The Careers of the Most Successful Interior Designers

Interior Designers

2Michaels

Founded by the identical twin sisters Jayne and Joan Michaels, 2Michaels L.L.C. is an Interior Design firm in New York City. Jayne and Joan Michaels have passion for modern design and architecture which started in Palm Springs, California. They were exposed to mid-century geniuses like Good Ponti and Franco Albini in Milan, Italy where it developed. The sensibility of their design went on to evolve at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) college in New York City and Parson’s School of Design, where they bagged degrees in Interior Design. Their interiors are effortless, timeless, and fresh. They have a knack for translating the desires and needs of every client into timeless, beautiful, and livable spaces using their expertise in 20th century Art and Design. 2Michaels has recently transitioned into luxury real estate ventures, and they worked with Pandiscio Co and Flank Architects in the interior design of a boutique residential complex called “The Abingdon.” According to reports, within nine months, all apartments were sold, each condo sold for $25million. Besides, 2Michaels had a collaboration with Pandiscio Co, Faena Group, and Foster + partners in 2014 on Faena House in Miami, which is currently under construction. The penthouse sold for a record-breaking $50million, and all other units have also been sold.

Alexa Hampton

Alexa Hampton is a famous interior designer; she owns and operates her interior design firm called Mark Hampton L.L.C. in New York City. She is known to also design licensed products through her company Alexa Hampton Inc within the home furnishings category. Alexa Hampton is the strategic partner, creative director and Brand Ambassador for the Mine, or formerly called ATGStores.com. She is a graduate of Brown University and then furthered to do her graduate work at N.Y. University’s Institute of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy, and also in New York City. Mark Hampton, Alexa’s father, founded the firm and opened it in 1976, where she was an apprentice at a young age till later achieving the senior designer position. Mark Hampton passed away and Alexa runs and owns the business currently. Alexa Hampton launched her first licensed collection of products in 2020 with a fabric line by Kravet, she also designs lines for Stark Carpet, visual comfort and Hickory Chair. Alexa was one of Architectural Digest’s top 100 best designers in 2002, she was included in America’s 100 best New York’s 100 best architects and designers. Alexa Hampton was also named one of twelve “Fun, fearless females” in Cosmopolitan Magazine. She received an award for the American Spirit Awards after being commissioned as the interior designer of the Trowbridge House, which served as the official guest house of past presidents of the U.S. Alexa is known to bring stylish, smart, design-rich solutions to the table. Her works consist of lightening for visual comfort & Co., Furniture for Theodore Alexander, fabrics and trim for karvet, pillow, and bedding with Eastern Accents, table linens for La Galina and flooring for Globus Cork.

Neal Beckstedt

Born and bred in Ohio near Amish country, Neal Beckstedt was set on the path of interior designs and architecture after receiving a handsaw for his tenth birthday. He bagged his diploma, a B.A. in architecture. He later returned to Miami Beach to work at the iconic firm Arquitectonica for a year. In 2000, he migrated north and worked with architects Terence Riley and John Keneen under architect-designer S. Russell Groves. Neal was s launched through work from the collaboration with Derek Lam in 2020 on a Five Island House fr his partner Jan Hendrick Schlottmann who is also a fashion designer. His works consist of a George Nelson bench and stools in the Lucida model apartment kitchen, blue Christopher Spitzmiller lamp in the bedroom of a house in Westchester, custom couch, cabinetry and pendant lamps by urban electric in Robert Marc’s eyeglass boutique and many others.

Kelly Wearstler

Principal and founder of Kelly Wearstler, she is an American designer born November 21, 1967, that creates experiential resident, that are not just multifaceted but commercial and retail environments, and an expansive collection of lifestyle product designs. She received her training in interior academically, as well as architecture and graphic design. She is known to curate a wealth of experiences through an exploration of color, materiality, forms, etc. Kelly Wearstler’s work consists of San Francisco’s decent hotel, B.G. restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman, four seasons Anguilla, the viceroy Hotels and Residences, alongside Tides Miami and custom residences, especially for high-profile private clients. Her accolades include; Architectural Digest’s AD100, Elle Decor’s A-List, wallpaper magazine top 20 designers, AD Spain Top international designer, Time Magazine the design 100.

Jamie Bush

Jamie Bush is an interior designer in Los Angeles, California, and he grew up in an eccentric family of dairy farmers on long island. He was propelled to study art and architecture in Venice, Italy, and New Orleans by the renowned designers, artists, and photographers in Manhattan that he is surrounded by. His primary focus was on the natural world and organic modernism. Jamie bagged a maters of Architecture from Tulane University; he then headed west in a quest to discover the mid-century modern residential Architecture’s unsung heroes in Los Angeles. He founded his firm in 2002. He is known to blur the lines between interior design and Architecture. Jamie has since collaborated with the most respected names in the industry, like Marmol Radziner, Steven Ehrlich, David Hertz, Barbara Nestor, and Walker workshop, among others. He featured in well-known magazines like Elle Decor, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, interior design Vogue, Architectural Digest, and many more, and accolades such as 2019 AD100 top global architects and designers of the year, Elle Decor’s A-List of top designers for 2019. Jamie Bush’s product includes Pier bookcase, Exquisite surfaces, and Marc Philips.

Jeff Andrew 

Jeff Andrew is an internationally celebrated designer born and bred in California. He curates livable and sophisticated interiors for both families and celebrities. He is one of the most respected designers in the business due to his innovative and refreshing approach, as well as his ability to visualize the needs of clients of a diverse range and interpret them into a work of art. His celebrity clients include Ryan Seacrest, Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Michael C. Hall, and Kaley Cuoco. He is well known for his keen attention to detail. Jeff Andrew had his first collaboration with Astek Wallcovering in 2014 for Glazed, and he also launched a second collection, RE-GLAZED, in 2019. He is also famous for his profound ability to give his designs a sense of home.

Nicole Fuller

Nicole Fuller is an award-winning luxury designer that specializes in sophisticated, commercial, and highly customized residential projects in the U.S. and abroad. She is the founder and principal of Nicole Fuller Interiors. Nicole Fuller Interiors is based in New York City with offices in Los Angeles. Over the years, Nicole has been able to build a reputation of excellence for herself with her projects for domestic designs which include the Baccarat residences, Arch District hotel in Downtown Los Angeles alongside some international partnership with Ann Sacks, Savoir beds, the rug company, Dempsey & Caroll and Fromwntal among others. Fuller is known to have a talent in curating pieces that are meant to elevate or transform any space. Her accolades include four international property Awards, she was listed as an interior Design Talent to watch by Vogue Magazine and has two nominations for London’s prestigious Andrew Martin. Her prestigious client list includes Zac Posen, Gianvito Rossi, and Usher.

Sasha Bikoff

Sasha Bikoff is the founder of Sasha Bikoff interior designs, she grew up in the upper east side and studied fine art in Paris, she was inspired to be an interior designer while working at the Gagosian Gallery. The style she is known for was her first big project designing an apartment in the famed Dakota. She is well known to find and source vintage and antique items from Al over the world, and she then reupholsters them in fashion fabrics such as Oscar de la Renta and Pucci, which is sold on her website. Sasha has participated in events such as; the Lenox Hill Gala, DIFFA, and both holiday houses. She has also been featured in the New York Times, Elle Decor, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Architectural digest, N.Y. observers, the N.Y. post, Cottages and Gardens, and Luxe among others.

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