Everyone could use a little interior design inspiration now and then. No matter how inventive or creative you are (or aren’t), these 19 designers will help you see your home’s potential in completely new light (and pattern, color and texture).
Design Style: Caleb Anderson, owner of Caleb Anderson Design, steps beyond the boundaries of tradition to create designs described as “bespoke, sophisticated and youthful,” capitalizing on the beauty found in slightly imperfect or askew elements. He particularly loves contrast and texture in a space, which makes his design arrangements so unique.
Fun Fact: His work has been featured in Luxe, Traditional Home and New York Cottages and Gardens, just to name a few.
Design Style: Eddie Ross is a master of mixing motifs, re-imagining vintage and flea market finds to create a perfect blend of affordability and sophistication. His first book, “Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds,” sums up his colorful sensibilities.
Fun Fact: Eddie is the East Coast editor of Better Homes & Gardens.
Design Style: Tamara’s blog, Nest By Tamara, describes her style as “sophisticated cottage.” With over twenty years experience working as an interior designer, her designs are an eclectic mix of New York City elegance and relaxed Hamptons vibes.
Design Style: Sibella Court, author and owner of warehouse/imaginarium The Society, Inc., is an Australian designer with a taste for eclectic history and repurposed pieces.
Fun fact: she’s an avid world traveler, and her wandering spirit shows up in her work through found objects and curious trinkets.
Design Style: Charlotte’s company, Charlotte Lucas Interior Design, is a blend of modern and classic, mixing patterns and colors for eclectic yet tasteful arrangements. Her mix of old and new captures the spirit of the modern family, picking up elements dear to the home and the individual and presenting them in entirely new, fresh ways.
Fun fact: she inherited design lust from her mother, an interior designer who recognized Charlotte’s eye for style and gave her creative freedom to style and help paint her own bedroom as she liked.
Design Style: Young Huh creates warm, inviting environments that are equally elegant, approachable and immaculate. Her talent is so versatile that she can go from completely reconstructing a farmhouse kitchen to capture a client’s memories of a childhood home, to playing with subtle texture and color variations to create unique, layered looks.
Fun Fact: She won an Innovation in Design Award from Cottages and Gardens magazine for work on her own home.
Design Style: Lilly Bunn’s design approach pairs playfulness with tradition for completely comfortable, livable environments. Her designs are “high in style but not in pretense,” according to her website.
Fun Fact: Her work has been featured in the likes of Vogue, Elle and House Beautiful magazines.
Design Style: Susana Simonpietri, founder of Brooklyn design firm Chango & Co., mixes the elegant with the irreverent. A native of Puerto Rico, she favors colors and textures that capture the breeziness of summer, pairing them with crisp whites that reflect the light. She has worked for some of the most prominent design firms in the United States, designing spaces for hotels, restaurants and residences alike.
Fun Fact: She credits her early love of LEGO bricks for her interests in architecture and design. Her work has been featured in numerous publications such as Good Housekeeping, Lonny, Architectural Digest and Interior Design magazine.
Design Style: Working from both Nashville and New York, designer Benjamin Vandiver is the sultan of chic, using his sense for aesthetics to combine the vintage and classic into completely new, modern looks. Luxury, quality, taste and instinct are all evident in Vandiver’s work.
Design Style: Domino contributing editor and interior designer Jenny Komenda may be best known for her popular design blog, Little Green Notebook. Better Homes and Gardens named her a “reigning queen of DIY” for her approach to design and decor. Color, accessibility and a do-it-yourself spirit rule her work.
Design Style: Sheila Bridges runs one of the most prominent interior design firms in the United States and has been named “America’s best designer” by both CNN and Time. Her home decor style can be described as elegant without being fussy — always colorful and eclectic with a rich mixture of textiles.
Fun Fact: Her client list includes the likes of Sean “Diddy” Combs, Tom Clancy and Bill Clinton. Bridges created a line of home furnishings and wallpaper, hosted a TV show and somehow still found time to author two books, all while running her own design firm.
Design Style: Linda is a former professional photographer who uses her artistic eye for colorful, soulful and stylish interior design. Her portfolio shows her love of bold patterns and clean, fresh looks.
Fun Fact: As a photographer, Linda worked with over 3,000 celebrities, actors and models as one of Boston’s top head shot photographers.
Design Style: Orlando Soria, founder of Hommemaker, is equal parts designer, writer and visual artist. His sense of style mixes vintage finds with pops of colorful art in the perfectly tasteful way. Follow along on Hommemaker as Orlando chronicles his adventures in turning the drab into the fab. You will not be disappointed.
Fun Fact: Soria was on the HGTV home makeover show “Secrets from a Stylist,” as host Emily Henderson’s assistant.
Design Style: Kevin’s blog, Thou Swell, is an Atlanta Lifestyle blog. His design style mixes traditional with contemporary. Kevin is young but prolific, having already worked with national brands such as Target, Black+Decker and Behr.
Fun Fact: Kevin is a high school student who was recently admitted to Cornell University’s Design and Environmental Analysis Program. It doesn’t get much cooler than that.
Design Style: Amber Lewis is described by HGTV as a “pattern mixing ninja,” and rightly so. Her love of travel emanates through her design work; Moroccan printed rugs pair with bold striped blankets while wall decor captures the colors of each. Eccentric yet approachable, her work also plays patterns against the subtle for perfectly paired combinations. Ninja, for sure.
Fun Fact: Amber has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, HGTV Magazine and Travel and Leisure, to name a few.
Design Style: Kelly Wearstler’s site describes her work as “classic chic meets unexpected cool.” Dark colors, bold patterns and unexpected textures all take part in Wearstler’s in-your-face, sculptural approach to design.
Fun Fact: She runs the Kelly Wearstler flagship boutique on Melrose Avenue, offering up assorted housewares, furnishings and vintage books.
Design Style: Former model Samuel Amoia is considered one of the most influential young voices in interior design. His work takes him around the world, designing spaces from Belize to Miami Beach and Manhattan. He’s not afraid to try the new, incorporating semiprecious stones such as amethyst or azurite into a new furniture line called Minerality.
Fun Fact: His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Vogue and NY Magazine, to name just a few.
Design Style: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright, also known as Jersey Ice Cream Company, are self-proclaimed “homeless home designers” that relocate to client locations around the country until their work is complete. Constantly on the road, this dynamic design duo sources furniture and flea market finds locally as they make over rooms in their own warm, country-chic style. Bare wood, farmhouse sinks and repurposed planks are common elements in their designs.
Fun Fact: Their work has been featured heavily in print and online, in magazines and on sites such as Design Sponge, Country Living and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Design Style: Annie is the creator of the blog Fresh American Style, which has great design tips, among other categories such as travel. Her textile company’s website, Pine Cone Hill, describes her design as “color, comfort and approachable elegance.”