8 Top Interior Designers Who Were Self-Taught

Updated 08/17/19

You’d be hard-pressed to find a soul in the interior design field who would tell you studying design is a bad idea—education is hard to knock. But if you have talent and ambition, it is possible succeed in the world of interiors without studying interior design in school or becoming a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, which requires you pass the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam. Need convincing? Some of the biggest names in interior design—including the illustrious Nate Berkus and Jonathan Adler—were self-taught.

Some of the biggest names in interior design—including the illustrious Nate Berkus and Jonathan Adler—were self-taught.

Read on to learn about six more autodidactic designers.

Chris Patey for Domaine
Chris Patey for Domaine

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