Emma Barnes grew up in a very artistic family; the daughter of a highly acclaimed architect father and an interior designer mother and with older siblings in fashion, design and architecture, style was everywhere in the house!
Emma first became interested in buildings and interiors whilst travelling across Africa and the Far East in her twenties, the countries she visited have been the inspiration behind her love of fabrics, materials and colour and these global influences are very evident in many of her projects! Returning to England in the mid 1980s Emma went on to have 12 wonderful years working in the fashion business, once again taking her all over the world and further developing her love of global interiors.
When Emma completed a decorative art course in the late '90s she finally realised her dream of starting her own Interior design business, where she has worked on projects from whole house renovations, new builds, boutiques, dental practices, offices and fashion showrooms, restaurants and bars, and more recently large hotel projects.
As Emma Barnes Interiors has further expanded into other areas of interiors and design, the time seemed right time to re-launch with a more contemporary brand and Emma Barnes at Magna Designs was born. Magna Designs will continue to give the personal, high-end service associated with Emma Barnes Interiors.