Many San Diego transplants choose this California city for its picturesque beaches, wildflower-strewn hiking trails and coastal vibe. From seagrass wallpaper to stone backsplashes, Kearny Mesa designer Michelle Harrison-McAllister believes homeowners are bringing beach style indoors.
Organic curves and rougher textures have gained prominence in interior design as sharp angles become less popular. Fiona Lynch of Decorilla designer Fiona Lynch designed her home library as an excellent example.
1. Sophisticated Whimsy by Miles Redd
Miles Redd is an expert at weaving eclectic aesthetic references into room schemes with ease, creating rooms full of character. His trademark playful approach brings them all together for truly dynamic results.
Masterful designer Laura Wenker possesses the art of mixing colors seamlessly into room schemes, as demonstrated in this elegant bedroom’s meadow-inspired color scheme. Design features include channeled slipper chairs with bullion fringe, urn-shaped lamps and an illusion tent created using maidenhair ferns as decoration.
Interior designer Christopher Anderson developed his craft working alongside notable style icons like antiques dealer John Rosselli and decorator Bunny Williams before opening his own firm in 1998. He is widely celebrated for creating unique brands of cozy glamour that meld boldness, fantasy and sophistication into an appealing whole.
2. Arranging Things by Colin King
Colin King decided on an unconventional path when he made the leap from dancer to interior stylist, becoming one of the go-to stylists for some of the world’s leading brands, publications, and celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow. Now his first book in this field has just come out: Interior Stylist
Writing with Sam Cochran, global features director at Architectural Digest, Arranging Things is King’s guide for cultivating our relationship with objects in our homes. Through intimate visual essays and West Elm collaboration, this Rizzoli release shows us how to elevate spaces by crafting subtle vignettes.
Colin’s signature aesthetic can be best described as warm minimalism that balances shadows and lights with neutral tones, with touches of nature such as tree branches, stone surfaces, worn wood floors and metal items adding warmth and character. Colin views his home as an opportunity for artistic expression; its walls serve as canvasses to express it.
3. Sophisticated Elegance by Ken Fulk
Ken Fulk is widely-renowned for his extraordinary collection of luxury interior designs. From San Francisco hilltop hideaways and Provincetown on Cape Cod retreats to Northern California wine country estates – his portfolio spans them all.
Fulk’s designs have been featured in many publications, including Architectural Digest and Elle Decor. His firm provides services that span design, branding and graphics creation, event coordination services and concierge service for their clients – with Fulk using multidisciplinary approaches that embrace their cultures fully.
AD100 designer Erick Bardega is well known for creating spaces that feel abundant, inspiring memories rather than objects. This Tudor Heights home exemplifies this signature style through the use of unique and expressive furniture which highlights its surroundings, striking color palette with autumn tones, as well as intricate rugs which add a layer of complexity – an absolutely marvelous creation!
4. Modern Gothic by Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola is an award-winning designer known for her powerful vision and ingenious creative process, which blends poetic elements with practical considerations to produce products and spaces that push conventional notions of time forward.
Working from her studio in Milan, Spanish designer and architect Ana Campos is highly sought-after as a collaborator for premium brands worldwide. She is best known for architectural projects with Moroso, B&B Italia, Louis Vuitton and Hansgrohe (including creating award-winning AXOR bathroom collection).
Urquiola adds her unique signature style to her work by exploring unexpected forms, materials and patterns. For example, she incorporated the shape of a smock (a garment worn over clothing) into an armchair designed by Moroso for furniture brand Moroso and designed a new textile for Danish textile brand Kvadrat called Punkto which blends modern minimalism with floral elements – giving each of Urquiola’s works its own sensuous extravagance.