Top 10 Interior Designers To Take Inspiration From In 2021
Interior designing is an ever-evolving industry, that is constantly transforming with the revolutionary ideas of expert interior designers. Over the last couple of decades, the concept of designing your living and working space has emerged in our community and a lot of credit for that goes to the efforts of these committed interior designers, who, with their creative intelligence and brilliance, have made the high-end designs more accessible for people of all classes.
With this article, we are presenting 10 such interior designers, who are constantly enriching this industry with their thoughts and ideas and have established themselves as experts in interior designing.
Mayyadah Brykea is an Iraqi/Canadian momtrepreneur and she’s the founder of Z A N N Home Decor, the home of unique home decor products with a touch of the Middle East. From having an extraordinary career in Architecture and Project Management, Mayyadah took quite the leap when she decided to stay home with her daughter after she was born. Being the workaholic she is, she felt the need to commission her passion and skill for design and management and started this brand a few months before the pandemic and it’s been flourishing since. This momtrepreneur has over 10 custom design collections under her belt and is so focused to make Z A N N one of the leading brands in home decor, especially in North America.
Eva Healy is the owner and founder of avenue Design Inc. which among the best full-service interior designing firm based in Toronto. With her design team of five members and passion to make a house feel like a home, she is committed to bringing the vision of her clients into reality. Her designing approach includes modern, eclectic, contemporary, organic, luxury, as well as bohemian designs with a touch of sustainability.
avenue design inc is a full-service, award-winning interior design firm located in Oakville, Ontario. Making a house into a home is the ultimate thrill for this multifaceted team. And because the home should be both beautiful and functional, avenue design specifically tailors each project to clients’ needs, personality and lifestyle.
Projects span from gut/renos to luxury custom home builds with a keen eye for detail. avenue design inc is most known for a warm modern aesthetic, where clean lines and simplistic details meet layered finishes and cool lighting. Although there is a characteristic look to all of their projects, each finished home is unique and speaks of the homeowners individual character.
Annaliesse Kelly grew up in Vancouver, BC, where she attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She has created her dream work environment: a design firm that brings spaces to life. Her design career has spanned over fifteen years and with each passing day, her passion for her work continues to flourish. Prior to opening the doors of her own design firm, Annaliesse worked closely with interior and architectural firms as an in-house designer and as a consultant. She founded AK Design in 2008, specializing in luxury residential homes, boutique commercial spaces, and bespoke design projects. Annaliesse’s design approach focuses on creating interiors that are timeless, embodying the individuality of each of her clients. She loves to dance, enjoy nature, and spend time with her ten nephews and nieces, providing her the enthusiasm to create designs that are fresh, distinguishable, and beautiful.
Kate Deng and Ken Lee
Established in 2014, Mr. Shopper Studio aims to create the ultimate aesthetic and customized consumer service for the interior scene in Singapore. Steered by Ken Lee and Kate Deng, the exceptional duo has a decade of experience in renovation and interior styling. Their experiences of working alongside brought them to sense the unlimited potential in combining their expertise together.
The company provides a personalized end-to-end renovation service with a 360 Virtual Reality Tour to ensure clients can make informed decisions before committing to the style of their home. Additionally, Mr. Shopper Studio is the 1st in Asia to create the Interior Personality Analysis™ Program to elevate the customer’s experience and bring transformative results.
Working for a better future, the team’s goal is to continue building a community where competition could turn to collaborations, benefiting not only themselves but also the end-user engaging in the services of Mr. Shopper Studio.
Derek Axelrod is the Head of Interior Design and Co-Founder of Beaulive, with over 20 years of experience in real estate development, design, and construction in New York City and the Hamptons. Derek's love and passion for design, coupled with his exquisite taste, style, and keen eye for detail has cemented his reputation as a leader in luxury designing. He enjoys the inclusion of ecstasy, elegance, and luxury in his work. Known for delivering seamless creativity and passion, Derek's portfolio reflects strong expertise and thought-provoking crafts. Driven by his imagination and industrial knowledge, he has successfully redefined luxury and homely experiences for countless people. His company is dedicated to express the individual character of the space through intricate and well-researched approaches. While he and his team of project managers thrive on curating a personalized experience for every client, he aims to create the 'beautiful living' that one actually deserves.
