DecoNewYork has selected the best New York City interior designers that we feel have made an impression on the design industry in a big way. Some have influenced the way people think about design by making it more accessible, others were selected because they are iconic and a source of inspiration for many, and others, because of the way they challenge and inspire through their media presence.
Brad Ford I.D. was established in 1998 with an emphasis on residential spaces. Their interiors showcase signature designs that are understated yet sophisticated, straightforward, elegant and functional. Balance, light, space and color factor into every design, creating a timeless effect. Clean lines and simple but well-crafted furnishings, with an attention to texture and the highest quality materials are BFID essentials.
Bradfield specializes in creating daring, elegant and luxurious residences and offices for an international clientele. Among this roster of projects for Fortune 500 clients is the major design overhaul of the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney estate in Old Westbury, Long Island and the restoration of the late King Hussein’s mansion in Maryland. His recently completed redesign of the 200 room Equinox Resort in Vermont was elevated to the Starwood Luxury Collection. Bradfield has recently completed the designing of famed Hollywood director Oliver Stone’s New York residence.
Rooms by Thomas Jayne always reflect a strong connection to history and place. He draws upon their past for inspiration, seeking details that will deepen and enliven their interior decoration. Whether the locale is a Soho loft in a late 19th century industrial building or a historic Federal house built by a New England whaling merchant, the settings become part of the narrative, their history providing the impetus for the design.
Amy Lau Design is an interior design firm that is distinguished not only by an unwavering application of modernist principles, but also by the creation of refined, elegant and optimistic spaces.
From the object to the landscape, inside out, the creative process of Studio Arthur Casas is intimately connected to a horizontal scale, where the main concern is the dialogue in the conception of programs that can be as diverse as a chair or an entire neighborhood, influenced by a contemporary design spirit that is Brazilian but also cosmopolitan.
Burley Katon Halliday is an architectural and interior design practice with over 30 years in business, and retains a reputation for design excellence. During these years the practice has deliberately maintained a diverse client base in many fields including private homes and apartments, residential developments, retail, corporate, museum and hospitality projects.
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David Kleinberg is one of the most respected names in interior design. Over a thirty-year career with projects reaching around the world, Kleinberg has created a body of work that is wide-ranging in style yet always modern in sensibility. Whether boldly inspired or carefully nuanced, Kleinberg’s interiors are above all clean-lined, sophisticated and highly attuned to each client’s lifestyle.
Handel Architects LLP is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm that began in New York City in 1994. Founded by Gary Handel, the firm has grown to include more than 150 architects, interior designers, planners and support staff in New York City, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi. The firm has gained national and international recognition for work such as the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC, and the World Trade Center Memorial in Lower Manhattan.
Aparicio + Associates is a full-service architectural firm that focuses on elegant residential and commercial projects. A+A works in a boutique fashion with clients to create considered and sophisticated environments that maintain the highest standards of execution.
Carrier and Company Interiors Ltd. principals, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, are a husband and wife design duo with a combined total of 30 years experience working with New York’s premier design firms before opening their own in 2005.