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World's Most Famous Women Interior Designers / Decorators

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10 World's Great Decorators and Architects

A woman is Godâs most beautiful creation. She embodies everything gentle, everything artistic, and everything which has visual appeal. And this beauty is carried forward not just in everything she does, but almost in everything she touches. And this goes in the field of interior design too. With a heightened aesthetic sense already an intrinsic part of their personality, women do great in anything related to design and beauty. This is applicable in the sphere of interior design and decoration, too.

Homes and offices today are very different from what they were few years ago. Employers today realize the value of having a cheerful, aesthetically appealing office as compared to the dreary cubicles of yester years. Well designed and appealing décor is actually said to add to employee productivity and our top designers know that perfectly. No wonder they are being pursued by companies wanting to add a bit more to their work spaces. You need to like where you work. And the worldâs most famous interior designers/ decorators will transform your work spaces to make them more appealing, friendlier; a place where your employees would want to come every day.

Why just offices? Even at home, people want to give their spaces new looks, new dimensions. And women, instinctively, know what is suited where. Furniture should enhance the look and feel of the room, while space needs to be utilized to the maximum. At the same time, there should be no overcrowding. Interior design requires a coming together of every element from flooring, spacing, color, furniture, drapes, and more to give a visually appealing and balanced décor. Worldâs most famous interior designers/ decorators have a perfect knowledge of these aspects and therefore, are sought after for their talent and ideas.

When you think of professional interior design and decoration, you are already talking about something which is not routine; something not seen everywhere. Itâs about standing out with a distinctive appeal. Itâs about making use of space to deliver something extra ordinary. Women designers are continuously putting up wonderful examples of décor in their clientsâ homes, as well as their own. They are an example of everything wonderful, everything fabulous that a woman embodies â everything that is perfect. They bring art into our offices, and into our living spaces, and inspire us with beauty and style. Here we give you a list of the worldâs most famous women interior designers / decorators. Get impressed!

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1. Frances Adler Elkins

Style: Futuristic, inspired creations

Date of Birth: 1888-1953

Country: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Elkins got inspired by her architect brother David Adler, Jean-Michel Frank and Alberto Giacometti as she combined the trend with vintage designs. She set the eclectic popularity with the play of colors and contemporary furnishings. It varies from country French and English to Chinoiserie to Art Deco as well as loved by most art appreciators. She even influenced other popular personalities like Michael Taylor.

Her projects:

Yerba Buena Club @ Golden Gate International Exposition

Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay (1939 fair)

Historic Abode Casa Amesti in Monterey, California

Cypress Point Club Clubhouse (1930)

The Zellerbach mansion in Broadway

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women interior designers, women, interior, designers, most famous,most, decorators

2. Elsie De Wolfe / Lady Mendl

Style: Victorian style with innovations

Date of Birth: December 20, 1865-July 12,1950

Country: New York City, USA

De Wolfe incorporated fresh colors, metallic finishes, elegant Chinoiserie and animal prints with eighteenth century French and English furnishings to set light to Victorian style. The Chintz Lady was also as seen in trendsetting parties with easily maintained furnishings and minimalist designs.

Works:

comfortable chaise longues,

delicate writing table

potted palms

Persian rugs

framed mirrors in silver and gold gilded finishes

homes of George Beckwith, William Crocker, Barrymore and Henry Clay Frick

dormitory for Barnard College in New York City.

eighteenth-century footstools in leopard-skin chintzes

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women interior designers, women, interior, designers, most famous,most, decorators

3. Dorothy Draper

Style: mischievous, fun, refreshing contrast and boldness

Date of Birth: 1889-1969

Country: USA

Draper started modernizing contemporary designs or the famous Modern Baroque on most public large spaces using unusual color combinations, florals, stripes and elaborate furnishings. She believed in the idea of "if it looks right, it is right".

