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Which Designers We’d Hire For Our Homes

For our team at IDCO Studio, uncovering the most inspiring interiors is all a part of the job. We consider ourselves unbelievably lucky to work in this industry, and naturally, we’ve pinpointed a few designers who stand out as our personal favorites. A few weeks ago, our Slack channel was abuzz when someone posed the question of our dream interior designers to work with based on their signature style. One by one, each member of our team shared the studio they’d hire in a heartbeat should the opportunity ever present itself.

We’ve compiled the results to help inspire your workday and hopefully, put some new names on your radar. But please keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. Our collective line-up of dream interior designers runs a mile long, and we’re only scratching the surface.

 

Our Dream Interior Designers

 

Neutral living room design by Jake Arnold

Design: Jake Arnold | Photography: Michael Clifford

 

Anastasia’s Pick: Jake Arnold

 

No one reimagines a space quite like Jake Arnold. His work is an absolute masterclass in subdued drama, with a distinctly European-meets-California influence. 

 

Dramatic black living room walls by Sean Anderson

Design: Sean Anderson | Photography: Haris Kenjar

 

Sophie’s Pick: Sean Anderson

 

Presenting a casual, collected aesthetic, Sean Anderson’s portfolio is a true reflection of his craftsmanship and attention to curated detail. Rich textures, earthy tones, and natural materials inform his multi-layered approach to interiors, but it’s his ability to incorporate soulful narrative that excites me most!

 

Sage green kitchen design by Heidi Caillier

Design: Heidi Caillier Design | Photography: Haris Kenjar

 

Lexi’s Pick: Heidi Caillier

 

Each piece of Heidi’s work feels intentional and collected over time. It always stops me in my tracks. I love how she layers color and pattern so effortlessly while creating a space that exudes warmth. Her mission of designing comfortable and livable environments that are also beautiful and well-curated is something I strive for in every corner of my own home, too.

 

Terra cotta wall color by Stephanie Sabbe

Design: Stephanie Sabble

 

Jennifer’s Pick: Stephanie Sabbe

 

Stephanie uses color and pattern in a way that I am never brave enough to do on my own. Her spaces feel layered, comfortable, and intentional, but never overly-designed or heavy-handed.

 

Black marble waterfall kitchen countertops by Leanne Ford

Design: Leanne Ford | Photography: Amy Neunsinger

 

Riley’s Pick: Leanne Ford

 

Leanne continually stays true to herself with her love of white everything with vintage accents and natural textures. However, with every project she makes calculated shifts which transform her neutral foundation to communicate her client’s aesthetic perfectly.

 

 

Retro-inspired floral wallpaper, design by Meta Coleman

Design: Meta Coleman | Photo via The House That Built Lars

 

Carmen’s Pick: Meta Coleman

 

I came across Meta Coleman when Hannah Carpenter worked with her to redecorate her home. I love her bold and playful use of color and pattern that she grounds with wood tones, vintage pieces, and organic textures. Her work is lived-in, personal, and completely unexpected.

 

 

Classic white kitchen with brass hardware, design by Kate Marker

Design: Kate Marker Interiors | Photography: Margaret Rajic

 

Erin’s Pick: Kate Marker

 

Kate’s mix of old and new is so inspiring. I love the layered and eclectic feel she brings to each of her spaces.

 

Airy and neutral bedroom with dark wood beams, design by Katie Hodges

Design: Katie Hodges Design | Photography: Jenna Peffley

 

Steph’s Pick: Katie Hodges

 

Katie Hodges uses textures, layers, and colors in a way that’s elevated yet approachable and modern yet timeless. Each space she touches feels like a breath of fresh air with a calming sensibility down to the last detail. I particularly love her work in Emily Schuman’s home, but quite honestly, I’d be happy living in any scene from her Instagram feed.

 

Exposed brass plumbing in bathroom sink, design by W Design Collective

Design: Marianne Brown of W Design Collective | Photography: Lucy Call

 

Jenn’s Pick: W Design Collective

 

I really love old homes though I also have a deep appreciation of functional family living. W Design Collective marries the two beautifully by creating soothing yet livable spaces for modern families. Their rooms perfectly balance light and dark to create calming yet interesting environments.

 

Stone kitchen with exposed wood beans, design by Lauren Liess

Design: Lauren Liess | Photography: Helen Norman

 

Leigh’s Pick: Lauren Liess

 

I love how Lauren Liess embraces antique and vintage finds. Her spaces always look intentionally welcoming and well-loved.

 

Modern living room with hanging chair, design by Brigette Romanek

Design: Romanek Design Studio | Photography: Douglas Friedman

 

Sam’s Pick: Brigette Romanek

 

Brigette’s artful curation of so many pieces that tell individual stories baffles me. I want to touch everything and see every angle of every space they create. It’s so magical.

 

 


 

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IDCO Studio is a full-service creative studio for interior designers and boutique lifestyle brands. Offering bespoke branding, web design and social media content creation, we help brands built around beautiful living elevate their digital presence to represent the physical spaces they design. Our recently launched limited-release website templates are the perfect way for interior designers to get a luxury website on a budget. These templates allow designers to maintain control of their content. Want to work together? Shoot us an inquiry here.

 

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