Anna Burles runs a distinctive West London interior design studio called Run For The Hills, which she founded with her graphic designer and artist husband and business partner Chris Trotman.
Anna is a highly original interior designer and the studio's residential clients include stylish homeowners and also hospitality brands (bars, restaurants and cinemas). The studio designs spaces full of creative touches, juxtaposing vintage classics with next generation design and have picked up awards for their work and were long-listed for Dezeen's 'Emerging Designer Of The Year' in 2019. One of the studio's longtime clients includes singer songwriter Ellie Goulding, who Anna has been working with for seven years, working on all of her private residences in the UK and overseas. The studio works on lots of UK projects but also works on projects abroad in France, New York, Slovakia, Russia and China.
The studio has recently completed the design of a boutique cinema, bar and cafe in Bath as well as a stunning private residence within a landmark hotel in the South of France. They have also completed a luxury vacation stay in the Cotswolds, transforming two listed Barns into accommodation for groups of 25+. On the commercial side, the studio designs restaurants, bars, cafes and workspaces. They have designed all three Kricket restaurants across London, including the award-winning new venue at BBC TV Centre featuring the brand's signature Indian Small Plates and Cocktails.
Alongside her work in the industry, Anna is a full member of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) and one of their Registered Interior Designers. She also lectures at the prestigious KLC School of Interior Design in Chelsea Harbour, where she originally trained, where she chairs their Alumni Advisory Board.