Anthony Baratta, the king of East-Coast chic, is one of the most celebrated and respected interior designers of the day with a global following of loyal fans. He is known for his bold use of color and scale that honors tradition while defying predictability.
Baratta’s design work has graced over 70 magazine covers worldwide.
His work has been celebrated in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s National Design Triennial: "Inside Design Now". He was named one of the Traditional Homes “20 Design Icons” and awarded Benjamin Moore’s coveted “Hue Award” for lifetime achievement in design. This past year he was honored with Connecticut Cottages & Garden’s Innovation in Design award.
Among his special collaborations, in 2018 he received a prestigious designation as Designer in Residence, at Colonial Williamsburg. In addition, he has had the honor of renovating the historic residence, Drumthwacket, for the Governor and First Lady of New Jersey, Philip and Tammy Murphy.
Where fashion meets interior design - Baratta was selected to create a capsule collection for Spring 2019, called “Nantucket”, for Weekend Max Mara, the luxury Italian fashion designer. The collection debuted in Milan, Italy in the Fall of 2018.
Jessica Davis is the founder of her multi-faceted design studio Atelier Davis, and creative director of the innovative hardware brand Nest Studio. With an Art History degree from Princeton University and a Master’s in Interior Design from The New England School of Art and Design, Jessica offers a creative vision that spans across interiors and product with influences found in historic and contemporary art and architecture.
Jessica’s Chinese-American heritage, multitude of travels, and years living in Asia, Australia and the United States influence her design process, as she aims to devise spaces that tell a story about their inhabitants and the way they live. With offices in Atlanta and New Jersey, her work spans hospitality projects, residential new-builds, and restorations.
Through the Nest Studio brand, and Atelier Davis studio, she has supported fellow working mothers, and socially-conscious manufacturers and suppliers to create inspiring hardware, and interiors. As a founding member of AAPI Design Alliance, she hopes to bring awareness to this community of artisans, fellow designers, and industry peers.
Ashley Avrea Cathey, founder and principal of Avrea and Company, has been active in the design industry for over 20 years. Ashley is a native of Dallas,Texas, initially representing a portfolio of local clients that has grown into significant design assignments throughout the country.
The firm embraces a uniquely American style, modern sensibilities coupled with everyday practicality. "We have an understanding that our client is always right--right in the center of knowing--that our firm will never veer from the collaboration and interpretation that yields their vision and expectation," confirms Ashley. That mantra continues to ensure a delivery of an expected--creatively blended with the unexpected--success.
Ashley received an undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and continued her education at the New York School of Interior Design. She worked for premier firms in both New York and Dallas prior to launching her own company in 2005. Initially serving local clients, the firm has evolved into representing clients in a variety of style as well as locale--mountain homes from Colorado to Montana, luxury apartments in New York City, resort communities in Florida and many others.
BEAUTY IS ABUNDANT
Los Angeles native, Leah Alexander, founded her Atlanta and LA-based firm, Beauty Is Abundant, after almost a decade working in the Design industry in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami.
Since 2018, the firm, which offers full-service Interior Design, from new construction to renovations and complete cosmetic updates, has participated in celebrated showhouses including Architectural Digest + Black Interior Designers Network's The Iconic Home in 2020. The firm's work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Forbes, HGTV.com, Apartment Therapy and more.
A devout yogi, and touch and go vegan, Alexander loves reading, traveling, visiting museums around the world and championing systemic changes that foster inclusivity and equality.
Blaire Designs is a Nashville-based full-service, boutique interior design firm specializing in residential design. Our team offers a broad range of design services, comprehensive in nature, regardless of the scope. With our distinctive approach to our process, we strive to make the undertaking of creating a home one that is enjoyable for our clients. Our firm is known for a body of work that perfectly balances timeless design with pieces that represent modern living. We understand the beautiful chaos of real life, and believe that well executed design, along with functionality, can truly enhance one’s way of living.
Blaire Murfree is a Tennessee native and graduate of Harpeth Hall and Vanderbilt University where her diverse interests pushed her to study both the arts and the sciences. Blaire’s attention to detail along with her love for fine art, stunning textiles and the juxtaposition of pattern, texture and color sets her design aesthetic apart from her counterparts. With a strong appreciation for timeless design and love of the contemporary arts, Blaire prides herself on creating modernly traditional spaces that are uniquely tailored to the aesthetic and desires of her clients. When not at work, you can find Blaire chasing after her 3 young children or jogging and house stalking with her 2 large dogs.
