John Stefanidis

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John Stefanidis
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Occupationinterior designer

John Stefanidis is a British-based, Egyptian-born interior designer.[1] His clients include the Bank of England, Claridges and Rocco Forte's Le Richemond Hotel.[2] He sometimes designs landscapes as well.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Stefanidis was born in Alexandria to Greek parents, and raised mostly in Cairo by his grandmother.[2][4] He came to England to study at Oxford University.[2]


Stefanidis has written several books about home design.[5] At one time he worked with designer Anthony Collett.[6]

He appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 20 July 2008.[2]

In 2009, his company, John Stefanidis Design Ltd, went into liquidation. It owed almost £400,000 but only had assets worth under £46,000.[7] His current company is John Stefanidis Brands Limited.

More recently he has become known for incorporating exotic prints into his designs.[8]


  • —— (1997). Living By Design: A Country House and Garden. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 978-0297836278.
  • —— (1997). Rooms: Design & Decoration: Design and Decoration. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 978-1857999266.
  • —— (2007). John Stefanidis Designs. Cassell. ISBN 978-1844032082.
  • —— (2010). An Island Sanctuary: A House in Greece. Rizzoli International Publications. ISBN 978-0847833184.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nicholas Courtney (1 December 2013). Lord of the Isle: The Extravagant Life and Times of Colin Tennant. Bene Factum Publishing. p. 210. ISBN 978-1-903071-71-7.
  2. ^ a b c d "Desert Island Discs - Castaway : John Stefanidis". BBC Online. BBC. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Little Italy: Broadwoodside proves that a well-designed garden can look beautiful all year". The Independent, Anna Pavord, 23 February 2013
  4. ^ Judith, Thurman (July 2004). "A Midwestern Folly". Architectural Digest. Archived from the original on 28 October 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  5. ^ Deborah Needleman (2011). The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well. Clarkson Potter/Publishers. p. 251. ISBN 978-0-307-72013-9.
  6. ^ "Interior designer Anthony Collett's colourful home". The Telegraph, Dominic Bradbury , 19 February 2016
  7. ^ "Design firm to the elite goes bust". Mail Online. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  8. ^ Jennifer Boles (2013). In with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z. Potter Style. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-385-34516-3.

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