June 22, 2024

It’s here: our annual look at the most impressive designers across residential interiors, architecture, and landscape. This year, we introduce 11 standout studios changing the game globally. And we also salute a special group of the industry’s Titans, whose work is, in a word, legendary.


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Garrett Hunter

Los Angeles/Seattle
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Hunter’s eponymous design studio takes a curatorial approach, informed by his experience as a furniture dealer and the coproprietor of Tienda X Gallery in Los Angeles. His projects, including a Hollywood Hills bungalow featured in our April 2023 issue, reflect an eclectic sensibility steeped in history and obsessed with craft. On the horizon: Hunter is finishing work on a chalet in Aspen for art-collector clients.

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Clayton Cotterell
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Laura Gonzalez

Paris
lauragonzalez.fr
Multifaceted French architect and interior designer Gonzalez is known for her imaginative, colorful style—whether she is designing homes, hotels like the Saint-James in Paris, or luxury retail universes for Cartier. Her Left Bank gallery showcases her range, from her whimsical furniture pieces to fabrics for Schumacher.

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Lily Brown
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Luis Fernandez

Los Angeles/New York City
luisfern5.com
Before designer and metaverse bon vivant Fernandez founded @luisfern5, which has an aesthetic he describes as “futuristic modernism”—see the cover of our October 2021 issue—he trained as an architect, then pivoted to fashion before returning to design. He’s currently working on a residence in Brentwood, California, as well as a home on Long Island.

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Clayton Cotterell
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Mark Grattan

New York City/Mexico City

Grattan, whose clients include polymath Solange Knowles and artist Simone Leigh, says he aims for his work to be “a quiet conversation” among color, texture, and material. His goal may be a whisper, but his style is a minimalism that roars. A furniture designer who pivoted to interiors, Grattan appeared on the cover of our April 2021 issue in his Mexico City apartment, and his work is now included in the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Museum. Up next: a new home-design project in Manhattan.

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Deirdre Lewis
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Michelle R. Smith

Brooklyn
studiomrs.com
Following a career as a lawyer, Smith founded her design firm, Studio MRS, in 2011. Her spaces feel both elegant and timeless, often with an eye toward refined vintage elements. Smith’s own home, a Greek Revival townhouse in New Orleans, graced one of two covers for our April 2023 issue. At the moment, she’s in the midst of completing residential projects in New York, Georgia, and New Hampshire.

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Deirdre Lewis
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Miminat Shodeinde

London
miminat.com
After founding her studio in 2018, the British Nigerian designer and artist has taken on ambitious work in locales from England to Nigeria to South Africa. Her elegant, pared-back aesthetic is all-encompassing, with Shodeinde often designing everything in a home down to the tables, chairs, and doorknobs. She’s currently working on projects soon to be completed in Kuwait City, London, and Ericeira, Portugal.

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Lily Brown
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Nicholas Obeid

New York City
nicholasobeid.com
Born in Troy, Michigan, to Syrian parents, Obeid got his start in design working for Jonathan Adler, then set off on his own as an interior designer known for warmly modernist spaces that incorporate vintage finds. Obeid also designs furniture, notably for CB2. Coming soon: his own collection of sofas, tables, and more.

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Deirdre Lewis
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Patrick Mele

Greenwich, Conn.
patrickmele.com
Never one to shy away from color or pattern, Mele has crafted a number of vibrant residential and commercial spaces, among them a New York City apartment featured in our March 2023 issue. In addition to interiors projects, Mele owns two vintage furniture shops in Connecticut: a namesake
retail outpost in Greenwich, and Black Rock Department Store, which opened in Bridgeport last fall.

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Deirdre Lewis
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Studio Seilern

London
studioseilern.com
From a concert hall in Switzerland to an eco-resort in the United Arab Emirates, Studio Seilern
has built large-scale contemporary structures around the world, typically working with local materials to create harmony with the buildings’ natural environs. In our Winter 2023 issue, ELLE DECOR published principal Christina Seilern’s recently completed vacation home on the Greek isle of Paros.

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Lily Brown
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Tiffany Howell

Los Angeles
nightpalm.com
Howell founded her firm, Night Palm, in 2016, focusing on residential and commercial interiors, and in the ensuing years has gained attention for her work on Caviar Kaspia’s Los Angeles outpost and more. The home Howell designed for Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil graced the cover of our September 2022 issue. Night Palm’s first furniture line is set to be unveiled soon.

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Clayton Cotterell
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Workshop/APD

New York City/Nantucket, Mass.
workshopapd.com
Since founding Workshop/APD in 1999, Kotchen (left) and Berman have worked across architecture, interior design, and product design. A vast array of residential and hospitality projects is coming to fruition in New York, Miami, Aspen, Los Angeles, and beyond, while the Workshop Collection Showroom, a home for their 16-piece product line, will open later this year.

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Deirdre Lewis
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Alfredo Paredes Studio

New York City
alfredoparedesstudio.com

Paredes launched his studio in 2019 after more than three decades at Ralph Lauren Home. He’s since applied his bohemian-industrial aesthetic to endeavors like a beachfront restaurant in South Florida and furniture for EJ Victor.

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Chris Mottalini
bamboo kitchen with rolling ladder and center counter with low stools tucked under and a blue tile floor

Alyssa Kapito Interiors

New York City
alyssakapito.com

Based in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, Alyssa Kapito brings a fresh take on the classics and has a great appreciation of antiques and art. Her projects include a restoration of a historic Hamptons estate; a family home in Beverly Hills; and a beach house in Bellport, Long Island.

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Joshua McHugh
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Aman & Meeks

New York City
amanmeeks.com

James Aman and partner John Meeks draw on their backgrounds in store design, visual display, and fashion to create lovely, elegant rooms. The designers are especially adroit at fashioning a look of tailored luxury that evokes both past and present.

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Douglas Friedman
colorful living area with yellow highback chairs and asian inspired tables and a pedestal glass table with gnarled tree branches as a base as well as other art objects made from trees

Amy Lau Design

New York City
amylaudesign.com

Founded in 2001, Amy Lau Design creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness, and impeccable attention to detail. Lau has a reverence for the inherent beauty of natural materials and landscapes and thoughtfully incorporates elements of each into every project.

