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We're a team of interior designers, architects and creatives.

Founded in 2004, Mia Karlsson Interior Design started as a one woman band in a humble home office. The vision was to bring Scandinavian inspired simple, functional and natural solutions to clients in an approachable way.

Fast forward to today, more than 250 completed projects later, and the talented team at our Highgate studio are combining their shared experience understanding and design skills to create beautiful homes that our clients love.

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The Team

Meet the international team of talented creatives charged with delivering client projects on time, on specification and on budget. With over 60 years of combined industry experience, we bring a wealth of knowledge and an eclectic mix of design influences from around the world.

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Mia Karlsson
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Barbara Exposto
Design Director
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Holly Matthews
Studio Director
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Sue McDermid
Finance & Procurement Manager
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Nabil Rubeiz
Creative Director
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Nishita Bansal
Interior Designer

Our Values

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Stunning visual ideas and Scandinavian pragmatism combine to produce a design attitude that is very special. We are bold with our design choices and always deliver truly unique ideas that make our clients fall in love with their homes. 


We build the very best relationships with clients, contractors, architects, suppliers and many more who work with us on every project. For us, these collaborations are an invaluable extension of who we are – a team.


As members of the British Institute of Interior Design, and with our Founder on the Board of Directors - ethical design principles are at the core of how we work. Every project starts with a clear understanding of the process, fees and an open dialogue between client and interior designer. 


With a diverse list of clients from all over the world, no two homes are ever the same. Every design is centered around a deep understanding of our clients wants and needs which we review throughout the design process.


We believe every project is a unique opportunity to create something beautiful and functional. We help guide clients to understand what they need, not just what they like.

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