Hilary White Interiors is an interior design studio based in Claygate, Esher in Surrey. Known for her warm approach and intelligently designed interiors, Hilary creates elegant homes that are stylish, welcoming and perfect for real living.  She always works sympathetically to the character of the property and ensures that the finished project reflects the true personality and lifestyle of her clients. With period properties, she particularly enjoys taking the best from the past and rooting it firmly in the present.

Having established a strong client base in London, Surrey, Sussex and the surrounding areas, Hilary has worked on a wide variety of projects including both period and modern family homes, city apartments, ski chalets and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Hilary’s professional and personalised service has gained a reputation for excellence, winning a number of Best of Houzz Design Awards. Her projects have featured in 25 Beautiful HomesHouse Beautiful and The Art of Design.

Hilary personally manages every project, taking care of all the details and making the experience as fun, enjoyable and rewarding for her clients as possible. Clients frequently return and refer her to others. Click here to see recent testimonials. Hilary works with a trusted network of craftsmen, decorators, curtain makers and other design experts who share her commitment to intelligent design, traditional craftsmanship and beautiful materials.

A qualified interior designer who, following an earlier career in the city, certified with honours at leading London Design School KLC, Hilary is also an Associate Member of the British Institute of Interior Design.  The BIID promotes high standards throughout the industry and ensures that its members undertake continual professional development.

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Kitchen design in a period property in Peaslake in the Surrey Hills by interior designer Hilary White

Country Living, Peaslake, Surrey Hills

We rejuvenated this stunning traditional English country house by introducing modern pieces and classic colours to treasured family antiques.

Kit Kemp RikRak chairs by House and Garden and Arlo and Jacob

Modern Townhouse, Cobham, Surrey

This was the first time my clients had lived in a new-build property. They were keen to make this elegant three-storey townhouse their own.

living room designed by Hilary White Interior Design

Contemporary Living, Oxford

The design brief was to take inspiration from the stunning woodland setting and create a quietly contemporary home with colour, character and warmth.


“Hilary was able to provide a whole host of design ideas, while keeping an eye on the budget and timeline. She saved us time and helped us achieve exactly the look we wanted whilst avoiding expensive mistakes.”

Family Living | Headington, Oxford | A new kitchen, dining and living area extension in a turn of the century period home.

“Hilary possesses the rare talent of being both highly creative and highly organised. Hilary is very easy to work with – we would highly recommend her.”

Making a House a Home | Burwood Park, Surrey | Helping a family settle into a large luxury new build, incorporating much loved existing furniture.

“Hilary really captured the essence of the brief. She did an excellent job in combining new and old and encouraged us to try new styles and colours to great effect. We now have a house we love.”

Marrying Old & New | Long Ditton, Surrey | A contemporary kitchen extension on a 1930s cottage plus whole house renovation. Houzz Award Winner.

“Hilary has lots of good ideas and a huge knowledge where to source materials. Hilary is flexible, reliable and enthusiastic and the end product is great. I can wholeheartedly recommend her.”

Character Home Refresh | Esher, Surrey | Update to a family home when the children left for university