The next generation of interior designers is utterly thriving in the modern design world. With the freshest interior design ideas and the most creative minds, the names that we are about to mention are pushing the boundaries of beauty and leaving their mark when it comes to 2021 trends. Let’s meet them!
Noz Nozawa, San Francisco
“Life is more beautiful and more livable when nothing is perfect,” says Nozawa, who founded her firm, Noz Design, in 2014. “I like deliberate imperfection, deliberate asymmetry, and messing things up a bit.”
JSN Studio, Los Angeles
“The hardest thing is to do simple, but that’s what we love: simple and smart,” says Adair Curtis (opposite, left) of the decorating, staging, and product-design studio that he co-founded with Jason Bolden, his celebrity fashion-stylist husband.
“Everything in a room should be essential, and the space should have a story, with furnishings and art pulled from what the clients enjoy or what has been passed down to them.”
Matthew Monroe Bees, Charleston, South Carolina
He relocated to Charleston and opened a short-lived antique shop where the ever-changing decors launched his career. “I’d rather be thought of as a collector than a designer”.
“A room doesn’t seem complete to me unless it has an English secretary”
Alizée Brion, Miami
After receiving her master’s in architecture from Columbia University, the French-born talent landed her first job working for an architecture studio that was, at the time, collaborating on a project with Philippe Starck, whose attention to detail would shape Brion’s perspective.
Forbes Masters, Atlanta
By 2016, they were officially in business together, building an impressive list of clients (Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, NFL players Josh Bynes and Bobby Rainey) with bold, personality-driven modern design interiors, among them a glam, purple-lacquer karaoke room for Burruss’s poolhouse.
Garrett Hunter, Houston
Guided by site and context, Hunter’s incisive eye lends a sense of history and gravitas to modern, white-box spaces while animating traditional rooms with a vivid, contemporary design spirit. Five years ago, he opened Tienda X, an experimental Houston gallery of art and design, with architect Michael Landrum, a frequent collaborator who shares his office. Do you like his modern design ideas?
Carmeon Hamilton, Memphis
When it comes to boho modern design interiors by Hamilton—a self-styled “environmental curator”—it’s a jungle in there. “Plants are a super-identifiable part of my aesthetic, but the foundation is always modern and clean-lined,” says the rising star, who got her start in the health-care industry, a job that demanded wellness-conscious furnishings, palettes, and, yes, plants.