Top 20 Interior Designers To Look Out For In 2021
With time, we are witnessing an evolution in the interior designing industry brought by amazing artists and professionals, who are committed to enlivening your space for evoking happiness and soothing your soul. The concept of interior designing doesn't only cease to impress but inspires and creates a sense of confidence and empathy in your home. By creating the most efficient layout of a space, interior designers are known for making the most of the place by taking aesthetics and functionality into account.
With the same spirit of making visions turn into reality, these Top 20 Interior Designers are leading their industry and creating trends every day with their creative intelligence.
With her husband Emir Gema called Kang Mandor, SusanEmir called Kang Kayu was able to build an interior design business name RumahSabine based in Jakarta Indonesia in 2014. SusanEmir takes her passion for design to help you with all aspects of your home remodeling needs. From dreaming, planning, interior design to ordering and full-service install to styling. No matter what room within your home needs some love, no matter how big or small, she got you covered. Her style is best described as chic, elegant, warmth & romantic. She really turned the house into a home. Her spaces are inviting and timeless, but she always has an edge that keeps the rooms interesting.
SusanEmir started her business with 2 carpenters and now the business has grown. During a global pandemic, she put more support to work with many local carpenters and crafters to help small businesses grow.
Architect specialized in interior design photographer, columnist, and lecturer. She is an optimistic and relentless entrepreneur, with a keen eye for color and beauty. She is constantly involved in initiatives that allow her to spread the value of design as a tool to generate a positive impact in our society.
She graduated with honors from UDLAP, took the Management Program at IPADE Business School, and took the Entrepreneurship & Innovation program at Harvard. She has been an active member of an EO, Entrepreneur Organization.
Her creations have been published among several books, blogs, and trade magazines. She published her first book and will soon edit the second. Her work and trajectory have rendered, on numerous occasions, prizes and acknowledgments. She was recognized by the Luxury Lifestyle Awards as Mexico’s best interior designer.
Susan Semmelmann is a flourishing interior designer who aims to leverage her talents and power of creativity to help people for the greater good. Known for creating unconventional and exemplary interiors, Susan's company, Susan Semmelmann Interiors strives to deliver unique and creative designs while making the experience fun and exciting. Living by the idea of "The spirit of living is in the giving", Susan has gained the trust and satisfaction of countless clients out there. For her, 'commitment' is the solution for uncompromised styles and customer satisfaction. Her company manufactures drapery and bedding fabrics while offering hundreds of lines of furnishings that introduce clients to endless possibilities. Thriving with 23 years of experience, her company's exclusivity and timeless manufactures reflect exuberance in every style. She knows how a home is a happy place for an individual and, she believes in customizing the experiences that harmonize with the serenity of one's home.
Ami McKay is the Founder and Creative Director of PURE Design Inc., an award-winning, internationally published Vancouver interior design and build firm. Ami started PURE to not only continue her passion for upgrading homes with sustainable products but to use it as a platform to make a positive impact on the world. Though the PURE team is small, they are a group of talented individuals that are able to create the most unique living spaces in each and every project handed to them.
Ami truly believes that true success can only be achieved when you share it with others. Hence why PURE is all about people over profits. Numbers come and go, but you will always remember the way someone made you feel. PURE will continue to strive for success by providing products and artisan creations from all around the world to their clients.
Ana Maria Hanze de DOUMET
Ana María is an interior architect and also has a degree in Marketing and Communications. In addition, she is CEO and founder of AmhaDesign, (since 2012) interior architecture studio with projects both in Ecuador and Miami (USA). She has been married for 23 years and is a mother of 5. Her name and her studio are one of the top choices in her country when it comes to Interior Architecture.
AHMA is a team of strategists, creatives and friends who design residential homes, commercial spaces and offices. They are prepared to engage in any interior architecture project. You can trust them to listen to your dreams and apply their expertise to bring them to life. As a specialist in high-touch personalized pieces, she makes unique, custom-made furnitures.
