2018 Kips Bay decorator Show House Designers

 

 

Sasha Bikoff

New York born interior designer Sasha Bikoff is known for her balanced understanding of design, flawless execution, and technical knowhow sculpted from her vast worldly exploits and experiences. Bikoff ’s style is heavily influenced by the multicultural flavors of her hometown, New York City, and from her experiences traveling abroad. Sasha studied at George Washington University and the American University in Paris with a background in Fine Arts and Art History. Upon graduation, she began her career at Chelsea’s Gagosian Gallery where she worked for three years before establishing her own interior design firm, Sasha Bikoff Interior Design. Her first big project that put her on the map was designing an apartment in the famed Dakota. Since then, Sasha has been dubbed the ‘interior designer for the young & wealthy’ by the New York Times and the "go-to decorator for Manhattan's well-heeled millennial set" by the New York Post. Her aesthetic is 18th century French Rococo mixed with 1960's Space Age Modern, 1970's French Modernism and 1980's Italian Memphis Milano, which she executes with bright and colorful fabrics and rare antiques. It is a combination that highlights the best of the best from the coveted aesthetics of New York, the Hamptons, Miami, Palm Beach, and Palm Springs.

 

She is also known for finding and sourcing vintage and antique items from around the world which she reupholsters in couture fashion fabrics like Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana and Oscar de la Renta and sells on her website. From a screenplay writer’s “Barbie Dream House” to a “Game of Thrones meets Old New York” theme, Sasha’s projects are both worldly and eclectic. 

Sasha has participated in many industry events including DIFFA, the Lenox Hill Gala, and both Holiday Houses (Hamptons and NYC

Alessandra Branca

Born and raised in Rome, Alessandra Branca learned at an early age that classical beauty is meant to be intermingled with everyday life.  She believes that living well also involves comfort, elegance and a dose of humor – whether it’s a beach house in the islands, a Colorado ranch, a first home for a young family or a sophisticated New York apartment.

Alessandra founded her design firm over 25 years ago and today is widely known for fusing the chic workmanship of a couturier with energy and practicality in all she designs.  In addition to her residential work, Alessandra has embraced commercial projects ranging from clubs to restaurants to hotel suites.  She has developed fabric, furniture and tabletop collections as well.  Her work has been published in ­­Architectural Digest, Departures, Town and Country, the New York Times, Veranda and Elle Décor, among others, and her awards and honors include Elle Décor’s A List every year since 2011, House Beautiful’s Master Class and won the Interior Designer of the Year Award 2016 from the Chicago Merchandise Mart.  With over 49,500 followers on Instagram, her singular point of view on design, art, travel, culture and all things chic makes her one of the most popular tastemakers in the field today. She is the author of New Classic Interiors (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009) and is presently hard at work on her next book.

Clive Christian

Founded in 1978, Clive Christian is the British luxury interiors and perfume company, with craftsmanship and creativity at its heart and a passion for transforming the expected into the extraordinary. For 40 years Clive Christian interiors has been synonymous
with great British craftsmanship. Credited with the creation of the statement luxury kitchen, Clive Christian style now goes through every room in luxury residences worldwide.

 

The business has enjoyed considerable commercial and critical success during its 40 year history, but 2018 will see significant plans realized to ensure continued growth and quality. The company will launch its London Design Studio in Mayfair, London and new Free-standing Furniture ranges designed to complement the fitted cabinetry designs and showcase the skills of our workshop & design team in Lancashire, England.

Jamie Drake

Drake/Anderson, led by award-winning designers Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, creates sophisticated interiors that are luxurious, refined and always have a touch of the unexpected. Dynamic eclecticism is the hallmark of the New York-based firm, whose work forges a perfect balance between timelessness and today. Drake and Anderson bring their respective takes on glamour, curation, and elegance to bear in a range of luxurious residential and commercial projects. Drake is known for his fearless approach to color as well as his fashion-conscious sensibility. Anderson is lauded for his layered approach to interiors and the confidence with which he juxtaposes a variety of historic periods from the design continuum.

 

Drake/Anderson recently has completed elegant, polished interiors in many of Manhattan’s “it” buildings—including One57 and the Baccarat—and currently is working on residences in Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard as well as in Malibu, Bermuda, London, Texas, Arizona and more. The firm has achieved the highest awards and accolades in the industry, including the prestigious Architectural Digest AD100 list, the Elle Decor A-List, Interior Design magazine's Hall of Fame, and more.

