Carrier and Company Interiors315 E. 91st St., nr. Second Ave., fifth fl.; 212-706-1025; carrierandcompany.com
When you’re looking for a lighthearted, fuss-free aesthetic, call on Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller. They have a stellar track record with many magazine editors for creating chic spaces for working and living. No wonder Vogue hired them to decorate its plush lobby in muted shades of ivory and sage.
Charlotte Moss24 E. 71st St., nr. Madison Ave., Ste. 3N; 212-308-7088; charlottemoss.com
Moss designs in a romantic, elegant, and comfortable style that includes art and antiques. Although selective when it comes to taking on new projects, once committed, she offers the complete picture, from the table settings to the fragrance in the powder room to the books in the library.
Christina Tonkin Interiors24-13 19th St., Ste. 1, Long Island City; 347-808-7398; christinatonkininteriors.com
If you’re looking to model your apartment after the swanky Van der Woodsen or Waldorf residences of Gossip Girl fame, look no further than Christina Tonkin, who designed the interiors for the show and now works on residential and commercial spaces.
Christopher Coleman Interior Design55 Washington St., nr. Front St.; Ste. 707, Dumbo; 718-222-8984; ccinteriordesign.com
Coleman’s interiors are fresh, bright, and family-friendly, with exceptional kids’ rooms, built-in storage, and a playful coloring. These days, he’s leaning toward materials such as colored resin, anodized tinted metals, and printed or patterned fabrics.
Christopher Maya, Inc.219 E. 60th St., nr. Third Ave., fourth fl.; 212-772-2480; christophermayainc.com
Maya’s sumptuous textiles and pale, earthy colors create subdued, versatile environments in which to work, live, and play (think Pottery Barn at its most stylish). He excels when he experiments with scale.
Cliqk Design Group241 Centre St., nr. Broome St., fifth fl. 212-941-5080; cliqk.com
Cliqk can take your Jetsons fantasy and turn it into a reality. Projects include streaming stock quotes and daily intel on a client’s bathroom mirror and an outdoor theater equipped with wireless internet, touchscreen remotes, and custom mood lighting.
Clodagh Design670 Broadway, nr. Bond St., Ste. 300; 212-780-5300; clodagh.com
Clodagh takes a bold, environmentally conscious approach, often using natural and textured materials that engage the senses. The firm is known for its luxurious spa bathrooms and knack for feng shui. (eco-friendly)
Cullman & Kravis790 Madison Ave., nr. 67th St., seventh fl.; 212-249-3874; cullmankravis.com
This firm aims to help you build an art collection at home without feeling like you live in a museum. Elissa Cullman blends art and antiques with comfy, accessible furniture and décor to create luxurious but unstuffy dwellings.
Darren Henault65 W. 55th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 8E; 212-677-5699; darrenhenault.com
Bicoastal Henault jets between San Francisco and New York, and the easy elegance of his spaces reflects the best of both cities. An upholstery aficionado (he studied at F.I.T. and worked his way up through the textile industry), he utilizes the finest silk taffetas, rarest velvets, and oft-overlooked passementerie.
David Easton, Inc.5 Union Sq. W., nr. 14th St., third fl.; 212-334-3820; davideastoninc.com
Architect and designer Easton brings a clear sense of classical proportion to all his projects. He creates interiors that look as though they belong in stately mansions, often revolving around impressive art collections and neoclassical designs.
David Kleinberg Design Associates330 E. 59th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-754-9500; dkda.com
Offering Balenciaga-quality details to the Park Avenue set, this firm creates tailored interiors with lush textures and contemporary accents, like a dining room featuring white leather-upholstered chairs and icicle-shaped glass lights hanging from the ceiling.
David Scott Interiors1123 Broadway, at 25th St., Ste. 805; 212-829-0703; davidscottinteriors.com
Scott combines clean lines, rich finishes, and occasional bold gestures (like a tiger-patterned, handknotted silk rug by Carini Lang) that draw the eye to all corners of a room. He has a gift for situating eclectic art collections in settings of warm elegance.
Décor Aid594 Broadway, nr. Prince St., Ste. 907; 212-334-1034; decoraid.com
Though this operation is bringing the art of interior design online, the work begins with a one-hour consultation done in person. One of the company’s designers will visit your home and determine a plan that suits your needs, whether it’s simply rearranging furniture or a more complex makeover.
Decorative Traces222 Broadway, nr. Fulton St., 19th fl.; 917-207-9772; decorativetraces.com
Danielle Mastrangelo and Jessica Stambaugh are out to challenge what they see in magazines. Their unpretentious environments evoke a lived-in feel, often incorporating historical furnishings like a lacquered Art Deco bar cart or a bust of Abraham Lincoln.
Dekar Design611 Broadway, at Houston St., Ste. 511; 212-289-1685; dekardesign.com
If you’re aching to re-create Bobo’s homespun interiors at your place, look to Caroline Grant and Dolores Suarez, who designed the West Village restaurant’s cozy-chic ambience. Their aesthetic radiates conviviality and promotes mingling.