This Is How an Interior Designer Transformed Her Manhattan Office—We Want In


This Is How an Interior Designer Transformed Her Manhattan Office—We Want In

MA Allen Interiors is an award-winning Interior Design firm, yes. But we’re so much more than that. We are the partners that take a single thought, or a tiny swatch of fabric, or a family heirloom…and allow that small seed to become an explosion of ideas that eventually transforms your entire space.

If you’re a retail client, that space will attract. If you’re a custom builder, that space will make life both indulgent and highly functional for your clients. If you’re a homeowner, we help you create a home that’s undeniably, unequivocally you.

Though each space we design is distinctively different, we bring a polished and sophisticated look to all. Timeless, whether it’s traditional or modern.

A look that invites as it wows…one that offers clean, elegant lines as it takes ambience to an entirely different level. This is our signature perhaps—custom sophistication that refines functionality.

We’ll do this not just through placement and selection of furnishings and fabrics, but through design of the space itself…right down to the wainscoting.

Our clients? They range from commercial to residential, and from North Carolina’s Triangle to the Atlantic coast (and even to Manhattan and DC). We work with trend-setting restaurants, high-end fashion boutiques, large corporations, and client-centered gyms and salons. We’ve also worked with developers, homebuilders, homeowners, second-home owners, and more.

At MA Allen Interiors, design for us means everything from the outside in, from ceiling to floor. What we want to do is make your space—however large or small, public or private it may be—custom. With lines that appeal, details that draw in, and comfort all around.

MA Allen

MA Allen has become one of today’s most sought after designers. She founded MA Allen Interiors in 2011 and serves as its president and lead designer. Her one-of-a-kind interiors have captivated the design community, and caught the attention of major feature publications.

MA’s style combines clean lines with a modern sensibility, allowing every living space to be rich yet comfortable. Her ability to combine bold colors, patterns and texture with a contemporary feel, has established her signature style.

From designing custom pieces of furniture, fabric selections, and trim detail, she will deliver on her clients’ vision and imagination.

Growing up in North Carolina has allowed MA to keep a very grounded approach to her work. On the path to being a lawyer, she eventually went on to earn a B.S. in Interior Design from Meredith College with a minor in Fine Arts.

Her multi-faceted education and experience finally blended together to transform into what is now an award-winning design house. MA has completed a number of major projects and is being widely sought after for new projects.

Each look also precisely meets the client’s needs for functionality (on a multitude of levels).

Through extensive travel nationally and internationally, MA has created a personal style that is eclectic, classic, and clean, while maintaining a strong sense of sophistication.

Whether it is a beach home, NYC loft, mountain getaway or office space, in all of MA’s projects, you will find personal touches of the designer’s distinctive talent.

She truly transforms a house into a one of a kind home.

Margaret Richards joined MA Allen Interiors in 2013 as an interior designer and project manager and has completed dozens of projects that reflect her timeless sense of style. From full interior-renovations to room refreshes, Margaret enjoys working closely with clients to help define their vision and, through creative space planning and sourcing, bring it to life.

A Raleigh native, she grew up in a family of antique collectors and knew from an early age that interior design was her calling. She holds a degree in interior design from Meredith College, where she also minored in art, and finds inspiration in everything from magazines to the latest fashion trends.

Meredith Silver joined MA Allen Interiors in 2017 as a project manager and works closely with the team to facilitate projects from concept to completion. A graduate of the College of Charleston, Meredith brings great organization, attention to detail, and creativity to her work.

Meredith is thoughtful and attentive to clients’ needs, and works meticulously to exceed clients’ expectations. Her energy and willingness to go the extra mile make her a perfect addition to MA Allen Interiors.

Kelly Young joined MA Allen Interiors in 2014 as the firm’s business manager and is responsible not only for MA Allen Interiors client relations, but also for the firm’s long term growth and success.

A graduate of North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s in communications, Kelly started her career in real estate marketing, experience that not only makes her an ideal head of MA Allen Interiors day-to-day operations but also a creative business development mind. Kelly leads the firm's marketing initiatives, communications and press outreach key to expanding business opportunities and partnerships.


