An inspiring journey of 5 best interior designers in India.

Indian interior designer

The interior designing sector is booming all over the world with full of creativity and innovations. India is as luckier as other countries to get renowned personalities in the interior designing sector full of talent and potential.

Let’s take a tour through the work and specialties of the 5 best interior designers in India.


Sunita Kohli

Sunita Kohli was born Lakshmi Mansions, a noted Victorian building in Lahore. She grew up in Lucknow city as her father had migrated there after the partition.

Talking about her education she did initial schooling from a Roman Catholic convent in Lucknow. She has completed English Literature graduate from Delhi University, followed by MA from Lucknow university.

She started building interest in interior designing after her father used to take her along to auctions and sales on old furniture.

Sunita Kohli started her furniture design company in 1971. She is renowned for her extraordinary skills in architectural restoration along with research-based planning of the designs and luxurious eye-candy structures.

Ms. Sunita Kohli is a globally recognized, national award-winning architectural restorer of some of the most prominent heritage buildings, forts, and palaces in India, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka that are vital links to the history and culture of South Asia.

Ms. Kohli was conferred one of the highest national awards, the “Padma Shri” for contribution to excellence in national life in the field of “Architectural Restoration and Design.

She has restored some of the iconic buildings from India like Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, and Prime Minister’s Office. Read more about her at  and if you want to know about her professional work then visit her business website at


Tanya Gyani

Tanya Gyani is another renowned personality in the field of interior designing. 39-year-old dynamic and bold interior designer from India has created her unique identity over the global platform of interior designing.

About Tanya Gyani’s education disclosure she is graduated from Delhi University and completed a master’s degree in interior design from Florence (Italy).

Tanya led the design business for Indigo Living in India for almost a decade. She had also worked as an interior designer in India, Dubai, and Hong Kong before moving to the U.S.

Having lived and worked in four countries has been an enriching experience that continues to give her an appreciation for different cultures, aesthetic sensibilities, and a global perspective that she brings to her work.

Before moving ahead to start own venture, she has worked as chief interior design consultant to one of India’s renowned real estate firm called DLF.

She has also helped some retailers like Pottery Barn, Michael Aram, Massimo, Dutti in designing decorative accessories.

She is running a boutique design firm in Palo Alto, California under the name of Tanya Gyani Design. Read more about her at


Ambrish Arora

Another veteran in the list of best interior designers in India with 30 years of experience in designing is Ambrish Arora.

You will be surprised to know that he has never been to architecture school. He has admitted to the engineering college of Mumbai to acquire a degree but was dropped out of the college in the very first year.  

In one of his interviews he cleared the reason for quitting engineering, he was very constrained and shackled by the system.

He is known to design boats, museums, and exhibitions. His interior designing and architecture firm named “Studio Lotus ” which he founded in the year 2002 has received multiple national and international awards.  

His studio was also nominated for the Aga Khan Award, which aims to craft spaces addressing the emerging futures of work, leisure, and living.

In his professional career in interior designing, he has worked in diverse fields including boat building, cinema hall, museum design.

Being an expert as an interior designer, landscape designer, lighting, and furniture consultant, Ambrish Arora is known for his extraordinary residential and retail designing venture.


Ajay Shah

Ajay Shah is a Mumbai-based interior designer who specializes in the various categories of interior designing, especially in retail-based architecture.

Talking about his educational background; he has done a graduate from the National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, India.

He did a small stint with an architect and a designer before starting his own venture in the form of a studio.

In one of his interviews, on asking about the turning point in his career, he explained there is not a specific turn that he could explain. But the multiple projects came in his way and that attributed to the change in his designing career.

He owns a design studio named ASDS (Ajay Shah Design Studio), which believes that design thinking can be applied to products, spaces, and graphics.

He has produced creative brands, industrial design, and interior spaces for several renowned companies like Gemini cinemas, PVR cinemas, Tommy Hilfiger, and in-orbit.


Lipika Sud

Lipika Sud is another leading name in the interior design industry practicing from Delhi. On an educational note, she is an Economics graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University.  

Later she did her post-graduation in Advertising & PR from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi. To pursue a career in interior designing she got a Diploma in Interior Design from London, UK.

She has closely worked with the projects like hotels, institutions, or hospitals. Her creative imagination in this field has earned several prestigious projects. She has received the best design professional of the year in 2012.

Some of her renowned works include Havells Corporate Office, Ericsson, Shivaji Stadium Metro Station & New Delhi Railway Metro Station, Hyundai Motors, Daikin, HCL, Bausch & Lomb, Fuji, Bloomberg, American Express, Kirloskar Brothers & Tata Motors.

She has also done several hotels, some of them are Savoy Suites-Ascot Hotels- Manesar, Lalit Great Eastern Hotel, Zuari Resorts, Majestic Hotels Limited, and many more.

To bring her professional career she is running an interior design firm named “LIPIKASUD INTERIORS PVT LTD“. Her company offers interior and furniture designing and restyling services.

You can Know more about her at her personal site at