, creativity and diligence, a diverse range of projects, including beautiful listed buildings, complex refurbishments and exciting new builds.

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Transforming beautiful concepts into working designs, our in-house, highly-skilled, Technical Design team produce detailed drawing packages and specifications, ensuring every specific element is captured clearly for the site team to follow.


Passionate about layering tactile fabrics with luxurious materials, Katharine and our FF&E Design Team create memorable, multi-dimensional, fabric schemes, alongside elegant, yet comfortable, bespoke furniture, tailored to each client’s needs.

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With an exclusive network of trusted global artists, artisans and suppliers, our dedicated procurement team seamlessly procure all elements of our projects, ensuring impeccable quality is maintained from concept to installation.



Combining the best craftsmanship, intricate detailing and the finest finishes, our in-house joinery and furniture specialists create exquisite, collectable, “one-of-a-kind” furniture pieces and beautiful bespoke, joinery designs, unlike those found anywhere else.


Balancing beauty with practicality, our detailed bathroom specification packages, compiled by our extensive technical experts, ensure exquisite finishes and superb quality applies throughout our bathroom designs. Functional yet elegant, these timeless designs create ultimate luxury.


Designing and specifying bespoke feature lighting installations, sophisticated lighting systems and discreet task and luxury decorative lighting with integrated interfaces, our in-house lighting experts also issue lighting packages to ensure seamless installations for every project.


Serenity, peace and luxury; these are the integral principles behind the cutting-edge, spas, gyms and swimming pools designed by Katharine Pooley and her interior design team for large-scale, private developments, hotels and private residences throughout the world.


Integrating luxurious finishes with functional, yet state-of-the-art equipment within our kitchen designs is our speciality. Working closely with MEPs, construction and manufacturers, our interior architects and project managers ensure exceptional quality brings each client’s aspirations to life.


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Awards & accreditations

Design et al. International Design & Architecture Awards 2023
Awarded best Ski Chalet

Design et al. International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2023
Interior Design Award Under 40 Metres

House & Garden Awards 2023
Design for Positive Change Award – The Childhood Trust

The International Design & Architecture Awards 2022
Awarded best Interior Design Project of a value of above 10M

SBID Awards 2022
Winner of the Best London Residential Apartment over £1M 2022

‘Great British Brand of 2022’
Awarded the GBB Community Award 2022

The International Design & Architecture Awards 2019
Winner of the British Designer of the Decade Award

Designer of the Year Awards 
Asia’s most Influential Designer of the Year Award 2019

The International Hotel & Property Awards
Winner of Best Global Hotel  2019

The International Design & Architecture Awards
Winner Best Global Interior Designer 2016

Arabian Property
Retail Interior Middle East 2015

The International Design & Architecture Awards
Winner of overall Best Commercial Design Award 2014

Country and Town Interiors Top 50 Interior Designers
Lux Deco Top 100 Interior Designers
House & Garden Top 100
Homes & Garden Top British 100 Interior Designers

katharine pooley has won multiple awards for her interior design work including best interior designer in Britain

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