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Apartment 48

New York City
apartment48.com

Alabama native and noted color wizard Rayman Boozer rose to prominence when he founded Apartment 48, a chic New York home store set up like an apartment. Today, he is the go-to designer for everyone from Manhattan professionals to start-ups.

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Manu Rodriguez
living area with high ceilings wraparound sofa in dark burgundy with armless chairs in complimentary dark purple velvet and a low coffee table with triangular pedestal and large handing pendant from ceiling

Ashe Leandro

New York City
asheleandro.com

Former set designer Ariel Ashe and architect Reinaldo Leandro’s New York City firm Ashe Leandro mixes contemporary luxury and natural materials to create open, timeless spaces. Projects include work for Liev Schreiber, Seth Meyers, and the New York townhouse on our Summer 2022 cover.

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Stephen Kent Johnson
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Atelier Davis

Atlanta/South Orange, N.J.
atelierdavis.com

Jessica Davis launched Nest Studio in 2012 for luxury home hardware; her design studio, Atelier Davis, quickly followed. Davis’s work (as seen in March 2022 ELLE DECOR) draws from a childhood spent growing up all over the world. She is currently channeling those influences into the design of a new Atlanta restaurant set in a Victorian house.

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Alanna Hale
living room with curvy tufted back sofa in warm red velvet and sage green walls and a patterned carpet in blue and pale pink and a wood table and checkered ottoman

Billy Cotton

New York City
billycotton.com

With the recent release of his first book and graceful projects from prewar pieds-à-terre to a rollicking Greek Revival estate in the Catskills of New York, Billy Cotton is poised to become the new prince of elegant East Coast living. His cinematic, delightfully off-kilter interiors are the architectural equivalent of a handwritten note: personal, impressive, and wholly unexpected.

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Stephen Kent Johnson
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Branca

Chicago/Palm Beach
branca.com

Born and raised in Italy, Alessandra Branca grew up believing classical beauty is meant to be intertwined with everyday life. Her eclectic, colorful work fuses the workmanship of a couturier with practicality in all she designs. Her book, New Classic Interiors, was published in 2009.

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Simon Upton
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Brockschmidt & Coleman

New York City/New Orleans
brockschmidtandcoleman.com

New York City–based Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman describe their clients as “under-the-radar literati and collectors” who appreciate their ability to match historical references with modern sensibilities. Recent work includes Jon Meacham’s Nashville studio.

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Paul Costello
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Commune Design

Los Angeles
communedesign.com

Los Angeles–based partners Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht are masters of the new California cool. From homes to hotels to product design, their work embodies a respect for craft and an almost archaeological sense of place.

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Dominique Vorillon
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Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates

New York City
coreydamenjenkins.com

The through line connecting all of Jenkins’s work is a polished traditionalism infused with color and pattern. The Detroit native, who also has an office in New York City, recently debuted his line of fabrics and wallpaper for Kravet Couture.

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Nathan Shroeder
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Courtney McLeod

New York City
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Courtney McLeod does not fear a yellow wall or quake at the sight of an orange sofa. Since exiting a career in finance, the founder and principal of Right Meets Left Interior Design has channeled the sophistication and exuberance of her native New Orleans into spirited residential projects from Boulder, Colorado, to New York City and Massachusetts.

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Danielle Colding Design

New York City
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Danielle Colding, who came to prominence starring in Shop This Room on HGTV, refers to the homes she creates as artful and cozy. Never stuffy, she likes to build spaces around a client’s family heirlooms, art, and knickknacks so that the room is always a reflection of the individual.

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Kelly Marshall
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David Netto

Los Angeles
davidnettodesign.com

Toggling between his home in Los Angeles and his hometown of New York, David Netto—a Harvard architecture school dropout, now a designer and an ELLE DECOR contributor—revels in the unexpected, making traditionalism feel hip, and modernism like a warm and textured cocoon.

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Pieter Estersohn
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De la Torre Design Studio

New York City
delatorredesign.com

Having started his design career working with Peter Marino, it’s no wonder that Ernest de la Torre’s own design firm, which he founded in 2001, boasts an impressive portfolio, including Tuxedo Park, New York, mansions, Manhattan penthouses, jets, and yachts.

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G L Askew II
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Delia Kenza Interiors

Brooklyn
deliakenzainteriors.com

Trained as a lawyer, this New York native is sought after for her swank brownstone redos, like this featured Harlem townhouse. Lately, she is branching out: New projects range from a community-focused event space in the Bronx to a restaurant in Austin, Texas.

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Nick Glimenakis
orange apartment by dimorestudio

DimoreStudio

Milan
dimorestudio.eu

Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran make up the Milan-based super duo. Founded in 2003, the avant-garde firm is known for its furniture designs and fashion collaborations with the likes of Fendi and Hermès. Their forward-looking interiors are rich with pattern and color-blocked walls.

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Andrea Ferrari
royal blue dining room by drake anderson

Drake/Anderson

New York City
drakeanderson.com

Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson are primarily modernists, yet they’re known for their fearless approach to color and a fashion-conscious sensibility. Projects have included sophisticated interiors in many residential towers, as well as medical facilities and nonprofit headquarters.

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Joshua McHugh
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Dune Hai

Oakland, Calif.
dunehai.com

Anooshey Rahim founded Dune Hai to reframe the conversation around landscape architecture: whom it benefits, how, when, and why. Her California projects include the expansive Pope Valley estate featured in our April 2021 issue and an Oakland preschool’s garden.

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Caitlin Atkinson
stainless steel kitchen by elliot barnes

Elliott Barnes Interiors

Paris
ebinteriors.com

The Los Angeles native emerged from the tutelage of Arthur Erickson and Andrée Putman to found his own Parisian firm. The expat’s design projects include country homes, a renovation of Ruinart’s Champagne cellars, and a new Parisian bistro.

