Tonight at a fabulous party to celebrate our Top 100 Interior Designers, we announced the winners of our inaugural design awards. To see the full list of the Top 100 Interior Designers for 2019, buy the June issue, out now.

Designer of the Year

Sponsored by Farrow & Ball

WINNER - Retrouvius

Top 100 Interior Designers Award Winners 2019

Rachel Whiteing

When it comes to sustainable design, Retrouvius sets the pace with its judicious and creative use of reclaimed materials. Led by the charming Maria Speake, the design studio intelligently reconditions and reuses objects, and is ecologically mindful without being sanctimonious. The House & Garden team was unanimous in choosing Maria for Interior Designer of the Year for her intelligent rooms and refined craftsmanship.

A flat in London's iconic Barbican Centre transformed by Retrouvius

Project of the Year

Sponsored by Element 7

WINNER - Pitshill

Top 100 Interior Designers Award Winners 2019

Paul Massey

This eighteenth-century house in West Sussex has undergone a seven-year restoration at the hands of an impressive team of creatives overseen by Edward Bulmer, and won a Georgian Group Architectural Award for Restoration of a Country House. Edward's work on the interiors, carried out alongside architects Christopher Smallwood and Giles Quarme, garden designer Simon Johnson, art dealer Simon Dickinson and plaster specialist Stevensons of Norwich, celebrates the sensitively restored period details and makes space for modern life.

Sensitively-restored Pitshill House is winner of a Georgian Group Architectural Award

Rising Star Award

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WINNER - Rachel Chudley

Top 100 Interior Designers Award Winners 2019

Rachel Chudley is a rising star with a unique, exuberant style that most people would be hard pressed to imitate. She is a confident interior designer whose schemes cleverly combine high drama and comfort. Rachel’s work is fresh, cool and in no way derivative – and she is a joy to be around. Her London studio is made up of artists as well as designers, resulting in truly unique spaces.

A derelict workshop provided a wonderful blank canvas for designer Rachel Chudley's home

Garden Designer of the Year

Sponsored by Westbury Garden Rooms

WINNER - Dan Pearson

Top 100 Interior Designers Award Winners 2019

Andrew Montgomery

Dan is one of the country’s foremost garden designers and has a strong international profile. Ongoing public projects include the revitalisation of Dartington Hall gardens in Devon and the Delos area at Sissinghurst. He has been working on Tokachi Millennium Forest in Hokkaido since 2000 and is collaborating with Thomas Doxiadis on an Aegean island. He also designs for private clients and is passionate about bringing nature into urban spaces.

At the gardens of Torrecchia Vecchia designer Dan Pearson has spent 20 years cultivating a romantic arcadia

Pineapple Award for Hotel Design

Sponsored by Avis

WINNER - Russell Sage for The Fife Arms, Braemar

Top 100 Interior Designers Award Winners 2019

Benjamin Edwards

Cairngorms hotel The Fife Arms has undergone an extensive renovation under its new owners, Iwan and Manuela Wirth of Hauser & Wirth. The interiors, by Russell Sage, are filled with meticulously researched art and antiques, forming a clever survey of Scottish history where everything tells a tale. The rooms have been carefully crafted but with a good dollop of humour and irreverence; they are historically accurate but not remotely pretentious.

Hauser & Wirth's newest venture is a Scottish hotel of extraordinary beauty

Product of the Year

Sponsored by Decorex International

WINNER - Dedar, 'Scaramouche'

Top 100 Interior Designers Award Winners 2019

Andrea Ferrari

House & Garden has long been a fan of Italian fabric house Dedar's exquisite collections. Their new silk-mix jacquard, 'Scaramouche' is inspired by Japanese kimonos, and features stylised motifs of dragons, temples and flowers.

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