Alison Henry is an interior architect and furniture designer known for interiors that cater to the needs of the modern family while invoking a sense of grandeur and timelessness. Whether it’s a home, a hotel or a luxury yacht, Alison creates entirely livable spaces that speak to the architecture they inhabit and are made to stand the test of time.
Born in New Zealand, Alison spent much of her childhood in Asia and has since spent a lot of her lifetime travelling and working on projects in Europe, Asia, New Zealand and the US.
Alison made a name for herself working for Richmond International taking on major hotel projects including the refurbishment of the Dorchester Hotel in London, the Observatory Hotel, the Orient Express in Sydney and the world-renowned Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong. Alison went on to establish her own practice, Alison Henry Design, in Hong Kong in 1992 and has since settled her practice in her design and consultancy studio in Belgravia, London.
The hallmarks of Alison’s designs are her dramatic playfulness with scale, a deep respect for the original architecture, a reverence for historical and cultural influences and an understanding of the daily life practicalities that influence the making of a true home. Travelling the world has given her a unique, worldly perspective that informs her approach to interior design, as well as an impressively curated contact list of suppliers and craftsmen whom she often calls on for custom pieces.