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Billal Taright
living room with green velvet rug and seating area with striped green sofa and a large blue armchair across it and a two tier gold and glass cocktail table filled with books and objects

Eric Hughes Design

Los Angeles/
New York City
erichughesdesign.com

Clients of New York– and Los Angeles–based designer Eric Hughes have included Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Katie Couric, Hank Azaria, and Lauren Graham. He recently teamed up with Parker on a line of vibrant new wallcoverings for Wallshoppe.

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Douglas Friedman
green lacquer kitchen by fabrizio casiraghi

Fabrizio Casiraghi

Paris
fabriziocasiraghi.com

Trained under Dominique Perrault and Dimorestudio, Casiraghi has a sophisticated approach that draws on his Milanese upbringing. Coming soon: hotels in Saint-Tropez and London. And be sure to check out this Parisian pad—doused in green lacquer!—in our Summer 2021 issue.

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Cerruti & Draime
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Fox Nahem Associates

New York City
foxnahem.com

Born and raised in New York City, Joe Nahem started Fox Nahem Associates in his early 20s. Nahem’s designs have changed accordingly with the times; he curates rare vintage pieces and works with craftspeople around the world. His latest, a collaboration with this magazine on the ELLE DECOR Penthouse at 53 West 53, appeared in our March 2023 issue.

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Kelly Marshall
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Gachot

New York City
gachotstudios.com

The husband-and-wife team of John and Christine Gachot met at Studio Sofield in New York, then established their own design studio with a mix of residential and high-profile hospitality projects. They bring a cultivated stance to a downtown aesthetic with a respectful and witty eye. Their own townhouse—the former home of architect Paul Rudolph—graced our Summer 2021 A-List issue.

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Nicole Franzen
living room with acid green armless sofa and matching and complementary pillows and a large round white cocktail table on a white rug and other green accents on the walls

Ghislaine Viñas

New York City
ghislainevinas.com

The Dutch-born, South Africa–raised designer has an unparalleled eye for contrast and a penchant for bold strokes. Her residential projects tell a client’s story in unexpected ways (in Los Angeles, she created a rug using blueprints of the owner’s house).

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JASON VARNEY
living room by hannes peer architecture

Hannes Peer Architecture

Milan
hannespeer.com

After cutting his teeth at Rem Koolhaas’s firm OMA, Hannes Peer launched his own architecture and design practice in 2009. Over the past 13 years he’s created spaces showcasing a reverence for history and rigorous research (like the Milan apartment on our September 2021 cover), with projects in China, Paris, and Japan.

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Helenio Barbetta
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Hendricks Churchill

Sharon, Conn.
hendrickschurchill.com

Known for their holistic approach to authentic New England houses, designer Heide Hendricks and architect Rafe Churchill, the married cofounders, blend tradition and artful ease. Case in point: their renovation of a Connecticut family home featured in our March 2021 issue.

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Chris Mottalini
high ceiling soothing beigy living room with semi circular modern sofa and wavy wood table and stools and a green potato chip style chaise in the background

Hugo Toro

Paris
hugotoro.com

Mexican-French interior designer Hugo Toro prides himself on his attention to detail. That focus is expressed in a spate of projects simultaneously sleek and imbued with old-world glamour, like London’s bar and restaurant Booking Office 1869 and the home we feature in our Summer 2022 issue. This spring Toro debuted a new furniture collection at Christie’s.

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Stephan Julliard
dining room by hendricks churchill

Huniford Design Studio

New York City
huniford.com

In his projects, James Huniford blends new and old, uniting found objects with refined materials in distinctive combinations and vignettes. One-of-a-kind objects inspire all of Huniford’s designs. His signature use of calming wall colors highlights the importance of objects, art, and furniture.

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Matthew Williams
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Isabel López-Quesada

Madrid
isabellopezquesada.com

Based in Madrid, Isabel López-Quesada combines romance, tradition, and modern cool in her wide breadth of international residential projects, to wit: a duplex apartment in Madrid’s El Viso neighborhood, formerly owned by Ava Gardner—and featured in our October 2020 issue.

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Miguel Flores-Vianna
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Ishka Designs

New York City
ishkadesigns.com

Ishka Designs, helmed by Anishka Clarke and Niya Bascom, is a Brooklyn-based interior design firm. Specializing in vacation properties, restaurants, and residences, the firm’s clean, minimalist aesthetic is on view in their restoration of a Brooklyn brownstone featured in our Summer 2022 issue.

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Frank Frances Studio
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cozy bedroom with a chaise enfolded by tall draperies and a border carpet on wood floors and a pink chair with skirt and what looks like embroidered arm sleeves and a blue mantel fireplace in the back with oil painting on the wall

Jayne Design Studio

New York City
jaynedesignstudio.com

Whether it’s a SoHo loft or a late-19th-century industrial building, Thomas Jayne’s designs never fail to convey a deep connection to history and place. His firm, Jayne Design Studio, knows how to create personality-packed spaces for clients ranging from families to collectors.

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Don Freeman
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Jean Liu Design

Dallas
jeanliudesign.com

A self-described art-obsessive, designer Liu deftly melds an analytical sensibility with a studied finesse. She also has a social conscience: Early on in the pandemic, she was able to enlist Kravet and Schumacher to donate fabric for thousands of masks for first responders.

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Jean-Louis Deniot

Paris
deniot.com

The interiors that Jean-Louis Deniot creates are spaces where spontaneity and magic are de rigueur. He is recognized for his eclectic and emblematic interiors and prefers neither minimalism nor excess: His projects show balance and a vision of refinement, comfort, and openness.

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Stephan Julliard
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Joy Moyler Interiors

New Rochelle, N.Y.
joymoylerinteriors.com

Heavily influenced by the world of fashion, Joy Moyler infuses her interiors with bespoke elements such as those found in haute couture haberdashery. Her clients include such notable names as John Mayer, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Harry Winston.

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Juliana Lima Vasconcellos

Rio de Janeiro
julianavasconcellos.com

The best Brazilian designers specialize in dramatic interiors; Vasconcellos is no exception. See her own family apartment in Rio de Janeiro, featured in our April 2021 issue, which frames a singularly stunning view with contemporary art and furniture of her own creation. Following residential projects in Miami and northern Italy, she introduced a new furniture line for the Invisible Collection.