Projects which made her famous:

The Dorotheum, a restaurant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Quitandinah Palace & Casino Resort, Petropolis, Brazil

Arrowhead Springs Hotel, California

Hampshire House, New York

Camellia House, Drake Hotel, Chicago

The Greenbrier Hotel (White Sulphur Springs, WV)

The Carlyle in New York

The Lithuanian Royal Palace

Women who defined style

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women interior designers, women, interior, designers, most famous,most, decorators

4. Petra Blaisse

Style: blend of interior and exterior, intertwining structure and landscape

Date of Birth: 1955

Country: Netherlands

Blaisse creativity extended to textiles, exhibits, architecture and landscapes as she mixed styles to bring graphic effects through colors, flexibility, movement and lights. Her urbanized design is a combination of nature and culture with much sophistication and functionality.

Works:

Inside Outside in Amsterdam (1991)

golden theatre curtain for the Nederlands Dans Theater

vast curtains and poured floors for Lille Grand Palais in France

spiralling "sound curtain" for the Kunsthal in Rotterdam

Museumpark in Rotterdam (1992)

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women interior designers, women, interior, designers, most famous,most, decorators

5. Laura Day

Style: creative developments and renovations

Date of Birth: August 28, 1972

Country: New York City, USA

Day’s sophisticated designs were manifestation of easy elegance with personal touches to satisfy client’s needs of function and beauty. Her simple masterpieces reflect personality as it is based on classic principles on playing with colors, lights, and furnishings. She focused on natural elements to come up with clean, comfortable work of space.

Works:

Laura Day Design in SOHO (1997)

TLC’s Trading Spaces

Home Depot's table for DIFFAS'S Dining By Design

a bar for Skyy Vodka

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women interior designers, women, interior, designers, most famous,most, decorators

6. Sheila Bridges

Style: flexible blending of luxury and function while maintaining comfort and livability

Date of Birth: not available

Country: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Bridges used earth colors and raw materials as well combinations of modern and classic or extravagant and minimalist designs. She was inspired by historical narrative of decorative arts especially the 1700s French toile.

Works:

Sheila Bridges Design Inc. (1993)

Sheila Bridges Home, Inc. (2007)

Harlem Toile De Jouy wallpaper

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women interior designers, women, interior, designers, most famous,most, decorators

7. Barbara Barry

Style: nurturing design with blend of sophistication and livability

Date of Birth: Aug 06, 1965

Country: Manhattan, USA

Barry has laid-back designs reinventing the West Coast feel with lush color, texture and cinematic light as well as the classic fabrics for quiet beauty. She appreciates naturalism and history to emphasize serenity. She luxuriously plays with color tones in layers as well as patterns with textures. Simplicity and glamour are the primary impressions with Barry’s work of art.

Works:

Barbara Barry Inc, in Los Angeles (1985)

She worked at Tufenkian Tibetan Carpets, Hickory Business Furniture (HBF), Henredon, Wedgwood, Kravet Fabric, Dream Bedding, Boyd Lighting, HBF, McGuire Furniture, Kallista Bath Products

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women interior designers, women, interior, designers, most famous,most, decorators

8. Clodagh

Style: green, life-enhancing and inspirational designs

Date of Birth: October 8, 1937

Country: Ireland

Clodagh believes in harmony of people and the simple materials used in a space to bring tranquility and pleasure. She applies Feng Shui principles and uses of sustainable materials like stone, concrete and hand-woven fabrics for her timeless designs of less clutter, contemporary lines and open spaces.

Works:

W Fort Lauderdale Hotel and Residences

Miraval Life-in-Balance spa resort in Arizona

Caledonia

White Horses Spa at Doonbeg in Ireland

Tufenkian Heritage Hotels in Armenia

Landmarc Restaurant in NY's Time Warner Center

Nemacolin Woodlands

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women interior designers, women, interior, designers, most famous,most, decorators

9. Nada Debs

Style: Modern arabesque, sophisticated and urban

Date of Birth: not available

Country: Lebanon

Debs believes that "less is more" in using chic arrangements with contemporary furnishings. Unusual mediums were set as an epitome of her multicultural and unique creations. She introduces cool minimalist designs as well as Arab ornamentation with her contrast and comfortable layouts.

