Who are the 100 interior designers everybody needs to know? Who changed how we live? Who will never be forgotten? For the first time, here is the whole story of interior decorating in one book -- all the greats and what can be learned from them.
“. . . an exhaustive survey of every major decorator of the past century and an essential for every aficionado’s library.” —Veranda
Most decorating books focus on one designer; the rest focus on one period, one trend, one room. This book, for the first time, has the big picture: ALL the names everybody must know from the entire 100-year history of interior design, including:
- The Big Six
- A Century of Women
- The Influencers
- The Americans
- The English Masters
- The Globalists
- The Grandees
- and more
Each designer is profiled and illustrated with three to four photographs of their best work; what we can learn from them—and how they changed decorating forever—is clearly highlighted to catch the eye.
Any list of 100 interior designers is personal. Agree or disagree. Love it or challenge it. But Inspired Design is the starting point for everybody who loved interior design -- and the one book every design library must have.
“This might be the most coveted list of all in the world of interior design. Here, at last, are the one hundred designers everyone who loves design needs to know--and who continue to inspire.” —Milieu
"In her new book Inspired Design Jennifer Boles profiles the 100 most influential designers of the past 100 years, revealing how they shaped the decorating landscape."House Beautiful
"Jennifer Boles's essential primer on the most important interior decorators from the last 100 years."Veranda
"Unlike most decorating books, which focus on one designer, one style, or even one kind of house, Inspired Design takes in the full scope of design over the last century and starts naming names. . . . Armchair observers of the decorating world will be interested in the list."Flower
"This might be the most coveted list of all in the world of interior design. Here, at last, are the on hundred designers everyone who loves design needs to know--and who continue to inspire. The book is a fascinating time line of the evolution of interior design and decoration."Milieu
"This roundup of interior design's greatest visionaries from around the globe examines how each of the professionals profiled has influenced the world of design in his or her own unique way."LUXE Interiors + Design
"Inspired Design should get a younger generation of designers to take deep dives into the careers of people whom 'we have benefitted from.' So set aside Instagram and open a book, Inspired Design among them."Architectural Digest
"The publication of Jennifer Bole's Inspired Design was the design event of the fall, an exhaustive survey of every major decorator of the past century and an essential for every aficionado's library."Veranda