From some of the great late 18th century cabinet makers to influential, groundbreaking 21st century interior designers, we have been inspired by leaders whose designs and styles we consider to be timeless. And while it’s impossible to choose our favorite, we have decided to highlight some of our top inspirations.
What a wonderful example of a modern design influencer. Her styles have been celebrated in publications across the nation and she is creating a new movement in today’s interior design in America. Her classic style results in beautiful designs that are truly enduring; and that is exactly what we love about her. Her passion for style mixed with the dedication for ensuring functionality results in rooms that are comfortable but styled with exuberance.
Baldwin, a New York interior decorator, was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1974, which we think pretty much sums him up. A great decorator of his time with a completely distinguished personal style leading him to becoming a huge influence on designers everywhere. Alessandra Branca actually named him as one of her own personal style inspirations. Described as the "dean of interior decorators" in his obituary, he was bold in his decorating style and often quoted saying, “Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” His legacy inspires us every day.
Pierre didn’t make this list just because he shares a name with our co-owner! We added him because he is a very unique interior designer who combines architectural knowledge with his natural gift for good design. He keeps us on our toes and interested because he’s not afraid to style a room using several different materials and textures like wood, marble, stone, and metal. The result is a modern room with strong lines and bold shapes.
Elsie de Wolfe
Elsie de Wolfe is one of the greatest inspirations and is revered as America’s first decorator. Her bold moves in society and decorating have left a lasting impression on us. We are most inspired by her move to break away from the typical decorating trends of her time and her courage to design rooms that were light and intimate with fresh colors that relied on her preference for late 18th Century French style. Elsie added French antique furniture and accessories to any room. And we are inspired by the whimsical nature in which she did so. This reminds us to experiment with new ideas and keep our style fresh.
We would love to hear from you about designers we should check out. Who's your favorite?