These are the interior designers that will inspire you to redecorate your home lifestyle
Now that much of our activity takes place at home, it’s the perfect time to finish those things you started one day, to resume the hobbies you neglected because of a lack of time or to review the decoration of your home, rearranging its contents. In the following article we’ll share with you some fascinating Instagram accounts that will inspire you to rediscover your home without leaving it.
The lockdown has changed our habits and customs. Working from home, meeting friends via Skype, virtual classes where teachers and students have had to reinvent how they work in order to keep studying, and conversations from balcony to balcony have become part of our day-to-day life as a result of confinement.
As our homes have become the epicentre of our lives, and you are spending many more hours there than before, now is a good time to resume your favourite hobbies, relax with a good book, finish the series that you stopped watching half-way through or redecorate your home with new tricks and ideas.
Porcelanosa Lifestyle recommends the Instagram accounts of five of today’s best-known interior designers, to help you plan decorating like a real professional.
Kelly Wearstler’s maximalism
Her Instagram account has 924k followers and through it she shows her day-to-day work and the latest projects she is working on. An enthusiast of bright colours, natural textures and decorative rationality, Kelly Wearstler is capable of combining wood and marble pieces, printed fabrics in reddish and bluish tones and avant-garde furniture, all in a single space. As she has said on more than one occasion “living without colour is like living without love.”
Her most notable projects include the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills, Viceroy’s stores and the décor of the mansions owned by Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller.
Her maximalist style has made her one of today’s leading interior designers. In 2007, Vogue magazine included her in its Top Ten Best Dressed Women and TIME also included her in its Style and Design 100 list. The Wallpaper journal also praised her work in its Top 20 interior designers for 2015 and a year later Elle Decor again included her in its list of the best designers in the world.
As well as designing interiors, furniture and clothes, in 2015, Wearstler created her own hotel chain (Proper Hotels) with hotels in San Francisco, Santa Monica and Portland.
The accessible luxury of Alexandra Champalimaud
Since winning the Designer of the Year award at the Gold Key Awards in 2009, Alexandra Champalimaud has attained international prestige and her projects have become known around the world. Specializing in the design of luxury hotel interiors, this Portuguese interior designer’s work on the Raffles Hotel in Singapore was the launchpad for her career.
Champalimaud’s RSS feed showcases her day-to-day life and the way she works, with pastel colours and rustic-style decoration playing a key role.
The sophistication of Jeff Andrews
This Californian interior designer stands out for his use of warm materials, oriental carpets, bright colours and combinations of textures. A style that can be seen in each of his daily Instagram posts, where he publishes his latest creations and talks about the inspiration behind his work.
The rounded style of Lázaro Rosa Violán
Lázaro Rosa Violán is “a painter by training, a traveller by conviction and an interior designer by instinct”. This is how he defines himself and what he demonstrates in his work. His main concern is to create unique atmospheres and to achieve this he can combine the neoclassical with minimalist or vintage styles. Recurring elements in his work include glass lamps, antiques, mahogany furniture, hydraulic tiles and light textiles.
A tireless traveller and nomad by nature, Rosa Violán lives between Barcelona and New York and his premium clients include Porcelanosa, Inditex, Miu, Formani and hotel groups such as Andilana and Travi.
Among his most noteworthy projects are Madrid’s Only You Hotel, the Cotton House Hotel in Barcelona, the Amazónico restaurant in Madrid, the Puerto Chico restaurant in Barcelona, the Ajoblanco restaurant in Barcelona, the H10 Catalunya Plaza Hotel in Barcelona, the San Mamés restaurant in Bilbao and the Room Mate Emir Hotel in Istanbul.
A gentleman called Martyn Lawrence
Designs with the elegance of an English gentleman. Lawrence won the 2020 Design Icon Award at Las Vegas Market.
A lover of linen and ethnic prints, this designer has become a leading figure in contemporary design, turning any project he takes on into a trend. His portfolio includes the Miami home of Tommy Hilfiger, the conversion of Cher’s apartment into a Hindu temple and Kylie Jenner’s pop art mansion.
The designer’s Instagram account includes highlights of the work done by his studio, as well as some favourite corners in his own home.
Plans for how to spend your quarantine: Take a stroll around New York or meet Frank Gehry without leaving the houseIt is time to stop. Time to take a break to enjoy the now and work on your creativity. These visual resources have made their way into homes to inspire professionals in architecture, interior design and design. Just the break you needed to fall in love, once more, with this profession.
- 1 The accessible luxury of Alexandra Champalimaud
- 2 The sophistication of Jeff Andrews
- 3 The rounded style of Lázaro Rosa Violán
- 4 A gentleman called Martyn Lawrence