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These are the designers we look to again and again. Each is distinctive—what unites them is their excellence. Here are the 2019 ELLE Decor A-List designers.
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Founded by identical twin sisters Jayne and Joan Michaels, 2Michaels has both artistic and business-minded clients, ranging from downtown playwrights to Midtown law firms. 2Michaels and its principals are inspired by working with their clients and treat the process as one of collaboration, not dictation. Jayne and Joan, who share a passion for modern architecture and design, are masters of understated good taste.
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Eclecticism, luxury details, and refinement remain the key words when it comes to creating entire universes for Alberto Pinto’s prestigious clients worldwide: private residences, office buildings, airports, hotels, yachts, and jets. Under Linda Pinto’s management, Alberto Pinto is marked by various cultural influences that let traditional and modern meet in harmony, and adapts as much to intimate rooms as to larger spaces.
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In 1998, Alexa Hampton took over the ownership and design leadership of the world famous firm of her father, Mark Hampton. She has completed a wide range of designs for domestic and international projects, from New York City to Hangzhou, China, including apartments and large residences, private airplanes, and yachts. Keeper of the flame of her legendary father, Mark Hampton, she’s a specialist in maximalism.
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Founded in 2001, Amy Lau Design creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness, and impeccable attention to detail. Amy has a reverence for the inherent beauty of natural materials, landscapes, and thoughtfully incorporates elements of each into every project.
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Ann Wolf Interior Decoration
As a Houston-based purveyor of Southern charm with a modern palette, Ann Wolf has been designing for families since 1995. Her work includes a Shaker-inspired farmhouse in Colorado, an Adirondacks-style summer house in upstate New York, a mid-century modern house filled with Danish and American furniture in Houston, and a “Hollywood-Glam” pied-a-terre in Manhattan. Her style is at once practical and sophisticated, always marked by everyday luxury and elegant simplicity.
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A London up-and-comer with a whimsical, unexpected approach to interiors, Beata Heuman’s studio is known for its 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.
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Brad Ford ID
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, Brad Ford ID over two decades ago in 1998, and he recently launched Field + Supply—a biannual high-end craft and design fair that has garnered the support of over 100 vendors and exhibitors.
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Aside from her four Oscars, five BAFTAs, and one Tony Award, Catherine Martin is an interior and production designer who crafts curated and dazzling interiors. Driven by her passion for authenticity, elegance, timelessness, and function, her creations can inspire and transport anyone lucky enough to experience them.
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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 design teams that lead successful award-winning projects around the globe.
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Corinne is able to distill the essence of unexpected perfection and create spaces like a painter does, subtly punctuating and bridging the environment, allowing rooms to become places of freedom and clarity. Her firm takes a hands-on approach to fabrication and construction, producing refreshingly smart interiors.
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DEBORAH NEVINS & ASSOCIATES
Deborah Nevins & Associates is a landscape design firm with over 20 years of industry experience and an eye for creating exciting outdoor visual experiences. Their projects range in size from urban gardens to ranches of several thousand acres, but all reflect the firm’s keen ability to establish a relationship between landscapes and built forms.
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This celebrity fashion stylist-turned-interior designer is known for her aesthetic that is at once chic and effortless. She has an exceptional ability to build a room around a statement piece of furniture or art, and her interiors never fail to reflect their owners. With a roster of clientele that includes some of the biggest names in fashion and Hollywood, Stanley is as renowned for her interiors as her fashion styling.
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GEORGIA TAPERT HOWE
Before launching her eponymous design firm in Los Angeles, Georgia Tapert Howe opened her own home accessories boutique in downtown Manhattan, which was closely followed by the launch of a New York-based furniture, fabric, and interior design firm. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Howe brings to the table a portfolio of residential and commercial interiors that are elegant yet modern, sophisticated yet youthful.
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Though her studio is located in Spain, Quesada’s projects span the globe—from the United States to France, and Japan to the Dominican Republic. She expertly combines contemporary trends with traditional decor to create interiors that have both a past and a present, all of which reflect her affinity for beauty.
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Parisian designer Isabelle Stanislas has a great penchant for contemporary forms, which can be seen in her lighting and furniture collections. Stanislas has also worked with luxury fashion houses Cartier, Celine, and Hermes, conceptualizing and designing the interiors of the brands’ stores, and she has exhibited her collections in galleries across the globe.
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Ishka Designs, helmed by Anishka Clarke and Niya Bascom, is a Brooklyn-based interior design firm. Specializing in vacation properties, restaurants, and residences (think: everything from beach-front estates to multi-use retail spaces), the firm is known for their clean, minimalist aesthetic.
