Inspirational Women Within Interior Design

Blogger Jess Soothill Reveals A Few Of Her Favorites.

I have been incredibly interested in the styling of my home ever since I owned my very first property in my early 20’s many years ago.

Even though it was only a small dwelling at the time, I still wanted it to feel homely and welcoming, yet stylish.
 
I have always favoured the more modern styles and trends, and have always, always liked shopping! I also like to keep up to date with what is hot, what is in fashion and the key trends that are in vogue.

Interior design has become quite a big part of me lately, both personally and professionally.

(Photo of Annie Sloan from her website www.anniesloan.com)
 It is fast becoming one of my real passions in life. This is mostly as a result of starting my own personal blog two years ago – for I enjoy writing posts about interiors, my home, and sharing photographs on my Instagram feed.
 
As well as this, my passion for interior design has developed lately as a result of moving home over 6 months ago. We moved into a new build family home and I have been enjoying styling it and turning it into a contemporary family living space.
 
I have also been writing regularly for the website New Home Finder and sharing posts regarding styling and living in a new build home.
 
I am inspired for my own interior design styles through various sources, however I do enjoy following interior designers in particular. I like to see what they favour, their styles and trends, and purchasing from their own ranges.
 
Some of the women that have inspired me the most through interior design are:
 

1/ Kelly Hoppen.



(Kelly Hoppen's Emma Chair Available from the Kelly Hoppen Website from £995 each)

A celebrity in the field of interior design, Kelly has been seen on the popular BBC show Dragons Den and also has her own range of home décor. I love her style, and like her direct approach. She is also a very inspirational person and hard working woman running her own successful business.
 
Her style is modern but with classic pieces, and I could see these working effectively within my own home.
 

2/ Orla Kiely.



(Orla Kiely's Signiture Patterned Biscuit and Cracker Tins available from the Orla Kiely website for £37)

Orla is an Irish designer based in London. She began her career designing hats, and moved on to design work on handbags and a variety of other items such as home décor. She worked with several companies before setting up her own, now highly successful, business.
 
She is now very well known for her unique retro prints, which are sold in large stores such as John Lewis. What I like about her pieces is that they sit well in any country or contemporary home. I love buying pieces from her range.
 

3/ Annie Sloan.


I don’t think that I know anyone who hasn’t taken a piece of furniture and not given it an Annie Sloan painted facelift. These days it is so uber fashionable to up-cycle pieces for a home and Annie’s paint ranges have taken the interior design world by storm.
 
The Telegraph called her “One of Britain's most influential female designers” and I can see why.
 
Annie Sloan is all about sharing her passion for decorative painting, and inspiring people to be creative and adventurous with her paints and colours. Her products are exclusively available through her network of over 1,400 independent stockists located in over 40 countries around the world. Inspirational indeed.
 
What I truly love the most about the world of interior design and creativity is that there is something for everyone, and it caters for such a large variety of styles and tastes. You can interpret it any way you like.
 
And, as these successful and inspirational women above have shown, with real desire, hard work and flair, anything is possible.
 

Publish date: 07/03/2016