Dan Fink

Dan Fink is the founder and principal designer of Dan Fink Studio, an interior design firm with a broad interest in history, art and new American living. Dan started the firm in San Francisco in 2010, designing homes for Silicon Valley’s elite, after graduating from Stanford and spending several years in the technology industry.

Dan’s work spans both high-end residential and commercial projects in New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Maui and New Zealand. Dan’s classic, modern and heartfelt approach to design has quickly propelled him into high standing within the interiors community. Dan was named an AD100 designer in 2017. Dan recently partnered with husband, Thomas O’Brien, on a new venture with the opening of Copper Beech, a home furnishings and specialty food store located in Bellport, NY.

Alexa Hampton

In 1998, upon Mark Hampton’s death, his daughter, fellow designer Alexa Hampton, took over the ownership and design leadership of the world famous firm. She has completed of 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. She is a perennial member of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and House Beautiful’s Top Designer. In recent years, Hampton received an honorary PhD from Moore College of Art and Design, was awarded Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Female Award, Connecticut Cottage & Gardens’ Design Innovator Award and the Hyland Award for Interior Design. She was the first woman to receive the Design Icon Award in 2013. In 2015, Hampton was honored with the Visionary Woman Award by Moore College. The New York School of Interior Design presented Hampton with an honorary PhD in May of 2016.

 

Hampton has a growing stable of acclaimed products for the home. These include fabrics and trims for Kravet Inc., furniture for Hickory Chair Co. and Kravet, carpets for Stark Carpet, lighting for Visual Comfort & Co., and mantels for Chesney’s.  Hampton debuted her new accessories line with Maitland Smith in 2015. In 2016, Alexa Hampton was named spokesperson and Creative Director for themine.com, a division of Lowe’s, where she guides the product offerings. Hampton is the author of two critically praised books: The Language of Interior Design, and Decorating in Detail. Hampton posts on facebook, twitter, and pinterest under Alexa Hampton Inc. and frequently lectures on design around the country and internationally.

Michael Herold

Michael Herold specializes primarily in residential interior design, with project locations throughout the United States. Michael is an accomplished interior designer whose work is published in many top shelter magazine publications including House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Traditional Home, The New York Times, NY Cottage & Gardens and Hamptons Cottage & Gardens. His interiors have also been featured by Architectural Digest.com, Forbes, NBC LXTV, Vogue, and the E! Network.  Regarded as one of America's top young interior designers by House Beautiful magazine, Michael Herold has designed residences for a range of notable clients including Wall Street executives; the nation's best Neurosurgeons as well as one of the top super models of the world, Joan Smalls

 

Michael has always been proud to support many charitable organizations through his work as an interior designer.  He was selected as one of the featured designers at the prestigious 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House and has also designed spaces for the Hampton Designer Showhouse and the nationally acclaimed "Project Design" at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.  He has also been a proud participant in numerous showhouses in Princeton in support of the Junior League

Philip Mitchell

Philip Mitchell Design was established in 2002, after Philip had previously worked for two of Canada’s largest interior design firms. PMD is a full-service firm with offices in Toronto and New York, and places a special emphasis on customization and appreciation of detail. Philip’s approach is modern yet understated, with a relaxed “people-ready” ambiance, refined color palette, cultivated aesthetic and distinctive, casually elegant style.

 

His reputation for being a hands-on, energetic and passionate project leader is one he earns over and over. With an almost encyclopedic knowledge of design architecture, art, textiles and historical reference, collaborating on projects of any scale becomes an unforgettable journey that clients all over the world crave. The client's personality and own style emerge from the process Philip leads, resulting in warm, inviting, comfortable living spaces; interiors that combine form, function and balance with a gracefully edited selection of fine furnishings, art and accessories.

Juan Montoya

Juan Montoya is one of the most acclaimed and prolific interior designers in the world today. Juan Montoya was born and spent his early years in Colombia. After studying architecture in Bogotá, he moved to New York where he graduated from Parsons School of Design. Following two years of work and study in Paris and Milan, he returned to New York, where he founded the design business he has presided over since. His firm specializes in residential and contract interior design, with projects located throughout the United States and Internationally. A member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame, a recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, Star of Design Award, and the Legends Award from Pratt Institute. His contributions to the field of interior design are widely recognized. He is also included in AD100 since its inaugural list, AD Collector (France) top 100, AD 30 Deans of Design and a Grand Master on Elle Decor's A-list.

