KLC Alumni Listed in House and Garden Top 100 Designers List & 2021 Award Winners


The 2021 list of the Top 100 Interior Designers & Architects has been announced and KLC is delighted to spot alumni that have been included. The House & Garden Top 100 Interior Designers & Architects list aims to be a dynamic, up-to-date collection of the best of British talent.

Congratulations to Clare Gaskin of Clare Gaskin Interiors, Nicola Harding of Nicola Harding & Co, Tiffany Duggan of Studio Duggan, James Waterworth of Thurstan Design, Fran Hickman of Fran Hickman Interiors and Bunny Turmer of Turner Pocock.

House and Garden Annual Awards 2021

Following the publication of the Top 100 Interior Designers and Architects and Top 50 Garden Designers, House and Garden revealed the nine winners of their annual awards and we were delighted to see Nicola Harding and Alexandra Dauley of United in Design recognised.

The Pineapple Award for Hotel Design: Nicola Harding
Sponsored by Vispring
"Over the past few years, one name has begun to crop up regularly in connection with interior design and hotels – Nicola Harding. We are not talking big-brand, corporate hotel design, but quirky, under-the-radar boutique design – the type, in fact, from which so many of us take inspiration for our own homes. Nicola’s work at the Garden House at Beaverbrook in Surrey, one of the UK’s finest country house hotels, propelled her into the limelight. Since then, she has worked on several other hotel projects, most notably The Mitre on the banks of the River Thames at Hampton Court. How timely it seems, as she is announced as this year’s winner of The Pineapple Award, that her latest venture, the 14-room Beaverbrook Town House, which draws inspiration from a ‘Great Gatsby Art Deco vibe’, has just opened its doors on London’s Sloane Street, SW1.  nicolaharding.com "

Special Contribution to the Design Industry: United in Design
Sponsored by Julian Chicester
"It is a tragedy that it took the murder of the Black American George Floyd last May to start the first serious and far-reaching discussions about diversity within the British interior design community. But it was shortly after this that Alexandria Dauley (left) and Sophie Ashby connected through Instagram, eventually forming United in Design, a charity that does far more than just talk and which is already proving to be a powerful force for change,cnot least through its apprenticeshipcscheme. So far, five people have beguncstints with design studios, which includecTurner Pocock and Peter Mikic, and businessescsuch as Porta Romana. It alsocoffers mentoring and a resource hub.cOver 150 individuals and organisations, including House & Garden, have signed up to support United in Design in various ways, a sign that the initiative has already had an impact.

Congratulations to all!