Interior design is the art and science of combining various elements for the aesthetics and functionality of your home interior. To become an interior designer, you need to have passion and skills. You also need to be very creative and imaginative. Thus, the role of an interior designer for transforming your home into a paradise. In this article, we list down the most incredible interior designers and some of their masterpieces.
Elsie de Wolfe
Elsie de Wolfe, also known as “Lady Mendl” was an American actress who was also passionate about interior decoration. In fact, certain publications recognized her “The Inventor of Interior Design”. She became the most prominent in the field during the 20th century. Among her distinguished clients are the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. In 1913, she published her own book “The House in Good Taste”.
Jean-Michel Frank was a French interior designer who was most celebrated during the 20th century. He was known for his minimalist design. Basically, his favorite color was white which he believed symbolizes prestige. His taste of design of furniture was so distinct. He was credited with designing the most iconic piece of furniture in the history – the Parsons table.
Hadley was an American interior designer and decorator. He specializes in a variety of styles, including Victorian, Georgian, and modern design. He studied at Parsons School of Design and soon became a teacher. He even trained with A. Herbert Rodgers, a world-renowned decorator. He worked with prominent clients, including Rockefeller, Astor, Mellon, and Getty.
Sister Parish was an American interior decorator who had a long-term collaboration with Albert Hadley. She was very prominent for being the first to decorate the Kennedy White House. Even if she died long ago, her influence is still evident in the Yellow Oval Room of the White House. She was also known for popularizing the American country aesthetic in the 1960s.
Draper was an American interior decorator who was notable for her anti-minimalism. She loved bright colors, large prints, and more elements. In 1925, she opened the world’s first official interior design business she called “Architectural Clearing House”. Among her prominent works include the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Greenbrier in West Virginia.
Billy Baldwin was an interior designer who did not want to be called one. He preferred the title “home decorator”. Some of his most notable works include the interiors of Cole Porter’s Waldorf Towers apartment and the Diana Vreeland’s Park Avenue living room. He published a book entitled “Billy Baldwin Decorates” in 1972 which is still widely used today.
Who of these interior designers is your inspiration?