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Best of New York 2015

Best Interior Painter

  • Julia Mecha at Chimere Decorative Painting


    Mecha, whose custom colors adorn the lobby of the Ace Hotel and Dior on 57th Street, is also known for her faux finishes (Cuban mahogany and Carrara marble, from $150 per hour). And when traditional paint doesn’t cut it, substitutions of turmeric and pink peppercorns are not unheard of (see Harlem’s Red Rooster). For such obsessive work, Mecha is speedy—­recently she cut a seven-week job in half for a harried client. Her standard services (from $50 per hour) begin with an at-home consult.

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).