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.”
“The best design combines form and function with personality,” says the bubbly Heuman, a native Swede trained in the office of British style mandarin Nicky Haslam, who describes her mischievous, family-friendly aesthetic as combining “a Scandinavian attention to detail with the desire to create something original and characterful.”
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?
Kathleen and Tommy Clements have built their powerhouse interior-design firm by crafting richly layered, finely curated, and eminently livable homes for many of the brightest luminaries in the notoriously fickle world of entertainment.
Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
The suave Brudnizki’s creative philosophy is simple: “Context, culture, and the client—the end result needs to be a response to how they want to live.” Lucky for the Stockholm-born interior architect and designer, those admirers, from privacy-conscious financial types to hospitality powerhouses such as Soho House, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, and The Birley Group, appreciate high style goosed with a significant dose of irreverent maximalism.
Virginia Tupker Interiors
During Virginia Tupker’s six-year tenure as home editor at Vogue, a coworker, the shoe designer Tabitha Simmons, turned to her in a moment of desperation: Her house was empty, and she needed help. “It was a big job, but I said yes!” Tupker recalls. “And things took off from there.” Soon she left the magazine to start designing full-time, appointing a string of homes for a new generation of tastemakers.
Michelle Nussbaumer Design
Nussbaumer is the guru of the grand gesture—juicy palettes, patterns that twist and shout, and a magpie array of influences given dazzling tribute in Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring the World Home (Rizzoli), a punchy 2016 shot-across-the-decorating-bow book that has become a cult favorite.
Deborah Berke Partners
Deborah Berke Partners is a New York-based architecture practice that for over thirty years has made true-to-place projects around the country and the world. Each member of their design leadership possesses a deep and distinct area of expertise.