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Ricardo Labougle
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Kathryn M. Ireland

Los Angeles
kathrynireland.com

Former Million Dollar Decorators star Kathryn M. Ireland describes her style as “California coastal meets European chic,” and the result is an elevated boho look that has attracted clients such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Drew Barrymore.

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Trevor Tondro
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Katie Ridder

New York City
katieridder.com

Katie Ridder has a dexterity with color palettes, a playful approach to mixing antiques and modern pieces, and an eye for unusual decorative accents. She has worked with clients in locales from Switzerland to Virginia. Recently, Ridder created her own wallpaper and fabric line.

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Eric Piasecki
dining room by kemble interiors in palm beach

Kemble Interiors

Palm Beach/New York City
kembleinteriors.com

Kemble Interiors was founded in 1982 by Palm Beach native Mimi McMakin. Her daughter, Celerie Kemble, later became a partner in the New York office. Kemble has a collection of furniture with Woodbridge and Taylor King, and accessories with Maitland-Smith.

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Emiliano Brooks
dark moody bar with pink flowers and pink barstools and a neon light by ken fulk photographed by douglas friedman

Ken Fulk

New York City/San Francisco
kenfulk.com

Trading his time between New York and San Francisco, Ken Fulk creates designs that are bold, evocative, and inventive—and attract the clients to match, such as Pharrell Williams. His book, Ken Fulk: The Movie in My Mind, is a primer to this showman’s style.

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Douglas Friedman
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Kerry Joyce Associates

Los Angeles
kerryjoyce.com

The Los Angeles–based Kerry Joyce got his start in art direction on television in the mid-1970s (he even won an Emmy for his work). Since then, he has built a decades-old practice of restrained and refined interiors for his well-heeled clientele alongside robust furnishings and home collections.

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Kligerman Architecture & Design

New York City
kligermanad.com

Architect Thomas Kligerman—one of the principals behind Ike Kligerman Barkley who recently founded Kligerman Architecture & Design—brings his contemporary sensibility to a wide range of historical styles, from Colonial Revival to the Arts and Crafts movement.

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Richard Powers
bedroom by leyden lewis in brooklyn tower photographed by kelly marshall

Leyden Lewis Design Studio

Brooklyn
leydenlewis.com

Leyden Lewis is not only an interior designer with a singular aesthetic, he’s also a fine artist. His work ranges from commercial to residential projects, including luxury Manhattan residences, a 19th-century Victorian brownstone, and a model unit in Brooklyn’s tallest tower.

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Kelly Marshall
dining room in a seaside villa on the spanish island of menorca by lorenzo castillo photographed by ricardo labougle

Lorenzo Castillo

Madrid
lorenzocastillo.org

Before establishing his platinum reputation as an interior designer, Lorenzo Castillo was known as one of Spain’s preeminent antiques dealers. Castillo’s bold juxtapositions of old and new bring a masculine robustness to his interiors.

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Ricardo Labougle
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Mark Cunningham

New York City
markcunninghaminc.com

As one may expect from a Ralph Lauren alum, Mark Cunningham’s rooms tend to be masculine, tailored, and timeless. He likes his palette neutral, and he mixes crisply upholstered custom pieces, American antiques, and accessories masterfully, resulting in a quietly invigorating look.

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Mark D. Sikes

Los Angeles
markdsikes.com

Known for his riffs on classic and all-American aesthetics—think gingham, stripes, and wicker—the California-based designer likes to infuse the breeziness of nature into his interiors. But don’t take it from us: Sikes was recently tapped to overhaul the first lady Jill Biden’s office.

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Douglas Friedman
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Mark Hampton

New York City
alexahampton.com

In 1998, Alexa Hampton took over the world-famous firm of her father, Mark Hampton. She is a specialist in maximalism and has completed a wide range of designs for domestic and international projects, from New York City to Hangzhou, China.

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Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

London/New York City
mbds.com

Martin Brudnizki is the man behind iconic interiors, including Annabel’s in London and Pink Mamma in Paris. The Martin Brudnizki Design Studio team comprises more than 70 interior designers, architects, and art consultants whose clients include luxury hospitality groups.

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Read McKendree
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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Los Angeles
martynlawrencebullard.com

Martyn Lawrence Bullard may have been born in London, but he was clearly destined for Hollywood. The actor turned interior designer previously starred on Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators, and a love of bright color and bold pattern is evident in his work.

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Douglas Friedman
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Mary McDonald

West Hollywood, Calif.
marymcdonald.com

Mary McDonald is an award-winning, internationally published Los Angeles–based interior designer. Her bold and inspiring interiors have earned her myriad licensed product lines.

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Douglas Friedman
living room with black leather sofas and a colorful painting

Matt Blacke

Los Angeles
mattblackeinc.com

Matt Blacke is a pseudonym of sorts (get it?) for designer and gallery director Cliff Fong. While his residential work generates press (his Hancock Park project was on our March 2021 cover), an upcoming endeavor—an L.A. restaurant with a marijuana lounge—has a different kind of buzz.

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William Abranowicz
entrance gallery of an apartment by michael k chen architecture on the upper east side of manhattan

MKCA

New York City
mkca.com

The architect has spent the past 10 years cultivating a studious sensibility that still radiates warmth and character. In addition to a Manhattan residence featured on our January/February 2021 cover, Chen is slated to break ground on his first health-care and civic projects in Brooklyn.

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Max Burkhalter
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MR Architecture + Decor

New York City
mrarch.com

MR Architecture + Decor is a New York–based design studio led by founding partner David Mann. With no singular mandated style, the studio is characterized by diversity and unified by an essential clarity, with clients including Pierre Hardy and Gilles Mendel.

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Joshua McHugh
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Nate Berkus

Chicago/New York City
nateberkus.com

More than anyone, Nate Berkus is the public face of contemporary design. His predilections tend toward neutral palettes; natural materials like leather, linen, and wicker; and objects made by hand. Step inside Berkus’s Montauk, New York, home here.