20 Quiet Home Offices

This Is How an Interior Designer Transformed Her Manhattan Office—We Want In

To be productive while working from home, it's good to find a quiet, cozy area where you can focus—maybe even surrounded by beautiful art. Here are 20 home offices that we'd definitely enjoy working from home in.

1. Roy Kim Embraces a Yin/Yang Philosophy in Designing Both of His New York Homes

When Roy Kim moved from San Francisco to New York in 2016, he could not comprehend the phenomenon of weekending away. “I remember thinking, Why would you ever want to leave the best city on the planet?!” the architect recalls.

“But after living in Manhattan for a while, you realize you need to escape it.

” So, a few years after purchasing and renovating a Financial District three-bedroom, Kim and his partner, Clayton Crawley, bought a farmhouse upstate in Ancramdale. 

2. Goddard Littlefair Layers Personality and Serenity into a London Apartment

The curvilinear ribbon façade of the UNStudio-designed Canaletto tower in Islington became a landmark in East London when it opened in 2017.

For the interior of one of its 2,000-square-foot apartments, Goddard Littlefair wanted to soften the exterior’s rigorous expanses of glass and metal.

 Throughout the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath space, custom furnishings in tones of blush, light blue, and cream join what Littlefair calls “layers of personality.” In the study, an Alter London chair is paired with a desk by Handvärk.

3. Studio JeanCharlesTomas Transforms a 19th-Century Flat in Paris's Sixth Arrondissement

A sixty-something couple decided to move from Lyon back to Paris, their hometown, but their hunt dragged out for more than a year without success. So they reached out to Studio JeanCharlesTomas for help.

The interior designer was tasked with finding a two-bedroom flat in the Sixth Arrondissement—the only parameters given for the otherwise carte-blanche project. One month later, the clients purchased this classic 19th-century apartment at the designer’s urging.

In the office, a Vico Magistretti lamp and Gaël Davrinche’s Georges Washington bring a modern touch.

4. Houssein Jarouche’s Art-Filled São Paulo Apartment Is a Medley of Modernism

Pop art is alive and well. Just step into the São Paulo apartment of furniture dealer Houssein Jarouche for proof. It’s a reminder that while the movement was born in the 1950’s U.K. and U.S.

, it not only flourished contemporaneously in Brazil but also continues to do so a half-century later.

 Near a gallery of prints by the s of Allan D’Arcangelo, Ed Ruscha, Judith Lauand, and Hércules Barsotti is a Nigel Coates chair and a ’70’s bench manufactured by Móveis Cimo.

5. Jacques Hervouet Interiors Radically Remakes a Classic Paris Apartment

When the owner of this three-bedroom apartment on Paris’s Left Bank hired Jacques Hervouet to redecorate it, she avowed a profound desire for change.

He certainly took the client at her word: The space had previously been designed in typical Napoleon III style, with chevron parquet, elaborate moldings, and little in the way of decorating flair.

 In the master bedroom's study area, the leather-clad desk is Maison Jansen, circa 1960; Marc du Plantier designed the chair in 1936 for the couture salons of Jacques Heim; the oil on canvas is by Joseph Rivoalen.

6. Natural Light and Neutral Finishes Define a Studio DiDeA-Designed Apartment in Palermo

A couple in Palermo had been looking around for a new house; instead, while looking through a magazine, they found local Studio DiDeA and together embarked on a refreshing of their 1,500 square-foot apartment. A wall of black oak slats defines the study room, with a custom desk of tobacco oak, a Cassina lamp, and chair by Knoll.

7. Mark Zeff Gives New Life to a 19th-Century Town House

While Manhattan apartment towers climb ever taller, into the sky, some New Yorkers still dream of a single-family town house on a tree-lined street.

Offering respite from the hurly-burly, such houses are unfortunately not easy to come by. The owners of this brownstone, a financial executive and his wife, found it on one of the West Village’s best-preserved streets.

The property itself, however, was a diamond-in-the-rough to say the least.

8. West Chin Architect Brings Barn Touches to a Chic Manhattan Loft

Centuries ago, lower parts of Manhattan were farmland. That’s certainly not the case today as downtown teems with metropolitan sophistication. The contrast factored into a four-bedroom loft in the Flatiron district by West Chin Architect.

