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!
#126 – Rafael de Cardenas
Rafael de Cardenas, based in New York since 2006, is an interdisciplinary design and creative direction practice, that specializes in residential and commercial interiors, architecture, furniture design, art advisory, and brand development. The studio works globally to bring the most exquisite and beautiful projects.
#127 – Rapt Studio
Rapt Studio was founded with the main goal of creating experiences that move brands forward. As soon as they capture a vision, the studio wants to prompt a smile in their clients and make them more excited to go to work every day. Turning brands into movements and people into believers, each person is different and matter so that needs to reflect in the design.
#128 – Redd Kaihoi
After graduating from NYU, Miles Redd began his interior design profession, developing his abilities with renowned antique dealer John Rosselli and decorator Bunny Williams. He founded his own design studio in the NoHo district of New York City in 1998. He’s known for his unique combination of coziness and glitz. His distinct artistic perspective is defined by humorous juxtapositions of high and low, enlivened by whimsical splashes of color and contemporary movements.
#129 – Richard Keith Langham
Richard Keith Langham creates heirloom-quality spaces that are rooted in heritage yet infused with his unique style. As a real connoisseur, his extensive and varied knowledge allows him to work in any style. Richard Keith Langham’s sophisticated and inviting rooms are usually brimming with vibrant color, pattern, and a combination of old and new, all finished with his characteristic couture details.
#130 – Richard Mishaan Design
After getting a BA from New York University, Richard Mishaan began his career as an apprentice in the offices of Philip Johnson. Mishaan’s touch is stylistically expansive, which is unsurprising given that he is an expansive person. He has a profound grasp of luxury and quality due to his combined knowledge of fashion, architecture, and interior design, as well as his cultural background.
#131 – Robert A. M. Sterns Architects
Architects, interior designers, and support personnel make up the 200-person firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP. The business has built an international reputation as a premier design firm with extensive experience in residential, commercial, and institutional projects over its fifty-year career. As the firm’s activity has broadened, so has its geographic scope, which now includes projects all over the world. The firm’s attention to detail and dedication to design quality have gained them international acclaim, as well as numerous honors and citations for design excellence.
#132 – Robert Couturier Inc
In 1987, billionaire financier Sir James Goldsmith, who could have hired any architect and decorator in the world to do his bidding, trusted the 32-year-old Robert Couturier with what would amount to the single greatest private commission of modern times: the re-conception, execution, and continuous embellishment – down to the last gilded detail of Goldsmith’s 20,000-acre kingdom on the Isle of Man.
#133 – Robert Passal
Robert Passal, a well-known New York City interior designer, is known for his elegant, livable signature style and client-centered approach to design. His passion for individuals and how they desire to live translates into a one-on-one approach to working with clients. From Fortune 500 CEOs to music industry executives, fashion magnates, and elite sportsmen, Robert brings out the best in his collaborations. Robert, who is known for his keen eye, creates one-of-a-kind interiors by combining exquisite art and antiques with unique contemporary pieces. Although each project is unique, the edited tailoring of a classic, informed, and memorable designer is always evident.
#134 – Robert Stilin
Robert Stilin is noted for seamlessly fusing crisp, clean architecture with custom upholstery, antique and vintage furniture, and modern and contemporary art to create warm, comfortable, and livable houses. The New York and Hamptons-based designer has earned a solid reputation as a very versatile interior designer whose classically modern work is specially adapted to the needs of each client and project.
#135 – Rockwell Group
Rockwell Group is a multidisciplinary organization that stresses innovation and thought leadership in every project, with global offices to support a far-reaching vision. They create unique experiences and built environments all around the world, founded in 1984 by David Rockwell and directed by partners Shawn Sullivan and Greg Keffer.
#136 – Roman and Williams
Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, based in New York, is noted for its work on hotels, restaurants, retail spaces, housing, product design, and, most recently, cultural projects. The studio is staffed with a professional team of architects, interior designers, and product designers who work together to achieve the Principals’ creative vision and design direction throughout the design process.
#137 – RP Miller
RP Miller, founded by Rodman Primack, is an AD100 global design agency with clients all over the world. Their projects range from the fresh construction of a Hawaiian compound to the renovation of a 19th Century London Townhouse, all motivated by a passion for great design, contemporary art, and noteworthy furniture. The firm is meticulous in its attention to detail and unwavering in its commitment to quality, and it fosters a close working connection between the client and the designer. Their staff has a flair for locating the most experienced masters in every creative profession, and they strive to include these creative geniuses in every project.
#138 – Ryan Korban
Ryan Korban is the youngest person to be on the prestigious Architectural Digest 100 list and to have his designs honored with an International Property Award. After graduating from The New School in New York, Korban pursued a career in interior design. He established his distinct aesthetic, which is distinguished by a mix of classic elegance, old-world romance, and urban cool, despite having no academic training. He builds alluring, enchanting environments that go beyond the current trend to reimagine traditional architecture for a new generation.
