Rees Roberts + Partners LLP50 Warren St., nr. Church St.; 212-587-3371; reesroberts.com
This double-duty interior- and landscape-design firm turns out superlative spaces for working, playing, and entertaining. A West Village townhouse they designed boasted a living room whose floor-to-ceiling French doors opened onto a lush bilevel patio.
Revamp Interior Design202 W. 40th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 902; 212-354-1980; revamp-nyc.com
Partners and former Pratt Institute classmates Danielle Fennoy and Cece Stelljes splash city apartments with shocks of color for a look that’s both modern and livable. They’ll toss a geometric Day-Glo blanket over a beige love seat or plaster a master-bedroom ceiling with dip-dyed wallpaper, all while adhering to their clients’ detail-obsessed visions.
Richard Keith Langham245 E. 60th St., nr. Second Ave., first fl.; 212-759-1212; richardkeithlangham.com
Langham’s spaces burst with color, comfort, and opulence. He often takes a more-is-more approach, decking out homes with highly ornamented living and dining spaces that always look dinner-party ready.
Richard Mishaan Design145 Hudson Street, nr. Hubert St., Ste. 5A; 212-223-7502; richardmishaan.com
Mishaan works with the eye-catching shapes and smooth edges of great 20th-century designers such as Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, and Mies van der Rohe, and he surrounds all that good taste with eclectic vintage objects and bright contem≠porary art pieces.
Robert Passal Interior Design & Architecture333 Park Ave. S., nr. 25th St., Ste. 4A; 212-242-5508; robertpassal.com
Passal began his career in the antiques business, and that early education is evident in his rooms, in which every piece is carefully chosen to evoke a sense of timeless comfort and luxury.
Robert Stilin1133 Broadway, at 26th St., Ste. 614; 212-255-1975; robertstilin.com
Stilin, who splits his time between the city and the Hamptons, focuses on comfort and function. His relaxed yet manicured aesthetic emphasizes clean-lined furniture, which is often combined with French antiques from the 1930s and ’40s or American vintage pieces.
Robin Wilson Home230 Park Ave., at 46th St., Ste. 1000; 212-863-9197; robinwilsonhome.com
Stilin, who splits his time between the city and the Hamptons, focuses on comfort and function. His relaxed yet manicured aesthetic emphasizes clean-lined furniture, which is often combined with French antiques from the 1930s and ’40s or American vintage pieces. (ecofriendly)
Roman and Williams324 Lafayette St., nr. Houston St.., sixth fl.; 212-625-3808; romanandwilliams.com
Roman and Williams locates and reclaims objects and building materials from around the world to create spaces with historic, reenvisioned character. Using this firm is a surefire way to achieve hot-spot status (the team designed the Breslin at the Ace Hotel, the Standard, and the Dutch).
Sandra Nunnerley, Inc.41 E. 57th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-826-0539; nunnerley.com
Trained in the art world, Nunnerley creates rooms that are warm and comfortable, with clever interplays of color and texture. One Fifth Avenue residence featured marble floors and raw-silk-covered walls.
Sara Bengur Interiors455 W. 23rd St., nr. Tenth Ave., Ste. 1D; 212-226-8796; sarabengur.com
Bengur is a maximalist, known for layering patterns and colors and for extravagant combinations of old and new textiles. She’s willing to do the legwork to find vintage fabrics and out-of-the-ordinary pieces.
Sara Gilbane Interiors1 Little W. 12 St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 646-454-1851; saragilbaneinteriors.com
Named one of the Top 20 Next Wave Designers by House Beautiful, Gilbane is best known for her trademark modern-traditional styleócombining low-key and elegant pieces with a youthful energy.
Sara Story Design54 Thompson St., nr. Broome St., Ste. 202; 212-228-6007; sarastorydesign.com
Story’s mix of materials, shapes, and colors brims with energy and surprises. While her designs are rooted in functionality, she introduces whimsical touches like unusual lighting fixtures and colorful contemporary artwork by Yoshitomo Nara and Cecily Brown.
Scott Sanders LLC27 W. 24th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 803; 212-243-8298; scottsandersllc.com
It’s no surprise that Sanders began his career with that master of American style, Ralph Lauren. Sanders mixes laid-back elegance with vibrant color, bringing an all-American feel to a space whether it’s a ski lodge or a Manhattan townhouse. (eco-friendly)
Shawn Henderson Interior Design256 W. 36th St., nr. Eighth Ave., sixth fl.; 212-253-8473; shawnhenderson.com
Favoring neutral color schemes, Henderson often uses sustainable materials or his own multifunctional custom pieces, such as a daybed with swing-out trays or an armchair with inset brass drink coasters. (ecofriendly)