 

A truly original thinker, Juan Montoya is not wedded to a particular style or period. Initially labeled a minimalist, his work has evolved dramatically since he first came to the public's attention. The great diversity found in Juan Montoya’s work notwithstanding, it is possible to trace elements that constitute the Montoya look in all his interiors. The exquisite juxtaposition of textures, colors and volumes, together with thoughtful attention to shadows, scale and spatial quality, result in interiors that exude refinement and elegant simplicity. Through the careful placement of objects, that often reflect his interest in a variety of cultures, Montoya enhances the qualities of a room or of an entire apartment or house.

Wesley Moon

My signature is a home which represents the essence of the owner, augmented by my expertise and ability to edit and curate from all periods of design. My work does not seek to surprise, but rather to deliver a residence that functions specifically for my clients' needs and preferences while also reflecting their level of comfort. This philosophy, combined with my architect's sensibility and my passion for design, decoration, and detail, ensures that each project is completely unique and custom-designed on an individual basis. I studied architecture at Georgia Tech, followed by a degree in interior design, before moving to New York City from my native Atlanta. After a decade of working with two premier design firms in Manhattan, as well as developing residential communities with Martha Stewart, I opened the doors to Wesley Moon, Inc. in 2008. My expertise encompasses all aspects of interior design and decoration, including architecture and construction management, as well as custom furnishings, millwork, and textiles. My vast network of resources includes top craftspeople and artisans, time-tested contractors and installers, contemporary decorative arts galleries, and esteemed antiques dealers worldwide.

 

I know that my client’s happiness is the cornerstone of my referral-based business; my staff and I place equal importance on creating beautiful rooms and on providing excellent client service. The passion I feel for what I do reveals itself in every step of the creative and collaborative process of design, resulting in homes my clients and their families love. 

David Netto

David grew up in New York surrounded by taste and people talking about it, which for a young person was both a good and a bad thing (his father owned the fabric house Cowtan & Tout). From an early age, he was interested in architecture, furniture, cars, and the history of each. Since dropping out of Harvard Architecture School and founding his studio in New York in 2000, he has specialized in residential decoration in no particular style. It might be said that David’s work is known for trying to bring to modernism a touch of warmth and personality, and to traditionalism young energy and a dash of the exotic. For a project to be successful he believes in the importance of getting the architecture right, but that good decoration should also be a portrait of the person who lives there. His projects have been published in Vogue, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, and Veranda, as well as several books. 

 

In 2002 David launched NettoCollection, a pioneering line of modern children’s furniture which channeled the style and beauty of pieces from the 1930’s and 50’s to lift the aesthetics of a whole industry. As a writer on the history of architecture and design, from 2010-2012 he worked as contributing design editor to the Wall Street Journal. Since 2012 he has done so for T, the New York Times Style Magazine and presently writes the Case Studies column for Town & Country. David Netto Design LLC (with studio director Lily Dierkes) is now active in LA with projects on both the east and west coasts. David lives with his wife Elizabeth and two daughters in a small but dazzling Neutra house—which started as a portrait of its owners but is now more a portrait of their children—in Silver Lake, and welcomes your interest.

Mario Niviera

Nievera Williams Design is one of the leading landscape architecture firms in the country. Mario Nievera and his partner Keith Williams design and develop diverse landscapes for residential estates, community parks, and corporate and institutional properties, both nationally and abroad. The work has been recognized in many national and international design publications, and his firm has earned numerous awards and recognitions for their superlative work. Mr. Nievera is a Fellow of The American Society of Landscape Architects. 

Barbara Ostrom

Barbara Ostrom Associates is a nationally recognized Interior Design firm known for creating jaw dropping traditional interiors with a unique and eclectic style. She brings an ordinary room to life with beautiful colors and unusual objects that reflect the personal taste of the homeowner. Regarded as an expert in the design of classical mouldings and architectural woodworking, she transforms bland new construction into a timeless classic. Barbara Ostrom Associates has designed the residences of a number of prominent clients; the late President and Mrs. Richard Nixon, New Jersey Senator and Mrs. Gerald Cardinale, former NY Giant, now talk show host, Michael Strahan, musician Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran, music mogul/entrepreneur Russell Simmons and former wife Kimora Lee, to name a few. The firm covers both commercial and residential design all over the country.

