8 Must Follow Designers

We are inspiration junkies.  If you look at our iphone photos you will see an embarrassing amount of screenshots of images that inspire us that we've tucked away until we find the perfect space to reinvent that idea.  If you are anything like us at CZI, you too have a long list of home design blogs, magazines, or instagram accounts that keep your inspiration levels way up.  These are the design instagram accounts we find ourselves going to again and again and I assure you there is no shortage of inspiration among these very talented designers! 


Photo by Lindsay Salazar

Photo by Lindsay Salazar

Studio McGee is located in Salt Lake City Utah. It was created by husband and wife Shea and Syd McGee. What started out as a small business quickly blossomed into one of the most popular interior design firms in the nation. Their love of bright and clean colors is what motivates this couple to design such beautiful spaces.

Studio McGee is one to follow because in addition to their instagram account, we absolutely love their website and blog!  They have amazing photographers and do a great job continually updating their website with their latest projects.  They have a good range of project styles in their portfolio and they often share sources and design tips on their blog!  


Photo by Paige Rumore

Photo by Paige Rumore

Redo Home + Design is a small, close knit, all female design group who work out of Nashville, Tennessee. Christine spent three years working with these ladies while she lived and Nashville.  Mitzi Maynard is the lead designer and boutique shop owner. Mitzi and her group of designers have their own design clients but also collaborate to create fun and chic spaces.

Redo Home + Design is one to follow not only because Christine loves this group of designers work, but she also love these woman.  When Christine lived in Nashville, she spent three years designing alongside Mitzi and Lori Paranjape and grew immensely as a designer.  Mitzi knows Highpoint market so well and taught Christine what she knows about all the go to design sources.  Redo Home + Design is a unique little set up.  It's a shop but also a studio for several different designers.  Make sure to follow them all!  @mrsparanjape @mitzimaynard @clarann @andriafromm @oliviacarswell @redohomeanddesign


Photo by Tessa Neustadt

Photo by Tessa Neustadt

Emily Henderson is a Los Angeles, California based design firm who focus on budget friendly eclectic styles. Emily is currently the target home spokesperson. Through her years of design, Emily ultimately believes that a home should not only be beautiful but also reflect and inhabit the people who live in it.

Emily is one to follow because we love that she often shares sources and has tons of insta stories where she talks about fashion, design options, and life.  She offers budget friendly designs but also will splurge on vintage or custom items.  She is our kind of girl.  She has the Target black dress with Jimmy Choo shoes 'concept' down.  (if you are wondering what that means, check back for a another blog post on this concept!)  Emily also shares how-tos, “get the look” features, and tips for moms trying to come up with creative ideas for entertaining their kiddos (Christine!).


Photo by Tessa Neustadt

Photo by Tessa Neustadt

Amber first started out blogging but eventually grew Amber Interiors into a successful business. Throughout the years, Ambers style has evolved but bits of bohemian elegance, unique and eclectic design can be found in most of her projects.

Amber is one to follow because she has some awesome before and after photos of her work, her style is very consistent but if you see her clients before photos she doesn't start with a gorgeous new build or good bones most of the time.  She's truly a talented gal.  Also make sure to check out her gorgeous shop of vintage rugs!


Photo by Lindsay Salazar

Photo by Lindsay Salazar

Becki Owens is located in Orange Country, California. Becki grew up designing and knew from a young age what she was meant to do. A few words that inspire Becki everyday are clean, simple, and elegant. The photo above shows that Becki not only is inspired by those words but makes them come alive in all her designs.

Becki is one to follow if you are looking for inspiration from many designers.  Becki's instagram has a few of her own design images but she primarily posts other designers work.  We have 'discoverd' many other designers worth following from her insta account.  Maybe one day she will share one of Christine's projects! 


Photo by Vanessa Lentine

Photo by Vanessa Lentine

Pure Salt Interiors was started by two college roommates, Aly Morford and Leigh Lincoln. Together, they believe in bringing a space to life and turning it into a home. They believe a home should be alive, beautiful, functional, and a place where you, your family, and friends want to build memories.

