Decorating & Design

February 11, 2021

Tommy Smythe On The Latest Designers To Turn His Head

You may be surprised to know that I hold no style bias for brilliance. I’ve been known to appreciate magnificent maximalism and then pirouette nimbly into the cool waters of modern minimalism. I’m design fluid: I don’t just go both ways, I go every which way. To prove it, I’m sharing a few of my current design crushes.

When I discover a talent that triggers a reaction, I start to imagine what it would be like to know them. Where would we go, and what would we talk about? Some designers, like the ones featured here, reveal something personal and vulnerable in their work. Look closely at these rooms and you’ll find clues, not only about the clients but also about the designer, too. Work like this has the potential to become timeless, and these designers are the household names of the future.

From my ever-lengthening list, I’ve harvested a handful who are on my radar, and I’ve dreamed up our perfect day together. Allow me to introduce you to a few of my future best friends: they just don’t know it yet.

Author: Tommy Smythe

House & Home January/February 2021


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