Inspired, Comfortable Designs Hallmark of Top Atlanta Interior Designers
A recent study by custom furniture company Joybird ranked Atlanta seventh among the top interior design cities in the United States. According to the results, Atlanta had one of the highest percentages of interior designers working for established interior design firms. The city also has 457 home furnishing and decor stores, placing it squarely near the top of the list. This means it’s not really a surprise to find a wealth of top interior designers in this metro area. Homedit has rounded up a full list of the most sought-after Atlanta interior designers, representing a wide range of decor styles.
Habachy Designs has spent decades creating “atmospheric” and luxurious interiors for residential and commercial clients. Owner Michael Habachy funnels his passion and professionalism into developing relationships with clients in order to create high-end designs that make life easier, better and more beautiful. He and his team devote great effort to connecting with clients to produce special, sophisticated interiors for their homes, which often include custom pieces. The firm’s projects range from restaurants, multi-family residential towers, spas, boutiques and glamorous private residences. Habachy’s work has appeared on the cover of Trends magazine and on HGTV’s Design Wars. He has also garnered multiple awards from the American Society for Interior Designers (ASID).
Known as a design visionary, William Peace has been creating soothing yet sophisticated interiors for his firm’s clients for more than 25 years. His love for architecture and light, combined with his appreciation for form and function, have helped him design inspired spaces for his clients. His vision and finesse help make a client’s lifestyle the center and inspiration for the interior, with special attention to every color and texture in the design. Peace has received a number of national and regional awards, including the National ASID Project award for residential interiors, City of Atlanta Urban Renewal, and Southeastern Designer of the Year.
AJW Designs, Inc.
Husband and wife team Ann and John Wisniewski founded AJW Designs, Inc., melding their talents to create interiors that exhibit classic elegance accented with a modern flair. Above all, interiors by AJW Design are reflective of clients’ lifestyles, incorporating innovative solutions. The firm handles both residential and commercial projects, giving all clients great design that is punctuated by increased sustainability, privacy, security, and a healthy environment. As principal designer, Ann’s work has been featured on HGTV and publications such as House Beautiful, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, and USA Today Home Magazine.
As a full-service design firm, Balance Design has built its reputation on interiors that are beautiful, authentic and memorable. The team says its curated approach is inspired by the harmony in deeply personal spaces. Balance Design uses environmentally sustainable materials and has connections with local craftsmen who can provide custom pieces. With the motto, “Real Design. Real Life.” Balance serves both residential and commercial clients. Some of the firm’s most popular services include space planning, custom furniture, kitchen & bath design, color schemes, and selection of furniture, accessories, lighting and other decor elements.
Ca’Shae Interiors is known for its interior designs for diverse residential clients in Atlanta and across the southeast. Founder Catherine Talkington focuses on using timeless design principles to fresh designs for new construction and major renovations. With 28 years of experience, Ca’Shae avoids trendy formulas and devises interiors that are high quality and beautiful, and that exude warmth. With utmost respect for clients’ style preferences, Talkington blends architectural details with furnishings, creating a space that truly reflects the homeowner’s personality and lifestyle. Work by Ca’Shae is featured in Better Homes & Gardens and Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine.
Erika Ward Interiors
Calling themselves “Well-appointed designers with a spirit of service, the team at Erika Ward Interiors focuses on creative ideas and approachable design for all of its clients. Founder Erika Hollinshead Ward leads the firm with a belief that luxury doesn’t have to be expensive and tries to “keep it real” for the homeowners they work with. The design firm has been named a top design firm for two consecutive years by the Atlanta Tribune and featured in numerous publications. Ward aims to take the frustration out of the design process fore clients and instead create a memorable experience — along with a spectacular result. Her main company value is “We Stand for Everything that Matters to our Clients.”
Founded by history lovers Lathem Gordon and Cate Dunning, GordonDunning works under the mission of honoring the story of their clients. The team uses the client’s personal story to create an interior that can “illustrate tales of past adventures, share current interests, and to create a backdrop for a new chapter in the family’s and home’s history.” The duo’s design process includes a unique and fun step called Love/Hate, where clients look at a large quantity of “GordonDunning Playing Cards” and share feelings about the items, samples, and plans. GordonDunning has been featured in many publications including HGTV Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Southern Style, and Atlanta Magazine.
Interior Classics by Jeff Mifsud
Interior Classics by Jeff Mifsud is a full-service design firm that has built its successful reputation on ensuring that clients get what they are looking for in a design. Mifsud’s signature style tends toward the casual but sophisticated and relies on clean lines, plenty of texture and a hint of color. His nearly 20 years of experience in designing interiors that uniquely reflect the client allow Mifsud to provide top-notch service and amazing furnishings and decor pieces at good prices — all with impeccable taste. Interior Classics handles everything from custom furniture and window treatments to accessories, rugs and carpeting, painting and more.
Jeffrey Bruce Baker Designs
Jeffrey Bruce Baker Designs (JBB) is well known for its highly functional and timeless modernist designs. It is a full-service architecture, interior design and design-build firm that serves luxury residential, restaurant, corporate and hospitality clients. KBB was founded in 2009 by Jeffrey Baker and its work extends beyond the metro Atlanta area, with projects in Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, and Mexico. Baker is a licensed architect and designer with more than 15 years of experience, which allow him to develop projects that are innovative and trend-setting. The firm’s goals include leaving a legacy of great design and being well regarded by clients and families.