The owner couple, a repeat client, sought a barn feel, but with contemporary touches appropriate to the urban environs.

 West Chin, along with his firm’s architectural design director Laylah Mohammed, responded through their choice of layout and materials.

9. For a Danish Beach House, Jan Henrik Jansen Comes ‘Round to a New Strain of Modernism

Tucked in a thicket of birch trees on the Danish isle of Møn sits a summer cottage best described as a modernist hobbit hole.

A cluster of cylindrical modules clad in slim spruce trunks belies the precise detailing and sparseness within.

The dwelling is the brainchild of German-born, Copenhagen-based architect Jan Henrik Jansen, who’s no stranger to Møn’s rugged beauty. Each of the three bedrooms features a custom oiled-oak bed with integral desk.

10. Yael Jacobs Caters to All Ages in a Family Home in Israel  

Where a love of design meets young children, innovative solutions are required. Yael Jacobs Interior Design provided just such assistance for a former stylist and her family. Their house in Israel, north of Tel Aviv, had served them for several years, but current needs called for change. Jacobs added an additional bedroom upstairs and turned the hallway into a study for everyone.

11. dSpace Studio and Ruth Johnson Transform a Chicago Penthouse Into a Secluded Aerie

Tucked into the building’s mansard roof, this penthouse sports loft vaulted ceilings and arched windows and doors that frame jaw-dropping vistas of the lake and skyline.

Not to mention the aerie boasts five outdoor balconies. The owner commissioned dSpace Studio, a growing architecture firm known for its refined modernist designs, to make it a home.

 Paint in My Head Number 10, an oil on canvas by Eloy Morales, punctuates the study.

12. MarkZeff Masterminds a New York Pied-à-Terre for Miami-Based Collectors

Mark Zeff has met his match. The Interior Design Hall of Fame member is, in a word, decisive: a creative who makes up his mind lickety-split and s to keep things moving forward.

As it turned out, so was the Miami-based client who hired Zeff to design her New York pied-à-terre.

 The glass-enclosed study converts to a guest room courtesy of drapes and a linen-covered custom sofa bed; custom shelves are lacquered wood.

13. Studio CMP Reinvents a Once-Tired Parisian Apartment as a Contemporary, Artful Oasis

Studio CMP principal Charlotte Macaux Perelman normally s to respect the history of the spaces she transforms.

There is, however, an exception to every rule, and what interested her about a 2,200-square-foot Paris apartment, directly overlooking Parc Monceau, was precisely the fact that there was nothing to salvage.

 A view past oak-and-cane shelving into the study reveals a Jean Prouvé desk and a Rafael Moneo Oria chair; the painting is by Stepan Krasnov.

14. Curious Yellow Design Ascends to a Wall Street Penthouse

Curious Yellow Design’s Anna Cappelen and Chloe Pollack-Robbins have brought a sense of warm restraint to restaurants and residences from Oslo to Sagaponack.

So when the owners of the penthouse of Piet Boon’s updated Art Deco gem 101 Wall Street called, the pair knew just what to do. They kept the palette a cool white throughout the apartment to complement Boon’s oak-stained flooring.

 The home office's desk is from Organic Modernism, with an Eames task chair and Saru table lamp.

15. Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design Pairs a Subtle Palette With Statement Artwork

When it comes to displaying contemporary art in the home, current practice favors paper-white walls, just a museum or gallery.

For a model town house in south central China, however, Fenghemuchen took a more daring approach, one informed by the psychology of color.

The interior spaces are dominated by a subtle gray-on-gray palette that, for principals Yi Chen and Muchen Zhang, signifies calm, good sense, and maturity. The rug in the master study echoes the geometries of the painting above. 

16. Mojo Stumer Associates Gut Renovates Duplex Penthouse in New York's West Village

In searching for a large apartment in New York's West Village to call home, the client found it at an address flanked by two modernist buildings.

Make that, found apartments, plural: There were four in total. Mark Stumer and senior associate Peter Johns’s task was to combine them into one luxe duplex penthouse.