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Kelly Marshall
cozy classic living area with floral patterned wallpaper with matching draperies and a round inlaid side table with gold shade lamp with green glass an gold base and a blue velvet tufted sofa with reddish pattern pillows and two upholstered stools in complementary colors and a wood cocktail table piled with goodies

Nathan Turner

West Hollywood, Calif.
nathanturner.com

A fourth-generation Californian by way of the Bay Area, Nathan Turner wrote the book on the state’s aesthetic, called I Love California. But he also favors a maximalist, pattern-on-pattern look from time to time. See inside a richly layered New York pied-à-terre he designed here.

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Mikkel Vang
cozy rust colored bedroom with gray bed and a large painting

Neal Beckstedt Studio

New York City
nbeckstedtstudio.com

Skilled at creating spaces that feel masculine and easy, Neal Beckstedt describes his style as warm modernism. His clients include Derek Lam and Robert Marc. In 2019, he designed the House of ELLE DECOR at 108 Leonard in New York City.

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Alison Gootee
colorful living area with matisse inspired chaise and blue sofa and blue and red wing chair with a lego side table and colorful block painting on the wall behind

Nick Olsen

New York City
nickolsenstyle.com

New York–based Nick Olsen describes his tongue-in-cheek style as “historical inspiration through a kaleidoscopic and humorous lens.” Case in point: this transformation of a Cincinnati home packs a punch with color and pattern.

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Reid Rolls
bedroom with detailed wallpaper bed and bench at the foot of the bed

Nickey Kehoe

Los Angeles
nickeykehoe.com

Founders Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe’s thoughtfully curated L.A. design shop put them on the map, but it’s their work as the go-to firm for West Coast foodies (among them chefs Nancy Silverton and Suzanne Goin) along with product lines, that prove they’re really cooking with gas.

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Amy Neunsinger
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Nicole Fuller Interiors

New York City/Los Angeles
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Nicole Fuller Interiors is an award-winning design firm specializing in luxury interiors, product design, and art consulting. As a decorator of full-on-glam spaces, Fuller works on highly customized residential and commercial projects in the U.S. and abroad.

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William Waldron
black paneled living area with marble manteled fireplace and adjacent built in shelving on either side and a large circular artwork over the fireplace and a white semicircular sofa on a blue patterned carpet

NicoleHollis

San Francisco
nicolehollis.com

Nicole Hollis started her firm in 2002, taking on high-impact residential projects and hotels in San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, and beyond. In the two decades since, she’s become known for incorporating large-scale collaborations with artists and designers. Her Pop Art powder room graced our March 2022 cover, but we’ve been in love with Hollis much longer than that.

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Douglas Friedman
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Oliver M. Furth

Los Angeles
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Oliver M. Furth is a Los Angeles–based interior designer who has been championing talent and pushing the design dialogue forward in L.A. for years. His casual and confident interiors blur the lines between stark modernism and a cozy, layered appeal.

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Roger Davies
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Pamplemousse Design

New York City
pamplemoussedesign.com

Paris-born Delphine Krakoff of Pamplemousse Design has an innate sense of style and natural French flair, which translates directly into her interiors. Projects have included apartments and townhouses in New York City and ski lodges out West.

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Ngoc Minh Ngo
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Pappas Miron Design

New York City
pappasmiron.com

Founded in 2003 by Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron Ahlers, this firm is ushering in stately design with a modern slant. Best friends since childhood, Pappas and Ahlers had combined backgrounds in art history, jewelry, real estate, and interiors before joining forces.

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Stephen Kent Johnson
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Peter Dunham & Associates

Los Angeles
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Los Angeles–based Peter Dunham calls his style sophisticated casual. He started his design company in 1998 after a childhood in France and college in England. His fans include Jennifer Garner, Steve Tisch, and Drew Barrymore, with projects restoring landmark homes.

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William Abranowicz
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Pine House Edible Gardens

Oakland, Calif.
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As owner of Pine House Edible Gardens, Leslie Bennett has cultivated a community-driven practice that, first and foremost, respects our relationship to the environment. A signature project: her restorative Black Sanctuary Gardens.

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Caitlin Atkinson
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Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd.

New York City
rafaeldecardenas.com

De Cárdenas is no stranger to scale and scope: The architect and designer’s projects include interiors for St. Petersburg’s Au Pont Rouge department store and a 134-foot-long yacht. And while the big hits keep coming, in his multifaceted world, change is really the only constant.

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Julien Drach
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Reath Design

Los Angeles
reathdesign.com

Pattern play and irreverent finishes are the name of the game at Reath Design. Frances Merrill founded the studio in 2009 and has created warm and inviting interiors that look lived-in from day one. In her toolbox are unexpected colors and a welcome readiness to work with items her clients already own, making her the go-to for every adventurous sentimentalist.

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Laure Joliet
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Redd Kaihoi

New York City
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Miles Redd and David Kaihoi, the pair behind New York–based Redd Kaihoi, are known for their unique aesthetic vision characterized by high and low, a strong sense of color, and a traditional approach with modern gestures.

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Noe DeWitt
gray kitchen with wood floors and salvaged kitchen island designed by retrouvious

Retrouvius

London
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Founders Adam Hills and Maria Speake take a regenerative approach to reclamation. Hills runs their cult salvage shop in London’s Kensal Green enclave, while Speake oversees a design studio that guided the clever revitalization of a London townhouse, featured in our October 2021 issue.

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Paul Raeside
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Richard Mishaan Design

New York City
richardmishaan.com

New York designer Richard Mishaan is a renaissance man with a career that has spanned many creative arts, including interior design, furniture design, fashion, and retail. Mishaan is renowned for his ability to blend collectibles and antiques with art and furnishings.

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Thomas Loof
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Rita Konig

London
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London-based interior designer Rita Konig knows how to create a space that’s both beautiful and comfortable. For the past 15 years, her relaxed decorating approach has resonated with clients in both the U.K. and abroad.

