To be a professional interior designer, you must have an eye for art and a taste for elegance. It’s not about picking out the most beautiful individual pieces, it’s about being able to tie a room together with a variety of different design elements. Of course, celebrity interior designers have to take it a step further, because their clients expect perfection. These are the top 5 celebrity interior designers in Hollywood.
5. Sandy Gallin
Sandy Gallin started in Hollywood as a producer and talent manager, which obviously got him in with a lot of A-list celebrities. When he decided to transition into interior design, he already had a head start with his connections. As a manager, he represented stars like Cher, Michael Jackson, and Nicole Kidman. Now, as an interior designer, he has celebrity clients such as Jimmy Iovine and Jeffrey Katzenberg, former chairman at Disney.
4. Tommy & Kathleen Clements
This mother-son duo has taken Hollywood by storm. Their specialty is hyper-curated spaces that speak sophistication without having to overdo the art gallery feel that many celebrities steer toward. Their clients include Jennifer Aniston, Bruno Mars, Ellen DeGeneres, and Ringo Starr.
3. Martyn Lawrence Bullard
This former actor has become an icon in the interior design business. He went from having a handful of assistants a full-fledged design office with 28 up-and-coming designers from all different backgrounds. Some of his clients include Cher, Aaron Sorkin, Elton John, and Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian.
2. Carrie Livingston
Carrie Livingston has a humble background before arriving in Hollywood. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but that did not stop her from becoming big time. Her A-list clients include Ralph Lauren, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. She has also worked with Lenny Kravitz and Floyd Mayweather’s mother, Josie Harris.
1. Michael Smith
Michael Smith tops the list of high rollers in interior design. Without getting into too much detail, all you need to know is who he has designed for. His client list includes Hollywood legends Cindy Crawford and George Clooney. Even more impressively, he has designed for Rupert Murdoch, as well as Barack and Michelle Obama. Mic drop.