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Top 50 Interior Design Experts to Follow in 2016If you're anything like us, you already have a list of interior designers and decorators you follow for design inspiration. Well get ready to add a few more to your list.
We rounded up the top 50 interior design experts to make sure you’re well equipped for your next interior design or home decorating project. From talented residential and commercial interior designers and firms to experienced home decorators and DIY innovators, these experts offer straightforward, no-nonsense and reliable resources to help keep your inspired.
Here are the top 50 interior design experts of 2016 who are sure to educate and inspire.
Cassity Kmetzsch, Remodelaholic
Diane Henkler, In My Own Style
Beth Hunter, Home Stories A to Z
Jaime Derringer, Design Milk
Tracie Stoll, Cleverly Inspired
Garrison Hullinger, Garrison Hullinger Interior Design
Michelle Lepak, Dandelion Patina
Jen Menteer, My Fabuless Life
Jessie Kok, Mix and Chic Interiors
Sarah Stewart, Life On Virginia Street
Roeshel Summerville, DIY Show Off
Taryn Whiteaker, Design, Dining and Diapers
Ivonne Ronderos, DKOR Interiors
Pam Kueber, Retro Renovation
Margaret Smith, DKOR Interiors
Tobi Fairley, Tobi Fairley & Associates
Debbie Westbrooks, Refresh Restyle
Heather Luckhurst, Setting For Four
Lauren Shaver, Blesser House
Shannon Fox, Fox Hollow Cottage
Ashley Thurman, Cherished Bliss
Anna Moseley, Ask Anna
Julia Sweeten, Hooked On Houses
Yvonne Pratt, Stonegable
Orlando Soria, Hommemaker
Amanda Gates, Gates Interior Design
Laura Umansky, Laura U Interior Design
Kerrie Kelly, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab
Ashley Phipps, Simply Designing
Julie Thigpen, Belle Maison
Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist
Stefan Lucian, Homedit
Kate Riley, Centsational Girl
Lillian Kirillov, Trendir
Holly Becker, Decor8blog
Peggy Pardo, Decorating Files
Carla Aston, Aston Design Studio
Kirsten Grove, Simply Grove
Kelly Elko, Eclectically Vintage
Grace Bonney, Design Sponge
Justina Blakeney, The Jungalow
Vidya Nair, Whats Ur Home Story
Maryann Caballero, Domestically Speaking
Myquillyn Smith, The Nesting Place
Shannon Berrey, Shannon Berrey Design
Erin Hiemstra, Apartment 34
Carolyn Espley-Miller, Slim Paley
Sarah Macklem, The Yellow Cape Cod
Aileen Allen, At Home In Love
Leslie Stewart, House On The Way
Cassity is an interior designer who runs her DIY design blog, Remodelaholic. She shares successful remodelling projects she and her husband have done. She is passionate about helping homeowners and posts tips and tutorials on her blog.
Diane is a passionate decorator with a background in display. She founded the blog In My Own Style as a platform for her creative concepts and ideas on home decorating. One of the first projects she took on was decorating her first home. She especially believes that you don’t need to spend a fortune to achieve great style for your home.
Beth is a self-made decorator and owner of Home Stories A to Z, a DIY interior decorating blog. The blog is a product of her passion for decorating and design. She writes about her personal and home improvement projects as well as tips and tutorials. She has also written for other notable design blogs.
Jaime is the Founder and Executive Director of Design Milk, a popular design blog on interior design ideas, architecture, modern furniture, home décor, art, style, and technology. She is a renowned expert on design trends, speaks on design, blogging and social media.
Tracie is passionate about creating things. She shares inspiring and clever DIY projects, crafting tips, remodelling and decorating ideas for the home on her design blog, Cleverly Inspired. She has made many appearances on distinguished sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, and many more.
Garrison is the principal of Garrison Hullinger Interior Design. He is known for creating warm and beautiful interior spaces built for comfort and functionality. He is an esteemed expert in the industry and is renowned for his keen eye in envisioning the potential of any space.
Michelle is the owner of Dandelion Patina, a design blog that features transformations for the timeless and trendy home. She is passionate about painting furniture, decorating, and DIY. She describes her decorating style as farmhouse, industrial, and cottage with a beachy rustic vibe.
Jen runs My Fabuless Life, a decorating blog of DIY home projects and crafts. She has a knack for creating beautiful interiors on a budget and is particularly drawn to vintage, antique, collected, and eclectic aesthetics. One of the many helpful things she shares on her blog is her inventive DIY furniture transformations.
