Sometimes you just need a little inspiration. Whether you’re an established interior designer or you are just planning a home makeover, you want to see what popular designers are doing to get some ideas for yourself. It’s a good way to stay up on the most recent trends while building on your own style.
These three designers are inspiring not just because of their work, but also because of their style philosophies and personal stories. Their Instagram accounts are full of photos that will motivate you to design the perfect room. Check out their profiles and get ready to create.
Christina Fedders is a Danish interior designer and entrepreneur based out of Australia. A popular lifestyle magazine called her Instagram feed a must-see for interior design inspiration. Her work doesn’t just include lovingly-crafted interiors, but designs for everything from baby bassinets to pet collars.
Fedders is partly responsible for bringing the Scandinavian design philosophy of “hygge” to the United States. Hygge has been extremely popular recently, with its simple comforting interiors like living rooms with a warm electric fireplace and cozy blankets. Fedders’s Instagram and online store feature plenty of inspiration for designers who want to incorporate hygge into their lives.
She is also inspiring because of her own life story. As a mother to a young child, she decided that she wanted to open her own small business. In the meantime, Designstuff has become immensely popular. It shows that even parents can be successful entrepreneurs!
Check out Fedders’s work if you want to see cozy, hygge designs with simple color schemes. You’ll see designs for living rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms. These are real living spaces designed to be used by families instead of sterile photoshoots.
Orlando Soria got his start as a designer on the HGTV series “Secrets from a Stylist”. Since then, he has worked with celebrity clients across the country. He is the creative director of Homepolish and founded Hommemaker. He’s known for his good humor and humility, which makes him a great role model for the aspiring designer.
Soria’s mission at Hommemaker promotes recycling through thrift shopping, the use of nature in interior design and a do-it-yourself philosophy. In fact, Soria is working on a book about do-it-yourself designs. His love for the environment is more important than ever as more designers look to eco-friendly styles.
His blog on Hommemaker showcases how design can work for everyone, regardless of budget and space. His posts often feature his own process, such as how he will remake his parent’s ugly kitchen and how he designed his guest bedroom. He also discusses issues in his own life, giving a personal touch to his business.
Soria’s Instagram is a boon for people looking for comfortable city-living style. Though his photos mostly have a black and white palette, he doesn’t shy away from pops of bright colors and interesting patterns.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Martyn Lawrence Bullard is an internationally famous interior designer. Born in London, Bullard got his start in design early, working with his father at the Greenwich Antiques Market. After he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, his personal design was so impressive to the producers he worked with that he soon found himself designing for dozens of celebrity clients.
Bullard has won numerous awards for his work, including the coveted Andrew Martin International Designer of the Year Award in 2010. Recently, Bullard has worked for celebrities like the Kardashians and shows off what he calls “high-glam explosion,” he told the LA Times. His first showroom highlights news trends like eye-popping colors and patterned textiles and wallpaper. Calling back to his earliest designs, he also incorporates antiques into his looks.
His work inspires other designers to achieve a glamorous Hollywood style. He also makes his work accessible to amateurs, both through his Instagram photos and his new book, called Design and Decoration. As one of the most famous designers for A-listers, he’s always at the head of modern interior design trends.
Bullard’s Instagram will inspire you to embrace bold, rich looks. His account features Hollywood homes, luxurious furniture and shining chandeliers. You’ll want to make your own “million-dollar home” when you’re done scrolling through.
Whether your style is bold and glitzy or minimalist and relaxed, these three designers are sure to spark your own creativity. They might even motivate you to start your own design company!
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Designer images from their Instagram Feeds
Guest Author Bio
Alex Moore is a passionate writer and a contributing author for BestElectricFireplaces. He has always been fascinated with home décor, interior design and home improvement. Read more about Alex on Twitter.