Be Empowered by 35 of the Most Powerful Women in Design

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Women empowering women. At Love Happens, and our publisher KOKET, this is who we are and what we rock! So today, we celebrate 35 of the most powerful women in design. Each an amazingly talented female creative who empowers beauty and style around the world. Read on and be empowered!


35 of the Most Powerful Women in Design


most powerful women in design Janet Morais founder koket love happens

Janet Morais

Founder & CEO

KOKET, DeMorais International, My Object of Desire & Love Happens

USA & Portugal

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Interior by KOKET

most powerful women in design Kara Smith, Founder KES Studio, principal sfa design

Kara Smith

Founder

KES Studio

West Hollywood, CA & New York, NY USA

kes studio kara smith white hallway design with modern ceiling details red apple art
Interior by KES Studio

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Karen Howes

Founder & CEO

Taylor Howes

London, UK

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Interior by Taylor Howes

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Kelly Hoppen

Founder

Kelly Hoppen Interiors

London, UK

Interior by Kelly Hoppen luxury modern living room
Interior by Kelly Hoppen

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Kelly Wearstler

Founder & Principal

Kelly Wearstler

West Hollywood, CA USA

Portrait by Joyce Park


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Kristina O’Neal

Founding Partner

AvroKO + Brand Bureau + AvroKO Hospitality Group

New York, NY USA

luxury hospitality interior design The Zodiac Room by AvroKo (Photo by Eric Laignel)
The Zodiac Room NYC by AvroKo (Photo by Eric Laignel)

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Li Xiang

Founder | Architect

X+Living

Shanghai, China

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Shenzhen Meland Club designed by X+Living

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Lori Morris

Founder

Lori Morris Design

Toronto, Canada

Portrait by Robin Gartner

Interior by Lori Morris (Photo by Brandon Barre)
Interior by Lori Morris (Photo by Brandon Barre)

most powerful women in design Margaret McMahon Wimberly Interiors WATG

Margaret McMahon

Senior Vice President and Global Director, Interiors

Wimberly Interiors | WATG

New York, NY USA

Rosewood Baha Mar, The Bahamas by Wimberly Interiors
Rosewood Baha Mar, The Bahamas by Wimberly Interiors

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Michelle Nussbaumer

Founder

Michelle Nussbaumer | Ceylon et Cie

Dallas, TX USA


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Nina Magon

Founder & CEO

Nina Magon Studio

Houston, TX USA

Interior by Nina Magon contour dining room
Interior by Nina Magon

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Osirys Mendez & Sabrina Vela

Co-Founders

Mendez Vela Design

Miami, FL USA


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Patricia Urquiola

Co-Founder

Studio Urquiola

Milan, Italy

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561 Trampoline Love Bed by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina (Photo by Stefano De Monte)

Rafaela Simoes e Laila Colvin 2id Interiors

Rafaela Simoes & Laila Colvin

Co-Founders & Creative Directors

2id Interiors

Hallandale, FL USA

Interior by 2id Interiors luxury gray living room
Interior by 2id Interiors

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Sara Duffy

Principal

Stonehill Taylor

New York, NY USA

Portrait by Blaine Davis

Renaissance New York Chelsea by Stonehill Taylor (Photo by David Mitchell)
Renaissance New York Chelsea by Stonehill Taylor (Photo by David Mitchell)

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Shalini Misra

Founder

Shalini Misra

London, UK

luxury dining room by Shalini Misra (Photo by Mel Yates)
Interior by Shalini Misra (Photo by Mel Yates)

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Venus Williams

Founder & CEO

V Starr

West Palm Beach. FL USA

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Sonya Haffey

Principal

V Starr

West Palm Beach, FL USA

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Inspired by the immediate view of Nationals Park, V Starr designed the Grand Slam at West Half, a luxury dual-level penthouse lounge in Washington, DC with subtle references to its namesake sport.

most powerful women in design - Stephanie Coutas, Photo by Francois Coquerel Monaco

Stéphanie Coutas

Founder & CEO

Stéphanie Coutas

Paris, France

Stephanie Coutas Gallery
Stephanie Coutas Gallery

most powerful women in design Sybille de Margerie (Photo by Ali Mahdavi)

Sybille de Margerie

Founder & Principal Designer

Sybille de Margerie

Paris, France, Florence, Italy & Dubai

Portrait by Ali Mahdavi

Living room of Royale Suite Mandarin Oriental Paris by Sybille de Margerie (Photo by George Apostolidis)
Living room of Royale Suite Mandarin Oriental Paris by Sybille de Margerie (Photo by George Apostolidis)

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Alexandra Champalimaud

Founder & President

Champalimaud Design

New York, NY USA

Matoula Karagiannis Champalimaud Design

Matoula Karagiannis

Principal

Champalimaud Design

New York, NY USA

Kasja Krause Champalimaud design

Kasja Krause

Principal

Champalimaud Design

New York, NY USA

Elisabeth Rogoff Champalimaud design

Elisabeth Rogoff

Principal

Champalimaud Design

New York, NY USA

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Raffles Singapore by Champalimaud Design

Alyssa Kapito Portrait

Alyssa Kapito

Founder & CEO

Alyssa Kapito Interiors

New York, NY USA

Alyssa Kapito, Holiday House 2017, NYC black and white living room
Alyssa Kapito, Holiday House 2017, NYC

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Amy Lau

Founder & CEO

Amy Lau Design

New York, NY USA

Portrait by Mark Seliger

Bridgehampton Getaway designed by Amy Lau (Photo by Thomas Loof)
Bridgehampton Getaway designed by Amy Lau (Photo by Thomas Loof)

Anastasiia Alexandrovna Rusakovich

Anastasiia Alexandrovna Rusakovich

Founder

Palissandre

St. Petersburg, Russia

Interior by Palissandre white and gold luxury living room
Interior by Palissandre

most powerful women in design Anouska Hempel aka Lady Weinberg

Anouska Hempel, aka Lady Weinberg

Founder & CEO

Anouska Hempel

London, UK

Hôtel Monsieur George in Paris by Anouska Hempel
Hôtel Monsieur George in Paris by Anouska Hempel

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Beth Campbell

Founder & CEO

Campbell House

Las Vegas, NV USA


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Blainey North

Founder & CEO

Blainey North & Associates

London, Sydney, New York

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Interior by Blainey North

Carrie Tolman

Principal

Simeone Deary Design Group

Chicago, IL USA

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Interior by Simeone Deary Design Group

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Charu Gandhi

Founder & Director

Elicyon

London, UK

One Casson Square at Southbank Place by Qatari Diar designed by Elicyon (Photo by Patrick Williamson)
One Casson Square at Southbank Place by Qatari Diar designed by Elicyon (Photo by Patrick Williamson)

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Cheryl Eisen

Founder & CEO

IMG | Interior Marketing Group

New York, NY USA

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Interior by IMG

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Ellen Sohel

Founder & CEO

XBD Collective

Dubai, UAE & London, UK

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Interior by XBD Collective featuring KOKET Nahema Bar Stools

Cheers to all these amazingly talented women and all they do in the world of design!

Words by Anna Beck Bimba
Feature Image: Farrow & Ball x Kelly Wearstler, Portrait by Joyce Park

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