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. His current company is John Stefanidis Brands Limited.

More recently he has become known for incorporating exotic prints into his textile designs.[7]


  • —— (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. ^ 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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