Celebrating the women who are having a big impact on Interior Design

As it is International Women’s Day today I thought I’d celebrate it by choosing five up and coming (and some who have arrived) women who are making waves in the world of Interior Design.

In no particular order:

1) Kelly Wearstler

Since setting up her practice, Kelly Wearstler Interior Design, a decade ago in Los Angeles, she’s become accepted as one of the most important contemporary designers of luxury interiors in the Hollywood Regency style. If you are looking to add a bit of glam to your own spaces, Kelly is the perfect person to look for inspiration from.

2) Imogen Heath

Imogen Heath has worked as a textile designer since 2004, selling her designs to fashion and interior companies all over the world. In June 2011, Imogen received funding from the Princes Trust, and launched her first small collection of interior focused products.

Drawing on her experience as a skilled printer and weave designer, Imogen uses her own work as an outlet to express her passion for contemporary and complex pattern design. Imogen’s ideas are endless and she looks forward to introducing more and more delightful patterns into your home.

3) Helena Karelson

Estonian born Helena Karelson has created quite a buzz on the interior design scene. A previous recipient of the D&AD New Blood award and the New Design Britain award, Helena has also curated an exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair.

Helena has a fascination with light and shade in combination with colours and materials. Her work is inspired by the relationship between textures and colours that complement each other and create a poetic and interesting interior.

4) Louise Tiler

2011 was a great year for recent graduate of the BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design, Louise Tiler, who won the Business Design Centre New Designer of the Year award 2011 and was the Grand Prize Winner of the SURTEX 2011 designext Student Design Competition. She also wonthe Tigerprint online competition 2010 and got 1st prize at the Bradford Textiles Competition.

Louise now hopes to start up her own business designing bespoke wallpapers and fabrics. To see more of Louise’s work visit her website: www.louisetiler.com.

5) Ghislaine Viñas (pronounced “ghee -lan veen – yas”)

Born in the Netherlands and raised in South Africa, Ghislaine brings a special blend of international sensibility, intuitive style, humor and refreshing enthusiasm to her work. She is driven by her passion for interior design especially by form and color. “Color excites me. As a child, I would feel a rush of excitement when opening a box of crayons”. www.gvinteriors.com

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