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Dylan Thomas
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Robert Stilin

New York City
robertstilin.com

Robert Stilin is known for effortlessly combining crisp, clean architecture with custom upholstery, antique and vintage furniture, and modern and contemporary art. Current projects include an oceanfront home in Palm Beach, a farmhouse in Connecticut, and a contemporary estate in Southern California.

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William Waldron
living room with large mercury glass tryptch mirror on the wall a tiffany like lamp on the side table and modern matching chaise longue and sofa with a large blocky laquered top coffee topped with flowers and books

Rodney Lawrence

New York City
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The residential and hospitality work of designer Rodney Lawrence straddles high-end and high-stakes with finesse. Case in point: a South Florida beach home with an eye-catching (and hard to install) art collection shown in ELLE DECOR’s March 2022 issue. Lawrence is currently at work on commercial projects in Florida and New York.

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Annie Schlechter
fireplace nook designed by shawn henderson

Shawn Henderson

New York City
shawnhenderson.com

New York City–based Shawn Henderson’s interiors are as serene as they are sophisticated. His past projects have included homes for Will Ferrell and the director Tate Taylor. Check out his upstate New York farmhouse here.

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Stephen Johnson
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Sig Bergamin Arquitetura

São Paulo
sigbergamin.com.br

A national treasure in his native Brazil, Sig Bergamin is a decorator and art collector with clients in the United States, Europe, and South America. A typical Bergamin project is exuberant and full of life, and the designer’s mastery of the mix has a tropical flair and modernist touches.

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Richard Powers
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StephanieGoto

New York City
stephaniegoto.com

Stephanie Goto is a New York–based architect whose practice is known for its deep understanding of form, structure, and materials. Since 2004, the firm has built a holistic approach considering the intersection between architecture, art, culture, and food.

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Studio Cooke John

New York City
cookejohn.com

Jamaican-born architect Nina Cooke John’s two-decade-old practice focuses on clean lines and muted tones but lately has welcomed pops of color and well-placed antiques. A notable project was the 2021 Obsidian concept house, codesigned with Leyden Lewis and the BAD Guild.

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Annie Schlechter
tailored living room with tall windows with ecru draperies and a matching plush sofa and two modern leather armchairs and a striped sisal like rug

Studio Mellone

New York City
studiomellone.com

Securing one of the more enviable commercial commissions of the year—transforming the lobby at 50 Rockefeller Plaza into a soigné Mad Men fantasy—Brazilian designer Andre Mellone has risen to historic heights since founding his firm, Studio Mellone, in 2012, bringing his comfortably sumptuous style to private residences and luxury retail spaces alike.

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Adrian Gaut
round dining table with six leather back and seat chairs pulled up to it on a bluish carpet and a turquosey sideboard to the left with a red painting leaning on it

Studio Shamshiri

Los Angeles
studioshamshiri.com

Sibling duo Pamela and Ramin Shamshiri struck out on their own from Commune to great success in 2016. Their star-studded client list includes Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen, Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman, and Sophia Amoruso of Girlboss.

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Stephen Kent Johnson
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Suzanne Kasler

Atlanta
suzannekasler.com

Incorporating the personal collections of her clients with fine art and antiques, contemporary pieces and custom-designed furniture, Suzanne Kasler creates meaningful, timeless interiors. She has also produced signature lines for Ballard Designs, Hickory Chair, and Lee Jofa.

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Nicole Franzen
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Terremoto

Los Angeles/San Francisco
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The 17-person landscape design and architecture studio Terremoto creates site-specific horticultural installations. Their commitment to ecological stewardship has garnered them praise and high-profile commissions in equal measures.

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Caitlin Atkinson
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Thom Filicia

New York City
thomfilicia.com

Interior designer Thom Filicia creates stunning modern interiors that retain an inviting aesthetic. His clients have included Tina Fey and Jennifer Lopez, among others. Tour his NYC apartment, as seen in the April 2020 issue of ELLE DECOR, here.

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Douglas Friedman
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Thomas Woltz

Charlottesville, Va./New York City
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Leading landscape architect Thomas Woltz—whose own home and garden are featured in our Summer 2022 issue—has transformed parks, college campuses, and museums, creating topographic masterpieces at once mindful of the future and respectful of the past. On the horizon: His firm, Nelson Byrd Woltz, will soon unveil a master plan of Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia.

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Jennifer Hughes
dining room with large pedestal table and queen anne type upholstered chairs all in light colors on a matisse inspired patterned rug and the room is connected to the living room by two tall wood doors with brass handles

Tom Scheerer

New York City
tomscheerer.com

The work of Tom Scheerer includes projects in New York City; East Hampton, N.Y; Nantucket, Mass.; Aspen, Colo.; and the Bahamas. He emphasizes furniture planning, spatial relationships, and color and texture, and he is fluent in various styles within the context of what he calls relaxed modernism.

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Francesco Lagnese
black double pedestal block table with colorful abstract potato chip chairs pulled up to it

Unionworks

Brooklyn
theunionworks.com

Poonam Khanna, the firm’s founder, has a soulful interior design sensibility that is all her own. Her projects range from the design of a Brooklyn townhouse to a SoHo store for Loeffler Randall. She is currently working on the renovations of a Michelin two-star restaurant in Washington, D.C.

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Stephen Kent Johnson
moody exterior with glass wall and long columned walkway

Vincent Van Duysen

Antwerp, Belgium
vincentvanduysen.com

Belgium-born architect Vincent Van Duysen established his firm in 1990 and creates top-tier residences around the world, with a focus on showcasing the relationship between architecture, interior design, and product design.

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Max Zambelli
rustic serene living space with lilac rug and l shaped sofa in pale lilac or white with numerous more patterned colors and a round pedestal table and rattan egg chair on the left

Virginia Tupker

Darien, Conn.
virginiatupker.com

Connecticut-based interior designer Virginia Tupker specializes in high-end residential and commercial projects. Her European upbringing informs her unique interiors, and she draws inspiration from a wide range of sources, from Renzo Mongiardino to Le Corbusier.

