Celebrity interior designers live a great life. They combine their talent for spotting beautiful and unique items, colors, fabrics and materials and match it to the big bank accounts of the rich and famous. You might not have as many zeros on your paycheck to play with, but you can take inspiration from some of the world’s most exclusive interior designers and decorate your apartment with class and style. Here are a few of our favorite celebrity designers:
Celebrity Interior Designer: Kara Smith
Even before Kara Smith became one of the most sought-after interior designers in Los Angeles, she knew that she wanted her life to combine creativity with business. Within a decade, Smith turned her boutique interior design company into an international firm. Her work has allowed her to travel from the sands of the Middle East to the sprawling cities of South America.
Her design M.O. is to be sophisticated, chic and glamorous. The interior of a Beverly Hills home she helped develop features a soft, neutral color palette of creamy blues and off-whites. She also furnished the home with plush furniture in each room. This accommodated the client’s desire to have a space that was both relaxing and ready to entertain guests at a moment’s notice.
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Celebrity Interior Designer: Nicole Sassaman
Nicole Sassaman is one of the most successful designers in Southern California. She has appeared on multiple Style Network and HGTV reality shows and was named one of the top 15 people to look out for in Estate West Magazine, along with real estate mogul Donald Trump.
The primary focus of her designs is knowing the story of her clients. When you know your own story, you can create a space that inspires you to do or be whatever you want. Sassaman’s design style can be described as having aesthetic appeal that matches a Zen feeling. In one home, she used slate-stacked stone and teak and other dark woods to give the rooms an earthy, yet vibrant, energy. For the bathroom, she used modern quartz to accent a white stone bathtub.
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Celebrity Interior Designer: Michelle Workman
For Michelle Workman, a living space should personify the people living within it. She’s worked on the East and West coasts and just started working on residencies in the South. Her celebrity client list includes Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Preston and John Travolta, and Kirstie Alley.
Workman’s signature style blends contemporary flavors with traditional sensibility. In one client’s home, she wanted to work with their affinity for the glamorous, which she did by selecting furniture that exudes luxury. She didn’t want the rooms to appear too stuffy, so she painted the rooms in soft, timeless grays while using gold accents as highlights.
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Celebrity Interior Designer: John Saladino
John Saladino is one of the world’s most distinguished architectural and interior designers. His current projects range from a palace in Kuwait to a 10,000-square-foot Palladian estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
His style uses contrasting elements of space to create a dynamic experience of aesthetic tension. If a room is small, he tries to make it less confining. If it’s large, he tries to transform the space into one that is more embracing. The juxtaposition of corroded surfaces next to polished, outdoor objects artistically placed indoors, and ancient yet timeless design are all part of his philosophy. In every case he strives for tranquility through design.