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Top 100 Best Interior Designers In The World To Follow On InstagramTuesday 18 July 2017
Top 100 Best Interior Designers In The World To Follow On Instagram – At the beginning of 2017, we have focused on the top 100 best interior design blogs of 2016. Now that the first semester is already finished, it’s time for CovetED to give you another amazing source for inspiration apart from blogs, which is Instagram. With more than 500 Million users, Instagram is currently one of the most popular and powerful social networks around the entire world. And with that, there couldn’t be a better source for inspiration than the Top 100 best interior designers (according to Architectural Digest) Instagram accounts. Keep reading and meet AD100 Hall of Fame from A to Z.
Adjaye Associates was established in June 2000 by founder and principal architect, Sir David Adjaye OBE. Receiving ever-increasing worldwide attention, the firm has offices in London, New York and completed work in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Two of the practice’s largest commissions to date are the design of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and the Moscow School of Management (SKOLKOVO). Further projects range in scale from private houses, exhibitions, and temporary pavilions to major arts centres, civic buildings, and master plans. Renowned for an eclectic material and colour palette and a capacity to offer a rich civic experience, the buildings differ in form and style, yet are unified by their ability to generate new typologies and to reference a wide cultural discourse.
2) Aero Studios
The heart of Aero is the studio, a master design office that supports every aspect of O’Brien’s business. The studio covers three practices: architecture, interiors, and product design. These function in an interdisciplinary model, where crossover and collaboration are the rules rather than the exceptions among the office’s many types of projects. In architecture and interiors, O’Brien’s work is well documented. Residential commissions range from reconfigured lofts to formal apartments; historic country houses and modernist beach homes to new architectural additions and buildings.
For twenty years from Paris to London, via Gstaad, Tel Aviv and Monaco, Charles Zana has shared his taste and expertise in the most beautiful residential and public interiors around the world. Beyond the profession of architect or designer, Charles Zana offers “curated stories” interiors, artistic and full of meaning, but also warm and responsive to the lives of the occupants.
Louis Benech came to gardening and landscape architecture via a real love of plants. Having graduated with a degree in law, he decided to work in England as an agricultural worker for Hillier nurseries. He was then employed as a gardener for a private property in Normandy, before finally breaking into garden design in 1985. In 1990, Benech was commissioned with Pascal Cribier and François Roubaud to restore the ancient part of the Tuileries Gardens. Since then, he has worked on many established and historic gardens, such as the Elysée Gardens and the Quai d’Orsay (both in Paris), Courson (southeast of Paris), Pavlovsk’s rose pavilion (St Petersburg), the Gardens of the Achilleion (Corfu), the main square of the National Archives in Paris ; the park at Chaumont sur Loire or a contemporary garden for the palace of Versailles (the Water Theatre Grove).
The work of interior decorator Alex Papachristidis has been described as thoughtful, personal, sophisticated and eclectic. Having mastered the skill of fusing modern and traditional elements, editors, designers and clients’ alike use the word “fresh” to define his elegant approach, color palette, and the delightful details that make even a small room sizzle with style. Mario Buatta calls Alex Papachristidis “one of today’s eminent tastemakers. Known for arresting, elegant interiors that meld classical motifs with a modern perspective and sophisticated details.”
6) Alidad Ltd.
Alidad is truly international. Persian by birth, he went to school in Switzerland and England. After a science degree from London University, he became Sotheby’s youngest departmental director for Islamic works of art and textiles, then in 1985, he launched Alidad Ltd. He has lived in London for over 40 years, working mainly in Britain, Europe and the Middle East. Alidad is an award-winning interior designer internationally renowned for his opulent, elegant yet supremely comfortable interiors. His bespoke work is the ultimate in craftsmanship and his unique aesthetic blends a wide spectrum of luxurious materials and a deep art historical knowledge with timeless restraint. From Baroque to Neo-Classicism, from the European love of chinoiserie to Orientalism or restrained Regency to Hollywood glamour, Alidad is equally at home with all of them and blends them seamlessly and harmoniously. His client base spans English aristocracy to Middle Eastern royalty, Russian oligarchs to international businessmen and women, and for each, he produces a unique, balanced and tailor-made home.
