Every morning I browse everything from Instagram hashtags to Pinterest boards to curate images to inspire my future projects. Although this has created a diverse list of sources, I find that I am always drawn to the work of successful interior designers. Sometimes a beautiful space can have so many layers. Beyond the beautiful pillows and drapes there is an interesting story waiting to be revealed and it’s completely unique.
I would like to share a few female interior designers that I look to constantly for a boost in creativity. Women who create unique,personalized spaces. Women who know how to mix and match elements. Women who have a similar aesthetic to myself.
Luxurious. Bold. Unexpected
Pulp designs is a recent discovery of mine,after going down a rabbit hole of links on Pinterest. What I find interesting is despite having offices in Settle and Dallas, Pulp Designs still has such a personalized touch on every project that they work on. Founders Beth Dotolo and Carolina V Gentry live by the motto of splendid living, ensuring that a space is not only beautiful but functional.
House of Nomad
Eclectic. Contemporary. World inspired
I actually stumbled across House of Nomad Interiors while looking for interesting boutiques in Charlotte. To my surprise not only are they a shop but they also offer design services. Digging a little deeper you find out they are creating inspired, global spaces based on the client’s story. I love their dedication to embracing items of different cultures, which can be very hard to find here in the United States.
Forbes and Masters
Bold. Eclectic. Customized
As an African-American woman sometimes it can be hard to find mainstream representation in the design world. After doing some exploring on @blackdesignersguild on IG, I was happy to find Forbes + Masters. This duo has taken a completely personalized and custom touch to the design process. They find comfort in creating custom designs for clients, from wallpaper to furniture they are not afraid to step out of their comfort zone. This not only gives me hope, but shows inspiring African-American interior designers that it is important to stay true to your aesthetic.
Karin Bohn of House of Bohn
Modern. Eclectic. Luxurious
Founder of House of Bohn Interiors. Karin Bohn and her team focus on both commercial and residential interiors. Even though the spaces that she has designed are beautiful, she is such an inspiration for female entrepreneurship as well. I actually discovered her while looking up videos on Youtube regarding female interior designers. Her videos cover a variety of topics; the design process, business, entrepreneurship, and even setting goals. She sheds light on what to expect if you want to be not only a designer but an entrepreneur. Her work ethic continues to motivate me to work harder to reach my goals.
Modern. Creative. Unexpected
I recently came across Cortney Bishop design while scrolling through Pinterest. She has the ability to balance creativity and comfort so seamlessly. Scrolling through her portfolio is like turning the pages on a juicy novel. You keep wanting more and more. Every room in the spaces she designs reveals something different about the client. Chapter by chapter you keep having this aha moment as the client’s story is revealed. I know their hobbies, their values, and their likes and dislikes. It’s like character development for interiors. It’s weird but it works.
Artful. Bold. Eclectic
This list would not be complete without mentioning Kelly Wearstler. She is widely known for her unique take on designing spaces. Many of the spaces that she designs are not only beautiful but thoughtful. Everything she uses seems personally curated to create what feels almost like art. Her use of different textures and shapes are so unique to her that you can almost immediately tell that a space was designed by her. She has basically created her own lane by being completely true to herself and her aesthetic. I love that.