J. Randall Powers
STYLE Texas tailored
COLLABS Visual Comfort lighting, wallcoverings for Hartmann & Forbes
Based in Houston, J. Randall Powers turns out traditional-with-a-twist interiors for his affluent clients. Powers exudes a penchant for purity and quality—think sisal, white sheets and slipcovers, and skirted tables—and cites the influence of ’80s California decorators like Michael Taylor and John Dickinson on his work.
STYLE Moody Rococo
CLIENTS The Sultan of Brunei, La Mamounia in Marrakech
The Paris-based designer has created hotels around the world, including the Peninsula Paris and Manhattan’s NoMad. Most recently, his own apartment was featured in ELLE Decor France.
STYLE Gallic hauteur laced with contemporary wit
CLIENTS Princess Caroline of Monaco, Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino
For decades, Jacques Grange has taken mixing traditional and contemporary design elements to a new dimension. Just feast your eyes on Yves Saint Laurent’s famous Marrakech retreat, Villa Oasis, for a sampling of his sumptuous layering of color and patterns. He is an acolyte of Madeleine Castaing and a recipient of the Légion d’Honneur.
Jamie Bush & Co.
STYLE Organic polish
COLLABS Tiles for Exquisite Surfaces, rugs for Marc Phillips, his own Pier bookcase system
Jamie Bush approaches interiors with a holistic vision, blurring the lines between architecture and interior design. He established his eponymous Los Angeles–based firm in 2002, focuses on midcentury-modern residential architecture and design, and has a keen ability to incorporate elements of the natural world into his work.
Jayne Design Studio
STYLE History hound
CLIENTS Winterthur Museum
COLLABS Developing a line of fabrics
Whether it’s a SoHo loft or a late-19th-century industrial building, Thomas Jayne’s designs never fail to convey a deep connection to history and place. The New York–based designer’s firm, Jayne Design Studio, knows how to create personality-packed spaces that embody ancient and modern design principles. Clients range from young families to advanced collectors.
STYLE Atmospheric chic
COMING SOON Swank new residences for the towers of the Waldorf Astoria in New York
The interiors Jean-Louis Deniot creates are spaces where spontaneity and magic are de rigueur. He is recognized for his eclectic and emblematic interiors and prefers neither minimalism nor excess: His projects show balance and a vision of refinement, comfort, and openness.
STYLE Starry style
COLLABS Rugs for Mansour Modern, furniture for A. Rudin
This celebrated interior designer to the stars knows how to push creative boundaries with bold design concepts while simultaneously infusing his interiors with a sense of home. Jeff Andrews Design pairs beauty with comfort, and Andrews expertly interprets the needs of his celebrity clients—including Kaley Cuoco, Kris Jenner, and Ryan Seacrest, to name a few.
Jeffrey Alan Marks
STYLE Playful cool
COLLABS Fabrics with Kravet, furniture with A. Rudin and Palecek
Through his creations in furniture, fabric, and home, the bicoastal designer has mastered the art of making interiors cool, giving us a whole new vocabulary for comfort all along the way.
STYLE Old-time grandeur
CLIENTS Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
PROJECTS A line of furniture, case goods, and lighting
John Saladino is often referred to as the designers’ designer, and his New York–based firm has enjoyed success crafting spaces with an effortless blend of old and new that appeals to clients who appreciate traditional and modern styles.
Joy Moyler Interiors
STYLE Couture with a wink
CLIENTS Leonardo DiCaprio, John Mayer
NEWS Working on a new tabletop collection
Heavily influenced by the world of fashion, Joy Moyler infuses her interiors with bespoke elements such as those found in haute couture men’s haberdashery. Her body of worldwide residential and commercial work spans New York, London, and Moscow, and her clients include such notable names as John Mayer, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Harry Winston.
