New York City is a hub for all things fashion, design and style, so narrowing down a list of top designers is a tough thing to do. If any city in the US has a wealth of design talent, it is New York. Regardless, we have assembled a list of the best interior designers in New York that run the gamut of styles and types, from ultra-high-end firms to more eclectically minded companies. One thing is for sure: No matter what interior style you are looking for, there is a designer who can meet your needs.
Affordable Interior Design
While the professionals at Affordable Interior Design have worked for high-end companies like Armani, Thom Filicia, Inc. and The Metropolitan Museum, that’s not the budget level of most of their clients. The designers create shop-stopping spaces for so much less. Owner Betsy Helmuth has appeared on the Today Show, HGTV, DIY Network, CBS, NBC, and is author of the popular DIY design book, “BIG DESIGN, SMALL BUDGET, Create a Glamorous Home in Nine Thrifty Steps.” The firm serves clients throughout New York City, New Jersey, Westchester, Long Island, and parts of the Hudson Valley.
B Fein Interiors, LLC
Barbara Feinstein, ASID, is recognized for her masterful use of colors, textures, scale, balance and harmony to bring a client’s vision to life with style. She specializes in organizing and executing large interior design projects, helping develop a flow through the home as well as in individual spaces. Impeccable project management and her expert skills have allowed her to develop a following and long list of clients thanks to her focus on guiding client to find their own style. From evaluating new or existing spaces to sourcing furnishings, lighting and other decor elements, Feinstein oversees the creation, delivery and installation of every element of a project.
Robin Baron Design
Robin Baron is a celebrity interior designer and lifestyle expert, and her design firm offers a full-range of services, from pre-construction through the last decorating detail. Known for bringing a striking sense of style to a project, Robin loves creating homes that are eclectic and fabulous, yet still warm and inviting. Her motto “Confidence Begins at Home™”, Baron designs spaces that incorporates and highlights a client’s style and personality. In addition to New York, The firm has offices in Miami and Baron recently launched her own luxury home furnishings collections. She has been featured on HGTV, Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York, and NBC’s Open House.
Maria Gabriela Brito
Not only is Maria Brito a sought after designer, she is an award-winning contemporary art advisor and art collector, having built art collections and designed the residences for many prominent CEOs and celebrities. The Venezuelan-born creative is author of two books: “Out There: Design Art Travel Shopping” and “Greek Gotham.” Her Brand Manifesto focuses on designing artful spaces for clients that “help create a more expansive definition of contemporary art” and that embody meaningful, unique aesthetics and engaging ideas. Her extensive art sourcing has also helped garner her the title of luxury lifestyle consultant.
Bradfield & Tobin
With a roster of aristocratic and royal clients around the globe, Bradfield and Tobin are known for their luxurious and refined designs. By combining distinguished antiques and the finest art with a contemporary sensibility and the latest technology, they create rarified interiors. Lavish materials from all over the world are part and parcel of the designers’ palette. In additional to homes and palaces, they also design office spaces and environments in jets and yachts. Before partnering with Roric Tobin, Geoffrey Bradfield had already earned countless honors, including being named among the world’s top designers by Architectural Digest and appearing on the AD100 list many times. The Robb Report also counts him as one of the Top Ten Designers in World.
Kati Curtis Design
Kati Curtis Design focuses on creating classic designs with a global influence for both residential and commercial spaces. More than just a room, the firm aims to tell a visual story, driven by a client’s diverse experiences, personality and desires. From contemporary renovations, new construction projects and historic restorations, Curtis works to ensure that a client’s investment becomes an unforgettable space that evokes pride, comfort and personality. Sustainability is also an important thread running through the designer’s work.
Designers Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson are known for their sophisticated, luxurious interiors that always include “a touch of the unexpected.” Their hallmark balance between timelessness and today underlies every project and results in spaces that are inviting, and supremely livable. Drake is regarded as a pioneer in popularizing Modernism in interior design, and has a fearless approach to color. Anderson’s layered approach to spaces drives designs that are lush and distinctive. and the confidence with which he juxtaposes a variety of historic periods from the design continuum. Drake and Anderson have received many accolades, including being named to the 2017 Elle Decor A-List, the 2017 Architectural Digest AD100 list, and Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame.
