It is indubitable that the world of design is filled with magnificent talent. Going from vintage to modern, from mid-century to contemporary, we owe the beauty of home decor to the interior designers who use their vision to create the perfect mise-en-scène. They were our inspiration to write a list of 10 of the best interior designers based in New York.
1.Thomas O’Brien (Aero Studios)
Thomas O’Brien created Aero Studios in 1992 alongside William Sofield. Sofield left 3 years later and since then Thomas is the solo owner of the company. He is known for his “warm modernism” and the way he mixes vintage and modern in his interior design. O’Brien has established partnerships with many important American brands, even though his main focus lays on the design of private residences. He designed bath plumbing for Waterworks , textiles for Lee Jofa, tableware for Reed & Barton and designed a boutique for Empoio Armani, just to name a few.
2. Alex Papachristidis (Alex Papachristidis Interiors)
The Alex Papachristidis Interiors was created in 1987 under the name Anderson, Papachristidis Interiors, a partnership between Alex Papachristidis and Leslie Anderson. When Anderson left in the mid nineties and after the joining of Antoinette Raeymaekers in 1996 (and her departure in 2004), Papachristidis became the only owner of the company. He is known for his modern eye and described as an eclectic traditionalist.
3. Dan Fink (Dan Fink Studio)
Interior designer Dan Fink is the founder of the Dan Fink Studio. Fink has a high interest in history, art and the new American living. The work of the studio focus in residential and commerical projects, not only in New York but also in San Francisco, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Maui and New Zealand. Their main purpose is to deliver interior design that is both classic and modern.
4. Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson (Drake/Anderson)
Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson are two award-wining interior designers based in New York that set their goal at creating a luxurious and refined design in order to bring sophistication into the world of interior design. They created Drake/Anderson. Their trademark is their eclecticism, always proving that personality is crucial in the world of interior design. If Drake is praised for being one of the first designers to make Modernism famous in interior design, Anderson is capable of bringing a vast number of historic periods together.
5. Brian McCarthy (Brian J. McCarthy Inc.)
In 1992 Brian McCarthy founded his homonymous New York based company Brian J. McCarthy Inc. Since then he has been decorating residences not only in New York but also all around the world. He was responsible for the design of the State Rooms in the Winfield House in 2005.
6. Joe Nahem (Fox-Nahem Associates)
Based in New York City, Joe Nahem has been working for over 30 years in the industry. After the death of Tom Fox in 2003, with whom he created Fox-Nahem Associates, Joe Nahem has continued his path creating pieces that embody elegance and luxury. The materials he uses come from different parts of the world such as South Africa, Switzerland and Brooklyn. He is the interior designer that decorated Robert Downey Jr.’s house in the Hamptons.
7. Frank de Biasi (Frank de Biasi Interiors)
Based in New York City, Frank de Biasi Interiors was created in 2006. Frank de Biasi is known for his holistic approach which allied to his love for traveling makes his interior design unique. He uses color and lighting as some of the main characteristics of his work.
8. John and Christine Gachot (Gachot Studios)
Interior designers John and Christine Gachot created Gachot Studios in 2012. The couple are experts not only in interior design but also in real estate and art direction. They seek to create a refined aesthetic with a strong sense of place. Their values lay on elegance and simplicity with a special attention to detail.
9. John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman and Joel Barkley (Ike Kligerman Barkley)
Ike Kligerman Barkley is a New York and San Francisco based architecture and interior design company formed by interior designers and architects Thomas A. Kligerman, John Ike and Joel Barkley that has been in the business for over 25 years. They focus mainly on the quality of the materials as well as in creating and decorating places where any style can fit.
10. Muriel Brandolini
In the world of interior designers, the name of Muriel Brandolini stands as one of the most important references due to the richeness of her background. Brandolini came to New York in 1979 to work as a salesperson. She was later discovered by Franca Sozzani and started to work for the Italian Vogue before initiating her career as an interior designer. Due to her French, Venezuelan and Vietnamese heritage, she is able to create places filled with culture mixed with vibrant colors.
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