Although I draw inspiration from many sources for my home and business, including Instagram hashtags and stylish restaurants I visit, admiring the work of successful interior designers is something that not only inspires me on the daily
I wanted to share some of the women I look to for a boost of motivation or creativity; the women who create the most beautiful spaces, and the women who have such a similar aesthetic to myself.
Here’s to celebrating the women who are absolutely killing it in the industries we work so hard in. And here to remembering i
I recently came across the Second Life podcast from the team behind
It was so interesting to discover Amber, much like myself, had very little technical training and more on-the-job experience when it came to launching her interior design career.
Amber has a very distinct style, and her work is almost instantly
If you have the chance, check out Shoppe – Amber’s retail destination, which spans not only online but two bricks and mortar stores. You can see a full portfolio of work over at Amber Interiors and follow Amber and her family on Instagram at @amberinteriors. (Image courtesy of Cameron Gardner Photography)
Donnie Wales Interiors
Donnie Wales-Wright was an Instagram discovery of mine earlier this year and I’ve admired her work ever since.
With a modern coastal aesthetic – my current love – this British designer juggles a successful career in interior design and styling alongside motherhood, with two young boys to keep her on her toes.
Donnie’s sense of style has been refined over years of travelling, drawing influence from the countries she’s resided in. For example, her passion for relaxed coastal interiors came from living in both Cape Town and Australian, while her time spent in Asia cemented her love from printed fabrics.
Sarah Sherman Samuel
Another designer I’m almost pretty sure you’ll be aware of, but ever since LA-based designer Sarah Sherman Samuel finished Mandy Moore’s stunning mid-century modern renovation, I’ve been obsessed.
Alongside her interior design business, Sarah runs a success home décor and lifestyle blog, documenting everything from skincare to travels. Formerly titled Smitten Studio, it is now known as Stories and really showcases the life behind the design process.
For an in-depth look into Sarah’s personal style, I highly recommend checking out her Pinterest account, which is filled with sleek lines, blush pink and mid-century modern gorgeousness. And if you want to check out Stories, just click here. (Image courtesy of Heather Kincaid Photography)
E. Interiors is the brainchild of mother and daughter team, Dawn Terry and Megan Papworth.
Interior design bloggers, as well as successful designers, this creative duo
With a modern farmhouse style, I love the way Dawn and Megan creative a
Three Birds Renovations
OK, so I’m probably guessing that Bonnie, Lana and Erin aka, the three women behind the successful Three Birds Renovations, might already be familiar to you. But I couldn’t write about women making their mark in the interior design industry without including them.
Friends for over 15 years, each woman brings something different to the table, from Bonnie’s talent in design to Lana’s ideas for marketing their company, through to Erin’s project management of their renovations.
Their white coastal style is instantly
You can see the full collection of renovations over at Three Birds Renovations, and fall in love with Bonnie, Lana and Erin over on their Instagram feed at @threebirdsrenovations (their daily Stories are certainly worth a watch). (Image courtesy of Real Estate AU)
Katherine Carter Design
The woman behind the stunning remodel of Lauren Conrad’s Pacific Palisades home, Katherine Carter Design has a style that’s hard to pinpoint – the initial reason I fell in love with her work.
You can see how each project is so different, as she embodies the character and style of her client, rather than putting her own aesthetic on the design.
With Lauren’s home, there’s a traditional family feel which still incorporates the designers love for fashion – can you spy Paper Crown dresses hung in her statement walk-in closet.
Finally, not only one of my
With her own interior design firm, House of Bohn, I actually discovered Karin whilst looking for motivating videos on YouTube for female entrepreneurs
Covering all aspects of business, from the design process to photoshoots, to managing a team and having the motivation to get up every single day and work for your goals, I was instantly attracted to her
House of Bohn focuses primarily on commercial interiors, covering bars and restaurants not only in Vancouver but on a global scale – although she does dip her toes into residential properties, designing a penthouse apartment which was subsequently listed for a staggering 52 million dollars.
Check out Karin Bohn’s YouTube channel right here and tell me if you get as addicted as I have.
If you’re looking for interior design inspiration, or even successful women to draw some boss inspiration from, then I hope this post has been worth the read. Others to note, of course, include Studio McGee, Kelly Hoppen MBE, Jacquelyn Clarke and Lindye Galloway for constantly inspiring me in my career in interior design.
Leave a note before if you have any particular favourite interior designers you think I should check out, or if you’ve discovered something new here.