Brad Ford ID Inc.
This high-end interior designer is recognized for his spare, modern aesthetic that still maintains a warm soul. Having founded his firm in 1998, Brad Ford focuses on residential spaces with understated yet sophisticated, straightforward, elegant and functional designs. His use of light, space and color and texture create a timeless effect. Ford’s work has attracted attention and he has been named one of “10 New Designers to Watch” in both New York Spaces Magazine and New York Magazine, and was also named one of America’s Top Young Designer’s by House Beautiful and Traditional Home. It has also been featured in countless publications.
Fawn Galli Interior Design
Fawn Galli provides a full range of services from construction management every aspect of the decorating process. Her fresh approach and mastery of color underlie her creation of inspired spaces that includes nod to the past but are firmly focused in the present. Mixing old and new is a hallmark of her work and the resulting visual layers make the spaces she designs distinctive, memorable and a reflection of the client’s lifestyle. Galli’s background includes a stint in European furniture at Christie’s along with work for Robert A.M. Stern.
Gail Green Interiors
Gail Green has more than thirty years of experience crafting spaces for clients that with attention to detail and quality workmanship that result in designs that have timeless elegance and classical simplicity. Her work has been published in House Beautiful, House & Garden, Elle Decor, Florida Design, Architectural Digest and The New York Times Magazine. The firm offer a full slate of service from interior design and architecture to decorating for upscale residential and commercial projects. It also now offers an online service for high‐end, personalized interior design for clients who prefer to work in that way.
Called the “reigning queen of retrained elegance” by Veranda Magazine, designer Victoria Hagan is renowned for her intelligent integration of architecture and interior design. Hagan and her staff of 26 provide a full slate of interior design and renovation services to clients across the country. Although she has a classic American style, her projects run the gamut from large country homes to elegant city spaces. She has also launched VH Collections, her furniture, fabric, and rug lines. Hagan’s accolades have included Architectural Digest’s AD100 and the Interior Design Hall of Fame.
Kwinter & Company
Brendan Kwinter-Schwartz offers professional architecture and design services ranging from initial concept planning to budgeting and all phases of construction with a very hands-on approach. She aims to design fabulous spaces that meld exquisite quality, modern and vintage furnishings and custom designed unique to each client. With great attention to detail, the firm has the sources and expertise to lend a designer touch to every space, with finishing touches like custom furnishings, cabinetry, light fixtures, accessories and window treatments.
Bella Mancini Design
Bella Mancini has a friendly but highly organized approach design projects, focusing on communication and systematic project management. From new homes, vacation get-aways or design refreshes, the firm keeps clients up to date throughout the process without overwhelming them. With the goal of designing a space that lets a client “welcome both the joys and trials of living a full life,” Mancini and her team develop beautiful and stylish spaces that are moreover comfortable and practical.
Perianth Interior Design
Hilary Unger leads Perianth Interior Design with the mantra that high design and livability go together. The full-service interior design firm works in both the residential and commercial areas, creating spaces that inspire energy and creativity, as well as reflect a client’s tastes. Inspired by everyday surroundings and experiences Unger cultivates an interactive relationship with her clients, who represent a broad range of projects whimsical children’s playrooms to bachelor bathrooms to entire family homes.
Studio D is a bi-coastal home staging + design firm providing a clean, urban aesthetic. Founder Gail Stempel Dunnett has over fifteen years of experience in the home furnishings and design industry, and has built a firm where service, execution and visual appeal are the driving motivation. Unlike some other design firms, Studio D also offers home staging for high-end properties and in New York, it acquired the New York Staging Company in 2010. Studio D has been featured on HGTV’s “Selling NY”, BRAVO’s “Curb Appeal,” and numerous publications. In addition to New York, the studio has offices in San Francisco.
If any city offers a full spectrum of design professionals, New York does. If you just need a little help with one room or if you want help bending a home from scratch, you can be sure there is a design professional to help.