 Macassar ebony casegoods and mahogany beams join richly veined marble in the office.

17. ID Studio Prioritizes Craft and History in Luxury Polish Apartments

Katja Sadziak launched her own firm, ID Studio, eager to channel her unique background and perspective into luxurious residential spaces.

But the end result encapsulates a much broader narrative than her own history.

 At an apartment in Poznan, Poland, the industrial aesthetic and fresh palette of whites, turquoise, and navy are complimented by furnishings by Saba Italia, Punt, Zero, Flos, and Kasthall. 

18. For a Hudson Yards Apartment, Elena Frampton Goes Bold with Pattern and Contrast

Though her eponymous firm Frampton Co has developed a signature blend of quirk and luxury in residences throughout New York City, it’s this model apartment for Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell's Group's 15 Hudson Yards high-rise on Chelsea’s north edge that might be its boldest work yet. And because it’s Chelsea, art is a main focus, with pieces by Jonathan Smith and Irby Pace, mixed with eye-popping wall coverings, such as the study’s expanse of peacocks by Fardis, a work of art in itself. 

19. Pure Design Environments Conceives an Airy Minnesota Abode for a Growing Family

A family needing room to grow wanted their cramped traditional home and in to a spacious contemporary abode with an on-trend open plan.

 Pure Design Environments was enlisted to design the family’s new residence from the ground up, a scope encompassing both architecture and interiors.

To produce the sense of space that the client envisioned, Pure Design’s Jaque Bethke conceived a free-flowing kitchen and living area, with refined furnishes and zero visual clutter. Leopard-print carpet, jaunty yellow furnishings, and a supersized abstract canvas add air.

20. Robert Kleinschmidt Makes a Palm Springs Bungalow His Own

For his new vacation home in Palm Springs, Robert D. Kleinschmidt took cues from International Style’s formal linearity and his own confident take on color.

He replaced stark white walls with hues drawn from the surrounding San Jacintos at sunset, from violet doors to the taupe-beige used throughout.

In the master bedroom, faux leather wraps the custom desk; a large-scale work by Jack Beal hangs to one side of the bed. 

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Best Interior Designers – 100+ Top Interior Designers from Elle Decor

This Is How an Interior Designer Transformed Her Manhattan Office—We Want In

Courtesy: Lucia Tonelli

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.

Instagram: @2michaelsdesign

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Alberto Pinto

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.

Instagram: @albertopintoagency

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Alexa Hampton

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.

Instagram: @alexahamptoninc

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Amy Lau

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.

Instagram: @amylaudesign

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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.

Instagram: @annwolfinteriordecoration

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Beata Heuman

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.

Instagram: @beataheuman

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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.

Instagram: @brad_ford_id

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Catherine Martin

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.

Instagram: @catherinemartindesigns

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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.

Instagram: @champalimauddesign

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Corinne Gilbert

Corinne is able to distill the essence of unexpected perfection and create spaces 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.

Instagram: @corinnegilbertdesign

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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.

Instagram: @deborah_nevins

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Estee Stanley

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.

Instagram: @esteestanley

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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.

Instagram: @georgiataperthowe

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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.

Instagram: @isabellopezquesada

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Isabelle Stanislas

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.

Instagram: @isabellestanislas

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Ishka Designs

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.

Instagram: @ishkadesigns

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Jamie Bush

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.

Instagram: @jamiebushco

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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.

Instagram: @jeffandrewsdsgn

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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.

Instagram: @jennyfischbachdesign

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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.

Instagram: @joymoyelrineteriors

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Kit Kemp

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.

Instagram: @kitkempdesignthread

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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.

Instagram: @leydenlewisdesignstudio

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Lily Kwong

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.

Instagram: @lily_kwong

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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

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.

Instagram: m.a.jaipur

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Markham Roberts

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.

Instagram: @markhamroberts

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Martin Brudnizki

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.

Instagram: @m_b_d_s_

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Mary McDonald

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.

Instagram: @marymcdonaldinc

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Mona Hajj

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.

Instagram: @monahajjinteriors

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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.

Instagram: @immoniquegibson