First on our list of English interior designers is Oliver Burns, the UK interior design house founded by Joe Burns and his wife Sharon Lilywhite over 13 years ago, takes a deserving slot in our shortlist.
Its projects are quintessentially British and home to the finest finishes and classic furniture pieces. ‘Thoughtful Luxury’ is the philosophy the firm lives by and uses to influence every project it undertakes.
The husband and wife duo strive and succeed to balance aesthetics and functionality, attentively considering every last detail to produce spaces that are perfect for modern living. And while modernity is close to the firm’s heart so too is the past and, in true British interior design style, Oliver Burns is dedicated to preserving and restoring Britain’s incredible historical architecture.
Its very first project returned a ramshackle Grade II listed mansion to life but its most notable restoration has to be the renovation of Walpole Mayfair, which saw the team sensitively restore the home of Britain’s first prime minister.