Anna Lena Laufenberg
The signature of Anlela Designs is nature. The focus on natural shapes, natural colors and textures, and everything inspired by the sea, air, or land make Anlela Design so unique. For Anlela Design, design means shaping the function to the limit, rather than imagining the shapes and decorations that make the function unusable.
Through international professional experience living and working in cities such as London, Zurich, Mallorca, and Munich, Anna Lena has accumulated an impression of different cultures, design methods, and styles. She was fortunate to work with some of the biggest brands in the Industry such as Manor, Globus, and Zimmerli of Switzerland.
Her experience comes from planning and designing various project types, including department stores, shopping malls, retail, restaurants, offices, and residences.
Alesia Sirokina is the founder of Square in Circle, a London-based design studio established in 2019. She comes from a background in interior design, having worked for 10 years in a London-based architectural practice. She set up Square in Circle Studio explores lighting design in minimal, geometric forms inspired by the Modernist Era. The designs are full of clean, pure forms yet designed and developed to combine simple shapes in unorthodox and intriguing ways. Her collection has achieved outstanding success already and has been recognized globally by top hospitality brands. Alesia expresses exceptional sensitivity, drawing from influences across theatre, fashion, music, and art movements to realize her very Bauhaus vision.
Doreen Amico Sorell
After years of creating exciting living environments and dynamic workspaces for many clients, Doreen Amico-Sorell is humbly grateful for the recognition her portfolio of inspirational work is receiving. Having garnered “Best in Service” awards two years in a row, her clients would agree. As a “Full-Service” design firm embracing every style, her vast experience, and unique process brings to life her mission of helping others “Live in the LOOK they LOVE!”
From a single room refresh, partial home renovation or total remodel, it all starts with understanding and feeling. Coupled with her professional training, ASID/IDS credentials, and passion, her client’s visions effortlessly transform into a reality that far exceeds expectations. The possibilities are endless!
Considered the “Sommelier of NY Interior Design”, her flair for expression is enhanced by her savvy business background. She’s trustworthy and knows what it takes to make a job successful and her clients happy.
Lucila Diaz is the founder and creative director of Harmony Sense Interiors Ltd. As an accomplished statistician mixed with her intuitive perception of the spiritual world, she has been able to decode the patterns that are found in nature’s beauty and apply them to her interior design work. Her love for science not only gives her a unique approach to design but also has allowed her to develop systems and tools to better serve her clients. With more than 15 years of experience and recipient of multiple awards, Lucila has had the opportunity to work in numerous projects from doing the Production Design for HGTV’s Property Brothers to styling hotels, yachts, TEDx stages, and being involved in the renovating and building of numerous homes.
During the global pandemic, she has been able to use her cloud-based studio to serve clients virtually allowing her to grow her business locally and internationally.
She decided to take a leap of faith in January 2020 and relocate 3 hours south from where she had worked many years to establish her business. As we all know, 2020 didn’t turn out the way we had planned! But Jennifer refused to allow it to steal her joy and continued the process of rebuilding in a brand new community!
Six months into 2021 and her business is soaring! She has hired 3 new incredible team members and has booked business through the end of September!
She finds that most people want their home to be a relaxing retreat from the crazy world that we live in, but struggle with either the time or the knowledge to make that a reality on their own. At Jennuwine Design, Jennifer is devoted to creating both beautiful and functional spaces, tailored specifically around her client’s style and budget.
By employing the best practices in the industry, these inspiring entrepreneurs are making the luxury of high-end designs accessible for everyone. With their passion and determination, countless homeowners across the world have fulfilled their dream of owning their idea of a perfect home.