 

Barbara has appeared on Good Morning America, Rolonda, Martha Stewart Specials and “Find” with the Keno Brothers.  She will soon be seen in future episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City as an interior design consultant for Sonja Morgan. Barbara Ostrom Associates can be seen in both national and international magazines, as well as in interior design coffee table books. Barbara has recently released her own book, “Curtain Up”, Thirty Years of Spectacular Showhouse Rooms, published by Pointed Leaf Press. Barbara Ostrom Associates is located at 133 West 22nd Street, Suite 5D in New York City.

Charles Pavarini, III

Pavarini’s extensive experience as Interior Designer, Set Designer, Author, Product Designer, coupled with his extraordinary creativity have made him a trend-setting Interior Designer, fluent in many styles of design.  Recognized by the interior design community for his hand in both Residential and Commercial Architectural Interior Design, his work is consistently highlighted with intricate lighting design elements and brilliant technological innovation.  His design sensibility typically incorporates an International Style based in Classicism and a theatrical component in less-than typical ways.  His firm, Pavarini Design, Recipient of 26 design awards including an Interior Design Best of Year Award, a LUMEN Award, IFDA’s Circle of Excellence Award for Interior Design, a CODA Works Award and the coveted International Property Award for Residential Design of the Americas, confirms his influence and leadership within the Interior Design Profession.

 

Philanthropy, public service, and industry influence have been hallmarks of his career having sat on the board of directors of the Designer’s Lighting Forum of New York for over 28 years, chaired the Kips Bay Designer Committee for 8 years, spear-headed the Kips Bay Dinner Dance Events for 13 years, served on the Home-Design Sub-Committee for the Bailey House Auction for 4 years, served on the board of trustees of the Summer Theatre of New Canaan, as well as maintained participatory roles as member of the ASID NY Metro Chapter, the IIDA Southwest Chapter, and the IFDA NY Chapter.

Katie Ridder

As Architectural Digest observed, Katie Ridder’s “interiors are a richly layered extravaganza of exotic patterns and bright hues, peppered with venerable antiques.” Katie Ridder’s extraordinary dexterity with palettes of primary and secondary colors, her playful approach to mixing antiques and modern pieces, and her eye for unusual decorative accents have all established her as a leading, and singular, figure in the world of interior design. Clients from Switzerland to Virginia have commissioned her to design the interiors of spaces as varied as Japanese pavilions, Palm Beach estates, Park Avenue apartments, and downtown lofts.  Katie has expanded her reach by creating a wallpaper and fabric line, represented at Holland & Sherry showrooms throughout the country, as well as in Europe. Ridder’s work has been published in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, THE NEW YORK TIMES, ELLE DÉCOR, TOWN & COUNTRY, HOUSE & GARDEN, DOMINO, and HOUSE BEAUTIFUL.  ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, ELLE DÉCOR and HOUSE BEAUTIFUL have featured her projects on their covers. She has appeared on the “Top 100” list of designers for HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, ELLE DÉCOR, and NEW YORK MAGAZINE.  

 

Katie’s first book ROOMS was published by Vendome Press in 2011 and is in its third printing. A House in the Country—Ridder’s second book, co-authored with her husband, architect Peter Pennoyer--has graced three AMAZON best-sellers lists. Katie’s design work extends to her involvement with many groups. She is currently a member of The Friends of Horticulture at Wave Hill and the Horticultural Committee at the New York Botanical Garden.

Scott Sanders

Designer Scott Sanders was truly born into the interior design world; both his father and grandfather were residential builders and developers in his hometown of Piqua, OH. After graduating from the Parsons School of Design, he began his professional career at Ralph Lauren. There, Sanders led the company's interior design department, transforming residences of clients in California, Florida, New York, Connecticut and Paris. In 2000, he opened Scott Sanders LLC, a full-service design firm specializing in bespoke residential interiors, with a distinguished portfolio that includes homes in New York, Florida, New Jersey, Colorado, Arizona and California.

 

Sanders is also the author of two books, The Insider Guide to the Lord Baltimore Hotel and Baltimore, Too, and "Picture Perfect: Designing the New American Family Home.” This marks his second appearance at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. In 2012, he designed a “Cabana in the Sky” for one of Kips Bay’s more unique show houses, staged in 2 adjoining duplex apartments with private outdoor swimming pools in a 40-story condominium tower.

