Emile Azan hasn’t always been an Interior Designer, in fact, it was only after he was made redundant from a publishing company that he decided to take the plunge and pursue his life-long love of interiors and architecture by retraining leading him to eventually set up his practice Chameleon Designs in 2005.

After studying art and design at Central St Martins followed by more than 10 years in the interior design industry, including working for well-known high-street brand Laura Ashley, as well as having experience at high-end interior studios in London, Samantha Morphew decided to take the plunge to work for herself and set up Morph Designs in 2013.

After both starting out in visual merchandising for international household names in the homeware sector, Sam Trindade and Louise Bird’s shared passion for creating beautifully styled displays, led them to accepting opportunities to begin their careers in earnest as interior designers. It wasn’t long before the pair decided to take the plunge and pursue their dream to start their own company, Trindade & Bird. Eight years on and now one of the leading interior design firms in Kent, Louise talks to Inex about creating stunning interiors for homes both here in the UK and internationally.

Here Julie Gotts, interior design expert at UK-leading supplier of floorcoverings to the new-build sector, Designer Contracts, talks to Inex about inspirations, challenges and the latest show home trends.

Shaun Clarkson started life as a Fine Artist, creating sculptures and installations. His life has been a series of accidents ever since. A chance meeting with Restaurant Owner, Oliver Payton, set him on a career path designing bars and clubs.

Alix Lawson and Charlotte Robb met when they were studying interior architecture and interior design under the venerable Mrs Duncan at the Inchbald School of Design, London. Both designers’ upbringings had been steeped in design and architectural influences and, after training, they went to work in these fields.

Making the move into interior design in his 30s inspired Evros Agathou to work for himself and build a design studio that he would want to work in. Here, Inex talks to Evros about his interior practice and what inspires his designs.

Discovering his passion for design at the age of seven, Vick Vanlian was introduced to the world of design through his family’s business. He then studied interior architecture at the Lebanese American University.

Claire Rendall has always been passionate about design and started her career as a Graphic Designer, which developed to include designing corporate spaces such as the reception and boardroom. 

Lucy Clark and Katie Singleton, Founders of interior design studio Olive Design Studio, talk to Inex about how they started their careers within the interiors industry and how they work together to curate impeccable designs.

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