Born and raised in Rome, Alessandra has called Chicago home for 30+ years. She acquired her love of classical beauty from her Italian upbringing and those roots still speak to her soul today. She believes living well involves comfort, elegance and a touch of whimsical and she interjects this in her wide spectrum of projects.
With her infectious energy and tireless work ethic, Alessandra personally oversees each design project from offices in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Her designs are anchored by classical details, rich colors, patterns and textures, paired with antique and custom furnishings, modern and European art, and distinctive accessories.
Alessandra has authored the book, New Classic Interiors (Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 2009) which illuminates her design ideals and is a visual delight for the reader. She is currently working on a second book which will showcase more of her iconic interiors.
Her work has been featured in countless magazines, including Architectural Digest, Town & Country, The New York Times, Veranda, and Elle Décor. She has been recognized within the industry with awards from House Beautiful Master Class and won designer of the year from the Merchandise Mart in 2016. Inspiration comes from all facets of Alessandra’s life including, design, art, nature, travel, and culture and she continually seeks knowledge and explores new ideals.
Byron Risdon LLC is a full service, boutique interior design firm offering comprehensive services for residential and commercial clients. Each project is uniquely approached to create spaces reflective of the individual. The firm prides itself on curating timeless, modern, and classic spaces that are both functional and refined.
Originally from South Carolina Byron launched his Washington, DC based design studio in 2016 after working as a designer for many years in New York City.
His first project landed him in Home & Design’s “Hot Talent” feature. Additionally, Byron has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, HGTV, Modern Luxury and Aspire magazine.
Byron’s style is inspired by his love of travel and interiors he has seen around the world
CHRISTINA KIM INTERIOR DESIGN
Christina Kim is the principal designer and owner of Christina Kim Interior Design, a New Jersey-based firm specialized in the ground up construction of modern beach homes. Once an aspiring actress, her obsession with design and innate curiosity lead her to the world of interiors. Her work is influenced by the scenes in LA, NYC and Paris. She is guided by her design education, travels and a lifetime of training her eye. In her spare time, she hunts for vintage treasures! Christina leads a busy life in the Jersey shore town of Manasquan with her husband and four children.
Christopher Peacock began his career in London during the early eighties, working at Terence Conran’s furniture store in London. After accepting an offer to work in the US he traveled first to Boston Mass, where he worked as a designer at the Boston Design Center and then continued his career in New York City working as a kitchen designer at the Architects and Design building.
He launched Christopher Peacock Cabinetry in 1992, beginning with a single kitchen display inside a small store in Greenwich, CT. The vignette drew the attention of architects, designers and a discerning clientele. The Christopher Peacock cabinetry brand soon proved its worth, quickly establishing itself as the paradigm of beautiful hand-crafted classic British cabinetry, but made to order in the USA. By owning and operating the showrooms and production facility the quality control and high standards were always under his control.
Since those early days many distinctive showrooms have been opened throughout the USA and Europe, with locations in Greenwich, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, New York City, Short Hills, Dallas, Nashville, and in Cannes, Cote D’Azur, France as well as Jakarta, Indonesia.
The company philosophy has always been to produce handcrafted cabinetry of the highest quality, using the finest materials and offering an unparalleled level of professional service to its clientele.
FISHER WEISMAN BRUGIONI/FISHER WEISMAN COLLECTION
The hallmark of Fisher Weisman Brugioni, as described in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, is “drop dead, big city chic.” Andrew Fisher, Jeffry Weisman and Bryn Brugioni blend unbridled imagination and a unique artistic sensibility with a highly-restrained design approach and attention to detail. The interiors and furnishings they conceive are individual, enduring, and memorable.
Andrew Fisher earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in metal arts, drawing, and sculpture at the California College of the Arts and went on to design interiors with John Hallock, create fantasy installations with Tony Duquette, and establish himself as a fine artist with a loyal following. Jeffry Weisman earned a Bachelor’s degree in Design and an MBA at Stanford. After designing corporate interiors at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Gensler, he established his own practice to develop and license product designs with Charles Pfister, later expanding into residential interiors.
Andrew and Jeffry joined forces in 2000, founding their eponymous design firm, Fisher Weisman, where they continue to create a wide range of memorable interiors, furniture and lighting. Their first employee was Bryn Brugioni, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture at the California College of the Arts as well. After ten years as senior designer at Fisher Weisman, Bryn opened her own design firm where she continued to create extraordinary interiors for a loyal following. In 2019, she returned to the firm as a partner in what is now named Fisher Weisman Brugioni.