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Mikkel Vang
pink hued room view with long skinny arched cofridor with inset shelving on either side for wine and wine glasses and decanters

Yabu Pushelberg

New York City/Toronto
yabupushelberg.com

Founded in 1980 by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, the design firm Yabu Pushelberg focuses on creating immersive experiences, unique destinations, and considered goods. The practice works with an impressive mix of clients, from hotels to restaurants and entrepreneurs.

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Virgile Bertrand
a room designed by young huh for the 2014 kips bay decorator show house it is a corner with a blue velvet banquette withe silver green key detail and silver and black pillows in a sort of tiger pattern and a gold chevron rug and a floral wallpaper on the wall

Young Huh Interior Design

New York City
younghuh.com

Detroit native Young Huh knows all about crafting a room with personality. Huh specializes in both residential and commercial interiors, and her vast knowledge of art and design history makes for timeless interiors.

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Ngoc Minh Ngo
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Our A-List Titans are the acclaimed interior designers and architects whose innovative work continues to set the standard. From high-drama decorating and major restorations to jaw-dropping retail spaces and projects that put social impact front and center, these are the guiding lights in our industry.

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Adjaye Associates

New York City/London
adjaye.com

Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye is the founder and principal of Adjaye Associates. The award-winning design firm, with studios in Accra, Ghana; London; and New York, recently completed its first high-rise residential tower in the U.S., soaring above downtown Manhattan.

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Michael Kleinberg
manhattan apartment interior designed by alex papachristidis and renovated by architect robert morris kitchen

Alex Papachristidis Interiors

New York City
alexpapachristidis.com

Bold patterns, jewel tones, and exotic accents are characteristic of Alex Papachristidis’s work. Recent projects include a beach house in the Hamptons, a Philadelphia Main Line residence, and a Greenwich Village apartment. Tour Papachristidis’s maximalist New York apartment here.

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Richard Powers
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Charlotte Moss

New York City
charlottemoss.com

Having launched her career on Wall Street, Charlotte Moss is equally attuned to the principles of classic decorating and the needs of a modern household, as well as inspired by women travelers and explorers who pushed boundaries.

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James Merrell
white tiled kitchen with center island with wooden storage beneath and marble top and yellow backed stoolls

Cullman & Kravis Associates

New York City
cullmankravis.com

Brooklyn-raised Ellie Cullman (her family owns the famous Peter Luger steakhouse) founded the storied design firm known for its fashion-forward, modern look—catalogued in the design book From Classic to Contemporary.

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Eric Piasecki
washington, dc the 1913 townhouse of designer darryl carter

Darryl Carter

Washington, D.C.
darrylcarter.com

Based in Washington, D.C., Darryl Carter, a former lawyer, turns out cool, calm, and collected spaces that are distinctive in their masculine rigor. They are full of smart neutral fabrics, dark wood furniture, and strong silhouettes.

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Jennifer Hughes
staircase with blue velvet circle chair designed by haynes roberts

Haynes-Roberts

New York City
haynesroberts.com

Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts are the founding partners of Haynes-Roberts, a New York–based interior design firm that focuses on high-end residential projects. The resulting work is a modern distillation of classic design that is spare, elegant, and inviting.

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Simon Upton
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India Mahdavi

Paris
india-mahdavi.com

India Mahdavi has a lot in common with Henri Matisse. Like a Fauvist, the Paris-based designer and architect uses rich complementary colors in both her commercial and residential projects to elicit a layered—mostly giddy—response from visitors.

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Francois Halard
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Jacques Garcia

Paris
jacquesgarcia.com

The Paris-based designer, known for his moody rococo style, has created hotels around the world, including the Peninsula Paris and Manhattan’s NoMad. His international client roster includes the Sultan of Brunei and his own apartment was recently featured in ELLE DECOR France.

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Jacques Grange

Paris
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For decades, Jacques Grange has taken mixing traditional and contemporary design elements to a new dimension. Just feast your eyes on Yves Saint Laurent’s famous Marrakech retreat, Villa Oasis, for a sampling of his sumptuous layering of color and patterns—or our Summer 2022 cover.

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Stephan Julliard
bedroom with dark floors and intricate carved and painted doors and a inset bed on a sisal rug and a red chair and slim highboy in the back

Juan Montoya Design

New York City
juanmontoyadesign.com

Juan Montoya was born in Colombia and moved to New York to attend Parsons School of Design after studying architecture in Bogotá. He has enough design-world accolades to fill a very chic room and is known for paying special attention to his mix of textures, volumes, and scale.

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Eric Piasecki
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Kelly Behun Studio

New York City
kellybehun.com

A Pennsylvania-born designer who moved to New York City and trained under designer Philippe Starck, Kelly Behun is known for her highly bespoke creative process and her line of artistic, thoughtful furniture pieces and home accessories.

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William Waldron
an outdoor tablesetting in the garden of kelly wearstler’s southern california home

Kelly Wearstler

Los Angeles
kellywearstler.com

Kelly Wearstler’s global luxury lifestyle brand is marked by its distinctive designs and sophisticated soulful character. Wearstler’s signature style juxtaposes raw with refined, and her portfolio includes luxury hotels and grand residences from Beverly Hills to the Caribbean.

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Joe Schmelzer
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Michael S. Smith

Santa Monica, Calif.
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Michael S. Smith has an international profile of residential, hospitality, and commercial clients, and a style that is a seamless blend of European classicism and American modernism. He also possesses a curator’s knowledge of history and antiques.

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Michael Mundy
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Paolo Moschino Ltd.

London
paolomoschino.com

In 1995, designer Paolo Moschino took ownership of Nicholas Haslam, a company whose style has evolved continuously throughout the years. Though the firm is based in London, Moschino brought international influence and continental flair to Nicholas Haslam.

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Ricardo Labougle
southampton, ny peter marino's antique french porcelain collection

Peter Marino Architect

New York City
petermarinoarchitect.com

New York City–based Peter Marino is known for his commercial and retail designs as much as for his residential, and he has worked to redefine modern luxury worldwide with clients including Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Bulgari.