Jessie is an interior decorator with a keen sense of style and color. She believes that creating a beautiful home can be achieved through any budget with creativity and smart shopping. She always had a strong interest for home interiors and home decors at an early age. Her passion for the craft later grew and in 2011, she founded Mix and Chic Interiors, an online decorating service.
Sarah runs Life On Virginia Street, a DIY projects and home décor blog. She is a passionate DIY home decorator based in Omaha, Nebraska. On her blog, she documents decorating, design, DIY missions, fabric.
Roeshel is a DIY, and home improvement enthusiast. She is the creator of DIY Show Off, a budget friendly DIY home improvement and decorating blog, where she shares her personal experiences, tips and tutorials on home decoration.
Taryn is the owner and editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog on DIY home décor, design, and seasonal crafts. She shares budget-friendly tips on decorating by repurposing, transforming, and smart shopping. She is a regular contributor at The 36th Avenue and Mohawk Flooring’s Creative home blog.
Ivonne is the owner and principal of DKOR Interiors, a design firm regarded as one of the top interior design firms in Miami. She has a background in hospitality and is known for creating impeccable design concepts unique to her client’s needs.
Pam is a self-taught DIY home decorator. She has a strong interest in mid-century and vintage style interiors. She launched the remodelling and decorating blog; Retro Renovation where she shares her tried and tested tips on remodelling interiors.
Margaret is the lead residential interior designer at DKOR Interiors. The strong creative confidence reflected in her designs is derived from her clients’ trust and belief. Her design concepts are fuelled by her commitment to client satisfaction.
Tobi is the owner and CEO of Tobi Fairley & Associates, a full-service consulting and design company. Dubbed as the next Cher or Oprah by the Traditional Home Magazine, Tobi lives to design. She has been running her interior design business for 17 years and has graced the covers of House Beautiful and Traditional Home Magazines.
Debbie is an avid DIY home stylist. She owns the blog Refresh Restyle, where she features her personal projects and DIY ideas and tips. Her blog is a go-to for homeowners looking for inspiration on their next home improvement undertaking.
Heather is an Interior Decorator, design trend scout, proud military wife and the owner and editor of Setting for Four a design and lifestyle blog. Heather shares her passion for affordable elegance, interior decor and design tips and family friendly DIY projects that won't break the bank or sacrifice style! Heather is also a regular contributor to Better Homes and Gardens and Houzz.
Lauren is a DIY enthusiast and founder of Blesser House, a home design blog that features DIY, home improvement, furniture makeovers, and organizing projects and ideas.
Shannon is a home decorator and blogger. She is the creator of Fox Hollow Cottage, a design blog featuring affordable home improvement ideas and inspiration.
Ashley is a self-taught DIY home decorator. She owns Cherished Bliss, a home decorating blog that offers inspiration on DIY home decorating projects and crafts.
Anna authors Ask Anna, a cleaning, organizing, and decorating blog. She launched the blog as an avenue to reach more people seeking helpful tips and ideas on cleaning, organizing, and decorating.
Julia is a blogger and the owner of Hooked on Houses, a house blog featuring home inspirations from celebrity houses to cottages and tiny houses. Her professional background as a writer and editor for several magazines and book publishers helped her blog gain a steady and growing community of readers.
Yvonne is the owner of Stonegable, a home and garden decorating blog. She features tips and ideas on dressing up the home and provides inspired DIY craft tutorials. She specializes in easy home decor tips for creating designer looks anyone can do themselves.
Orlando juggles a variety of creative roles as an interior designer, writer, visual artist and creative director of Homepolish, an interior design consultancy firm based in New York. He is the founder of Hommemaker, a blog he initially started with the purpose of showing that men can be just as skilful in interior design and the arts.
Amanda is the owner of Gates Interior Design, an interior design firm based in Franklin, Tennessee. She is an interior designer, Feng Shui practitioner, and master numerologist. She has over 15 years of design experience and has worked with a number of clients including music artists, writers, and painters.
Laura Umansky is a Houston-based interior designer best known for her luxurious, livable interiors. Her signature Classically Current© style has gained global recognition for bridging the gap between high design and practical living. She combines clean lines with an unexpected infusion of color to create a comfortable, yet bold aesthetic. In 2006, Laura launched Laura U Interior Design – which is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with an additional design studio in Aspen, Colorado.
Kerrie is a celebrated interior designer, author and multi-media consultant based in Northern California. She is the founder of interior design firm, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab. She is the author of Home Décor: A Sunset Guide and My Interior Design Kit, with Pearson Professional and Career Education. A new book called, California Style: A Wine + Design Tour is currently in the works.