A native of New Orleans, Chad Graci crafts thoughtful and glamorously approachable design. Drawing upon the influence of his architectural and landscape design background, Chad has an innate understanding of order and the relationship and interplay between furniture, fabrics and accessories. This is further accentuated by his keen eye for juxtaposing high style antiques with vintage finds and modern pieces. The result is a rich, collected look.
Chad received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Louisiana State University and attended the New York School of Interior Design. His work with leading designers David Easton, the late Greg Jordan and Michael Carbine helped to develop his signature interiors and honed his personal style. Although Chad has lived and worked around the world, his heart belongs to New Orleans and, in 2009, he returned to his hometown to found Graci Interiors. "After six years of living in New York, the draw to head down South was too great to resist," he explains. "I was ready to branch out on my own, in a place that I have always loved. New Orleans, in all its dysfunctional, beautiful glory, was the perfect homecoming for me. It was a chance to bring my New York decorating experience and know-how home to a place that was used to traditional, southern style."
Chad has developed a devoted following for his richly layered interiors and taught Design Studio at the Louisiana State University. His is work can be found across the country in locales such as Indianapolis, Boston, Houston, Mississippi and New Orleans.
HAROLD LEIDNER COMPANY
The Harold Leidner Company has custom-designed and built amazing pools, gardens, landscapes, and outdoor living spaces for some of the most luxurious properties in Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Dallas, Fort Worth, Westover Hills, and Westlake for more than three decades.
30 years ago, the Dallas landscape architects at Harold Leidner Company began with the idea that the exteriors they designed were best built by the designers of those exteriors — and for good reason. Architects are university-trained and state-licensed to understand the aesthetics of design and the details of construction. The same goes for Landscape Architects.
We do not sell our architectural plans for other contractors to install. And, we do not take a fee to manage those contractors that we did not hire. We build, manage, account, and guarantee every aspect of the projects that we design. And for a good reason. For example, it's common to see construction issues or questions arise that only the architect can answer. We know there are times that these contractors will make those decisions without consulting the architect. Our experience has shown that those decisions can cause long-lasting problems.
HUMA SULAIMAN DESIGN
Huma Sulaiman Design studio is an award winning full service boutique Interior Architecture & Design studio based out of Southern California. Since its inception in 2011, Huma Sulaiman Design has completed numerous projects locally and internationally. Huma Sulaiman interiors are highly curated rather than decorated and we take pride in being fluent in both contemporary and traditional design. Each and every interior we design is unique as we take into consideration, the architecture and lifestyle of our clients. Our design aesthetics a direct translation of our creative directors extensive experiences of living and traveling around the globe from a very early age.
The studio has been honored to be featured in Architectural
Digest, ADPRO, Vogue, Luxe Interiors + Design, CA Home +Design, Interiors Design Magazine as well as many other reputable design publications and recently one of the window designers for the design event " Legends 2022".
Huma Sulaiman has been featured with some of the distinguished women architects an
d designers in the publication of “Women in Design” for Interior Design magazine in 2020 and in 2021 in Interior Design Magazine's " Best in Design" publication. Some of the designer other awards includes-CA Home+ Design2020 design award, LUXE RED-Residential Excellence in Design Award 2019 and NKBA Design Contest Award 2019.
The studio has recently participated at the " Desert Oasis"
showhouse in Palm Springs, California that completed in March, 2022.
Huma Sulaiman is a member of the Leaders of Design Council group.
ISABEL LADD INTERIORS
Isabel thrives on creating homes saturated in a kaleidoscope of meticulously layered patterns and colors. An intuitive and enthusiastic designer who loves color, pattern, and textures, and has honed her skills over the last 7 years, working nonstop. Isabel calls her signature look "Curated Maximalism:" an intelligent yet intuitive layering of colorful elements that all relate to and build upon one another while intentionally playing with a mix of high and low pieces.
Isabel was born in Brazil and moved with her family to raise horses in Kentucky. After graduating, she found her footing in the thriving Los Angeles fashion world and the maximalist was born! Her work in the fashion and textile industry instilled a love of fabrics and prints, which segued into a love of interiors.
In 2015 she started her design firm. Soon after, a local interior + lifestyle publication showcased Isabel's home, which strongly emphasized having a well-decorated home, even with little kids bobbing about, curious to touch every object and alluring fabrics and wallpapers. This article served as Isabel's debut as a Lexington-based interior designer, and immediately after that, Isabel's business took off. The combination of contagious energy, the ability to work within budgets, and designing for active family lives has made her a go-to designer for young families in Kentucky and beyond.