“Arne Maynard is one of the most talented garden designers working in Britain today. Whether in the city or in the depths of the country, his gardens are a magical combination of architecture and romance, the classic and the contemporary, and relate to their surroundings in subtle ways.” Tricia Guild
Established in 2008, ASHE + LEANDRO is an architecture and interior design practice located in New York City. Referencing art, design and culture, they manage to blend natural materials, textures and patterns to create refined, curated spaces. Our designs are decidedly contemporary and inspired, yet honor the past with a polished, timeless energy.
9) Atelier AM
From the development of an apartment to the staging of an ephemeral space, from design to construction … ATELIER AM.
Ben Pentreath – Architectural design and interior decoration, author and occasional journalist; shopkeeper at Pentreath & Hall. London and Dorset.
Bjarke Ingels Group, often referred to as BIG, is a Copenhagen and New York-based group of architects, designers, and builders operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. As of 2016, the office has over 400 employees from 25 countries.
Jeffrey Bilhuber is an Interior Designer that features on AD100. The name is associated with upholstered furniture, case goods, accessories with Henredon/Rugs with Elson & Company/ Porcelain Dinnerware with de Gournay.
A former partner of the legendary design firm Parish-Hadley, award-winning designer Brian J. McCarthy graduated from New York City’s Pratt Institute and has worked on projects around the world. In 2005, McCarthy designed the private quarters and refurbished the State Rooms in Winfield House, the official residence of the Ambassador to the Court of St. James. Additionally, McCarthy has designed an array of stunning private residences around the United States.
Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the principals of Carrier and Company Interiors, create rooms that are a confident mix of timeless and contemporary design—familiar and fresh at once. Always refined and sophisticated, the Carriers’ rooms often feature subtle patterns and neutral palettes punctuated by bursts of exuberance and unexpected mixes of high and low, old and new. Whether decorating a sprawling country house or a Tribeca loft, a winter home in Florida or an apartment in a converted New York printing house, the Carriers connect people with place and combine their tailored, carefully edited approach with the clients’ collections, taste, and personality, creating exquisitely detailed yet comfortable and personalized spaces. This beautifully illustrated new book shows why the Carriers are the designers of choice for so many of the country’s most discriminating arbiters of taste.
16) Christopher Guy
Commune is a Los Angeles-based design studio with a reputation for holistic work across the fields of architecture, interior design, graphic design, product design, and brand management. The firm has designed residential, commercial and hospitality projects worldwide, a wide array of home and lifestyle products, as well as graphics and branding concepts for the fashion, arts and entertainment industries.
Cullman & Kravis is known for providing the highest quality of design excellence and personal service since 1984. We collaborate closely with our clients to realize their aesthetic ideas and practical needs while adhering to their established budgets. While elegance and practicality is C&K’s first objective, our utmost pride comes from the fact that every home we design reflects the personality of the owner, making no two projects the same.
19) Dan Fink Studio
Dan Fink is an interior design studio with a broad interest in history, art, and new American living. Started in Silicon Valley in 2010, our work includes residential and commercial projects in New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Maui, and New Zealand. They bring to their work a spirit that is at once classic, modern, and heartfelt, as they reinvent the traditional interior design process for their 21st-century clients.
Deborah Berke Partners is a New York-based architecture firm. We transform places, old and new, to create memorable and lasting architecture
A man of passion, a lover of life, Jacques Garcia is an exceptional being. Between its collections of pieces of art, its gigantic projects in the four corners of the world, the 20-year renovation of its Château de Champ de Bataille, its philanthropic collaboration for 5 years with Versailles and the Louvre. Jacques Garcia loves action and cultivates beauty by mission and pleasure. Its purpose is just to try to make life better.