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Jamie Bush approaches interiors with a holistic vision, blurring the lines between architecture and interior design. He established his eponymous Los Angeles-based firm in 2002, and, since then, has collaborated with such respected names as Steven Ehrlich, Marmol Radziner, and Barbara Bestor. Bush focuses on mid-century modern residential architecture and design, and has a keen ability to incorporate elements of the natural world into his work.
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Jeff Andrews Design
This celebrated interior designer to the stars knows how to push creative boundaries with bold design concepts while simultaneously infusing his interiors with a sense of home. Andrews’ pairs beauty with comfort, and he expertly interprets the needs of his celebrity clients—including Kaley Cuoco, Kris Jenner, and Ryan Seacrest, to name a few.
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Jenny Fischbach Design
Prior to launching her eponymous firm, Fischbach was a design partner at the renowned Cullman and Kravis, where she managed projects across the country. Armed with academic and experiential knowledge of architecture and design, she takes a comprehensive approach to her interiors, transforming environments into settings that blend contemporary aesthetics with timeless design.
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Joy Moyler Interiors
Heavily influenced by the world of fashion, Joy Moyler infuses her interiors with bespoke elements such as those found in haute couture men’s haberdashery. Her body of worldwide residential and commercial work spans New York, London, and Moscow, and her clients include notable names John Mayer, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Harry Winston.
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Co-owner and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels, Kit Kemp is not only an interior designer, but also a textile, homewares, and fragrance designer. Her unique and recognizable interiors are hallmarked by her use of pattern, embroidery, and an acute attention to detail. At once whimsical and sophisticated, Kemp’s chic hotel interiors—at The Whitby Hotel, Crosby Street Hotel, and the Soho hotel, to name a few—will make you never want to leave your room.
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LEYDEN LEWIS DESIGN STUDIO
Leyden Lewis—the founder and creative director of his firm, Leyden Lewis Design Studio—is not only an interior designer with a singular aesthetic, but also a fine artist. His works ranges from commercial to residential projects, including luxury Manhattan residences and a 19th-century Victorian Brownstone, currently undergoing a full-scale architectural renovation, in Brooklyn.
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With a mission to reconnect people to nature, Lily Kwong combines aspects of botany, horticulture, urban planning, architecture, and fine arts to create beautiful environments ranging from hotels to high-end residential landscapes. Studio Lily Kwon creates these environments for developers, private clients, brands, nonprofits and exhibitions.
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Madison Cox Associates
Madison Cox is an American landscape architect whose residential and commercial work spans continents. His impressive roster of clients includes Michael Bloomberg, Lauren Santo Domingo, and Anne Bass. Mr. Cox also oversees Yves Saint Laurent’s Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Morocco.
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Marie-Anne Oudejans is a fashion designer-turned interior designer, whose adventurous aesthetic is inspired by her background in art, fashion, and design. After moving to Japiur, India less than a decade ago, Oudejans has consulted with and created concepts for designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Nina Ricci, Carolina Herrara, and Valentino.
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Markham Roberts, founder of Markham Roberts Inc., has been coined the “master of timeless American style” and known for his ability to interpret and synthesize the essence of his diverse multigenerational clients, together with his own creative input. The result is a timeless cohesive mix, tailored specifically to each project.
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Martin Brudnizki is the man behind iconic interiors, including Annabel’s in London and Pink Mamma in Paris. The Martin Brudnizki Design Studio team comprises over 70 interior designers, architects, and art consultants whose notable clients include luxury hospitality groups: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, and The Royal Academy of Arts.
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Mary McDonald is an award-winning, internationally published Los Angeles-based interior designer, and a star of the Bravo series Million Dollar Decorators. Her bold and inspiring interiors have earned her licensed product lines, including an acclaimed fabric collection for F. Schumacher & Company, lighting for Robert Abbey, rugs for Patterson, Flynn and Martin, and furniture for Chaddock Home.
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For two decades, Lebanon-born and Baltimore-based designer Mona Hajj has crafted interiors that combine a far-reaching global vision with an American emphasis on elegance, comfort, and simplicity. Her distinct aesthetic is a culmination of unique experiences and rare qualities. Mona Hajj Interiors is a full-service design studio, providing clients with interior architecture, custom cabinetry and furnishings, and a selection of fine art and antiques.
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Monique Gibson Interior Design
Having decorated everything from a London townhouse to a penthouse in Charleston to a New York City loft, Monique Gibson believes that decorating is not about any one style or strategy. Her clients, including Jon Stewart, Jon Bon Jovi and Conan O’Brien, appreciate her livable, appealing environments and personal approach to design.
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