Rui Ribeiro

A talented yet painstaking designer, Rui Ribeiro says, ‘It is important to me that each home looks completely different from any previous projects.’ His trademarks are cool sophistication, sharp tailoring and a muted palette, and he’s a genius at tracking down unique finishes.


Rui grew up in Portugal and moved to London in 1982 to study interior design, then worked for an architectural firm. He set up his practice in 2008, and has expanded it slowly but surely. In 2013, he moved to a studio in Notting Hill with his team of six.


Ongoing work includes the renovation of a Regency house in Brighton, the decoration of a town house in Knightsbridge and a flat in Chelsea, the renovation of several large apartments in New York and Lisbon.

Industry recommendation

‘Rui’s approach is so exacting. He pushes me to the extreme of my abilities,’ says textiles designer Christine Van Der Hurd.

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