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Nina Campbell, Interior Designer

Nina Campbell

Interior Designer

About

Nina Campbell is one of the world’s most respected and influential interior designers. Her design expertise is unparalleled and her client list reads like an international ’who’s who’. Renowned for her contagious wit and brilliant sense of personal style, her interiors appeal to both young and old and work perfectly in both contemporary and traditional settings. Nina started her design career at the age of 19 when she worked as an assistant to John Fowler at the prestigious Sybil Colefax & John Fowler Company. With her unmistakably rich and elegant colour palette, Nina’s work caught the eye of club owner Mark Birley, who asked her to redecorate the famous Annabel’s private members’ club. This relationship was so successful that they combined forces once again in 1970 when they opened Campbell & Birley, a shop in London specialising in ‘unashamed luxury’. It was here that Nina launched her signature ‘hearts’ design and this timeless motif is still available on a range of fine bone china. In 1972, Nina set up her own business, Nina Campbell Ltd, where one of her first commissions was to decorate Cullen House in Banffshire, Scotland. There followed the opening of Nina’s shop and design studio on Walton Street in London’s Knightsbridge in 1984 where she continued her fabric printing as well as expanding her business into the wider decorative arena. In 1990, Nina launched the first of what was to become her annual fabric, wallpaper and trimming collections, internationally distributed by Osborne & Little. The interior design side of the business continued to flourish with notable projects including the Savoy Hotel lobby (with David Linley), the Hotel Parc Victor Hugo in Paris, the Groucho Club in London, the Campbell Apartment Bar at Grand Central Station, New York, the New Sheridan Hotel, Telluride Colorado, and the Ellenborough Park Hotel, Cheltenham, England. Nina also designed Outlaw’s Restaurant at the Capitol Hotel and parts of the Draycott Hotel, both situated in central London. 2015 saw the opening of her second London showroom in the prestigious Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, providing a further opportunity for clients to view her latest collections as well as consult with her expert interior design team. Nina continues to work on a variety of prestigious interior design developments both internationally and at home. Recently completed and ongoing projects include: COMMERCIAL • Schloss Hotel, Switzerland • Grand Hotel Hessischer Hof, Germany • Oxford Business School, Oxford • Capital Hotel - London • Brook Club, New York • Berry Brothers Private Room, London • Royal Albert Hall – Clive Room, London • Ellenborough Park Hotel, Cheltenham • Greystone Mansion, Los Angeles RESIDENTIAL • Mansion from build to completion, Wuxi, China • 50,000 sq foot house from build to completion, Maine • Royal residence, Jordan • Royal Residence, London • Brownstone, New York • Apartment, New York • Town House, Boston • Palazzo, Rome • Chalet, Gstaad • Country House, UK In addition, Nina has written seven books on design -‘Elsie de Wolfe: A Decorative Life’ (1992), ‘The Art of Decoration’ (1996), ‘Nina Campbell’s Decorating Secrets’ (2000), ‘Nina Campbell’s Decorating Notebook’ (2004), ‘Elements of Design’ (2007) and Nina Campbell Interiors (October 2013). Her most recent book, Nina Campbell Interior Decoration; Elegance and Ease was published by Rizzoli in September 2018. Highlights from her long list of awards include an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Middlesex 2001, the Royal Oak Timeless Design Award 2003 and Residential Designer of the Year 2010 from IDFX Magazine. Nina’s talent and design credentials are also recognised in America with the US Fashion Award for ‘the woman who has most influenced style internationally’, the Brit Week Design Icon Award for her significant contributions to British design, the Legends Award celebrating distinguished individuals and corporations in the world of art and design from the Pratt Institute and the Design Leadership Network Award given to someone who seeks to contribute to the growth and professionalism of the design market through their work, mentorship, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, academic, or philanthropic endeavors. NINA CAMPBELL, 9 WALTON STREET, LONDON SW3 2JD +44 (0)20 7591 5786. www.ninacampbell.com
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