The 25 Best New York City Interior Designers => Here at Modern Chandeliers 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 25 best New York City interior designers that we feel have made an impression on the design industry in a big way.
1. Amy Lau 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.
2. Anastasios Gliatis
Anastasios Interiors is a full-service interior design firm based in New York City. Founded by Anastasios Gliatis, Anastasios Interiors provides a superior design experience to discerning clients who have an appreciation for high-class design and style. Trained in architecture at the New York Institute of Technology, easily started to work with award-winning design and architecture firms gaining great experience. Back in 2009, he got his first commercial and residential clients as an independent architect opening a door for a successful future! Nowadays runs his own-founded firm of commercial and residential projects, offering luxurious designs to his customers. 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.
3. Aparicio + Associates
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.
4. Arthur Casas
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.
5. Brad Ford
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.
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6. Bunny Williams
Bunny Williams is one of the great interior designers of the United States. She opened her interior design company in 1988, after 20 years of working for a decorating studio – Parish-Hadley Associates. Bunny has also launched a collection of furniture and accessories known as Bunny Williams Home (including side tables, lamps, chairs, case pieces, upholstery, mirrors, coffee and drinks tables). For almost thirty years now she co-owns a garden furniture and ornament shop in New York, with antiques dealer John Rosselli, extending her love of design to beyond the interiors.
7. Burley Katon Halliday
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.
8. Carrier and Company Interiors Ltd.
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.
9. Cenk Fikri
Headquartered in New York, Cenk Fikri Inc. is a full-service hospitality design & consultancy studio. The owner, Cenk Fikri, is an absolute passion for hospitality projects with all the boldest characteristics you can imagine. He can produce that NYC feels of entertaining culture and finest extravagance in every project, and the major part of the projects are customized which means that you’ll always have the uniqueness in every detail. In the Playboy project that it’s shown we can capture that designer’s goal was very simple – to replicate the lifestyle associated with Playboy in his design.
10. Champalimaud Design
Champalimaud Design is known for creating some of the most renowned hospitality and private projects in the world. Founded by Alexandra Champalimaud, the top design studio has dedicated its existence to expressing the individual character of each space through extraordinary design. They have been able to manage and accomplish many collaborations with top clients to create some of the world’s most distinctive properties, transforming context and heritage into compelling stories and experiences.
11. Dan Fink
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.
12. David Kleinberg
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.
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.
14. Geoffrey Bradfield Inc.
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. Current global projects include: Tokyo, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Dubai and Jerusalem.
15. Groves and Co
Groves and Co. is a reference in the modern interior design scene of New York City. Founded twenty-five years ago, this Manhattan-based architecture and design company has earned an impressive list of industry distinctions. Their design inspirationis based on layered modernism, combining refined aesthetics of innovative designs and luxurious materials, has also rewarded them with the preference of a remarkable client list featuring the likes of Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Michael Kors, among many other reputable figures.
16. Handel Architects LLP
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.
17. Jayne Design Studio, Inc.
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.
18. Jonathan Adler
Jonathan Adler is a potter, designer and author. He owns a design company that’s dedicated to bringing “grooviness to your home” with pottery, furniture, rugs, stationary, etc. Creating lavish interiors for venues including the Parker Palm Springs Hotel and Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. Adler launched his first ceramic collection in 1993 at Barneys New York, and five years later he expanded into home furnishings, opening his first namesake boutique in Manhattan. Adler’s inspirations have come from Mid-century modern, art and global pop culture.
19. Meshberg Group
Meshberg Group was founded in 2006 by Adam Meshberg, and nowadays is one of the toppest Brooklyn-based design studios. Their goal is to focus “on integrating timeless architectural elements of the past with contemporary materials and methods of the present”.
20. Ovadia Design Group
Ovadia Design Group is an award-winning architectural interior design company specializing in high-end residential and commercial designs. Their team embodies a trifecta of passionate, highly-creative and approachable talent with a wealth of experience working for top firms collectively around the nation.
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21. Rockwell Group
Founded in New York in 1984 by one of the top interior designers and architects David Rockwell, the Rockwell Group creates the most extraordinary designs all around the world. The group of over 250 people with offices in New York, Madrid and Shanghai specializes in a wide array of work from luxury hospitality, cultural, and healthcare projects, to educational, product, and set design.
22. Ryan Korban
Ryan Korban is one of the most popular and in-demand interior designers in New York and in the entire United States of America. Even though he was born in Philadelphia it was in New York, the capital city of design of the United States, that Korban’s professional path exploded and where he presented some of his most stunning design projects to date. In the past few years, Korban jumped to the spotlight of the Design Industry and, since his luxury debut, his work and style have been making headlines on the Top Design Magazines of the Planet.
23. Sasha Bikoff
Sasha Bikoff is known for her balanced understanding of design, flawless execution, and technical knowhow sculpted from her vast worldly exploits and experiences. Bikoff’s style is heavily influenced by the multicultural flavors of her hometown, New York City, and from her experiences traveling abroad. In her projects, her remarkable lineup of brands and products break design rules and inspire a lavish-yet-eclectic lifestyle.
24. Studio Sofield
Taking a holistic approach to all design, Whitehall Interiors is a Manhattan-based design firm specializing in interiors and custom furnishings. This top NYC Design Studio specializes in luxury residential, but also in top commercial and hospitality projects where they are experts on creating unique experiences designed to inspire.