20 Designers & Makers We LOVE for 2023 — By Morpholio Board

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7 min readFeb 13


Designs from Kelly Wearstler Gallery, L’Aviva Home & Home Ec. featuring Modern Matter Wallpaper

As we do each Valentine’s Day, this year we polled our worldwide community to find out about their very favorite sources of inspiration. For 2023, we expanded our search to emphasize designers AND makers — this includes design voices, artisans and artists we LOVE. These are the folks that give us the knowledge and designs to inspire better, richer, more beautiful spaces everyday.

We hope their thoughtful contributions to the global design ecosystem will help shape your process, projects, and home in the year to come!

#20 Emily Jackson


Working under the name Wolffia Inc., British abstract artist Emily Jackson creates a world of exuberant paintings that jump off the canvas. Her intuitive but brilliant collages of color and form make us HAPPY and will stand out in any space.


#19 Charlotte Lucas & Liz Carroll


Sister-owned House of Harris is led by design rockstars Charlotte Lucas & Liz Carroll, bringing all their southern charm to sophisticated contemporary styling and swoon-worthy bespoke wallpapers.


#18 Sarah Sherman Samuel


Design star Sarah Sherman Samuel combines her talents of makers from her home, West Michigan, to make furniture and art that exemplify her soft, modern style.


#17 Danny Kaplan


Danny Kaplan is a genius behind the wheel and his sculpted vessels, lighting and furniture are absolutely art for your home. A long-time fav, we can’t believe all he’s making now in his prolific line.


#16 Laura Aviva


L’aviva’s new Talabaratero Saddle Collection adds something extra sumptuous to their already stylish, artisan-based line curated by former Creative Director for Travel + Leisure Magazine, Laura Aviva who has a global network of the world’s best makers.


#15 Christopher Miano


Christopher Miano is making waves with his incredibly crafted and yet fun furniture line Cam Design Co. His signature curves and details rise above style and trends and make us question everything that has come before!


#14 Milly Dent


Milly Dent’s dreamy ceramics are the perfect addition to any design. Her handmade creations exude a welcome softness while her signature glazes add just the right gloss. Together the effect is mesmerizing.


#13 Mallory Solomon


Mallory Solomon works directly with Berber women in Morocco to sell their beautifully handcrafted rugs and ensuring that these skilled artisans benefit from generations of honed tradition and craft.


#12 Jaime Derringer + Eskayel

@eskayel and @jaimederringer

With their new collab, Sea Galaxy, artist and Design Milk Creator, Jaime Derringer brings a geometric bent to Eskayel’s always dreamy exploration of nature, form and color in fabric and wallpaper.


#11 Lynai Jones


Design lover Lynai Jones, creator of Mitchell Black, is churning out some of the most interesting offerings in the wall coverings space. Even better, their partnerships with interior designers we know, and love continue to delight with edgy, sure to become iconic designs.


#10 Hana Getachew


With Bole Road, Hana Getachew beautifully merges her love of Ethiopian handwoven fabrics with her NYC career in interior design. The bright, geometric, brilliantly colored textile line creates a pop that adds to the mix whether creating a modern or traditional space.


#09 Susan Knof for Holland & Sherry

@hollandandsherryinteriors and @knofdesign

Susan lent her talented artist’s hand and keen interior designer’s eye to the new Carnaby line, a playful but deadly chic collection celebrating 1960s London! Look for her loose, hand drawn plaid to become a classic.


#08 Mirei Monticelli & Wescover


Wescover is a NEW curated marketplace of mindful decor where design pros and enthusiasts can find unique, high-quality art and design pieces sold directly by creators. This piece by Elle Decor featured @mirei.monticelli is just one of the many brilliant finds they are helping bring out of the studio and into your home!


#07 Young Huh for Modern Matter


Modern Matter is collaborating with a host of designers to bring their unique sensibilities to bespoke hardware. Young Huh’s collection enchants with its spirited artifact and botanical motifs.


#06 Barry Bordelon & Jordan Slocum


The totally lovable Brownstone Boys show us how it’s done! Their design-build feed is full of can-do inspiration and beautiful, top-quality results centered around classic Brooklyn homes but inspirng for all.


#05 Giancarlo Valle for Nordic Knots

@nordicknots and @studiogiancarlovalle

Nordic Knots has long been an important source for gorgeous rugs but their recent collaborations with master designers is churning out surprising and wonderful results that we can’t get enough of.


#04 Kate Balsis


Concrete Collaborative has reimagined terrazzo in the most stunning colorways and partnered with several artists and designers to bring you the most incredible tiles in the shapes, color, and texture of your dreams.


#03 Angela Rose


We can’t help but be inspired by Angela’s energetic, powertool slinging approach to smart DIY home reno solutions. There’s nothing she can’t do and loads to learn here no matter what style you are after.


#02 Kate Arends


Kate Arends is a budding interior designer but a seasoned style mavin. Her graphic design background shaped her discerning eye and savvy storytelling that keep us informed, inspired, and learning every day. Bonus, check out her signature art collection with West Elm.


#01 Kelly Wearstler


Kelly Wearstler never ceases to amaze, and her new site contains all the magic of her world, distilled into one shoppable gallery of goods.


Congrats to all! Meet more “Designers we LOVE” from 2022, 2021 and 2020!

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