Amha also has a showroom AmhaHome in which they trade their private furniture line and others. They curate furniture and accessories from other brands from across the world. They sell everything you need to complete a project: furniture, textiles, wall finishes, accessories, rugs, lamps, etc. Amha works on projects outside of Ecuador, specially in the US and other Latin American countries.
She, along with her team source, locate and build bespoke retreats and offer holistic design to create spaces aligned with the Nordic design principles of light, simplicity, and soul. “Nothing happens unless we first dream”
For Maren Lundehn, founder and principal designer, dreaming are crucial for a fulfilling life. But what it takes is an inspiring environment. A space without visual and physical noise, a space to feel detached but connected at the same time. Finding and designing those spaces is Maren’s passion. “Our work instantly is recognizable for its pristine luxury, breathing space, and natural purity. Less is more. That is what we stand for.”
Based in the UK, MURRON interiors are working globally. Originally from Germany, Maren Lundehn graduated from the prestigious “THE INTERIOR DESIGN SCHOOL LONDON” and opened up her own studio in 2018. Her work features in The World’s Most Glamorous Homes Volume 10 and The World’s Leading Design Names 2021, amongst many others.
Nayara oversees the Interior Design sector of BrickGroupUsa. Graduated in Brazil, where she has worked with hundreds of highly satisfied clients from all over the world during her remarkable 15 years design career.
Specialized in design for children, Nayara stood out in furniture development, signing two collections for an important store in the children's sector in Brazil. Creating multifunctional, sustainable pieces that adapt to the child's growth in an intelligent and creative way, she has achieved national recognition and influenced the furniture industry in the sector.
With an extensive portfolio, the architect has already participated in important exhibitions, been recognized for her creations, setting industry trends, and featured in magazines for her beautiful work and creative solutions.
Nayara Macedo Interior designs follow a contemporary, dynamic, functional, and versatile line. In each project, she seeks to adapt to the expectations of her clients in a coherent project and respecting their identity.
Ariel Magidson, Founder and CEO of Ariel Arts, is disrupting the way we think about Interior Design. Until recently, the industry has been defined by wealthy individuals and large corporations. Worse, it’s one of the top contributors to landfills; 9 million+ tons of furniture are added each year (not even including the building materials!).
Ariel is out to make sustainable design for everyone… no really, everyone! Thousands of social media followers use her design hacks and tips everyday for free. She created Ariel Arts to work within anyone’s budget — from quick personalized advice to full-gut renovations, she’s got you. With each project, she uses empathy to guide her designs to be approachable, sustainable, and affordable. Her commitment to sustainability pushes the boundaries of interior design to reduce waste and create beautiful spaces effortlessly. And the best part? It’s all done virtually.
He possessed a keen sense of understanding of his interests and passions from a very young age. He succeeded in turning his dream into reality in 2016 when he launched his start-up Design Obsession Studio.
He had a clear vision to make it one of the best designing firms in the industry with a motive to bring about a revolution in the industry of Interior design. Branesh has continued to work on numerous innovative ideas and projects. In the process, he has managed to build incredible bonds and good professional relationships with his clients, who undoubtedly look forward to his assistance in the future.
“Of course, I have faced the same struggles which a designer would face in his design journey. But each problem teaches us to find a solution and makes us stronger. Each project comes with a challenge and this is where you get to test your creativity and technical skills”
Farah Morley trained at Inchbald School of Design in Chelsea, with a plethora of illustrious alumni including the likes of Nina Campbell, Kelly Hoppen, and Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill. Her distinct style, which has been honed through research and extensive travel, has been sought after both in the UK and abroad, with projects in Marrakech and France along with properties in Hampstead, Highgate, and Camden. Based in the South West, Farah Morley is a member of the Georgian Society with a lifelong dedication to preserving the architecture and history of the Regency period.
Her most recent project has been a celebration of Mid-Century design for an Art collector, showing the versatility of a Designer who will be one to watch in the future. Working with celebrated interior houses such as Chelsea Textiles, Rose Uniacke, Beata Human, Lapicida among many others, Farah Morley Interiors is making a mark.
