Mark Hampton LLC654 Madison Ave., at 60th St.; 212-753-4110; markhampton.com
Nowadays, Hampton’s daughter Alexa is carrying on the family tradition. She designs for high-profile clients with a classic European flavor, great attention to detail, and her late father’s eye for color.
Matthew Patrick Smyth, Inc.136 E. 57th St., nr. Lexington Ave., Ste. 901; 212-333-5353; matthewsmyth.com
Smyth works in a traditional style for clients who like their rooms arranged down to the last detail. This serious approach is leavened with unusual, witty touches like global color palettes.
McMillen155 E. 56th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-753-5600; mcmilleninc.com
Designer Ann Pyne leads this legendary firm, the last bastion of old-money taste left since Parish-Hadley closed its doors. Projects range from a traditional penthouse on Fifth Avenue to a more modern, French-influenced one-bedroom apartment.
Meg Sharpe Interiors54 W. 21st St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 905; megsharpeinteriors.com
If you feel right at home when you dine at the Lion or Crown, it’s all thanks to this savvy up-and-comer. She often utilizes more masculine materials, such as unfurnished woods and concrete, in her designs.
Miles Redd77 Bleecker St., nr. Broadway, Ste. C111; 212-674-0902; milesredd.com
Known for exuberant color, Redd has freshened up blah kitchens with peridot paint and outdated floors with the three-tone marble favored by the late architect Edwin Lutyens. Redd’s taste in furniture reflects a contemporary take on the traditional.
Milly de Cabrol227 Waverly Pl., nr. 11th St., Ste. 4E; 212-717-9317; millydecabrol.com
De Cabrol manages to make rooms look well lived-in, with comfortable antiques, eclectic flea-market finds, rich colors, and inviting nooks to curl up in. She regularly travels the world to find rare pieces.
Mr Call Designs110 E. 25th St., nr. Park Ave.; 646-233-2741; mrcalldesigns.com
Seattle native Jon Call is the man for those looking to design the ultimate bachelor pad. He combines classic American style with a refined masculine edge, incorporating everything from Federal-era pieces to mid-century-modern furnishings.
Muriel Brandolini167 E. 80th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-645-5940; murielbrandolini.com
A self-described color freak, Brandolini’s haute-bohemian glamour doesn’t lack for pattern. The design maven often applies vibrant block-printed fabrics to walls, windows, and upholstery.
The Office of Thierry W Despont, Ltd.10 Harrison St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-334-9444; despont.com
A master of spectacle and size, Despont re-creates all the custom-made, ballroom-size drama of an Italian palazzo, French château, or Art Deco ocean liner. Past projects have included the renovation of the Carlyle Hotel and the Ralph Lauren flagship store.
Olasky & Sinsteden1201 Broadway, nr. 29th St., Ste. 801; 212-352-1917; o-and-s.com
The globe-trotting Catherine Olasky and Maximilian Sinsteden take an old-school, detail-oriented approach to design. The duo recently overhauled a 16th-century Guernsey farmhouse for which they reframed more than 100 paintings, redid the linens and stationery, and custom-made mahogany hangers for the closets.
One to One Studio347-452-9594; 121studio.com
Designer Clare Donohue has 16 years of experience revamping interiors (mainly kitchens, bathrooms, and full-gut renovations). For the timid renovator, she offers one- to two-hour design consultations (from $350 to $575) to get the wheels turning.
Pamplemousse Design, Inc.807 Park Ave., at 75th St.; 917-494-9479; pamplemoussedesign.com
Delphine Krakoff, wife of fashion designer Reed Krakoff, has an uncanny way of making mansions feel cozy and townhomes vast. She has a luxurious style that yields brilliant room arrangements.
Paula + Martha7 W. 22nd St., nr. Fifth Ave., third fl.; 917-267-3405; paulamartha.com
Paula Caravelli and Martha Angus work with a bicoastal team of designers, architects, and artists. They bring an art-focused approach to interior design, crafting bright, eclectic, and personal living spaces that show off the owners’ collections.