A Designer At Heart is a London-based Interior Design Consultancy providing interior design services for the commercial and hospitality sector, worldwide. Founded by Italian interior architect Martina Pardo, A Designer At Heart is currently a two person team with a network of trusted freelancers to help out on demand.

Recently set up and fast-growing, our team is designing student accommodations and commercial projects around Europe. We proudly work on big developments which are currently on site and will handover at the end of 2019. We hope to show you some juicy visuals soon. But first, let’s introduce you to the team!

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Founder & Director

Martina is an Italian interior design consultant and the founder of A Designer At Heart. She started the company and interior design blog with a mission to create interiors people can be proud of, where functionality and beauty go hand in hand. She lives and breathes the world of commercial interior. Her curious eye on the marketplace ensures her clients to always be one step ahead.


Junior Interior Designer

Agnieszka (often called Aga by friends and family) is a Polish interior designer and illustrator. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with Honours in Interior Design and, after gaining some experience in Scotland in the residential sector, she moved down to London and joined forces with Martina to conquer the commercial sector.

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A Designer At Heart-Interior Design Consultant London-Services-Student Living

We design student accommodations across Europe and we are currently working on over nine sites which will handover between September 2019 and 2020.


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Whether with AirBnb or a Co-Living solution, we know what sharing a home means. We are all Millennials living in one of the biggest and most expensive cities in Europe, therefore we understand the new generations’ need for sharing and creating a community of like-minded people. Let us design yours!

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We LOVE tiny spaces and believe that the most creative solutions can be achieved within those. Try us!

Martina’s story

“I am just a girl obsessed with Interior Architecture.
When I was a baby I used to start all my games setting up the right interior: my Barbie dolls have never been homeless! As a kid I would sneak into my dad and granddad’s office to stare at their architectural drawings in admiration.

Probably inspired by my grandad, I got a Master Degree in Building Engineering just to realise that I wanted to do something more creative in my life. So then I moved to Milan, Italian design capital, where I got a second Master Degree in Interior Design at the Politecnico University.
After that, I only chose to work for small and medium-sized companies where a sleeves-rolled up attitude was required and I was able to take responsibilities and grow quickly. And I’ve learnt from the best.

I gained experience working in Milan, Beijing and London. I wanted to inject an international appeal to my work, discover different cultures and ways of living. And now I proudly design projects worldwide thanks to these experiences”.

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A Designer At Heart is now a Limited Company but it started as a blog that Martina used to write from home. Since the beginning she decided to write from a designer perspective, to give an insight into her interior design process.

Today we still feature interiors with a striking personality, expert tips and the latest news from the interior design world! We love to explore the connection between the built environment and people’s behaviour and we have a soft spot for innovative technologies and good quality details.

Martina is also a contributor writer for the interior design blog ITALIAN BARK. On “I’d like to stay here” column she talks about news and trends on hospitality design and travel.



We accept sponsored collaborations and we always disclosure this type of content. If you need to promote an event, exhibition, product, location or lifestyle idea that fit in A Designer At Heart aesthetic, we’d love to hear about it! Send an email to and we’ll discuss how we can give you some coverage!


**No pre-written content/articles will be accepted. Sorry**


We work hard to credit all the photographers / stylists that gave us permission to use their pictures. Nevertheless if you come across an image that has not been accurately credited, please do let us know and we’ll amend asap.


Sometimes we use our own pictures. Feel free to use them on your blog if you wish, and then credit us appropriately and let us know.


As you may have guessed, English is not our first language so please bare with us if you find grammar mistakes at times. We are still learning and this blog is a way to improve our language skills.

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