We are constantly inspired by designers and enjoy being a part of the evolving world of design. 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 yet because of the way they challenge and inspire through their media presence… So, we selected the best interior designers in New York that we feel have made an impression on the design industry in a big way!
#1 – A-List Interiors
A-List Interiors is a full-service, boutique interior design firm, based in Manhattan. They specialize in art-inspired, turnkey, new construction and renovation projects in New York, Connecticut, and abroad. Besides having a highly effective team; they are trusted and respected for their ideas, organization, and ability to create rooms that exceed their clients’ imaginations.
#2 – Architecture Plus Information
Architecture Plus Information (A+I) is a New York City-based firm founded in 1996 by Brad Zizmor and Dag Folger. A+I has worked with various types of projects, from large tech workplaces to retail pop-ups, banks to schoolhouses. Creating integrated experiences that are specific and tailored to the client’s needs. Architecture Plus Information does more than just design physical environments. The firm develops strategies, architecture, and experiences to make space for people to do remarkable things. Thanks to their talented team, they have cultivated a work culture that champions curiosity, creativity, and fun.
#3 – Adam Meshberg
Adam Meshberg founded the Meshberg Group in 2006. This Brooklyn-based practice places a focus on integrating timeless architectural elements of the past with contemporary materials and methods of the present. Incorporating principles of sustainability, branding, and modern technology is central to their practice. Careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes informs their approach to innovative, tailored design solutions, void of prescribed formulas.
#4 – Adjaye Associates
Since establishing Adjaye Associates in 2000, David Adjaye has crafted a global team that is multicultural and stimulated by the broadest possible cultural discourse. The practice has studios in Accra, London, and New York with work spanning the globe. Sir David Adjaye OBE is an award-winning Ghanaian-British architect known to infuse his artistic sensibilities and ethos into community-driven projects. His ingenious use of materials, bespoke designs, and visionary sensibilities have set him apart as one of the leading architects of his generation.
#5 – Aero Studios
The heart of Aero is the studio, a master design office that supports every aspect of Thomas O’Brien’s business. The studio covers three practices: architecture, interiors, and product design. These function in an interdisciplinary model, where crossover and collaboration are the rules rather than the exceptions among the office’s many types of projects. In architecture and interiors, O’Brien’s work is well documented. Residential commissions range from reconfigured lofts to formal apartments; historic country houses and modernist beach homes to new architectural additions and buildings.
#6 – Alex Papachristidis
The work of interior decorator Alex Papachristidis has been described as thoughtful, personal, sophisticated, and eclectic. Having mastered the skill of fusing modern and traditional elements, editors, designers, and clients alike use the word “fresh” to define his elegant approach, color palette, and the delightful details that make even a small room sizzle with style. Mario Buatta calls Alex Papachristidis “one of today’s eminent tastemakers. Known for arresting, elegant interiors that meld classical motifs with a modern perspective and sophisticated details.”
#7 – Alyssa Kapito
Since founding her eponymous firm, Alyssa Kapito has developed a reputation for creating elegant, bespoke interiors that focus on beautiful textures and clean lines. Recent projects include a complete gut renovation of an Upper East Side pre-war apartment, a modern beach house in Bellport, and a chic family home in Beverly Hills. Alyssa has been widely recognized for work in the design field and was recently added to the prestigious “Elle Decor A-list” of the top interior designers in the world.
#8 – Aman & Meeks
Since 1998, Aman & Meeks has provided expert design and architectural services to a wide range of clients. As a specialist in luxury residential and commercial projects ranging from private residences, country estates, and yachts to hotels, corporate offices, and leading fashion retail stores – each endeavor is approached from preliminary conceptual planning to the final finishing touches. Aman & Meeks continue to inspire and captivate with their visionary design, attention to textures, finishes, and details that make each project exceptional and memorable.
#9 – Amy Lau
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. Amy Lau translates her warm, artistic sensibility into spirited and meaningful environments. Her individualized approach assures distinctive results customized to the personality and lifestyle of each client.
#10 – Amy Weitzman Design
Amie Weitzman has been working in the interior design industry for the past 20 years. Once a fashion and textile designer for Ralph Lauren and Joseph Abboud, Weitzman transfers her love of clean lines and chic classicism from the runway to the home. “I believe in environments that are incredibly stylish and profoundly functional,” says Weitzman. Clients have been seeking Amie’s expertise for her love of design, seasoned artistic eye, and willingness to think outside the box.
#11 – Anastasios Interiors
Anastasios Interiors is a full-service interior design firm based in New York City. Founded by Anastasios Gliatis, this firm provides a superior design experience to discerning clients who have an appreciation for high-class design and style. With a background in Architecture and extensive experience in Interior Design, Gliatis creates luxurious spaces for his clients that combine immaculately detailed aesthetics with impeccable form and function.
#12 – Andrew Suvalsky Designs
Andrew Suvalsky’s style – clean, fresh and intimate – reveals the authenticity within the beautiful. For Andrew, each project is an opportunity to create something completely unique and totally livable for his clients, inspired by their dreams. ASD designs and produces fine interiors, architectural renovations, and custom pieces. As project leader, ASD selects and oversees all necessary trades and vendors. When an architect, contractor, or other key players have already been engaged for a project ASD is suited to work within the assembled team.
#13 – Apartment 48
Every interior has a story. Apartment 48 takes an organic approach to building your narrative. For over two decades, they have worked with clients on a multitude of projects: modern lofts, television studios, summer homes, and commercial offices. Regardless of the project, their goal is to discover the client’s voice and to cultivate a design that enhances their uniqueness and style.
