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Women in Design: An Eye for Style and a Mind for Business

Where architecture remains a field dominated by men with only around 18% of registered architects being women, interior design is led by women whose design styles have become legendary. Over 68% of registered interior designers in the US are women, making interior design one of very few industries where women are less challenged by the famous glass ceiling than anywhere else. Today we want to share a few of our favorite designers and we hope you’ll take a moment to weigh in on our Facebook page and share your personal favorites.

Kelly Wearstler
LA based design superstar Kelly Wearstler plays with colors, shapes and textures to achieve her personal style. Shown here, Doheny Residence in Beverly Hills.
Kelly Wearstler, Los Angeles, California
Kelly Wearstler’s eponymous lifestyle brand has become a favorite go-to for the style conscious A-list in Hollywood and beyond. The company features everything from fashion to home accessories in its flagship store on Melrose Ave in Beverly Hills, in its online shop and at retailers around the globe. Add to that Kelly Wearstler Studio’s distinct design portfolio and Kelly’s personal style that makes her frequent guest on many Best-Dressed lists and you have the recipe for success in design and branding. Create your voice and stick to it!

Clodagh
New York City based product and interior design Clodagh calls her style “Life Enhancing Minimalism”. Shown here is Abington House on New York City’s Highline.
Clodagh
You know you’ve made it in life or business when you can get away with only one name and Clodagh has certainly accomplished such a status through product design for leading brands and through design projects that include many luxury hotels, resorts and private residences around the globe. Clodagh was one of the early adopters of Feng Shui and explores the use of organic materials and Zen inspired elements in all of her work. The result are texture rich restful oases in calming colors and generous forms and shapes that calm the mind and refresh the soul.

Alexa Hampton
Daughter of the legendary Mark Hampton, Alexa Hampton runs the family empire with style, charm and a keen sense for business. Shown here, Alexa’s space at Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse 2014.
Alexa Hampton
Alexa Hampton’s style, much like that of her late father, is legendary with her inimitable mélange of traditional structure with unexpected colors, textures and shapes. Alexa is a perennial guest on major shelter media’s Top 100 lists and maintains strong relationships with leading brands like Kravet, Hickory Chair, Stark Carpet and Visual Comfort. Alexa’s work spans the globe with design of private residences, apartments and luxury hotels from New York to Shanghai. Alexa resides in New York City with her husband and three children.

Alessandra Branca
Alessandra Branca created this lavish space for the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse 2015 in New York City. Her designs combine a traditional aesthetic with warmth, comfort and perfect harmony of colors and textures.
Alessandra Branca
Often called the Queen of Red, Rome born and Chicago based Alessandra Branca, learned at an early age that classical beauty was meant to be intermingled with everyday life and that a well designed interior relied on artful structures graced with comfortable elegance and wit. Alessandra’s extensive travels inspire her designs as much as her keen understanding of colors which she layers into every project for a space that is interesting, inspiring and yet incredibly livable.

Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola’s name is synonymous with most leading Italian brands like Boffi, B&B , Moroso and many others. Shown here is a kitchen furniture collaboration with Boffi.
Patricia Urquiola
Spanish born Patricia Urquiola lives and works in her eponymous studio in Milan where she also began her career, initially as architect. She then went on to lecture on architecture and design in Milan and before moving into product design for many of the most important European design firms. Patricia’s style is modern eclectic and focuses on best presenting materials used, often in new and unexpected ways.

There are so many amazing female interior and product designers that we can’t all mention here but we would love to learn about your favorites on our DXV Facebook page. Please feel free to share!