These 20 most famous interior designers are the daily inspiration of design lovers and aficionados all around the world.
Published on February 21st, 2020.
If you’re a design lover like us, then you’re probably aware of the latest news in the industry, the newest furniture pieces, the trends for the upcoming season… Most of all, you’re probably aware of the best interior designers in the world, the ones that challenge design boundaries and create the most stunning interiors. Today, we’re taking a look at the 20 most famous interior designers in the industry right now!
With the help from her contractor husband, Chip, Joanna Gaines was able to build a design empire for herself in just 6 years. Since 2013, she has appeared in design shows, launched collaborations with mega brands, started a magazine, published book, and completely changed the farmhouse style to fit her aesthetic, becoming her own trademark.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Martyn Lawrence Bullard is the go-to decorator for celebrities such as Elton John, Cher, Kylie Jenner and the remaining Kardashian family. His fame lead him to also collaborate with incredible brands and create a dozen of licensed lines for Ann Sacks, Custom Comfort and even Christofle. He’s making his major mark in the interior design scene and you don’t wanna miss a second of it.
In 2009, Kelly Wearstler was declared by The New Yorker “the presiding grande dame of West Coast interior design,” and it’s a title she doesn’t take lightly. Constantly challenging herself and the limits of design, Wearstler is one of the big names in the industry, a trendsetter that shaped the hospitality industry with designs for Four Seasons Anguilla, Proper Hotels in San Francisco and Viceroy Hotels and Residences, while on the residential side, her clients list includes names such as Cameron Diaz, Gwen Stefani and Ben Stiller. Truly a force to be reckoned with.
It’s no surprise that Nate Berkus became one of America’s favorite designers, after having made his debut on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and following more recently with Nate & Jeremiah by Design, with his husband Jeremiah Brent. He founded his firm in 1995 and as since attracted incredible high-profile clients, such as Ricky Martin, as well as having partnered with major brands for stunning product lines.
This design legend founded his firm in 1978 and has since been fashion’s favorite architect, a trendsetter who designs some of the best stores for luxury fashion and jewelry brands, including Louis Vuitton, chanel, Bulgari, Dior and Fendi. But it’s not just his commercial projects that steal the spotlight, also his residential projects, known for their impressive art and luxe materials.
Justina Blakeney‘s eclectic and plant-filled style has turned into a hot trend these years, making her business boom tremendously. She started her design blog, Jungalow, in 2009, and has since been a New York Times bestseller, as well as having launched an online store and accepted several collaborations with brands such as Band-Aid, Target and Anthropologie.
Bobby Berk has become one of the big names in interior design, ever since he debuted as Queer Eye‘s design expert, becoming a fan favorite in home makeovers. His business had been launched in 2006 but the fame he got from Queer Eye propelled his moder style to fame. His newest line of furniture shown at High Point Market quickly sold out.
Emily Henderson is one of the most inspiring designers on the industry right now,. She got her big break winning season five of Design Star, and has since shared her know-how on her popular blog and Instagram feed. She not only runs her interior design firm and content operation, but also serves as Target’s home style expert.
Roman And Williams
Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch have moved on from production design to interior design, becoming the go-to for Hollywood’s biggest stars, from Ben Stiller to Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow. The duo opened Roman and Williams, their own interior design firm and have been stealing hearts in the industry with incredible design projects.
Jonathan Adler has been a trendsetter since 1993, pushing color and humor into people’s homes. His incredible design style has become his trademark and quickly he expanded his business, designing everything from pillows to furniture, lighting and rugs. He has created incredible designs such as Parker Palm Springs and Eau Palm Beach, as well as residential projects.
Described as “a possessor of perfect chromatic pitch,” India Mahdavi has become one of the most renowned interior designers in the world due to her endless creativity and whimsical designs. Some of the best interior design projects were done by her, such as the pink interior of London’s The Gallery at Sketch, one of the most Instagrammed restaurants in the world. She also designs her own furniture pieces, as whimsical and stunning as her projects.
Ken Fulk has become the designer of choice for high-profile people such as Sean Parker, Pharrel Williams, Kevin Systrom or even Veronic Beard. His cinematic and vibrant style with classic and vintage touches is what steals the hearts of clients all over the world. He was responsible for design projects such as the renovation of San Francisco’s three Michelin–star restaurant Saison and the design for the rooftop eatery at The Newbury Boston hotel.
Tiffany Brooks started her career in high-end residential property management and staging but decided to dedicate herself to interior design in 2007. She has since worn season eight of Design Star and has made a name for herself in design TV shows similar to those. When she’s not on TV, she’s working for several high-profile clients.
Belgian design Axel Vervoordt took on his first project in interior design 50 years ago, and has since become known for his minimalist interiors and expert eye for antiques. He has a timeless yet modern style that attracted clients such as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Robert De Niro, and Calvin Klein.
French interior designer Jacques Grange has been working in interior design since the 70s, making a name for himself and becoming one of the most distinguished interior designers in the world. He has designed interiors for Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, the Princess Caroline of Monaco, and François Pinault.
Kathryn M. Ireland
Kathryn M. Ireland started out as an actress, fashion designer and filmmaker, but soon gained fame as interior and fabric designer instead. Her inspiring designs have lead her to work for clients such as Steve Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and David Mamet. She has also written six books and appeared on Million Dollar Decorators.
Back in 1992, Thomas O’Brien brought light and warmth to the modern style of the day, and has since been a favorite of tasteful shoppers and fellow designers. It was in 2005 that he debuted his very own Vintage Modern line with Target, bringing his trademark classic style to a massive audience.
Thom Filicia became a well-known interior designer since his appearance on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. His polished style has since been brought to the masses by his books, collaborations with incredible brands and even more design shows. He has worked with clients such as Tina Fey and Jennifer Lopez. He has also designed his very own line of furniture, fabrics and accessories.
After 20 years designing for SoHo House, Vicky Charles decided to found her own company in 2016, Charles & Co., with partner Julia Corden. In just 3 years, she has developed a client list to be jealous of, with names such as David and Victoria Beckham, George and Amal Clooney, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, and Keri Russel and Matthew Rhys.
Michael S. Smith
Michael S. Smith has graced us with sophisticated interiors for nearly three decades. From politics to media and entertainment, the California native has really made a name for himself, blending classic and modern in his interiors and product lines.
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