Juan Montoya Design
STYLE Vivid imagination
PROJECTS An apartment in New York City, an upstate New York estate, a home in the Dominican Republic
Juan Montoya was born in Colombia and moved to New York to attend Parsons School of Design after studying architecture in Bogotá. He has enough design-world accolades to fill a very chic room and is known for paying special attention to his mix of textures, volumes, shadows, and scale.
Kathryn M. Ireland
STYLE Hippie chic
PROJECTS Virtual design site the Perfect Room
Former Million Dollar Decorators star Kathryn M. Ireland describes her style as “California coastal meets European chic,” and the result is an elevated boho look that has attracted clients such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Drew Barrymore. The Santa Monica–based designer’s charm and signature flair also shines through in her popular textiles line.
Katie Ridder Design
STYLE Showstopping palettes
COLLABS Fabrics and wallpaper through Holland & Sherry
NEWS Katie Ridder: More Rooms, out this fall
Katie Ridder has a dexterity with color palettes, a playful approach to mixing antiques and modern pieces, and an eye for unusual decorative accents. She has worked with clients from Switzerland to Virginia. Recently, Ridder created her own wallpaper and fabric line.
Kelly Behun Studio
STYLE Out of this world
PROJECTS Interiors for a forthcoming Robert A.M. Stern–designed building on the Upper East Side
COLLABS Rugs with the Rug Company, lighting with Hudson Valley Lighting
A Pennsylvania-born designer who moved to New York City and trained under designer Philippe Starck, Kelly Behun is known for her highly bespoke creative process and her line of artistic, thoughtful furniture pieces and home accessories.
STYLE Bold glamour
CLIENTS Cameron Diaz, Gwen Stefani, Elton John
COLLABS Proper Hotels with husband Brad Korzen, wallpaper and fabric for Groundworks
Kelly Wearstler’s global luxury lifestyle brand is marked by its distinctive designs and sophisticated soulful character. Wearstler’s signature style juxtaposes raw with refined, and her portfolio includes luxury hotels and grand residences from Beverly Hills to the Caribbean.
STYLE Like her mother, Mimi McMakin, Celerie Kemble has an eye for bold whimsy
NEWS Their redo of the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Connecticut, is debuting late summer
Kemble Interiors was founded in 1982 by Palm Beach native Mimi McMakin. Her daughter, Celerie Kemble, later became a partner in the New York office. Kemble has a collection of furniture with Henredon and accessories with Maitland-Smith.
STYLE Auteur vision
NEWS His revival of the Chrysler Building’s historic Cloud Club
Trading his time between New York and San Francisco, Ken Fulk creates designs that are bold, evocative, and inventive—and attract the clients to match, such as Pharrell Williams. In the public sphere, you might have encountered his work at one of the many trendy Major Food Group bars and restaurants he’s decorated.
STYLE Tony and textured
COLLABS Rugs for Mansour Modern, Kerry Joyce Textiles line with former ED editor Marian McEvoy
The Los Angeles–based Kerry Joyce got his start in art direction on television in the mid-1970s (he even won an Emmy for his work). Since then, he has built a decades-old practice of restrained and refined interiors for his moneyed clientele alongside robust furnishings and home collections.
STYLE “Fly Away” chic
PROJECTS Interiors for 75 Kenmare in NoLIta
COLLABS Swarovski, Dom Pérignon
Lenny Kravitz is a modern-day Renaissance man. When he founded his eponymous design firm 17 years ago, the rock singer proved that he was just as creative decorating interiors as he is writing albums. Kravitz’s cool blend of modernism and pop influences makes him one of the more daring designers around.
STYLE Rooms as sculpture
PROJECT The entryway to a rammed-earth office in Khartoum, Sudan, for a foundation devoted to promoting access to education for girls
Leyden Lewis is not only an interior designer with a singular aesthetic, he’s also a fine artist. His work ranges from commercial to residential projects, including luxury Manhattan residences and a 19th-century Victorian brownstone, currently undergoing a full-scale architectural renovation, in Brooklyn.
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