#14 – Arthur Dunnam for Jed Johnson Studio
Arthur Dunnam for Jed Johnson Studio was formed at the end of 2016 to continue the work of Jed Johnson Associates, which Arthur had served as Design Director for the past twenty years. Arthur had worked with Jed Johnson for ten years when Jed tragically perished on TWA flight 800. Jay Johnson, Jed’s twin who was already serving as Controller of the company, decided that the company would continue and appointed Arthur as Design Director in 1997. The name changed from Jed Johnson and Associates to Jed Johnson Associates at that time.
#15 – ASH NYC
ASH Staging is the premier full-suite interior furnishing service by ASH NYC. They offer world-class design solutions delivered with white-glove service in just weeks, for homeowners and real estate professionals alike. The only on-demand design service from an Architectural Digest AD100 firm, their capabilities include custom wall and window treatments, lighting, art, and home décor. Clients have exclusive access to their private collection of vintage and designer furnishings which includes one-of-a-kind pieces from prolific designers.
#16 – Ashe Leandro
Established in 2008, Ashe Leandro is an architecture and interior design practice located in New York City. They have a wide range of projects that expand across the globe, and their multi-disciplinary practice carries a signature aesthetic synonymous with relaxed, contemporary luxury. Referencing art, design, and culture, they manage to blend natural materials, textures, and patterns to create refined curated spaces. Their designs are decidedly contemporary and inspired, yet honor the past with polished, timeless energy.
#17 – Avanzato Design
For over twenty years, Vincenzo Avanzato, the owner of Avanzato Design, has led his team in selecting from a vast array of resources to deliver the most innovative solutions, personalized atmospheres, and exclusive finishes for today’s diversified lifestyles. In addition to numerous luxury residential projects in South Florida, clients have commissioned Vincenzo to design opulent boutiques, restaurants, hotels, and large-scale residences in New York, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.
#18 – AvroKO
AvroKO has established a new paradigm in the hospitality industry, encompassing a multitude of disciplines while creating thoughtful and engaging architecture, brands, products, and environments. Since its launch in 2001, AvroKO has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative design firms in the field, due in large part to the group’s integrated design process and focus on creating emotionally connected experiences. In the past decade, the firm has grown to four offices (New York City, Bangkok, San Francisco, and London) working on projects across 22 countries in 32 cities, launched over a dozen company owned-and-operated restaurants, created a furniture and lighting company (Goodshop), and developed a separate branding and strategy division dedicated to projects of scale (Brand Bureau).
#19 – Benhar Office Interiors
Benhar Office Interiors is a premier Herman Miller Dealer in New York City. They pride themselves on their company culture, their team, and their industry expertise. They create professional environments with a personal touch. Furniture procurement can be a challenging process, but with the assistance of the Benhar Team, your project will be seamless and enjoyable.
#20 – BHDM Design
BHDM Design is a creative collective of designers, architects, artists, and illustrators who are passionate about approaching each design challenge with a fresh and discerning eye. merging style and substance with each client’s personal narrative is our passion. we revel in uncharted territory and seek the opportunity to imagine and ideate solutions for a diverse array of clients.
#21 – Bilhuber Associates
Bilhuber Associates represents the future of design and has created a name for being respectful of the past with an optimistic view towards the future. With many legendary style setters and iconic clients such as David Bowie, Iman, and Anna Wintor, Bilhuber is the quintessential NY decorator in that his signature is a mix of wit, erudition, and showmanship.
#22 – Blainey North
Blainey North is renowned globally for her modern, visionary approach, which is matched by a profound knowledge of design, craft, and Interior Architecture. Blainey North’s eponymous Interior and Architecture studio, Blainey North & Associates has, over the twenty years of its operation, forged a distinctive place in the Australian and International design establishment. The Studio has worked across a swathe of different projects from prestigious residences for A-list celebrities and captains of industry, to megayachts, restaurants, and the walls tallest residential tower in New York.
#23 – Brad Ford
With a highly edited vision and a strong hand, New York-based interior designer Brad Ford has developed a spare, modern aesthetic with a warm soul. Originally from Arkansas, he moved to Manhattan over 15 years ago and established his own firm in 1998 with an emphasis on residential spaces. His 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 Brad Ford ID essentials.
#24 – Brian J. McCarthy
A former partner of the legendary design firm Parish-Hadley, award-winning designer Brian McCarthy founded his eponymous firm Brian J. McCarthy Inc. in 1992. Since then, he has worked on projects and residences around the globe. In 2005, Brian was invited by the U.S. Ambassador Robert H. Tuttle to design the private quarters and refurbish the State Rooms in Winfield House, the official residence of the Ambassador to the Court of St. James. A graduate of New York City’s Pratt Institute, Brian is a proud member of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and Elle Decor’s A-List and his work has been featured in many publications, including Architectural Digest, on the cover of Galerie magazine, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, New York magazine (100 Best), the New York Times, and Veranda, as well as in several books.
#25 – Bunny Williams
For three decades, Bunny Williams Interior Design has built a legacy of superior design. Renowned for balancing refined beauty with welcoming livable appeal, the firm is widely recognized and championed as an industry leader. Rooted in long-lasting and valued relationships with clientele, Williams’ ability to mentor yet another generation of talented designers firmly establishes her firm as one of the most important voices in the evolving history of design.
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