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Penny Drue Baird, Dessins

787 Madison Ave., nr. 67th St.; 212-288-3600; dessinsllc.com

Baird draws on European styles to design warm, sophisticated interiors that are as functional as they are fabulous. Her spaces cover a range of aesthetics, from the cozy elegance of a provincial farmhouse to sleek lines that frame views of the Manhattan skyline.

Philip Gorrivan

410 E. 59th St., nr. First Ave., Ste. 1A; 212-339-7696; philipgorrivan.com

Gorrivan creates lively, enticing interiors that blend the classic with unexpected elements. He layers bold colors and prints—whether on wallpaper or uphol- stery—with earthy tones to balance his rooms.

Pierce Allen

80 Eighth Ave., at 14th St., Ste. 1602; 212-627-5440; pierceallen.com

Architect Michael Pierce and interior designer DD Allen work together on projects that conjure both luxury and simplicity. They love to scavenge, seeking textiles as varied as burlap and silk.

Reddymade Design

80 W. 3rd St., nr. Thompson St., second fl.; 212-625-2099; reddymadedesign.com

Principal Suchi Reddy embeds vibrant hints of color in otherwise calm interiors. One Greenwich Village apartment showcases a reclaimed swirl-design Remy/Veenhuizen rug in a neutral-toned room anchored by a black dining table.

Rees Roberts + Partners

120 Chambers St., nr. W. Broadway; 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 boasted a living room whose floor-to-ceiling French doors opened onto a lush bi-level patio.

Richard Gillette Designs

1 West St., nr. Battery Pl., Ste. 2032; 212-226-3850; richardgillettedesigns.com

A painter by training, Gillette moves easily from the traditional to the contemporary, incorporating fine art and rich colors. In one Upper East Side dining room, he juxtaposed dramatic wall murals with Mondrian-inspired glass windows.

Richard Keith Langham

245 E. 60th St., nr. Second Ave.; 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 Lee Interior Design

205 W. 57th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-765-3197

Given that he has private clients like musician Paul Simon, Lee’s work is rarely published. He has a flawless eye for color and antiques, and he can deftly apply his taste to sensual modernism, too.

Richard Mishaan Design

145 Hudson Street, nr. Hubert St., Ste. 5A; 212-223-7502; richardmishaan.com

Mishaan works with the eye-catching shapes and smooth edges of great twentieth-century designers such as Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, and Mies van der Rohe, surrounding all that good taste with eclectic vintage objects and bright contem­porary-art pieces.

Richard Rabel Interiors + Art

610 Fifth Ave., nr. 50th St., Ste. 91; 917-536-0356; themodernsybarite.com

Rabel describes his spaces as luxe minimalist—polished, warm, and accented with attention-grabbing details. Past projects include a sprawling 21,000-square-foot penthouse in São Paulo.

Robert Stilin

311 W. Broadway, nr. Grand St.; 646-726-4103; robertstilin.com

Stilin, who splits his time between decorating in the city and the Hamptons, focuses on comfort and function. His relaxed yet manicured aesthetic em- phasizes clean-lined furniture, which is often combined with French antiques from the thirties and forties or American vintage pieces.

Robin Wilson Home

230 Park Ave., at 46th St., Ste. 1000; 212-863-9197; robinwilsonhome.com

Wilson is a self-described “wellness designer” who avoids toxic materials and creates hypoallergenic spaces. Her firm offers interior-design, project man- agement, and move-coordination services, with a focus on sustainability and clean construction. (ecofriendly)

Roman and Williams

324 Lafayette St., nr. Houston St.., sixth fl.; 212-625-3808; romanandwilliams.com

Making use of its extensive knowledge of artisans and craftsmen, 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 (it designed the Ace Hotel, the Standard, and the Dutch).

Ryan Korban

391 Greenwich St., nr. Beach St.; 212-431-3890; ryankorban.com

Korban takes an unabashed approach to mixing diverse materials and textures like sinuous silk, polished black leather, and exotic animal skins. He’s even gone so far as to incorporate a full-size taxidermied zebra into a Soho townhouse.

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 Interiors

455 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 Story Design

54 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.

Sharon Simonaire Interior Design

440 W. 24th St., nr. Tenth Ave., Ste. 17E; 212-242-1824; sharonsimonaire.com

Having worked as a photo stylist for Herb Ritts, Madonna, and David Bowie, Simonaire has played in the big leagues in a range of creative capacities. Her interiors are modern and disciplined but shot through with dramatic colors and sensuous textures.

Shawn Henderson Interior Design

256 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)

Sheila Bridges Design, Inc.

212-678-6872; sheilabridges.com

Bridges’s taste runs to the colorful, unexpected, and minimal. Her classic and contemporary rooms frame exceptional furniture finds. “I bring the outdoors inside with trays of grass, stones, and shells,” she says.

Siskin Valls Interior Design

21 W. 58th St., nr. Fifth Ave., Ste. 2B; 212-752-3790; siskinvalls.com

Paul Siskin seeks out spectacular accessories—chan deliers, brass wall hangings, and art pieces—and sets them against a low-key background. He favors modern furniture and a contrasting color palette.?

S.R. Gambrel

55 Grove St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-925-3380; srgambrel.com

Steven Gambrel is known for his sleek, sophisticated use of textured color—lacquered cobalt, ebonized floors. His taste in furniture matches the surfaces, with strong shapes arranged for minimal fuss.

Stephen Shadley Designs

144 W. 27th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-243-6913; stephenshadley.com

With a star-studded client roster that includes Jennifer Aniston and Diane Keaton, Shadley, a former Hollywood scenic artist turned interior designer, has an eye for textures, colors, and composition.

Stephen Sills Associates

30 E. 67th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-988-6100; stephensills.com

Sills arranges European and American furnishings in rooms known as much for over-the-top gestures (a cobblestone floor, a backlit crystal fireplace) as for museum-quality antiques.

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