UK interior designer Nina Campbell is one of the world’s most respected and influential persons in the industry. You may remember she appeared on our blog very recently, in the article featuring top 10 interior designers in London. Her list of clients and design expertise is unparalleled. Renowned for her contagious wit and brilliant sense of style, her designs appeal to both young and old and sit well in both contemporary and traditional interiors.
Her career in interior design started early. She developed enthusiasm and interest in design and interiors was when, at the age of nineteen, went to work for John Fowler at the prestigious Sybil Colefax & John Fowler. Shortly afterwards she set up her own decorating business, where one of her first commissions was to design a castle in Scotland and Annabel’s private members’ club, Berkeley Square, London, in her unmistakably elegant and rich colour palette.
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Further developing her business, Nina opened her interior design offices and studio where she creates a successful fabric and wallpaper collection internationally distributed by Osborne & Little. Her famous retail shop for home accessories and gifts is at 9, Walton Street in London’s Knightsbridge, and has remained a firm favorite for the last 30 years.
As one of the best interior designers in UK, her business continues to flourish with notable projects, both commercial and residential, throughout the world. In most cases her clients are very private individuals who require a high level of confidentiality and privacy. Nina Campbell feels very strongly that a house should be personally tailored to each client and should reflect their own particular needs and lifestyle. This is confirmed by her many returning clients, throughout the generations and for houses in different parts of the world.
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Nina Campbell works with a large and trusted team of craftsmen in all the decorative fields. She is equally happy working with clients existing furniture and art or acquiring antiques and bespoke pieces to create a house ready to be lived in. Current interior design projects include a large residence on mainland China, a private house for a member of the Jordanian royal family in Amman, a town house in New York and a country house hotel overlooking Cheltenham race course.
Nina was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Middlesex in 2001, on top of the many other awards she has received, including the Royal Oak Timeless Design Award (2003) and the American Fashion Award for ‘the woman who has most influenced style internationally’. Nina is also a Trustee of the Prince of Wales Drawing School and on the Fundraising Committee for Kids Co. She is also the author of 5 books on interior design.
Take a look at very inspiring interview with Nina Campbell talking about how she made it in the design world and the most important aspects of her work.