There are so many places, people and things that inspire me. Thanks to Instagram and interior design blogs, finding inspiration has never been easier. And even though I’m always finding something new, there are a few interior designers I keep coming back to. It doesn’t matter whether I’m looking at their Instagram or reading a blog post, I always find tons of inspiration. These interior designers have such unique design perspectives and an amazing eye for design.
As an interior designer, you learn about “design rules” early on. But after a few years, your style evolves. Very much like the old adage to “not wear white after Labor Day,” you realize that some rules were meant to be broken!
I always say there is no real “rule book” when it comes to interior design. Really, it’s more like a set of standard industry best practices to get you started. Then you create your own rules. After all, the point is to trust your own design instincts!
The staircase is one of the main focal points of your home’s entryway. Since many parties and gatherings begin with your guests coming in the front door, it’s part of the first impression they have of the space. So having a staircase that represents you and your home to is key.
Velvet is synonymous with luxury and opulence. It’s been around for centuries, but it hasn’t always had a place in the interior design world. Between the lack of color options and stiffness of the fabric, it’s not a material many wanted to use. But changes in fabric technology have turned this once dated fabric into something new and fresh. I’m happy to say velvet accents are making a comeback!