Ashley is an interior designer and DIY/craft blogger based in Indianapolis. She owns Simply Designing, a design, DIY/craft blog where she features inspired project ideas and inspiration.
Julie is an interior designer who owns and authors the design blog, Belle Maison. She founded the blog as a creative outlet of her passion for design. The success of her blog has opened opportunities for collaborations with major brands.
Kristie is a distinguished professional in Residential Paint Color, Home Staging, & Decoration. She has leveraged her background in Psychology in the field of design and is now an expert interior decorator, Psychological Stager, and creator of interior and exterior color palettes. She has authored numerous design and color articles for her blog, The Decorologist and contributes to other publications such as Everyday Home Magazine and The Tennessean newspaper.
Stefan is the CEO and founder of Homedit, a design blog on interior design ideas, architecture, modern furniture, DIY projects and tips. His passion for interior design and decoration catapulted the blog into becoming the well-known site that it is today.
Kate describes herself as a bargain hunter, design lover, renovator, and a DIY enthusiast. She founded the design blog, Centsational Girl where she offers affordable style tips for the home and documents interior design inspiration, smart home improvement, and creative DIY projects.
Lillian is an interior designer who runs Trendir, a design resource site that keeps track of the latest home décor trends and products. The online resource reflects her long-term experience and on-going market and news product research.
Holly is a best-selling author, journalist and interior stylist who founded Decor8, a small interior design studio based in Boston. In 2006, her decorating inspirations found a home in Decor8blog, a blog intended to reach other people who share the same passion for interiors.
Peggy is an interior decorator, professional organizer, and author. She founded Decorating Files, a home design and style blog as a way of sharing her experiences to homeowners looking to create a home and lifestyle reflective of their own personality.
Carla is an experienced interior design expert. She has had a string of involvement in corporate, hospitality, and high end residential projects. She currently leads her own design studio in Texas, focusing on residential interiors.
Kirsten is an interior stylist with a long-time passion for interior design. She started her interior design blog, Simply Grove, as an inspiration space for beautiful design and décor across the globe. She has an extensive design and styling experience for a wide array of clients both for residential and commercial spaces.
Kelly is the founder of Eclectically Vintage, an interior design blog with a fresh take on vintage style. She features creative home decorating projects and eclectic homes
Grace is the Founder of the design blog, Design Sponge. She was a former contributing editor and freelance writer for top design and lifestyle magazines. In 2009, she released the book, Design Sponge at Home.
Justina is a designer, blogger, and New York Times best-selling author based in L.A. She is known for her bohemian style that features plenty of color, pattern and plants. Her design blog, The Jungalow has gained a massive following over the years and is regarded as a go-to source for bohemian-themed inspiration.
Maryann is the creative mind behind the design blog, Domestically Speaking. She is DIY, crafts, and home decor enthusiast among many other things.
Vidya is an avid crafter and home décor blogger. She founded Whats Ur Home Story, a design and decorating blog where she shares tips, trick, and tutorials of her DIY home décor projects.
Myquillyn is the creator of The Nesting Place, a design blog on how to think about your home and the author of a decorating book of the same name. She offers design inspiration that gives readers a fresh perspective on their homes.
Shannon is an artist and interior designer based in North Carolina. She runs the interior design service Shannon Berrey Design, known for their approachable, comfortable design. She also maintains the design blog, Shannon Berrey.
An avid fan of décor, fashion, and style, Erin is the founder of lifestyle blog, Apartment 34. She initially created the blog to document the home renovation project of her Seattle condo. Today, she continues to chronicle sophisticated aesthetic and shares interior design inspiration among others.
Carolyn is an interior designer with an extraordinary eye for style. She is the creative genius behind design and lifestyle blog, Slim Paley. Her blog was recognized as one of House Beautiful’s favourite design blogs.
Sarah is Michigan-based professional home stylist and owner of online design service, The Yellow Capde Cod. Her work has been featured in many notable media outlets including Better Homes and Gardens and HGTV.com
Aileen is the founder of interior and lifestyle blog, At Home In Love. She features home décor, DIY projects and design. She is particularly fond of handmade elements, clean, dainty color palettes, and quirky details.
Leslie is an interior decorator, blogger, and DIY/craft enthusiast, and founder of home décor and design blog, House On The Way. She is a television spokesperson, appearing on WTVQ36 demonstrating quick and easy DIYs for the home. Her design style is a good mix of traditional and contemporary.