Douglas Mackie Design was founded in 1995 by Douglas Mackie, considered to be one of the Best Interior Designers in London. His work has a unique touch that brings the British charm to any space in a different way, even though his projects can be found all around the globe. Douglas Mackie has been recognised by House and Garden magazine as one of the 100 leading UK designers since 2009. Douglas Mackie has been selected by Architectural Digest as one of the Worlds top 100 interior designers, in the April Collectors Issue, 2015. This outstanding designer is a staple of London’s Luxury Interiors and will dazzle you with his projects. Find out some of them here!
Douglas Mackie studied architecture at Cambridge University, tutored by Eric Parry and Colin St John Wilson. A year spent working in New York was a catalyst towards becoming an interior designer. He returned to Cambridge and completed the Diploma in architecture in 1988. Douglas Mackie worked as a perspective artist and architectural assistant. He spent 3 formative years working at Tessa Kennedy, absorbing the trade, observing the clients, and discovering the obsessive detailing that goes into work on this level.
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For the Douglas Mackie Design team, interior design is deeply instinctive. At its best, it is a creative art form. They follow no rules, preferring to make instinctive choices. The inspiration or the spark that drives a project might be a single remarkable piece of furniture, a rare find at a favourite dealer or perhaps a remarkable painting, which has power and resonance. Alternatively, an item treasured by the client can become the driving force of the room.
A 19th-century house in London, previously an artist’s studio. The renovation project took place over 2 years, with the Douglas Mackie Design team constructing an extensive basement, replacing all of the internal joinery and recreating a richly textured 19th-century interior.
A wonderful lateral apartment off Cheyne Walk, with many elements of furniture and lighting designed uniquely for Douglas Mackie’s clients. 2 drawings by Barnaby Barford form the focal point at each end of the main drawing-room.
An extraordinary house, just outside London, with Tudor origins. The project was developed as a direct response to the clients’ collection of 20th century British Art. Douglas Mackie Design commissioned many pieces of contemporary furniture and textiles uniquely for the project.
A grade 2 listed house, Douglas Mackie Designs worked closely with their clients building their collection of modern British Art. The paintings were the starting point of each room; This project is a contemporary take on a classic English country house.
A classic double fronted stucco house, Douglas Mackie Design created an essentially modern interior, based around the clients’ art collection. Antique and modern are combined; custom made furniture was set alongside antiques.
A mansion block apartment whose interiors were developed around the collection of contemporary Iranian art. Walls of parchment leather in the sitting room conceal extensive storage and audio equipment.
7-LONDON RIVERSIDE APARTMENT
The interior of this London apartment draws on elements of Classical English interiors combined with great post-war American design. A mirror by the ceramic artist Eve Kaplan in the master bedroom, vintage 50s wall lights by Tommy Parzinger in the drawing-room, and the rare Edward Wormley desk chair are combined within this richly layered interior.
An 18th-century lateral conversion in the heart of Marylebone extensively renovated over a one year period. Contemporary art, antique textiles and custom made furniture combine to create a sophisticated and comfortable home.
A richly coloured house, the deep indigo blues and magenta pinks of the furnishings resonate in the southern light. Antique textiles and tribal art create a strong but essentially informal interior.
10-SAATCHI GALLERY VIP ROOM
Douglas Mackie Design was invited by the Pimlico Road Design District to design and curate the VIP lounge for the COLLECT show at the Saatchi gallery in 2019. Many of the elements were custom made for the project.
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