Works:

Queen Rania children's wings of the palaces in Amman

Lebanese restaurant Fakhreldine in London

"East and East" line of home furnishings

floating stools

mother of pearl inlays

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women interior designers, women, interior, designers, most famous,most, decorators

10. Tanya Gyani

Style: luxurious, high-end residential

Date of Birth: 1980

Country: India

Gyani’s inspirations for her designs include nature and environment as she creates simple and contemporary works using clean lines and classics just like Barbara Barry.

Works:

Tanya Gyani Design

Private residences in Dubai on the Palm islands, in the Dubai Marina and in Emirates Hills

collaboration with Indigo Living Ltd

Please your comments - Did I forget to mention someone? Leave a note here

ehomedesignidea1 on August 15, 2013:

Lots of girl power here! :D

Angela F from Seattle, WA on June 01, 2013:

I knew a few by name and a couple by their work. Interesting lens!

Takkhis on May 24, 2013:

I hardly know about them! Thanks for writing this great lens :)

JeffGilbert on February 22, 2013:

Such a great highlighting of truly influential people. Great lens!!! :)

treaclepie on July 06, 2012:

this is an amazing lens! :)

NazmiyalRugs on June 29, 2012:

Wonderful and inspiring lens!

anonymous on June 12, 2012:

it's amazing.........

anonymous on June 12, 2012:

the most beautiful thing i could ever done is to make a room over i love decoration too damn much and my dig and cute dream is to be a famous decor designer.........

designsoftheInterior on May 29, 2012:

kid's room is very nice.....like it

anonymous on May 08, 2012:

hey i liked the designs very much . i m not interior decorator . i m just student

pencetakuang on March 13, 2012:

i like the Kid's room, very nice ...

relish interiors on January 30, 2012:

I really enjoyed this lens, thankyou.

waldenthreenet on November 26, 2011:

Beautiful but not for the poor. Thanks for sharing.

Bellwood-Antiques on September 10, 2011:

This is a very good lens! Thanks for sharing with every one! If I have to use a designer I sure will check out this lens first, you have some good ideas that I would have never thought of! Thanks again for the great lens

Close2Art LM on September 07, 2011:

very cool lens, thanks so much for sharing...:)RWJR

rweaver100 on April 22, 2011:

What i like about your lens are the many designers my favourite is Frances Adler Elkins

anonymous on April 12, 2011:

cool can u give me sum tips on a cool girl interior desinger witha degree in interior desgning!!!!!!!thx.:)

anonymous on April 11, 2011:

@chezchazz: funny!!!!lol:)

anonymous on April 11, 2011:

awwwwesome and inspiring!!!!!!lol:]

Chazz from New York on April 04, 2011:

Blessed by the home decor squid angel. Great job!

williamhank on March 31, 2011:

enjoy reading you lens. thank for the info.

mehulsey lm on March 27, 2011:

I always enjoy your lens'. I always seem to happen upon them in my search for interior design info!

Designer1817 on February 03, 2011:

I like your lens, how about Andrea Putnam and Eileen Gray.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on January 05, 2011:

Love interior design and enjoyed your lens.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on January 05, 2011:

Love interior design and enjoyed your lens.

emmaklarkins on October 20, 2010:

Beautiful pictures, and way to call attention to some awesome women! Blessed by a Squidoo Angel :)

HomeDecoratingD on October 17, 2010:

What great information! Thank you for sharing.

Indigo Janson from UK on October 14, 2010:

I enjoyed learning more about these successful women. A most stylish lens!

teatree on October 09, 2010:

I love the Frances Alder Elkins interiors !