5 Celebrated Interior Designers and Their Best Projects - Excella Global

Over the years, we have seen interior styles and architectural designs evolve. And with came a big set of challenges to select interiors that gave plenty of definition to every space. But a lot of interior designers have gone the extra mile to ensure they did justice to a re-modeled or an entirely new project.

In this curated list, we find that cultural and travel experiences have a major role to play when designers select pieces for every project. Here are the top 5 interior designers and their best projects.

1. Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler studied design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. And after her graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, hoping to work in the film industry as a set decorator. But in 1995, Wearstler decided to open Kelly Wearstler Interior design, her own design firm and started working on residential projects across the globe.

The Austin Residence penthouse features floor-to-ceiling open windows that open to a terrace, offering plenty of light and expansive views of the Texas Hill Country. The bathroom is an absolute retreat for pure pampering and relaxation. Wearstler has carefully selected materials to bring in a sense of personal luxury and calmness. Home automation was flawlessly fused all throughout the spaces. It permits hassle-free control of audio/visual elements, lighting, security systems, window treatments, and climate settings.

2. Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders strives to bring back the human touch to interior spaces, bringing in what he refers to as ‘new age’ design. He understands the importance of materials – their function and manufacturing. His projects provoke and excite, and always surprise us with creativity to uplift human spirit.

The Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is a five-star boutique hotel that consists of 122 rooms and 5 suites. It’s located in the heart of Amsterdam and once a public library; it’s been remodeled into an absolute dream world. The hotel takes inspiration from Dutch Delft Blue, the Golden Age, and the city’s historical importance and economy. The hotel transforms the old to new and mixes history with modern lifestyles. If you’re new to the city, the hotel has so much to offer to international guests, giving them a taste of the local experience in one go. The hotel also aims at preserving its rich and diverse heritage and hospitality.

3. Martyn Lawrence-Bullard

Martyn Lawrence-Bullard is driven by eclectic styles, striving to create dream interiors that reflect his client’s personalities. A lot of his creations are born out of his travel experiences where local cultures, tastes, and colors meet.

Martyn Lawrence-Bullard teamed up with Ellen Pompeo to re-design her home from deciding on the number of rooms, to spatial awareness, to materials and finishes. The windows became larger to allow maximum light in. Polished wood was replaced with vintage limestone pavers reclaimed terra-cotta tiles and textured French wood. The front of the house depicts a Mediterranean-style garden that is surrounded by olive trees, light fixtures, a French fountain, and a casual, yet large space for dining.

4. Alberto Pinto

Alberto Pinto had been exposed to various cultures since his childhood day. And his experiences led him to create some of the best interior projects around the world.

Alberto Pinto’s ultimate luxury residence situated in Manhattan was the firm’s New York’s debut. The exterior of the building features eight homes that range from full-floor apartments to duplexes. It also includes a ground floor townhouse and a top-level penthouse. Pinto kept in mind the surrounding buildings and ensured it seamlessly blended into the area. There’s also a garden courtyard on the ground floor that makes residents feel like they’re in a boutique museum in Europe.

5. Emily Summers

Emily Summers’ luxurious interiors have earned a name in Southwest’s leading architects, in particular, Antoine Predock and Lake | Flato. She constantly attempts to experiment with the latest materials and mixing of textures.

Eldorado was Summers’ best project where the client wanted to remodel the mid-century home to its original design. The home had a beautiful private courtyard at the entrance, while the kitchen and the bathrooms were modernized. The client also requested an addition of a Bulthaup kitchen that had access to the original kitchen and they removed roofline connections that were constructed during the eighties. The home also saw new terrazzo tiles that uplifted the entire look of the home.

If you’re looking for similar luxurious interiors for any of your projects, contact Excella Global today for a wide range of timeless décor pieces to bring every property come to life in the most opulent manner.


Shruti Agarwal

Shruti Agrawal is the Managing Director of Excella Global. Her electronics engineering background encourages her to be on the lookout for ways to challenge and disrupt business models to make them better. She has a keen eye for architecture and design paired with the ability of recognizing trends that work, which allows her to put forward value for her readers in the content she creates. Her experience in the procurement and sourcing industry only adds to this.

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