Whether your personal design style is English Colonial or Art Nouveau, there is someone out there who can help you refine it and make your living space something to be proud of. These five interior designers are making waves in 2016. Follow them for inspiration and guidance and, of course, don’t forget to incorporate your favorite Bijou candle into the mix.
Justina Blakeney: The Bohemian
LA-based artist, mother and best-selling author Justina Blakeney has quickly become a go-to source for bohemian design inspiration. With a focus on splashes of color and a healthy dose of patterns and plants, it isn’t hard to see how free spirits and hippies everywhere are finding inspiration from Blakeney’s unconventional designs and concepts. Follow Blakeney on Instagram and find out how you can integrate her whimsical, organic style into your own home.
Benjamin Vandiver: The Minimalist
If your style consists of muted colours, clean lines and minimalist finishes, Nashville-based Benjamin Vandiver is the man to watch this year. Boasting kudos from Architectural Digest and Vogue magazine, Vandiver is currently working on several projects in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles. Find Vandiver’s conservative, but stylish designs on Instagram or Pinterest.
Anna Spiro: The Girly Girl
If you prefer spaces with a slightly more feminine appeal, Anna Spiro of Black & Spiro Interior Design is your expert for all things flowery and soft. Spiro, who describes herself as a “maximalist,” not a minimalist, believes in the concept of layering and making the most out of every space. Author of the book “Absolutely Beautiful Things,” Spiro decorates her interiors with just that – beautiful things. See her eclectic and girly interiors on Instagram at @annaspiro.
Sibella Court: The Gypsy
Deriving her inspiration from history, travel and found objects, Australian interior stylist and author Sibella Court is the perfect design authority for all things rustic, antique and agrarian. Court’s style aligns sentimentality and attention to detail to create interior spaces that bring stories to life. From repurposing old housewares and trinkets to showcasing heritage architecture, this self-confessed gypsy’s unique and memorable style can be found on Instagram at @sibellacourt.
Jonathan Adler: The Contemporary
Armed with a philosophy of timelessness, Jonathan Adler and his design team conceive and construct modern interiors with lavish embellishments. Adler’s contemporary rooms follow one simple rule: “accessorize with abandon.” Picture neutral walls accented with colourful picture frames, vases and adornments. Adler draws his inspiration from Mid-Century modern design, pop art, global pop culture and luxe lifestyles. Follow him on Instagram.
About the writer:
Always a dreamer, Jill Bentham is a passionate writer and photographer based in Toronto.