LC Studio, a design firm based in New York and Palm Beach, represents the collaboration between partners, Lance Scott and Cecily Waud; creating boldly curated luxury with a fanciful sense of modernism. Prior to launching LC Studio, the partners worked at the esteemed firm of David Kleinberg Design Associates, where Lance was a partner with 16 years of tenure and Cecily trained ASA decorator.
Building on her foundation of art and interior design, Cecily’s aesthetic incorporates her love of travel, architecture, and fashion. Her dedication to these disciplines led her to become a member of Vogue100 as well as the young boards of The Norton Museum, Second Stage Theater, Young Collectors Council at the Guggenheim, and the School of American Ballet.
Grounded in bold, yet sophisticated design, Lance has created inspired spaces from Manhattan to Aspen. Throughout his celebrated career, his work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Galerie, Veranda, Luxe, numerous books, and most recently, in Interior Design. Living between New York City and Palm Beach, the partners of LC Studio are currently working on an Upper East Side townhouse, a 5th Avenue family apartment, a storied 1920s country home, and the renovation of a regency home in Palm Beach.
LUCINDA LOYA INTERIORS
Lucinda Loya is a woman known for her innovation, impeccable style, tasteful designs, and great passion for the arts and philanthropy.
As principal of Lucinda Loya Interiors, she has built a name for herself from the ground-up. The internationally-published, award-winning firm is led by her inspired vision and originality. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, it has become one of the most sought-after design firms due to her unique talent and exuberant attitude. Lucinda has cultivated her ability to think “out of the box”-- and this attitude is the foundation of her project development approach. By welcoming character through clever finishes, art, and antiques, she applies her own twist to a classic style to create rooms that take on personality.
With a flair of her own and a confidence to match, Lucinda has extraordinary taste when it comes to her craft, staying sensible yet enthusiastic when working with clients. Always on the cutting edge, she can unite budget-conscious pieces with high-end art, creating a poetic symphony. Lucinda’s playful sense of humor benefits well in decorating as it adds charm and individuality to the composition, even in the smallest, most unexpected places. Her level of sophistication is second-to-none and her dazzle is invigorating.
In both residential and commercial projects, Lucinda’s work showcases the belief that art and design are something to be experienced, not just admired. Lucinda’s trademark “eclectic” high-end style has graced the covers of the world’s foremost design and décor publications, such as AD Style, Marie Claire, House Beautiful, Interiors Magazine, The NY Post, Better Homes Magazine, New York Cottages and Gardens, The Wall Street Journal, The NY Times, and many other
Natasha Baradaran is the founder and creative visionary behind Natasha Baradaran Interior Design.
Inspired by her multicultural background, her work fuses European design traditions, Middle Eastern arts, and the laid-back luxury of Southern California living.
Born in Los Angeles, Natasha received her Bachelors of Arts degree from USC, her Master of Arts degree from Columbia University, and attended UCLA's School of Interior Design. Natasha started her career at the renowned firm Wilson and Associates, where as a senior designer she designed numerous high-end hospitality projects around the world, including luxury hotels, five-star restaurants, spas and corporate offices.
In 2020, Baradaran debuted her first capsule textile collection, accompanied with a campaign by celebrated photographer Ruven Afanador. A covetable line that unravels traditional gender norms and begs to be appointed. Baradaran, the ever-evolving creative spirit, mines her hobbies for inspiration. “Flamenco dancing is a secret passion of mine,” she says, “In my classes, dancers wear these tremendously powerful, flowing lace skirts—the performance is equal parts sensuality and power, and I see this collection as an extension of that."
Baradaran resides in Beverly Hills with her husband, a real estate attorney, and two daughters. They continue to maintain a summer home in Italy, where she enjoys traveling with her family as well as visiting her favorite antique stores.
M + M INTERIOR DESIGN
M + M stands for Martin and Meardon. Leslie Martin and Kim Meardon are sisters who are passionate about creating homes rooted in traditional design yet feel current and approachable. With nine children between the two of them they are always keeping in mind that a home can look incredible and still remain functional.
Recently named one of Traditional Home’s Rising stars of 2021, the pair has tackled projects from coast to coast resulting in a portfolio that is dynamic and timeless. With bold designs that employ color and pattern with effortless ease, the interiors of M + M Interior Design have been described as polished, traditional and sophisticated.
Leslie's background is in design and marketing and Kim brings expertise in both luxury real estate and fashion merchandising.
Noel Pittman Design is a full-service interior design firm based in Dallas, Texas. After completing her Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture at Pratt Institute, Noel worked with her mother, a fellow residential interior designer in Los Angeles. Upon completion of several large projects in California, Noel moved and established her company in Dallas.
