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.
Run For The Hills design highly original interiors for stylish residential clients and hospitality brands (bars, hotels, cinemas and restaurants). The studio designs spaces full of creative touches, juxtaposing vintage classics with next generation design and have picked up awards for their work. One of the studio's longtime clients included singer songwriter Ellie Goulding, who Anna worked with for many 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, Switzerland and the Middle East.
The studio has recently completed the design of two 130 bedroom hotels in Switzerland, designing the bedrooms, restaurants, cafes, reception areas, spa and common parts. The studio is also known for their design of Tivoli, a luxury Boutique cinema, bar and cafe in Bath as well as the design of a luxury vacation stay in the Cotswolds, transforming two listed Barns into accommodation for groups of 25+ for Unique Home Stays. The company designs large and small projects from full scale renovations and new build developments to loft apartments, Townhouses and second homes. On the commercial side, the studio is well known for their F&B hospitality design work. 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. Also designing Bondi Green, Paradise Green in the City and Scarlett Green in Soho.
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.