STYLE Wabi-sabi wow
CLIENTS Kim-ye, Robert De Niro, Bill Gates
PROJECTS His legendary art and antiques galleries in Antwerp and Hong Kong
Interior designer, antiquarian, and art gallery owner, the Antwerp tastemaker is revered for his influential style, mixing antiquities and art with modern furnishings draped in Belgian-linen slipcovers.
STYLE Bloomsbury by way of Scandinavia
CLIENTS U.K. creatives
PROJECTS Whimsical wallpaper, fabrics, and more on her online Shoppa
A London up-and-comer with a whimsical, unexpected approach to interiors, Beata Heuman is known for her playful and original work. Heuman worked for Nicky Haslam for nine years before setting up her own studio in 2013. Her team strives to create beautiful interiors—whatever the scale and budget—characterized by a Scandinavian attention to detail and longevity.
Bilhuber & Associates
STYLE All-American dash
CLIENTS Elsa Peretti, Mariska Hargitay
COLLABS Fabrics for Le Gracieux, hardware for P.E. Guerin
Though the styles of his rooms range from sumptuously lush to strictly tailored, Jeffrey Bilhuber offers an all-American take on classic decorating—which explains his popularity with clients such as the late David Bowie and Anna Wintour of Vogue.
Brad Ford ID
STYLE Love craft
PROJECTS A model apartment at Jean Nouvel’s 53 West 53rd complex at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art
NEWS Field + Supply, his biannual makers’ fair in New York’s Hudson Valley, enters its seventh year
New York–based designer Brad Ford is known for his residential interiors that are at once modern and warm, elegant, and functional. He founded his eponymous firm in 1998, and his Field + Supply craft and design fair has more than 100 vendors and exhibitors.
Brian J. McCarthy
STYLE Sumptuous elegance, honed at Parish-Hadley
NEWS 2020 lifetime achievement award from the New York School of Interior Design
New York–based designer Brian J. McCarthy draws inspiration from the culture and elegance of European living. That translates into eclectic spaces grounded by an understanding of history, but realized with a focus on functionality, comfort, and sumptuous materials. His book, Luminous Interiors, was published in 2013.
Brockschmidt & Coleman
STYLE Classicism without cobwebs
CLIENTS The literary elite, from Jon Meacham to Julia Reed
NEWS A New Orleans design studio and boutique, Sud, which specializes in Italian crafts
New York City–based Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman describe their clients as “under-the-radar literati and collectors” who appreciate their ability to match historical references with modern sensibilities.
Bunny Williams Interior Design
STYLE Patinated luxury
NEWS A new line of Bunny Williams Home furniture
is slated for the fall
Bunny Williams is all about classic comfort, an informed eye, and a bit of fun. In her rooms, fine European antiques meet mirrored walls and gutsy artwork. She uses intense colors and delicate patterns with equal panache. Go inside a Williams-designed Park Avenue apartment here.
Carrier and Company
STYLE Positively chic
COLLABS Lighting with Visual Comfort, fabrics with Lee Jofa
Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller are a husband-and-wife duo who create rooms that are a confident mix of timeless and contemporary design—both familiar and fresh at once. Always refined and sophisticated, light-filled and airy, their spaces range in style from elegantly traditional to luxuriously minimalist to glamorously bohemian.
STYLE Warm welcome
PROJECTS Suites for Boston’s Mandarin Oriental
Alexandra Champalimaud of the Champalimaud design firm is an Anglo-Portuguese expat and one of the world’s most talented luxury hospitality designers. The New York–based studio is dedicated to expressing the individual character of each space through extraordinary design, with imaginative and forward-thinking teams that lead successful award-winning projects around the globe.
STYLE Genteel and traditional
CLIENTS The Upper East Side, Hamptons, and Palm Beach crowd
COLLABS Metal botanicals, potted or framed, with Tommy Mitchell
Having launched her career on Wall Street, Charlotte Moss is equally attuned to the principles of classic decorating and the needs of a modern household, as well as inspired by women travelers and explorers who pushed boundaries.
STYLE Handcrafted and holistic
PROJECTS Ace Hotel Kyoto
Los Angeles–based partners Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht are masters of the new California cool. From homes to hotels to product design, their work embodies a respect for craft and an almost archaeological sense of place.
Corey Damen Jenkins
STYLE Motor City playful
COLLABS Hudson Valley Lighting, Leathercraft furniture
PROJECTS His lady’s library at the 2019 Kips Bay Decorator Show House
The through line connecting all of Jenkins’s work is a polished traditionalism infused with color and pattern. The Detroit native, who also has an office in New York City, made serious waves last year with his much-touted lady’s library at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House.
Cullman & Kravis
STYLE Life of the party
NEWS A refreshed lounge at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in collaboration with ELLE Decor, a teaching kitchen for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club
Brooklyn-raised Ellie Cullman (her family owns the famous Peter Luger steakhouse) holds an Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York School of Interior Design and founded the storied design firm known for its fashion-forward, modern look—catalogued in the design book From Classic to Contemporary.
STYLE New old soul
CLIENTS Tech stars
PROJECTS A seaside lounge at the Miramar Club in Montecito, California
A favorite among tech giants, Dan Fink got his start in Silicon Valley and is known for his moody, modern aesthetic.
Danielle Colding Design
STYLE Artful, cozy medleys
PROJECTS A Kips Bay townhouse, a Prospect Heights duplex
Danielle Colding, who came to prominence starring in Shop This Room on HGTV, refers to the homes she creates as artful and cozy. Never stuffy, she likes to build spaces around a client’s family heirlooms, art collection, and knickknacks so that the room is always a reflection of the individual.
(according to the website elledecor.com)