Lea Hope Bonzer
Art can dictate the mood of an interior, and with a vast and stunning range of art and on the mission to create an amazing impact on the atmosphere around us, Hope Decor has the power to enchant the surroundings. With her exquisite art pieces she is constantly making people enliven their space that will combine the luxury of modern interior along with the feeling of love and homeliness.
As an expert in creating trends in the interior designing industry, Lee Hope has been defining new standards for people who love to make art a part of their everyday life.
Kaelyn is a Florida native and the proud owner of Kaelyn Schmidt Design, LLC with over a decade of experience in the Gainesville area. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Florida and has lived in Gainesville for over 15 years. Kaelyn holds a Residential Contractor License and manages all parameters of design projects from design conceptualization to the creation of three-dimensional renderings. Kaelyn is incredibly passionate about creating beautiful and inviting interiors that always reflect her clients’ personalities. Confidently offering exquisite designs, whether new construction, renovation, hospitality, or commercial projects, she manages the entire design process ensuring every client is beyond satisfied.
Much like fashion design; Jennifer Miller seek to create spaces that are functional, authentic and unique. 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 she 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 companies and projects are soaring! Jennifer also hired 3 new incredible team members and have booked business through the end of September!
As an expert in the industry, Jennifer and her team found 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. The whole team of Jennuwine Design, is devoted to creating both beautiful and functional spaces, tailored specifically around our client’s style and budget.
Anna Zabriskie is an award-winning designer and owner of Rōan Interiors. Anna is passionate about design and understands that we are connected to our spaces both physically and psychologically. This interest in how we interact with our environment led her to write a handbook focusing on how to design for those with Sensory Integration Disorders. It has since been published in a scholarly journal and downloaded worldwide. She hopes others will find the information helpful and begin a shift to view design beyond pure aesthetics.
In an effort to support designers nationwide, Anna co-owns Company D which is virtual to the trade showroom. Those starting out or who do not have access to showrooms are given a chance to purchase high-quality furniture and accessories at the best pricing in the industry. She feels like leveling the playing field for all designers will translate into needed diversity and new perspectives in the design community.
Shannon Antipov is an Interior Decorator located in Hinsdale, Illinois. Shannon Antipov Designs was created in 2016 and has already received awards including “Best of Houzz 2021” and was featured in Hinsdale Living Magazine. Her unique company provides full services including designing, staging, and renovating custom homes -- allowing for clients’ distinguished tastes and styles. Each project is given special attention to highlighting her clients’ end goal(s) which ultimately leads to a dynamic “dream home”.
As for her personal life, Shannon started her professional career while still being an excellent mother and raising three children. Her true passion is incorporating her design scheme to compliment her clients’ visions. She takes pride in her completed projects and is inspired by her clients’ reactions. With her tight-knit team, she is able to give a personal touch to every inch of her projects from start to finish.
Lyzz Hope is the Founder and Lead Designer of Elyzzabeth Designs - a nationally known Interior Design firm from the Midwest. Since starting her own Design business in 2018, she has been sought out, across the country, for her creative skillset. While each client demands a design that speaks to them individually, her personal aesthetic is recognizable in every project. Her designs are sprinkled with the sentiment, sophistication, elegance, and a dash of retro flair. Think modern modality meets vintage vibes.
She has a robust background in fine art and high-end antiques. As a child, she shadowed her mother - the owner of an antique atelier - and developed a love for vintage design. With a deep appreciation for the most exquisite designs from past decades and a fluid understanding of current trends, Lyzz marries the old and new to create an indelible aesthetic that is uniquely hers.
Francis Fatade is an international designer, and owner of Probuk Studio who started his journey from Africa. Graduating from the prestigious university of Lagos with a masters degree in environmental design. He graduated top of his class in design studio and won an Award for young African Architect (AUA). He has greatly pushed boundaries and has exceptional skills in design and digital fabrication.His excellent handy skills from carpentry, welding, sculpting and painting,along with his problem-solving skills started from way back high school, combined with understanding of digital fabrications makes him a talented architect who push boundaries of design and architectural engineering.
