When we work in an industry we all have people that we look to and admire. Especially in the creative space where I’m constantly looking to be inspired and to think outside of the square. There are several designers that I follow and am constantly inspired by. I thought I’d share these with you, so you may already know of, perhaps others will be new to you and provide you with a new channel of inspiration.
Maria is really interesting, making her mark in this space with a focus on understanding colour. She has come up with a wonderful methodology on how to see and interpret colour (mainly neutrals) to ensure they work cohesively in a home. Her blog posts, insta page and website are all fabulous sources of information.
Genevieve is my favourite US designer. Her style is eclectic mixing old with new. She has a real talent for combining contrasting metals, colours and finishes to deliver a wonderfully layered interior. She focuses mainly on renovations in her work, her TV shows have been a mix of her own apartment, AirBnB rentals and viewers home makeovers.
Many people know Kelly, especially if you are from the UK. She designs for the rich and famous, but I find her approach very down to earth – even if her budgets aren’t. Whilst she has a very strong aesthetic and you can’t mistake her style if you see a picture in a magazine, I can see the framework that she follows in her designs and love the way that ensures that every interior is perfection.
If you’re living in Australia, and watch The Block you know how Darren is. I find he stays out of the limelight when it comes to his own work and style, and that’s what I love about him. If you go out of your way to take a look at his work it’s just that, understated, elegant and timeless. I take a lot of hands on inspiration from his work and approach with clients.
My favourite Canadian designers who has had many shows and publications. She designs her own fabrics, bed linen and I think wallpapers too. Love her style, it may not be very Sydney but personally it’s a style that I admire. He ability to contrast 10 different fabrics in the same room is crazy good, yet her interiors always feel so calm and tranquil.
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