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Having a livable home is one thing but living in a comfortable one is another. Interior design is crucial to space you are in and we are talking about your home and your office.

How to choose the best interior designer?

There are a few factors you must consider which are:

  • Reputation – Check to see if they are in the list of top interior designers
  • Awards – A good benchmark to know if the designer is good
  • Service – Difficult to gauge from the start but you must really judge from the get-go
  • Cost – Not all interior designers charge you overpriced fees. Negotiate and see where it brings you

Below are among the top and most reputable Interior Designers in Malaysia.

ST Concepts

ST Concepts is one of the top firms from north Malaysia, Penang. Headed by Simon Yew and his team of expert designers, the firm brings with it some of the most contemporary and modern designs which are functional for both residential and commercial spaces. It is one of the firms that won the Asia Most Prestigious Interior Design Award in 2017, putting it on the regional map. Besides that, it has won several DOTY (Designer of the Year) awards along the way too.

GI Design

Among the services offered by GI Design are:

  • Turnkey Solutions
  • Project Management
  • Space planning
  • Interior Design

Among the many achievements that GI Design has achieved include:

  • A multi-layered muted color palette design for a condominium in Pelangi Damansara which won the Designer of the Year 2015 (and won another in 2017)
  • IIDA’s 8th International InterCAD Interior Designer Award

Terra Interior

If you are looking for something classical and contemporary at the same time, Terra Interior would be your best answer. It offers interior design services as well as project management and construction services, to name a few. As such, Terra Interior is very well experienced in offering services involving buildings, shopping centers and many others. It won the Best Interior Design for the Residential category at the DOTY Designer of the Year 2017 which saw one of the most exciting designs that integrated function with aesthetics, sophistication and modern elements too.

Surface R

This firm has a very unique name and that is what it brings to the table. Its reputation of offering a cutting-edge design which is affordable and functional puts it among the best not only in Malaysia but in the region. Sam and Stanley Leong are the founders of Surface R and it is among the firms with the most awards in Malaysia. This includes taking home the DOTY Designer of the Year Award for the Residential category for 3 years namely 2014, 2015 and 2017. Besides that, Surface R also won at the REKA International Design Award and the ‘my favourite id interior design awards’.

IDS Interior Design

Known for their reputation of being able to interpret customer’s expectations into award-winning designs, IDS Interior Design offers some of the most intricate and exciting outlook imaginable. Its past record includes Pioneer and the Siaramas residences where it has been recognized through accolades such as:

  • 2017 DOTY Designer of the Year – Best Interior Design (Residential)
  • My Dream Home Award
  • Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) REKA Awards

Matt Design

This firm opened its doors in 2015 and has been creating quite a stir in the industry ever since. Joyce Ng leads the design team here which brings a lot of experience and award-winning designs. Known for their explorative and yet functional and practical designs, Matt Design has won several awards since they started operation. This includes:

  • 2017 DOTY Designer of the Year (Rising Star Award)
  • Asia Honesty Enterprise Award – Andana Project

Moonlit Inspiration

This firm won the 2017 DOTY Designer of the Year Award in the Commercial category. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Moonlit Inspiration has completed various projects including those for F & B, residences and such. The award that brought Moonlit Inspiration to the limelight was for a café in Sri Hartamas which had a classical outlook with an interesting ambiance of brown and lights.

Alvinterior Concept

This firm has a reputation of not using conventional designs but functional ones. Aesthetics are the priority where its services include:

  • Interior Project Management
  • Interior Design
  • Space Planning
  • Colour Management Consultancy
  • and many others

There is a reason why Alvinterior Concept is the winner of the 2017 DOTY Designer of the Year Awards which saw them recognized for having achieved remarkable results in the young interior design firms category. As the name implies, it is owned and founded by interior designer Alvin Mong which he incorporated back in 2014.

D’Concepto Design

This firm has a strong reputation like none other. It won the ‘my favourite id’ interior design awards in 2014 and the REKA International Design Awards 3 years later. It operates in Malaysia and has branches overseas too (Jakarta and Singapore to be exact). Offering design versatility in its work, D’Concepto Design offers services including:

  • Project Management
  • Turnkey Solutions
  • Interior Design
  • Space Planning
  • among others


Nevermore was founded by 2 brothers namely Chuah Say Win and Chuah Say Yang. Its venture into interior design complements their other expertise in urban planning, architecture and other design areas. The firm started operations in 2010 where it has grown to become one of the most exciting firms around Malaysia. Since then, Nevermore has been producing designs for both commercial and residential spaces and has won awards like:

  • 2017 DOTY Designer of the Year award for both Commercial and Residential categories
  • My Favourite id award


This company is involved in interior design where it emphasizes on both residential and commercial spaces. Besides that, Norhtmous is involved in construction as well. The company was formed by a group of highly knowledgeable and experienced designers and is based in Ipoh, Perak. Offering new and contemporary ideas in interior design, it is literally a one-stop solution center for its customers. The firm had in 2015 won the DOTY Designer of the Year in the Best Interior Design category while its Olijasca space took home that award again 2 years later.

Nu Infinity

This firm is known not only within Malaysia but in the global scene as well. It is among the few firms in the country to have won 3 DOTY Awards (2014, 2015 and 2017). However, that is not all because Nu Infinity has a strong reputation overseas as well. Over the years, it has been involved in competitions like:

  • SBID – The Society of the British Interior Design International Design Awards
  • SIDA – Singapore Interior Design Awards
  • A’Design Award and Competition