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20 Women Interior Designers You Should Know

Celebrate Women's History Month with some of our favorite interior designers, both emerging and established. These are the women who are changing — or have already changed — the face of home design for the better. Who have we overlooked?

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Top Women in Interior Design

Interior design has always been an industry that has rewarded women mavericks. Some of history's most famous designers are women, including Candace Wheeler, Dorothy Draper, Sister Parish and Elsie de Wolfe. Read on to see our list of the designers we think are some of the most talented working today. This list is my no means comprehensive, just our editors' take on some of the women designers who consistently deliver incredible ideas and inspire us.

Shown here: Iranian-born, Paris-based interior designer India Mahdavi's design for the Gallery at sketch London, called the most Instagrammed restaurant in the world.

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India Mahdavi

Succulent pastels, fluid forms mixed with geometrics and an infusion of history with contemporary touches all define Iranian-born, Paris-based interior designer India Mahdavi's world-renowned work. Her "polychromatic dreamlands" as the New Yorker calls her lusciously colorful spaces, are also beloved by Instagrammers looking for an amazing shot.

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Kelly Wearstler

An interior design rock star, Kelly Wearstler has become a household name and a style celebrity whose work is synonymous with sleek, sexy LA maximalism in a variety of boutique hotels and residential projects. European design and '30s-era Hollywood Regency glam are both big influences for the designer who has designed homes for Gwen Stefani, LeBron James and Cameron Diaz.

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Justina Blakeney

The woman who seemed to single-handedly make palm trees, tropical prints, rattan, houseplant jungles, festive color and a boho-chill vibe a thing with her zeitgeisty blog Jungalow, design maverick Justina Blakeney is a multi-hyphenated author, speaker, blogger and advocate for diversity in design. She has teamed with big brands like Target, Anthropologie and Pottery Barn Kids and is the author of the bestselling design books The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes and The New Bohemians: Come Home to Good Vibes.

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