As a child Francis deliberately dismantled art pieces to recreate designs,he also put so much effort into invention which has given him the ability to give extra attention to details in all his designs.
René + Rhona Rubio
The Miami Design Studio is a fusion of passion and experience merging to create luxurious personalized interiors by René and Rhona Rubio. Their personalized approach produces homes which reflect and cultivate the culture of the individuals living there - while achieving a functional and sustainable design to amplify their clients lifestyle! They enjoy purposefully walking clients through the process from concept to completion.
René grew up in Colombia, S.A. and studied Interior Design at the Art Institute, Ft Lauderdale. Rhona grew up in Arkansas, as well as Central and South America. She studied Fine Art and Art Education at ATU. Both of them enjoy spending hours outdoors, a good movie, jazz, traveling, and being silly with our four kiddos. Culture, Art, and Functionality are all key elements in their unique design process.
Ginny Burgess and Danielle Freebairn
ZenvarA, is a full-service home design firm building an excited fan base. ZenvarA specializes in interiors and outdoor spaces spreading its love across the residential and commercial spaces of the UAE. Ginny Burgess, Founder + Lead Designer of ZenvarA along with Co-Owner and Designer, Danielle Freebairn meets every project with energy and passion for creating fresh, functional, and approachable style. Check out their Instagram and you will fall in love with the unique aesthetic drawn from the Great Australian Outdoor lifestyle, which is “paired back, relaxed, casual living with a coastal vibe”. Their designs celebrate the outdoor space as much as the interior. As families spend more time at home in the current environment, they pride ourselves on creating that “holiday at home” feel. This is highlighted in their signature love of seamlessly connecting the indoor to the outdoor spaces. Ginny and Danielle love to draw inspiration from their love of travel. Coastal and hot humid weather, nature, and azure waters of Australia, the Mediterranean, Morocco, India, the Middle East, and Indonesia are a constant source of creative flow and energy.
Kristoffer Leandro L. Legarde
"I make sure that I create unique experiences for my clients; each piece of furniture must have a story and a purpose,” says Kris on his design philosophy. “It should be functional, timeless, and cost-efficient— just what the client needs, nothing over the top." Kris makes spaces more meaningful through design storytelling which tells the story of his client's personality— their hobbies, lifestyle, dreams, and career. "It has to be a reflection of who they are so that when family and friends enter their homes, they instantly know and feel the vibe and story behind all the curated elements".
A product of CSB - School of Design and Arts in the Philippines, and a Creative Director, Kris' unique and multi-disciplinary background has proven advantageous as he strives to bend the boundaries between art, sensory experience, and design.
Wolfgang Huber is the founder and creator of felsenfest®. Modern, aesthetic furniture and home accessories made from innovative materials - design symbioses of wood and concrete, that is their vision. The elegant design products have a stylish, noble character and reflect their time. They are processed with great attention to detail and are all characterized by a simple, straightforward and harmonious design. The combination of materials creates an attractive balance between appearance and function. Peace and nature meet charm and elegance. Their noble products create a harmonious living atmosphere - real, unadulterated and authentic. Concrete elements from felsenfest® combine perfect, silky surfaces, precise shaping and outstanding quality.
At, Felenfest, they produce kitchen worktops, table tops and covers for counters or desks in concrete from a thickness of 2 cm. They deliver unmistakable solutions, plan, design, develop and manufacture your personalized product, special edition or exclusive furniture.
felsenfest® specializes in complex, filigree concrete elements.
The idea of great design goes beyond the practice of making a space look good with decorative pieces and luxury furniture. It is about ensuring that everything in the room makes sense and serves a function. And in the same way, these 20 Interior Designers are blending aesthetics with functionality to make a space live up to its full potential.