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JASON SCHMIDT
dining room with blue dining table and chairs designed by pierre yovanovitch

Pierre Yovanovitch

Paris/New York City
pierreyovanovitch.com

Inspired by his early work fashioning menswear, the Paris-based designer has found a perfect fit tailoring modern spaces under his eponymous firm, which he opened in 2001. He recently unveiled a new venture, his own furniture company.

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Jean-Francois Jaussaud
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Robert Couturier

New York City
robertcouturier.com

The French-born interior designer’s eccentric glamour delights high-profile clients ranging from writer Amy Fine Collins to hairstylist Frederic Fekkai. The look? A major mix of the grand and contemporary: Louis XVI commodes, flamboyant tapestries, and knockout works of art.

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Douglas Friedman
large restaurant bar with large center arched opening and the left side is lined with a long banquette and the right with a long bar with glasses etc

Roman and Williams

New York City
romanandwilliams.com

New York City–based Roman and Williams courts prestigious clients both old and new, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Facebook. Its louche luxe projects, helmed by founders Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, include numerous outposts of the Ace Hotel.

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Adrian Gaut
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Romanek Design Studio

Los Angeles
romanekdesignstudio.com

The self-taught Chicago native specializes in outfitting spaces for her entertainment-world clients with a relaxed California elegance. Brigette Romanek got her start a few years back when friend and Baby2Baby cofounder Kelly Sawyer Patricof enlisted Romanek’s help with her Malibu home.

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Nicki Sebastian
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Rose Tarlow

Los Angeles/New York City
rosetarlow.com

Rose Tarlow is loved for her special regard for craftsmanship and history and has lines of furniture, textiles, lighting, and accessories. The designer’s clients, which include Oprah Winfrey and David Geffen, flock to Tarlow for her sense of perfectly undone ease.

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Sheila Bridges Design

New York City
sheilabridges.com

One of the country’s top decorators, Sheila Bridges creates everything from the handsome Harlem offices of former President Bill Clinton to elegant residential spaces for her New York clientele. She’s also a favorite designer of institutions like Columbia University and Princeton University.

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Frank Frances
herb sambol’s 1920s palm beach bungalow, renovated by the architect lee f mindel in the living room, a side table by serena lily separates a pair of daybeds by hästens, the vintage molded plywood chair is by robert venturi and denise scott brown for knoll, and thevintage stools are by barry simpson a collection of coral lines a high shelf above artwork by thomas trum

Shelton Mindel

New York City
sheltonmindel.com

A recipient of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, Shelton Mindel has a lengthy client list that includes Darren Star and John Atwater and Diana Nelson. Check out a tiny beach bungalow firm principal Lee F. Mindel recently designed for a Palm Beach client here.

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Michael Moran
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S.R. Gambrel

New York City
srgambrel.com

Whether he is designing a polished uptown duplex, a rambling country house, or a weekend beach retreat, Steven Gambrel creates timeless, comfortable homes that improve with age. Tour a recent revamp of a 1930s Malibu home here.

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Eric Piasecki
green circular banquette with triangular seatback in center in a room with marquety floors and artwork on the walls

Stephen Sills Associates

New York City
stephensills.com

Stephen Sills has an extensive knowledge of design history and an intuitive grasp of today’s needs. He specializes in transforming interiors into timeless environments for modern living. His commercial projects include the St. Regis New York and Vera Wang Bridal.

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Simon Upton
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Studio Peregalli Sartori

Milan
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The Milan-based duo of Roberto Peregalli and Laura Sartori Rimini, known as Studio Peregalli, specializes in baronial rooms that are steeped in history. The firm’s American projects include a Manhattan apartment for Hamish Bowles and a Gramercy Park townhouse for artist John Currin.

Ricardo Labougle
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Studio Sofield

New York City
studiosofield.com

William Sofield, of Studio Sofield, is a modernist by temperament and a historicist by training. His work is marked by a holistic approach that embraces the necessities of living. See for yourself, by touring two elegant Upper East Side buildings designed by Sofield’s firm.

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The Boundary
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TenBerke

New York City
tenberke.com

Deborah Berke is one of architecture’s true power players. In addition to running her former eponymous firm, whose works include New York’s Marianne Boesky Gallery and 40 East End Avenue, she became the first woman dean of the Yale School of Architecture in 2016.

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Toshiko Mori Architect

New York City
tmarch.com

For the past four decades, architect Toshiko Mori and her New York studio have been designing sensitive, environmentally conscious buildings the world over. Recent projects include a cultural center in Senegal and the redesign of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch.

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Veere Grenney Associates

London
veeregrenney.com

British interior designer Veere Grenney boasts more than 30 years of experience in the interior design industry. Before launching his own company, he was a director at Sybil Colefax and John Fowler. He also has a fabric and furniture collection.

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Simon Watson
designer vicente wolf’s manhattan loft

Vicente Wolf Associates

New York City
vicentewolf.com

A world-renowned interior designer, Vicente Wolf has published four design books. His portfolio includes the MGM hotel in Las Vegas and the Wynn Hotel in Macao, China. To see inside his longtime Manhattan loft—and the fascinating objects and furnishings within it—click here.

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Pernille Loof
rustic room with wood beam mantle over a fireplace and log holder inset and a rough wood cocktail table and two modern stools and white sofa

Victoria Hagan

New York City
victoriahagan.com

Victoria Hagan’s projects have ranged from sprawling country homes to elegant city residences. Recent commissions have included a modern home carved out of the side of a mountain in Aspen and a Central Park penthouse perched atop the legendary Plaza hotel.

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Andrew Frasz
cozy beige nook with a sofa table and chair and gallery wall by bunny williams

Williams Lawrence

New York City
williamslawrence.com

Bunny Williams and Elizabeth Lawrence, the principal designers behind the newly renamed firm, are all about classic comfort, an informed eye, and a bit of fun. In their rooms, fine European antiques meet mirrored walls and gutsy artwork; they use intense colors and delicate patterns with equal panache. Visit a Bunny Williams–designed Park Avenue apartment here.

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