For the first time ever, the entire cruise interiors industry was able to meet under one roof for peer-to-peer networking, relevant conference sessions, and innovative exhibits at the first-ever Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas on 19-20 June 2019.

Taking to the stage for two days of conference sessions were interior designers & speakers from the world’s most respected cruise lines and design studios. Attendees may have learned a lot, but they were left asking just one question: Who has the best Instagram account?

For the Contemporary Design Lover

If you just can’t get enough of chic, contemporary interior design, following Elizabeth Overlandis a must. Not only does Elizabeth hold the role of interior manager at Holland America Line, but she is also the principal owner of her very own interior design firm. Elizabeth Overland Interiors provides its clients with luxury design solutions.

Elizabeth’s Instagram is, as you’d expect, filled with light-filled homes complete with neutral furnishings and a multitude of comforting textures. Along with her capabilities as a designer, Elizabeth is experienced with styling and decorating, something made evident in her luxurious feed by the small details.

For the Aesthete

Filled with light hues of millennial pink, clean lines, and a handful of luscious gardenscapes, Petra Ryberg’s Instagram will surely be a favourite among those with an eye for beautiful things. Another designer with a talent for multitasking, Petra is currently head of design at P&O Australia, as well as being the principal designer & CEO of Petra Viktoria Design. Having designed for the likes of Wilson Associates and Hirsch Bedner Associates, as well as completing a project with Ritz-Carlton, Petra’s expertise as an international designer is evident.

She may be too busy designing ship interiors in Sydney to be the most frequent of posters, but her 675 posts so far will provide hours of scrolling time.

For the Color Craver

As colourful as it is chic, Vertti Kivi’s Instagram feed is filled with contemporary furnishings, curve-filled interiors, and plenty of light. As the CEO of award-winning design company, DSIGN VERTTI KIVI & CO, Vertti has completed more than 1200 interior projects for domestic and international markets. Made clear through his Instagram feed, Vertti and his design agency’s skill is expansive and varied, having supplied relevant, contemporary interior design to Michelin star restaurants, hotels, shopping malls, aeroplanes, and cruise ships.

For the Fashion Junkie

Although My Nguyen may be a multitalented, award-winning interior designer, her Instagram feed is far more focused on the fashion-forward. The director of interior design & operations at Seabourn & Holland America Line shares #OOTD photos with her followers regularly, as well as documenting the industry events she attends, including of course Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas. 

Despite My’s busy lifestyle and demanding projects, she maintains an active Instagram, meaning you’ll be able to admire her style snaps til your heart’s content. Fear not cruise lovers, despite being a fashion lover, My still shares industry snippets from her ongoing projects!

Refresh your knowledge, source suppliers for your next project, and connect with representatives from world-leading cruise lines at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas.

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