Approaching each project with the client’s individuality and lifestyle in mind, Noel believes a home should reflect the people that live in it. Noel mixes new, antiques, and custom pieces to create timeless, one-of-a-kind interiors. Recently featured in Veranda Magazine, Noel’s home in Los Angeles showcases her unique point of view and personal style
PATRICIA MCLEAN INTERIORS
Founded by Patricia McLean in 1985, Patricia McLean Interiors, Inc. is located in Atlanta in the heart of Buckhead. Considered a true, traditional designer, Patricia specializes in the customization of paint colors, finishes and fabrics and layering of antiques and accessories. Guiding clients architecturally through construction to ensure the “bones” are correct for furniture placement and flow is paramount to her design philosophy.
A graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in furnishings and interiors, Patricia was selected to restore the Georgia governor's mansion ballroom. In addition, she has been featured in the Cashiers, North Carolina Designer Showhouse and the Atlanta Symphony Associates' Decorators' Show House for many years, earning a 2010 American Society of Interior Designers Design Excellence Award for her work at The St. Regis Atlanta Residences. Patricia has since designed two residence model homes and the retail shop for The St. Regis Atlanta. She also received the Institute of Classical Architecture's 2009 Philip Shutze Residential Interior Design Award for her interior design of a classic, Regency-styled custom home.
Patricia is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Her speaking engagements include the UGA Alumni Association, the Cathedral Antiques Show, the Antiquarian Society of Gadsden, Alabama, the Atlanta History Center, Luxury Portfolio Group and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center show rooms. She studied abroad and travels for inspiration but considers herself a true American designer. She takes an organic approach to the design process bringing her refined taste, fresh approach, vast resources and joie de vivre to each project.
PROJECT AZ is a residential design studio dedicated to crafting modern and functional spaces. Named AD50 2022, one of Architectural Digest Middle East’s top 50 Designers, Ahmad was also profiled by the leading online marketplace 1stDibs Introspective Magazine as a “Designer to Watch”.
As lead designer, Ahmad AbouZanat’s approach focuses on learning about his clients’ lifestyles and applying modern solutions to create new spaces for them.
The studio started in New York City in 2017, a product of passion for design and 10 years of extensive learning through a career that took place in multiple architectural and design firms around the world. PROJECT AZ completed projects in New York, Tenessee, Washington DC, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Ahmad served as a jury member for the 2021 Identity Magazine Design Awards alongside international panel of jurors.
PROJECT AZ has been featured in many prominent publications including Interior Design magazine, Architectural Digest, Identity magazine, and more presses.
SHELLY JOHNSTONE DESIGN
Shelley Johnstone, an acclaimed interior designer and tastemaker, is the owner of her eponymous design firm, with a studio and showroom in Lake Forest, IL. She has been nationally recognized for her elegant European-influenced Interiors with a fresh modern twist. Her work has been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Chicago Magazine, Luxe, The New York Times, ArchDigest.com, Veranda.com, and Tory Daily. In addition, she has been named to the Luxe “Gold” List multiple times and recognized as a “Next Wave” interior designer by House Beautiful. She is the co-author of A Loving Table, an entertaining book highlighting traditions and tastemakers around the world. Shelley and her team have worked on projects from Rhode Island to Florida, London, Dallas, and Chicago. Shelley divides her time between Lake Forest, IL and Naples, FL, with her husband and 5 children.
SCHOOLER, KELLOGG AND COMPANY
The Schooler Kellogg team includes six dedicated designers and support staff. The firm provides expertise in all aspects of interior design, including interior furniture drawings, construction consultation and historical research when appropriate. Schooler, Kellogg & Company oversees all custom furniture fabrication, upholstery, curtains and antique selection giving the smallest detail the greatest respect.
Projects vary in both scope and style, ranging from small neighborhood renovations to grand scale construction. The firm’s philosophy includes matching the elements of fine design with each clients’ individual needs, tastes and lifestyles.
Ann Schooler, owner of Schooler, Kellogg & Co., began her career leading groups to England and Virginia to study the great houses of Britain and their influence on American decorative arts. The groups included lecturers from Christies and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She studied at the Parsons School of Design summer abroad program in Paris. Her interior design career has continued forover30 years and includes projects throughout the United States and abroad.
Mrs. Schooler has been published in Southern Accents, Veranda, and several other publications. Early in her career she was chosen as one of the four best decorators under the age of forty by Southern Accents magazine. She is also the owner of Wolf Hall Antiques. From its 10,000 SF showroom in the Dallas Design District, Wolf Hall offers a wide breadth of furniture, decorative objects, and art dating from the 17ththrough the mid-20thcenturies.