A couple of years ago, whilst in the middle of my Journalism degree, I stumbled upon a Netflix special that almost almost made me drop out of the Bachelor of Journalism and transfer to a Bachelor of Interior Design. Something inside me clicked and I realized that it would be possible for me to pursue design as a career.
The designer behind the inspiring show was Genevieve Gorder, the first on my list of designers that I will follow forever. Over the years there have been so many designers that have inspired me to think harder, go bigger, and find the fun and playful nature of interior design.
01 | Genevieve Gorder
What struck me most about Genevieve Gorder, was her bold choices and the way she has mastered a textured, layered room. I love that she is inspired by her travels because almost every room she designs has an element of the world beyond North America. She has a knack for injecting her personality into a brief that is completely different from her personal style and I love that I can almost always pick out a Genevieve Gorder design.
02 | Emily Henderson
No one knows how to play with interiors like Emily Henderson. Her style is always fresh, fun, and liveable as well as beautiful. She specializes in creating beautiful rooms that are perfect for all the demands of family living. She’s amazing at mixing modern design style with beautiful vintage finds and I love watching her thrifting Instastories. I keep her book Style pride of place on my bookshelf!
03 | Kate Watson-Smyth
For modern Scandinavian design, look no further than Kate Watson-Smyth from U.K.’s most popular interior design blog, Mad About the House. Kate’s paired back, monochrome designs are always injected with beautiful colours and tones. I’m always drawn to her moody designs with deep colour palettes and heavy fabrics. Luxury with a bit of fun!
04| Sophie Robinson
I couldn’t write a blog post about Interior Design without talking about Sophie Robinson. This is the designer I go to first for colour inspiration. Sophie’s schemes are always filled to the brim with pattern and bold colour. Her blog is full of tips and tricks for mixing patterns and she always injects a bit of fun into her spaces!
I’m constantly looking for inspiration and I would absolutely love to know who your favourite designers are! Leave a comment below with your favourites and tell me why you love their style.
Until next time.