When it comes to home inspiration ideas, most of the time our choices are american interior designers or the europeans masterminds as UK / Italy / France decorators and interior designers. The best thing about America’s leading interior designers are their mix of iconic interior design styles.
From Mr. Michael S. Smith, whose touch are luxurious grey living spaces, to the bold and brilliant California-based Kelly Wearstler, we invite you to discover our round-up of top American interior designers.
The moment a designer’s work becomes instantly recognisable with one quick glance, it’s a definite sign they’ve conquered interior design lovers. Kelly Wearstler earned that “famous interior designers” label, after establishing her eponymous studio which has grown from boutique interior design firm to global lifestyle brand.
This colour-charged living room, taken from one of the creative’s Beverly Hills projects, is a sample of what Wearstler has to offer. With fearless shapes and confident colour schemes meeting graphic art, vintage lighting and a dose of Surrealism, it’s simple to see why her super-creative projects have earned her an A-list clientele from the film and music industries.
MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD
Martyn Lawrence Bullard is British-born, but since he’s fallen in love with the American lifestyle and become the “choosen one” for Hollywood’s celebrities, Bullard had to feature in this Home Inspiration Ideas round-up list.
He has an extense and creative portfolio with different looks, united by an unwavering glamorous attitude and exquisite details. The living room set shows Bullard’s flair for showing off architecture in the very best light, with elegant ivory curtains framing the archways of the space. Final note…we spot him at Decorex London 2016!
*MICHAEL S. SMITH
How did Michael Smith get there? Reading interior design books in Los Angeles, before continuing his studies at the Victoria and Albert Museum, was his starting point. On his return to the U.S., Smith nurtured his crafted under legendary antique dealer Gep Durenberger, which gave him two invaluable tools to help build his design empire: a curator’s eye and deep appreciation for the past.
His work showcases a beautiful balance of European classicism and American modernism, with projects setting unique furniture and decor finds against the most elegant backdrops.
Nate Berkus, a Californian-born interior design who established his award-winning design firm at 24 years old. From Milan to Mexico and Manhattan, the creative applies his approachable, elevated design philosophy to living spaces across the globe. His client list includes the likes of supermodel Karlie Kloss and celebrity colourist Rita Hazan.
This living space resides in a Chicago high-rise that Berkus peppered with antique French furniture and contemporary accessories. Deep blue upholstery and yellow accents meet sleek lines to create rich yet modern results.
Miles Redd is undoubtedly one of America’s leading interior designers. The New York-based interior designer began his journey into the industry after graduating from NYU, then refining his skills with esteemed antique dealer John Rosselli and legendary interior designer Bunny Williams.
In 1998, Redd opened his own design firm in New York City and moved onto the role of creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home from 2003 to 2013. Every Miles Redd project has a distinctly feel, branded with his trademark splashes of colour, modern gestures and quirky glamour.
Steven Gambrel’s interior design company, was founded in 1996 and specialises in residential and commercial projects and stands for its sensitive attention to architectural details of properties and their surrounding geography. Beautiful proportions and carefully curated vintage, antique and custom-designed furniture pieces are constants in Gambrel’s work, which is driven by a passion for creating timeless, comfortable interiors that grow old gracefully.
Barbara Barry has been an unwavering influence in interior design area since forming her studio in Los Angeles in 1985. Raised in a family of painters, Barry’s eye for subtle nuances in colours and natural forms was honed from an early age. Aside from being the brains behind an extensive interior design portfolio of residential and commercial projects, the creative is also a product designer and has collaborated with top industry’s names, including Visual Comfort and Global Views.
Jeff Andrews orchestrates interior design styles so breathtaking they’ve earned him possibly the most enviable celebrity client list in the industry – Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian are his recently biggest acquisitions. What’s his secret to attracting such a powerful following ? The international interior designer sets his spaces apart by infusing bold design concepts with a sense of warmth and sophistication to achieve luxury living spaces, because (even for jet-setting A-listers) there’s no feeling like home.
This incredible open-plan living room anddining room from a Lake Tahoe retreat illustrate Andrews’ next-level ability to layer texture, colour and pattern, as well as his clever use of furniture, lighting and mirrors to give the most stunning spaces even more gravitas.
Windsor Smith creates beautifully layered design rooms that have caught the attention of influencers in the entertainment and business worlds. The Santa Monica-based interior and product designer redefines the home for modern day living, creating spaces that echo the individual personality of its inhabitants whilst catering for the demands of 21st-century lifestyles. Her interiors are never short on elegance, and they balance both classic and modern elements.
Award-winning, internationally published and an acclaimed product designer, Mary McDonald has well and truly made waves in the industry. The Los Angeles-based interior designer looks to the past, present and future to create elegant, modern spaces, curated with an eye for distinctive materials, textures and finishes. A fine artist when it comes blending colours into room schemes, McDonald’s projects can vary from a vision of beautifully tonal colour schemes.
She’s known for bringing interiors to life with ‘premeditated whimsy’, often embracing artwork to add a personal, playful touch. There’s also a powerful sense of symmetry in her work, which offers balance and calm.