Pure Salt is one to follow because they are so down to earth.  Christine actually discovered them because they commented on one of her design posts.  They have grown quickly from a 2 woman show to a team of talented designers.  We love their behind the scene photos of their photoshoot days and their #shotgunshowcase design posts where they tell you where to shop to get the look for different design boards they put together.


Sarah Sherman Samuel is based out a Los Angeles, California. In 2013, Sarah broke away from her surface and product design at Target to show the world her own personal style through her blog and line of products. Sarah is known for creating unique and distinctive spaces and we believe her Instagram is a must follow!

Sarah is one to follow if you are ever looking for a really good diy project.  We're not one for Pinterest diy's but her blog is where Christine found the idea for the Ikea hack dresser she did in her daughter, Ellie Kate's, nursery.  The dresser was a ton of work, but she loved how it turned out and it doesn't even remotely look like Ikea anymore.  Sarah has a clean and crisp aesthetic and posts some amazing photos of her personal home.


Kate Marker Interiors is Located in Barrington, Illinois. Kate started her business in an upstairs home office but always had dreams to make it something more. Kate's personal design style is both classic and modern, the perfect mix of old and new creates an original and timeless design for KMI.

Kate is one to follow because her Instagram account is all her own design work.  She does a great job documenting her projects.  Her home is amazing and they just opened a new design studio!  Kate does a great job designing classic interiors with a fresh and modern feel. 


To see more of my recent work please follow me on instagram.  I am going to try and be better about posting photos of my design work on my instagram account @christine_zeiler I'm working on updating my portfolio soon with design work from the past two years.  If you just can't wait for the update, please email me at hello@christinezeilerinteriors.com if you would like me to send images of recent work.

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Hurley Ave Preview

2015 has started full force.  I have two great design clients that are keeping me busy and on top of that I started working at a great place called Simple Things three days a week.  More to come on Simple Things but definitely check it out of you have not heard of it.  It's a amazing retailer of upholstered and slipcovered furniture.  They also sell one-of-a-kind antiques, antique rugs & amazing repurposed industrial furniture.  I have also been spending a lot of time with my husband's youth group (particularly the 8th grade girls that I am leading) & adult leaders as well as building back up my wedding photography business.  Sooooo I haven't taken all the photos of our house yet, but here are a few until I can take an afternoon to finish.  We have loved starting our marriage and life in Texas in our little 1500 sq ft home.  It was built in 1929 and the previous homeowners remodeled the bathrooms & kitchen.  We mainly have painted the walls, ceilings and we have changed a few light fixtures.  We did also strip our mantle and stained it and we chipped off the plaster that covered the bricks.  Erik from Old Style Designs made our amazing dining table & coffee table and Camille Moore made our roman shades!  A huge thank you to them both!  If you live in DFW we would love to have you over on our front porch for a cup of coffee or glass of wine!  

xo Christine

Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

I haven't forgot that I said I would do a blog post on our house, but while I'm still waiting on our custom coffee table & roman shades I thought I would write a post on the Pantone color of the year.  I typically don't pay much attention to the color of the year but this year I really love the color!  It kinda surprised me because I am not a huge fan of reds.  Really, the only red you will see me wearing or around our house is if has to do with my alma mater, the Georgia Bulldogs.  Marsala is not the red from the 90's that adorned the walls of what seemed like every dining room, but it has a sophisticated, natural earthiness to it.  I especially love Marsala when it's paired with light blues, rich turquoise, deep blues and green foliage colors.  I think I like this color best when used as an accent color, it really grounds a space well andddd... I actually just bought a new sofa and Marsala is in the floral pillows I selected!  I have also had a leather clutch for years that is Marsala!  Does that make me a trend setter?  ;)  What do you think of Pantone's color of the year?  Check out some of my favorite images below using Marsala.

   "This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors."   Leatrice Eiseman  Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute ®


"This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors."

Leatrice EisemanExecutive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

images above from  pantone

images above from pantone



vogue |  lonny

vogue | lonny