Sheila Bridges Design, Inc.304 Park Ave. S., nr. 23rd St., seventh fl.; 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 Design550 W. 45th St., nr. 11th Ave., Ste. 1109; 212-752-3790; siskinvalls.com
Paul Siskin seeks out spectacular accessories— chandeliers, 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, Inc.15 Watts St., nr. Thompson St., fourth fl.; 212-925-3380; srgambrel.com
Steven Gambrel is known for his sleek, sophisticated use of textured color—lacquered cobalt, ebonized floors—and for creating dazzling, jewel-toned pieds-à-terre and mansions alike.
Stephen Sills Associates819 Madison Ave., nr. 68th St., Ste. 5A; 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.
Thom Filicia200 Lexington Ave., nr. 33rd St., Ste. 815, in the New York Design Center; 212-736-6454; thomfilicia.com
Filicia mixes classic silhouettes with modern details to create an aesthetic that’s both bold and inviting. His showroom, Sedgwick & Brattle, features products from his eponymous home collection and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. (ecofriendly)
Tom Delavan13 W. 9th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-777-1881; tomdelavan.com
Delavan creates spaces that reflect the lifestyles of his clients through fine furnishings and art. He might use a vintage Vico Magistretti coffee table or display a group of authentic Warhol Polaroid photos featuring Farrah Fawcett, Blondie, and Keith Haring.
Todd Klein, Inc.1133 Broadway, nr. 25th St., Ste. 1321; 212-414-0001; toddklein.com
Klein puts a youthful spin on stately grandeur, drawing on his love of natural materials and knowledge of art and architecture. He respects his clients’ lifestyles (which have ranged from mogul to bohemian), and his interiors always radiate fun.
Tom Scheerer Incorporated215 Park Ave. S., nr. 18th St., Ste. 1701; 212-529-0744; tomscheerer.com
Working with whitewashed tones and various wood elements, Scheerer is an expert at composing casually elegant interiors that suggest travel to exotic locales.
Wesley Moon, Inc.195 Chrystie St., nr. Stanton St., Ste. 301–6; 212-785-0392; wesleymoon.com
The charming southern designer has a talent for combining different styles, periods, and colors (particularly grays and whites). Moon’s philosophy is that every room should be livable and functional. His elegant spaces have a tastefully put-together feel that’s never too ornate.
White Webb105 E. 34th St., nr. Park Ave., Ste. 116; 212-889-2900; whitewebb.com
Design duo Matthew White and Frank Webb have complementary styles—White is a classicist, while Webb is a modernist. They painted one Upper West Side living room with pale grays and furnished it with a 1930s French credenza and sexy curved sofas.
Young Huh Interior Design304 Park Ave. S., nr. 23rd St., seventh fl. 212-595-3767; younghuh.com
Huh brings a fresh sense of vitality to classic modernism in both residential and commercial projects.