#139 – S. R. Gambrel
S.R. Gambrel, Inc., founded and led by Steven Gambrel, is a well-known interior design firm that specializes in both residential and commercial commissions, as well as custom goods and furnishings. He gets his ideas from the vernacular architectural characteristics of each commission’s location. Steven believes in the importance of properly proportional structures and details, paired with a carefully curated selection of vintage, antique, and custom furniture, many of which he has designed himself.
#140 – Safavieh Home Furnishings
Safavieh has evolved from an artisan family business to a high-tech corporation with highly sophisticated manufacturing and distribution activities in the last thirty years. They’ve expanded from a single Madison Avenue store to a global player with two million square feet of warehousing space and manufacturing plants on three continents. They’ve always been known for great quality, craftsmanship, and style, and they’ve maintained that focus as their logistics and storage capabilities evolved, resulting in solid partnerships with the country’s major retailers.
#141 – Samuel Amoia
Samuel Amoia’s interest in interior design stems from his extensive foreign travel, which has allowed him to witness and experience some of the world’s most famous living spaces firsthand. VOGUE magazine named Amoia “one of the Young Interior Designers to Watch,” and the prestigious Parisian Maison & Objet Fair recently honored her with the “Rising Talent” award.
#142 – Sara Story Design
Sara Story has built a reputation for infusing all of her projects with an indescribable style she can fully call her own since launching her eponymous design studio. Sara uses a keen eye to exact her aesthetic vision: crisp, elegant, and comfortable gestures that thoughtfully balance multiple elements of good design for an everyday, polished life, drawing inspiration from extensive travels, an active interest in contemporary art and fashion, and a rigorous lifestyle. The firm, which is always changing, continues to work on residential and commercial projects all around the world and has a number of successful product collaborations.
#143 – Sasha Bikoff
Sasha Bikoff is noted for her faultless execution of vibrant and colorful maximalist designs inspired by her extensive travels and experiences around the world. Bikoff’s cosmopolitan design is largely influenced by her hometown of New York City‘s multicultural flair, as well as her many travels across the world. Bikoff builds rooms based on her customers’ passions and inspirations, using a great understanding of design and culture. Interiors, according to Bikoff, are more than just living spaces: they convey a distinguished lifestyle, allowing people to transform their houses into an eclectic, creative haven.
#144 – Sawyer | Berson
Sawyer | Berson is an interdisciplinary firm practicing architecture, landscape architecture and interior design based in New York City. The firm’s work includes private houses and gardens, apartments, townhouses and urban roof terraces as well as commercial and institutional projects throughout the United States. The firm works in a variety of styles and seeks to achieve unique designs in traditional and modern vocabularies. All projects are supported by rigorous historical, contextual and technical research and are developed in close consultation with the client. The firm’s work has received several awards and has been featured in major publications and books.
#145 – David Selldorf Architects
Selldorf Architects is a 70-person architectural design firm formed in New York City by Annabelle Selldorf in 1988. The business designs public and private spaces with a clean and modern sensibility for long-term impact. The firm’s design ethos has been profoundly steeped in the ideals of humanism from its inception. Selldorf Architects creates unique experiences at every scale and in every situation. As a result, those who use it bring its task to life–and complete it.
#146 – Shawn Henderson
Shawn Henderson believes he has a responsibility to be truthful in his work. That includes hiring craftsmen whose work is true to their art forms, working with sustainable materials, using vintage furnishings, and picking products that are honestly produced and made in every meaning of the word. His creative method begins with him listening to his clients and then considering how design may improve their life. He feels that the details are what make a design beautiful: lightness, flexibility, and cleanliness.
#147 – Sheila Bridges Design
Sheila Bridges is a creative visionary and design tastemaker who has been named America’s Best Interior Designer by Time magazine and CNN. Bridges, who has lived and worked in Harlem for over 25 years, is known for her traditional yet adaptable design approach and critical eye. Because of her profound sensitivity and love of timeless design and exceptional craftsmanship, she is sought after to create mindfully inspired and narrative-rich interiors.
#148 – SheltonMindel
The firm is currently regarded as one of the best interpreters of classic modernism in the United States. SheltonMindel’s acclaimed ideas and works are guided by ideals of light, nature, and simplicity, focusing on simple construction, organic shapes, and material unity. Their work is derived from form and function, yet it transcends both to become art forms.
#149 – Spector Group
Spector Group is a global organization that specializes in architecture, interior design, and master planning. They continue to lead the industry forward with new design solutions that impact the way people live, work, and interact with the built environment, based on their more than 50 years of experience. Their work is inspired by one-of-a-kind collaborations that urge individuals to think beyond the box and develop designs that have a long-term impact.
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