Mark D. Sikes

Mark D. Sikes is an esteemed interior designer working on projects throughout the United States.  He is known for creating beautiful and timeless interiors that embody an indoor/outdoor lifestyle.  Mark has a talent for mixing American and European, traditional and modern, and new and old sensibilities. In Fall 2016 Mark released his first book—Beautiful, All American Decorating and Timeless Style—which quickly made the New York Times Best Seller List.   The Director Nancy Meyers wrote in the book’s forward, this is a book that shows design lovers “how classic can look fresh, how style and comfort go hand in hand.” 

 

In addition to his design projects, Mark has a fabric collection with Schumacher, a rug collection with Merida, a furniture collection with Henredon, and a wicker collection with Soane Britain​.   Mark’s design projects and product lines have been published in an array of publications ranging from ​House Beautiful to ​Veranda, Elle Decor​ and Architectural Digest. Mark is working on his new book with Rizzoli, and his latest collection with Schumacher is coming out Spring 2018. In addition, Mark has a lighting, tabletop and bedding collections debuting later this year. 

Stefan Steil

Stefan Steil was born and raised in Germany and his involvement in the world of design began in fashion. He is an award-winning master craftsman in tailoring and pattern making. In 1999, he moved to New York to pursue a career in Interior Design. With a Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design, he founded Steilish Interiors and Architecture in 2012.

 

Stefan is also a faculty member at the New York School of Interior Design.The scope of his work extends from interior architecture and renovation to design and decoration for residential, retail and hospitality use. Stefan’s background in fashion design and tailoring informs his understanding of volume, scale, color, and texture. He approaches each design as a team effort, drawing inspiration from and collaborating with artisans, craftspeople and engineers.

Brian del Toro

After growing up on Long Island, NY and the Adirondacks in northern New York, Brian attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art, with course work in Florence, Italy, and Oxford, England. Upon graduation, he returned to New York City where he began working in interior design with some of the most prestigious firms in New York, including Parish Hadley Design Associates, David Kleinberg Design Associates Inc and Bunny Williams Inc.He started his own firm, Brian del Toro Inc in 2010. His work has appeared in multiple publications and books and he has previously participated in both the Kips Bay Show House and the Hampton Designer Show house. Brian has completed extensive projects all over the country and abroad. He lives in NYC and in the Adirondacks with his husband.

B. Andrew Torrey

Founded in 2013 after a successful career in real estate, B.A. Torrey is a New York City based interior design firm focusing on private residential and corporate commissions.  A cowboy at heart, Torrey grew up as a ranch hand on the outskirts of the original “lawless cowtown” of Dodge City, Kansas before moving to New York City.  

 

Recent and current projects include private homes in London, Beverly Hills, New York City, The Hamptons, and designing the Brooklyn Nets player’s lounge furnishings and layout at both The Barclays Center and The Official Brooklyn Nets Training Center. 

Marcia Tucker

Marcia Tucker Interiors is a Greenwich-based interior design firm fusing English elegance with contemporary European influences to create thoughtful and original concepts for each client project. A lover of beauty and symmetry— Marcia Tucker transforms homes into authentic living spaces radiating a classic richness and warmth— with the belief that color, shape, texture and light reveal organic landscapes within. Marcia is a meticulous planner with an enhanced sense of organization— producing consistent, customized design solutions in her signature style.

 

From concise concept boards and CAD drawings, through the buying process and final installation for a perfect fit in your home or office space— Marcia’s precision is reflected in the professionalism of her work. Born in Rio de Janeiro, and raised in San Francisco and New York City, Marcia’s passion for design led her to pursue a formal education at the KLC School of Interior Design in London where she graduated with honors. Among Marcia’s early inspirations was her family’s first home in Brazil— designed by renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, a pioneer in international modern architecture.

Bunny Williams

For three decades Bunny Williams Interior Design has built a legacy of superior design. Renowned for balancing refined beauty with welcoming livable appeal, the firm is widely recognized and championed as an industry leader. Rooted in long-lasting and valued relationships with clientele, Williams’ ability to mentor yet another generation of talented designers, alongside her newly named partner Elizabeth Swartz, firmly establishes her firm as one of the most important voices in the evolving history of design.

 

Williams is a member of the AD Hall of Fame, Elle Decor A-List, Interior Design magazine Hall of Fame and has served as the Chair of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House since 2012. Williams is also an accomplished businesswoman, entrepreneur, author of six books, and philanthropist.

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