Charles Allem prides himself on not having a signature style. (He also brings new meaning to the term "monochromatic").
"I never repeat the same design - there's no formula to my work. The interiors I create run the gamet: Louis XIV, Rococo, Art Deco, Contemporary, Minimalist..." The only thing these disparate projects can be counted on to have in common is the glamour of individual identity, given that Allem regards each of his individual undertakings as "a canvas on which to create something new and extraordinary".
Although if I ever end up redoing my kitchen it would have a modern streamlined vibe, I still have a love and fascination for kitchens that are quite the opposite. I'll call it "rustic". You know, muted colours, pots and utensils hanging on the walls, lots of open storage to display beautiful dishes, and large furniture in place of cabinets. It's such a welcoming look, imagine a big centre island with family and friends gathered around, helping with the cooking while sharing great conversation.
Tom Gunkelman and Andrew Flesher are the creative force behind Minneapolis interior design firm Gunkelman Flesher. They combine clean and functional designs with a bit of the unexpected to create commercial and residential spaces that appear to have evolved with the client. As their website says "We believe that good design is timeless in both function and nature." Read Andrew Flesher's HGTV article "6 Ways to Jazz Up Your Home" here.
Karim Rashid is a brilliant designer, and I'm proud to say grew up (partly) in Canada and went to the same university I did (Carleton, here in Ottawa). He lives in a space EXACTLY as you would imagine - filled with vibrant colours, bold patterns and alot of white. See for yourself.