8 Local Sacramento Area Interior Designers You Should Be Following on Instagram
As a locally owned real estate company, we are particularly passionate about two things: interior design and all things local. We are continuously seeking design inspiration from the many talented designers in and around Sacramento, especially through Instagram. These Sacramento area creatives are worth following — whether you’re looking for a daily dose of #DesignGoals on your feed, you need to get in touch with a local designer for an upcoming project, or you are an interior designer looking for a network of Instagrammers to be a part of.
First things first, follow Lyon Real Estate on Instagram for more home inspiration, neighborhood guides, and other local information. Then follow these eight designers based in and around Sacramento!
Katrina Stumbos | @katrina_stumbos
Katrina Stumbos has quickly become one of the most sought-after up-and-coming residential interior designers in Northern California. Katrina was born and raised in Sacramento, attended the Art Institute of California, and opened her eponymous firm in 2012. Her fun, chic and modern style is so beautifully captured in the images on her Instagram account.
Looking for more inspiration? Take a look at the midcentury modern home she remodeled alongside Sacramento building designer John Packowski.
Kerrie Kelly Design Lab | @kerrielkelly
Kerrie Kelly has been wowing clients with her exceptional designs ever since she founded Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in 1995. In addition to being an award-winning interior designer, author, CEO of 42nd Street Design, and multimedia consultant, Kerrie maintains a wonderful Instagram account filled with stunning interiors and outdoor spaces. Plus, she chronicles her personal life, allowing us to get a glimpse of her travels, family life, fabulous dinners, and of course, her adorable yellow lab.
The Feathered Nest | @thefeatherednest.store
The Featured Nest is an interior design brand founded in 2017 by Shannon Ertel and Debbie Massie of Lyon’s Debra Massie Team. Their expert team is focused on serving the modern hostess and helping their clients perfect their living space. They are even opening a brick-and-mortar store in Loomis in February 2018. The beautiful custom-built flagship location will boast 10,000+ square feet filled with home furnishings, decor and other interior design needs. The Feathered Nest Instagram account shares some of the amazing pieces for sale at the store and a collection of stunning designs. Following along is one of the best ways to stay up to speed on this brilliant design and real estate brand!
Design Shop Interiors | @designshopinteriors
Who is Leyla Bowden Jaworski of Design Shop Interiors? Her bio says it all: “Wife, mom, spiritual hippie, straight shooter, tell it like it is #designer & tribal leader of fierce ladyboss design team ✌🏻️” We adore the refreshing aesthetic and vibrancy of Leyla’s account. The carefully curated images perfectly reflect her laid-back, cheerful and modern style. She was born and raised in Sactown and returned home after living in New York City. She has been designing for over a decade, but Design Shop Interiors was born in late 2013. Leyla leads a team of talented designers — including her boxer, Tank, whose official title is “Guard Dog / Freeloader / Best Friend.”
Benning Design Construction | @benningdesignconstruction
This award-winning full-service interior design and construction firm shares snapshots of the beautiful looks they create. Benning Design Construction was created by father and son duo Bruce and Eric Benning, who had already established successful interior design and construction firms and decided to merge the two into one do-it-all business. We are so inspired by the end results of their projects — from the sleek luxury modern interiors to the stately traditional spaces, and everything in between.
Design Alchemy | @shopdesignalchemy
Design Alchemy is both an expansive retail showroom and an award-winning design firm. Their team of talented designers has over 35 years of experience crafting commercial and residential environments all around the globe. The Design Alchemy Instagram account debuts some of their favorite shop pieces, projects they have worked on, curations from other designers, and other inspiring shots. Visit their retail shop to explore their array of home furnishings and decor, contact them to discuss an upcoming design project, or simply follow along for daily home inspiration!
Haven Studios | @haven.studios
Christin Balzer, founder of Haven Studios, was born and raised in Germany and studied architecture and structural engineering at universities in Germany, Scotland, and the US. After working as a designer in the Bay Area, Christin relocated to El Dorado Hills and founded Haven Studios. This full-service design firm works with clients in the Sacramento area, around Lake Tahoe, and in the Bay Area. Her Instagram is a wonderful source for inspiration, as she collects and shares some of her favorite spaces from other designers. You can easily get a sense of her sophisticated style and eye for dreamy, relaxing and elegant interiors.
Rebecca Ward Design | @rwarddesign
Rebecca Ward Design is a Sacramento-based interior design firm bringing purpose, beauty and inspiration to every interior. What an incredible mantra! Rebecca Ward graduated from CSU Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, began her career as an interior designer at a Sacramento firm, and founded her own company in 2007. Rebecca has experience working with a variety of styles, including contemporary, modern, transitional and traditional. Her excellent sense of style is clearly reflected in her Instagram account, which is full of design inspiration, travels and the occasional personal shots of her family!
What local designer Instagram accounts inspire you?
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