Home to some of the biggest interior designers and design stores in the world, New York City is a “design meca” that’s been growing in creativity, size, and popularity since it’s the foundation! Interior design plays an essential element when it comes to interior design stores. Creating fun and stylish showrooms, the design must be decorative while still maintaining a professional workflow for the staff. You can’t be at the top of the design industry if you don’t know what’s happening in New York, and that’s why this major city is one of the biggest design capitals of the world. Discover our selection of the New York best interior designers and top stores!
Best New York Interior Designers
Since Alexa Hampton took the reins of Mark Hampton, her father’s iconic firm, as owner and president in 1998, she has advanced its legacy of elegant, practical, classically based interiors for modern living – and extended its global reach. From New York City to Hangzhou, China, her project portfolio encompasses luxe, beautifully layered urban apartments, expansive town and country residences, private aeroplanes, and yachts. Regularly named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 and House Beautiful’s Top Designer list as well as Elle Décor’s A-List, Hampton translates the classical principles of good design and decoration into some of today’s most elegant, enduring, and functional domestic landscapes.
Bella Mancini Design has been for 20 years in the business. They believe their unique approach to design, developed over all those years, makes their projects and relationships so successful. In fact, many of their clients have come back to collaborate on additional projects and refer to the vast majority of their business today. Their offices are located in Union Square and Sag Harbor, allowing them to seamlessly service their clients. Their Comprehensive Design Program consists of three phases that ensure a successful project: Story Planning, Design Exploration and Project Orchestration.
David Rockwell, FAIA, has long harbored a fascination with immersive environments. After training in architecture at Syracuse University and the Architectural Association in London, David brought his passion for theatre and artistic eye for the colour and spectacle of Mexico to his profession. Today, his work ranges from restaurants, hotels, airport terminals, and hospitals, to festivals, museum exhibitions, and Broadway sets. David’s honours include the 2016 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design for the musical She Loves Me, six Tony Award nominations for Best Scenic Design and many others.
Ryan Korban has managed to reign king of downtown N.Y.C.’s interior design space. He’s spearheaded numerous covetable commercial and residential projects, mixing his use of old-world ideals, most notably his innate sense of lost romance. His celebrity clientele reads like a list of N.Y.C.’s finest: Jessica Stam, James Franco, Vanessa Traina, and Natasha Poly. His approach and mantra are simple: he plays with the idea that our living space can be exact and polished – while still comfortable and supremely livable. With a spectacularly captivating eye, Korban is one of the most meticulous self-made and untrained stylists today, ensuring that the spaces he defines are both attractive and inspirational. His technique is to incorporate something unbelievably ornate, rich, or brazen and strip these unique pieces of all its aforementioned connotations; reinventing them entirely.
Victoria Hagan is a award-winning and since founding her eponymous firm over 25 years ago, Victoria has been celebrated for an intelligent integration of architecture and interior design. Based in New York City, the 26-person firm works on a wide range of residences throughout the county, providing a complete range of design services that reflect her signature style. She is continually featured in such publications as Architectural Digest, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Elle Décor, Vogue, Veranda, W, Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, and House Beautiful.
Top New York Design Stores
Elite Home specializes in Luxury Interiors and Design. Their philosophy is to offer the best design and the most sophisticated products together with impeccable service to the market at competitive prices. Their showrooms in Miami and New York offer exclusive furniture, lighting, kitchen cabinets, vanities, doors, flooring, wallcovering, and accessories in various styles and different collections. The success of Elite can be measured by their numerous customers around the world, including developers for luxurious buildings! Their expectations were exceeded by impeccable service, professionalism, and dedication to delivering the highest quality and top value at the best prices on the market.
Flair Home Collection
Flair Home Collection presents a unique proposition in home furnishings, decoration and gifts. Rigorously selected European and American vintage furnishings and accessories are seamlessly mixed with their own exclusive designs to create a highly individual style that transcends eras and origins. Hints of important historic references, as seen in the selection of Napoleon III armoires and mid-century Italian cabinets, mix with ‘50’s upholstered sofas, chairs and ottomans covered in menswear flannels, English herringbones and lady-like vintage tweeds. Natural textures, such as raffia, parchment and stingray, contrast with sleek chrome and plexiglass tables and lamps reminiscent of the ‘70’s. Black lacquer Chinoiserie inspired dining chairs mingle with stark white plaster casts from the ‘40’s or Venetian white-opal glassware. The Flair Home Collection is an exclusively designed collection of lamps, furniture, home accessories and gifts inspired by a tradition of Italian craftsmanship tempered with inspired contemporary styling.
Minotti is an Italian company with a solid reputation at an international level as an excellent expression of “Made in Italy” in the field of contemporary furniture design and ambassador of a modern lifestyle in the residential and hospitality segments. The company was established in 1948 and born out of the intuition of Alberto Minotti. The next step was taken by Renato and Roberto Minotti that began a process of growth and expansion into the international markets. Since 1998, they have shared their creative vision and aesthetic key principles with architect Rodolfo Dordoni, who has been assigned the strategic role of Art Director and coordinator of all the company collections. A story of Italian excellence also been shared by the third generation: in the forefront, Alessio, Alessandro and Susanna who are facing the challenges of the third millennium, of the digital and multicultural world.
Roman and Williams Guild
Guild founders Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch present a radical vision for the home and a way of living that is beautiful and luxurious. Also, it is deeply connected to nature, culture, and community. Following in a tradition of visionaries who create forms, shapes, and ideas, every piece has a story! Construction quality is stubbornly uncompromising, championing natural materials, and the master craftsmen and artisans who have dedicated their lives to proven, ancient techniques and methods. One of their cornerstones is repairability, Roman and Williams Guild Original Designs are about endurance and can be maintained and repaired. The original furniture and lighting designs by Robin and Stephen are heirlooms made to last for generations.
The Future Perfect
The Future Perfect, founded by David Alhadeff in 2003, has become one of the world’s foremost contemporary design galleries. From its inception, The Future Perfect has been distinguished by its thoroughly creative and ebullient vision and strong curatorial focus. Today, The Future Perfect’s gallery program is tailored to its unique locations in North America: The original flagship in New York’s NoHo, a new Casa on Manhattan’s West Side; The Complex, in San Francisco; and Casa Perfect, in Beverly Hills, CA. By design, each space offers a highly customized environment that includes exclusive exhibitions from cutting-edge contemporary artists complemented by an eclectic mix of contemporary production and gallery pieces!
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