Joel Kelly Design
Joel Kelly Design is a residential interior design firm creating real, intimate spaces for clients in Georgia, across the US, in the Caribbean and in Brazil. Early influences have driven Kelly to “to see” instead of simply “to look”…to notice the details, to feel the textures. His love for natural materials and extensive formal training, including a year in Paris at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts and a master’s degree from Princeton fueled Kelly’s work that has received many awards and has been featured in numerous publications. His love for the “craft of creation” and the personal connection he forges with clients, helps create one-of-a-kind interiors, following his belief that “design is rarely universal, however, good design is almost always recognizable.”
Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs, Inc.
Nationally recognized Kandrac & Kole was founded by designers Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole. The firm has built its reputation for their approachable personalities, distinctive use of color, and unique, custom designs. Offering full-service design, new construction and renovation selections, color consultations, the firm also has a “Designer for the Day” program. This provides clients who don’t have the budget for full design service with a curated home and a selected list of customized retail sources. Kandrac & Kole’s work has been featured in numerous media outlets including HGTV as well as The New York Times, House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens and Houzz.com. The company’s blog has become wildly popular and has thousands of monthly readers.
Melissa Galt Interiors
Melissa Galt Interiors serves residential clients in Atlanta, the Southeast, and across the United States with the utmost of care and attention. Founded by Galt, great-granddaughter of iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright and daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Anne Baxter, the design firm works to realize the potential in a client’s home. Galt says it is a privilege to see the changes that good design brings about because an interior is meant to tell a client’s story as well as be a place he or she doesn’t want to leave and always want to come back to. To achieve the vision she develops for a client, Galt uses a unique process to transform a space in 90 days or less. She also teaches courses on design and speaks publicly on the subject. We work has been profiled in a variety of well-known publications.
Modify Studio and Design
More than just an interior design firm, Modify Studio and Design is also a build firm and an interiors products company. Serving residential clients with a full range of services, the firm takes a collaborative approach and doesn’t push any certain style. With 15 years of experience, the firm offers extra services including, Just a Conversation, Personal Shopping, Design in a Box, and Picture Perfect Staging. The goal of their designers is to create spaces that clients will love and want to share with friends and family. Modify’s integrated approach has earned attention and its work has been featured in numerous publications.
Nandina Home & Design
Working under the motto “We believe in real life real style!” Nandina Home & Design has skills in all aspects of design, no matter what a client’s style. More than just design services, Nandina also offers fine home furnishings, accessories, art, and gifts. The team, led by owners Jim and Susan Victor and Sue Shannon, believes that beautiful design and real life can coexist and that no one needs to skimp on glamorous living. The firm also has a full-service custom workroom for drapery, upholstery and bedding. Listed as a top design firm in Atlanta, its design teams there and in South Carolina have been singled out for excellence.
Serving Atlanta since 1981, Pineapple House Interior Design provides innovative design, customer service, and project management from start to finish. The team has a two-phase process that includes consultation, presentation, ordering and production, and installation. The jobs Pineapple House takes on range from decorating to larger new construction projects in Atlanta and beyond. The firm has garnered awards such as the ASID Georgia Chapter Design Excellence Award. Pineapple House has been named Best of Houzz in both Design and Service and has served as a judge on HGTV’s Fresh Faces of Design.
Rooms Revamped Interior Design
Rooms Revamped Interior Design works with the mission to of creating interiors that are designed for living. Robin LaMonte believes that home is a sanctuary, a place to seek balance in life and relax after a day at work. Her holistic approach yields healthy living environments show off a client’s personal style. LaMonte’s high-end remodels result in luxurious homes that include thoughtful details that fit the client’s lifestyle with true comfort and convenience. LaMonte’s work has been lauded in the region and she has been named a Best of Houzz winner annually since 2013, been featured in numerous design magazines and has appeared on “Good Morning America” as a decorating consultant
Studio B creates residential interiors that are functional and pleasing to the eye. The design team consists of talented professionals who believe that clients deserve “to have the best interpretation of their style.” The team takes the time to understand the project vision and client needs. With more than twenty years’ experience in interior design, building, and renovations, Studio B provides clients with an experience that is stress-free. The studio works across the full range of design styles, from traditional to modern and mid-century to farmhouse.
VRA Interiors aims to create “spaces where our clients love to live.” By listening to client needs and expectations, and taking in their history, experiences and lifestyles, the team can then leverage that information as a major resource. The firm was founded By Vanessa Mitchell and Reem Tomeh and provides project management, and contractor as well as architect coordination, design-build, specialty projects, and home staging. VRA is known for surpassing CLIENT expectations for a space, and treating it as if it were their own home.
Timeless, elegant interiors are the hallmark of Westbrook Interiors, which specializes in high-end residential and commercial projects. All of the firm’s work follows the words of Coco Chanel that luxury must be comfortable, otherwise, it is not luxury. Founder Barbara Westbrook’s approach creates high-style spaces that can be traditional, transitional, or contemporary that look as though every they were meticulously curated with special pieces. Her designs are recognized as “effortlessly elegant, comfortably tailored and always classic.”
Y. McFadden LLC
Y. McFadden LLC is known for luxurious yet practical high-end designs, embracing concepts like simplicity, practicality, and functionality in creating distinctive spaces for discerning clients. The team aims to relieve clients of the complications that are sometimes part of the design process and collaborate with architects, builders and other contractors. Founder Yvonne McFadden was named one of Atlanta’s 15 Under 40 Designers and her firm’s work has appeared in Southern Living, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Atlanta Magazine, Southern Cottages, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, and This Old House.