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23) Dimore Studio
Drake/Anderson, led by award-winning designers Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, creates sophisticated interiors that are luxurious, refined and always have a touch of the unexpected. Dynamic eclecticism is the hallmark of the New York-based firm, whose work forges a perfect balance between timelessness and today. At the heart of every project is the belief that the best décor expresses personality and place. The resulting environments are inviting, delightful, and above all resolutely livable.
25) Fiona Barratt
26) Francis Sultana
Francis Sultana was set up his studio in 2009 to create interiors for many of his major art collector clients. The atelier and showroom are based in St James’s in the same building as David Gill Gallery of which Sultana is also CEO. Francis Sultana is the go-to interior designer for international collectors, many of whom have major contemporary art and design collections.
27) François Catroux
For nearly fifty years, François Catroux has been turning out spaces praised for their connoisseurship, voluptuous textures and shapes, and decisive swagger. Paris-based interior designer François Catroux’s client list is not the longest but it is one of the best in the business. Having launched his career in the 1960s working for the crème de la crème of European society, including Marie-Hélène & Guy de Rothschild and Antenor & Beatriz Patiño. Currently, his clientele includes such international business and fashion titans as Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg; Leslie & Abigail Wexner; Robert & Chantal Miller; Irina Abramovich; and Prince & Princess Pavlos of Greece. «Rumor has it» that he recently returned from Riyadh with the plans of a palace for Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia that he is designing.
For Frank de Biasi, every day is different. Thursday might find him arranging a shipment of weathered floorboards for a rustic ski home in Colorado, while Friday could be spent on Park Avenue, supervising the application of just-so white paint for a contemporary-minded couple. A versatile stylist with an extensive design history vocabulary, de Biasi is not bound to a specific look. Rather, he listens closely to clients then applies skill, expertise and hard work to bring their dreams to life.
At G. P. SCHAFER ARCHITECT, they believe that the virtues of old houses—their sense of history, their time-worn comfort, the way they sit on the land with an air of inevitability, their elegant proportions and details—can be achieved in a new house today. OUR PASSION FOR INTEGRATING LANDSCAPE AND INTERIOR DECORATION INTO THE ARCHITECTURE OF A PROJECT is also a significant hallmark of their work.
30) Gachot Studios
Melding timeless craft with modern technology, Gachot aims to create work with a refined aesthetic and radical sense of place. Simplicity, elegance and acute attention to detail are the guiding values. Every project is treated as a unique expression rather than the vehicle for a rigid aesthetic.
31) Greg Natale
32) Groves & Co.
Herzog & de Meuron is a partnership led by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron with Senior Partners Christine Binswanger, Ascan Mergenthaler and Stefan Marbach. Herzog & de Meuron have designed a wide range of projects from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of urban design. While many of their projects are highly recognized public facilities, such as stadiums and museums, they have also completed several distinguished private projects including apartment buildings, offices, and factories.
At Ike Kligerman Barkley, their architecture and interior departments work throughout history and across styles, always seeking to enhance life through good design.
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36) India Mahdavi
Architect and designer, India Mahdavi founded her studio in 1999 and opened her showroom in 2003 at the 3 rue las cases.
43) Kelly Hoppen
44) Kelly Wearstler
45) Kelly Wearstler Shop
46) Kemble Interiors
49) Lorenzo Castillo
51) M (Group)
52) Marcel Wanders
57) Michael S Smith
58) Miles Redd
59) Miranda Brooks Landscape Design
62) Nate Berkus
64) Olson Kundig
65) OMA New York
67) Peter Marino
70) Philippe Starck
74) Rockwell Group
79) Ryan Korban
81) Sawyer | Berson
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90) Studio Gang
91) Studio Peregalli
95) Thad Hayes Inc.
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