Introductory Course in Interior Design and Decoration, 21 - 24 May 2018


Marcus Barnett graduated in 2004; in partnership with Inchbald Graduate Phillip Nixon went on to win Gold Medals at Chelsea in 2005 and 2006. In 2007 he was awarded a Silver Gilt. He works from his Chelsea studio, and takes the view that a successful project can only result from a sensitive understanding of architecture, existing landscape and client brief.


Dorothy Boyer graduated at Inchbald in 1984 and went on to study Trompe d’Oeil under Ian Cairnie, also at Inchbald. She developed her particular talent for design and painting to specialise in Murals and works extensively in the Middle East and Spain, where she has a studio. She is presently working towards her next exhibition ‘Islamic Spain’.


Director of the Inchbald School of Garden Design in London 1976–78 and in Tehran 1979, he formulated design policy and philosophies during this time, as well as establishing a worldwide reputation as a Garden Designer, author and lecturer. His impact on international garden design has been catalytic.


Stephen Dick graduated from Inchbald in 2005 with distinctions in both the Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Interior Design, and was awarded the Principal’s Prize. In 2007 he set up Residence Interior Design to focus on creating highly individual, contemporary spaces without compromise on luxury or comfort. His design expertise includes high-end residential projects and international five-star hotels. He is a Member of the BIID and recent projects include a set at Albany, a penthouse apartment on the Thames and a home in Fulham.


Mary Fox Linton specialises in architectural interior design and founded Fox Linton Associates (1977). With over 35 years’ experience, she has remained at the forefront of design and innovation. Her extensive portfolio includes worldwide corporate and private commissions and, recently, Le Gray Hotel, Beirut. She was awarded The Royal Oak Foundation’s Timeless Design Award to mark a lifetime’s achievement, the House and Garden inaugural Pineapple Award for her outstanding contribution to hotel interior design and The BIID Merit Award.


Luciano Giubbilei established his ‘small, highly selective design and management practice’ in 1997. He is known for the understated elegance of serenely beautiful gardens, with work spanning three continents. His approach involves close collaboration with furniture makers, sculptors and artists throughout Europe to create bespoke pieces for his clients. In 2009 he was awarded a Gold Medal at Chelsea for the garden he created for Laurent Perrier.


Guy Greenfield Architects was founded in 1990. It encompasses a range of interrelated skills with most experience gained in the healthcare, residential and commercial fields. The practice is concerned with design excellence and works closely with clients and consultants to achieve this aim. The practice was a finalist in the major RIBA awards 2001, ‘The Stirling Prize’, won a RIBA award in 2005 and exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for five successive years.


Lawson Robb is a highly acclaimed architecture and interior design practice, specialising in the seamless delivery of bespoke design solutions and luxury living. Frustrated with the lack of cohesion between architects and interior designers Alix Lawson and Charlotte Robb joined forces in 2003 to raise the bar in communicative design and provide the ultimate turn-key service. Lawson Robb have the ability to see, sense and translate all elements and influences in meticulous detail to create a shared vision with passion and flair.


David Mlinaric worked in Michael Inchbald’s studio in the 1950s for a short time before studying in Italy and returning to London to open his own business. Clients included the National Trust, for whom he worked extensively and with whom he developed a sophisticated philosophy of restoration and renewal. David is one of the great classic designer/decorators of the twentieth century.


Before graduating from Inchbald in 2005, Michael worked as a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor. Michael uses this practical background and flair for design in the architectural interior design consultancy he established in 2006. This advises on residential and commercial refurbishment and decoration and provides a full project-management service for substantial remodeling and rebuilding projects. It has an established reputation for creating individual and elegant interiors from concept to completion.


Philip Nixon Design is a Landscape and Garden Design Studio creating integrated, unified gardens, which are aesthetically and functionally right for the site and fulfil the client brief. It creates gardens for people employing a lightness of touch and respect for context but without fear of being bold and decisive. It has won three Gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The studio has a wide variety of projects in London and in the country along with projects in Sweden, Russia, Canada, Switzerland and the United States.


Anthony Paul’s design style is nothing short of spectacular, pushing the boundaries of perception and encompassing fashion and innovation in a manner that defines contemporary garden design. His clients include corporates such as IBM, and his commissions come from around the world. He has lectured for the Inchbald for some 30 years, and now gives an annual lecture here, as well as at the University of Turin.


Stephen Ryan graduated from Inchbald in 1980. After working with Bill Bennette, he joined David Hicks, eventually rising to manage this leading design house. His commissions are worldwide, his style is both classic and eclectic and he is distinguished also for his furniture design and a sense of colour which must be in part attributable to the Hicks’ influence. Stephen lectures at Inchbald and also judges students’ final projects.


Henrietta Spencer-Churchill formed Woodstock Designs in 1981 and the company now operates from two outlets, the main shop and office in Woodstock and a subsidiary office/studio in Fulham. It specialises in residential design from renovation of period properties to new build houses, and is expert in incorporating current trends and technology whilst respecting the historic character and architecture.


Staffan Tollgård is listed as one of the leading 100 designers in House & Garden’s prestigious directory. Born and raised in Stockholm, he launched Staffan Tollgård Design Group shortly after graduating from Inchbald in 2004, and now employs an international group of mainly Inchbald-trained designers. The group has completed over 100 high-end residential projects, each an innovative, creative solution to a client’s brief, each different in scale and style, and have been published in a variety of magazines.


Bruno Viterbo is the Managing Director at New York based interior design firm Champalimaud. He studied at Inchbald and UCL. As a leading designer in Portugal he designed and renovated world-class residential and commercial properties, such as the renowned Lapa Palace for Orient Express Hotels. He co-founded design firm Viterbo Imagination and an education institute – Viterbo Arte & Design. He is a professional member of the International Interior Design Association and serves on the Board of the IIDA New York Chapter.


Diana Yakeley trained at Inchbald, has been practising since 1981, and is responsible for establishing the interior and garden design department of Yakeley Associates. She served as President of the BIDA in 2005/6 and returns as President of the BIID in 2011/12. She has written several design books and her work has attracted many Design Awards.



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