Despite designing grand houses and hotels, Nina Campbell still has the personal touch – making her one of the world’s most respected
interior designers. Clients appreciate her humour and eye for the zeitgeist. Her interiors exude confident colour and pattern choices, underpinned with comfort. ‘You’ve got to be practical, with a place for everything,’ she says.
Nina established her company in 1974 as an interior-design practice and a shop, selling treasures from around the world. More than four decades on, she presides over an international brand, incorporating her own furniture, fabrics, wallpaper and home accessories. Her fifth book, Nina Campbell Interior Design
(Cico Books, £30), was published in 2013.
Nina and her team are working on houses in Knightsbridge and Chelsea, and a country house in Henley, two palaces in Germany. The decoration of the Presidential Suite at Frankfurt’s Grandhotel Hessischer Hof is newly completed. She is also opening a shop in the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.
Most inspiring place?
‘Newman House in Dublin with its late-baroque plasterwork.’