Whether working with an interior designer or decorating your home on your own, it is important to know what you like and don’t like, what you want and what you definitely don’t want. Even if you don’t know right away, putting together a Pinterest mood board can help clarify your preferences. After pinning your favorite designs, you may notice a large number of velvet sofas, dark bedrooms, and minimalist kitchens piquing your interest. Or perhaps you notice gold fixtures in most of the bathrooms, floral wallpaper in the bedrooms, and Art Nouveau furniture in the living rooms. Whatever your style, your mood boards will provide some guidance and help you stay on track throughout your project.
Whether dreaming or actually doing, the 10 Interior Designers we highlight below have fantastic Pinterest boards that will help you define your aesthetic, provide design inspiration, and craft your perfect lifestyle. Without further ado…
California dreamin’? Look no further than Interior Designer Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors, based in Los Angeles. Her minimal palette creates a feeling of casual comfort and ease, a getaway from the daily stressors of life.
Amber’s style: “All my interiors are meant to be lived in and tell my client’s story. I start with a clean palette, add in pretty fixtures and finishes, create textural elements with a mix of new and vintage furniture pieces and then come in and accessorize it with items that make the space feel a little unique.”
Jenny Wolf is a Southern gal based in New York City and incorporates her love of the eclectic into her interiors.
Jenny’s style: “My organic approach to design emphasizes the simple, and often overlooked, notion that a home should reflect the sensibilities of the people living in it, showcasing the things they love and have collected over time.”
If you like the color blue, Mark is your man. It takes a unique talent to use blue as much as he does and still create interiors that are fresh, vibrant, and inspiring.
Mark’s style: “Classic, timeless, all-american, consistent … I’d like to think effortless.”
4. E. Interiors
E. Interiors is a mother/daughter interior design team helping families build their dream home. Dawn Terry is mom and Megan Papworth is daughter (though, also a mom!), and together they work with clients in different states. Dawn especially likes to work on custom home builds with clients, while Megan particularly enjoys working with clients remotely through an e-design process. Their unified style is sleek, comfortable, and equal parts classic and modern.
E. Interiors’ style: “Fresh, timeless, inviting.”
Common Bond Design is another mother/daughter design duo. Based in Brooklyn, Alex and Sherry Korsgaard Kalita let their Nordic roots show in their work, but with a good amount of colorful patterns thrown in for good measure and balance. Their work is primarily utility-driven and very modern.
Common Bond Design’s style: “Our personal aesthetics reflect our Scandinavian heritage and experiences living in Latin America, inspiration drawn from the natural world, and our admiration for mid-century modern design. But when we work with clients, we’re most interested in unpacking what you like and why! Here are a few of the guiding principles we’ll always bring with us: Function, personality, flexibility, contrast, modernism.”
While KitchenLab Design will design entire houses and rooms other than the kitchen, for founders Rebekah and Nick Zaveloff, it all starts with the kitchen (and, in fact, they met working in the restaurant industry). The kitchen is the command center of the home. It’s where many of us break bread, flip through the mail, do homework, and chat on the phone. And the kitchens that KitchenLab Design puts together are unsurprisingly superb.
Rebekah’s style: “As a designer, I’m organic and all about following what I’m attracted to viscerally and cerebrally. I encourage my clients to try and do exactly the same.”
7. Brad Ford
Arkansas-bred and New York-based, Brad’s interior design work shows a particular appreciation for the handmade, for craftsmanship. His work is both thoughtful and thought-provoking, and his
Pinterest boards indicate a strong interest in form.
Brad’s style: “A spare, modern aesthetic with a warm soul.”
Kerrie Kelly Design Lab was founded in 1995 by Kerrie Kelly, an award-winning Interior Designer who is both an important design influencer and trendspotter. Her Pinterest is a must-follow, with its multiple TRENDWATCH boards.
Kerrie’s style: “Over the years, I have understood the value of purchasing and holding on to items that not only speak to me but are functional, too. This approach creates a mix of family heirlooms, pieces picked up while traveling and new fresh design essentials, too. Blending these elements, not only supports an active lifestyle, but is specific and authentic to our design aesthetic.”
Founded by Stephanie Woodmansee and Elle Clymer, Henry & Co Design is based in New York City. Their Pinterest boards are full of charm and romance, abounding with floral textiles and pinks and pale blues.
Henry & Co’s style: “Our aesthetic is built on an appreciation for classical architecture and traditional details. We like to create rooms that feel collected over time with an unexpected personal touch to make the space or home feel unique.”
Founded in New York City in 1984 by Elissa Cullman and the late Hedi Kravis, Cullman & Kravis is now a 15-woman-strong firm designing interiors that are both elegant and practical.
C&K’s style: “Our designs have been edited, clarified, and strengthened with new materials and
palettes to achieve a ‘modern traditional’ aesthetic. With this fresh approach, the point of view is
contemporary while still respecting the 30-year history of our company. We use antiques of all
periods and origins alongside modern artworks, custom made furniture, and exceptional textiles to create dynamic interiors that are complex and layered-always comfortable and never overly formal.”
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