House & Garden was launched more than three quarters of a century ago and, since its inception, the magazine has been more than simply a resource for those looking for design inspiration. To look back through the archives is to see how House & Garden has always sought to champion the best of interiors and garden talent that this country has to offer. Countless designers got their big break in the pages of this magazine, which in many ways can be seen as a record of the contemporary tastes of the nation. This was formalised in 1998, when the first list of 100 leading interior designers was published in the magazine – and when an equivalent round-up of garden designers was introduced in 2019. It is remarkable to think that, as well as eight interior design studios making their debut in the 2023 iteration of the Top 100, there are nine practices that were on that first list and which continue to do incredible work 25 years later. There are also eight new names included in the Top 50 Garden Designers for the first time. We highlight all of this in the June issue, along with Rising Stars – 25 names to watch in the years to come. In the coming weeks we shall reveal the winners of the House & Garden Awards 2023, including Interior Designer of the Year, Garden Designer of the Year and Project of the Year.
Below you will find the Top 100 for 2023: it's a much anticipated and hotly debated annual list of whom we consider to be the best interior designers and architects working on private projects in the UK today. They have different styles and take varying approaches, and their projects reflect the wide spectrum that we feature in the magazine and on the website. But what they have in common is that they are brilliant at what they do, creating interiors, houses and flats with flair, and showing sensitivity to their surroundings and the inhabitants. Assembling this list is one of the hardest tasks in the year for the House & Garden team, but the result is an exciting celebration of UK-based talent.
The Top 100 is published in our June issue, out now. You can download House & Garden on your iPhone, iPad or Android device now or subscribe today to get your issue for just £1.