The New York metropolitan area, also known as the Tri-State Area, covers parts of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Geographically diverse and rich in history, interior designers in this region are able to draw inspiration from these cultural contexts. The leaders in the field stay on top of design trends and have long-standing relationships with their clients and vendors. In this way, they can provide the highest quality of service and products to those seeking a new look for their home or commercial space.
Who are the best interior designers in the Tri-State Area? We’ve done our research to find the area’s top design talents, using a methodology that encompasses client testimonials, professional experience, and achievements in the industry.
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Cory’s signature style is understated sophistication infused with pops of personality for visual interest. She strives to achieve interior designs that are a true and honest representation of her clients’ lifestyles. Her philosophy is that each space tells a story, and she works hand-in-hand with each client to thoughtfully compose those stories. Cory has earned Best of Houzz awards for service and design, and her photos have been added more than 100,000 times to Houzz ideabooks.
Since 2003, Olga has been an interior designer and creative director for her eponymous firm in Westport, Connecticut. Originally from Europe, Olga relies on a multitude of resources to find the finest fabrics, custom furniture, and vintage finds (you may find her rummaging through European antique stores in her free time). In 2010, she was named one of Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under 40.” She has also been included on the Connecticut Cottages & Gardens “Designers You Should Know” and East Coast HOME + DESIGN “Designers We Love” lists.
Known for creating unique and eco-friendly environments, Jules brings 25 years of experience and a service-oriented frame of mind to each project. She understands that designing a home is an extremely personal process, and works diligently to put her clients’ interests first. Located in Madison, New Jersey, Jules has had her work featured in local and national publications such as Better Homes & Gardens, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, and New Jersey Monthly. She has also been featured on This Old House: Jersey Shore Rebuilds and George to the Rescue.
In 1982, Karla founded her self-titled firm with the core values of intuition, integrity, creativity, and exceptional vision. This philosophy has earned her success in business and recognition by the design community. The American Society of Interior Designers New Jersey chapter has honored her with the Outstanding Allied Member award and Bronze Award for Excellence. Karla’s work has been published in Design NJ, New York Spaces, and in two hardcover books on design.
Having a decade of experience working with a general contractor, Diane brings a strong structural background to Diane Durocher Interiors. Diane’s success is due to a design process that involves a keen eye for color, space planning skills, and the ability to design custom pieces for her clients. Her ultimate goal is to exceed expectations, and to do so, she explores ways to achieve each client’s vision while working within their budget. As a testimony to her work, Diane has received several Design of Excellence awards from the New Jersey Chapter of ASID.
As a working mother, Debi understands that many of her clients are too busy to create the kind of space they want to call home. Debi’s passion is creating cozy homes for busy families, and she knows from personal experience which fabrics and furniture can stand up to kids and pets. A & J Interiors (the firm is named after Debi’s two sons) has received multiple Best of Houzz awards for service, and Debi’s work has been featured in Design NJ.
Marina is the principal and lead designer of The Red Shutters in Warwick, New York. Her knowledge of style history and flair for color, combined with the high respect she has for her clients, have earned her professional recognition. In 2012, New York Spaces named Marina one of the Top 50 Designers in New York. Her work has been featured in Hudson Valley Magazine and Southern New England Home, and her personal home has been showcased in Our House and Bergen Field and Life.
Innovative yet practical, Beth guides each client through the myriad decisions involved in the design process. A smart space plan serves as the foundation for her timeless interiors, to which she adds unexpected details and a mix of texture and color. She also assists with renovations and whole house projects, managing the creative vision and keeping track of details so her clients can enjoy the process. Her work can be seen on the At Home Fairfield County website, in New England Home - CT magazine, and in feature articles on Houzz.
Denise brings 30 years of experience to her role as principal of DW Design & Decor. Her work has been published in books and magazines such as Westchester Home, Design Bureau, and Home Accents Today. In recent news, she has been chosen as a 2017 Westchester Home Magazine Design Awards finalist in the category of Small Spaces. Denise holds a BA in art, and is an alum of the New York School of Interior Design. She also received certification as a construction project manager from Pace University.
Robin’s interiors defy quick categorization by using a sophisticated mix of textures and shapes. Her philosophy is that in a fast-paced technological age, one’s home needs to be a place of respite, which she achieves this through disciplined restraint, simple lines, and balanced composition. Robin’s full service interior design firm has been featured on the cover of East Coast Home + Design, and Robin was recently awarded the ASID Connecticut chapter Residential Designer Merit Award for Outstanding Service.
Maria studied fine arts and interior design at Kean College, and expanded her artistic vision with travels in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Mary’s philosophy is that the client’s personality should shine through when the project is complete. Her work has been featured in Design NJ and NJ Monthly, and her personal home has been showcased on multiple Morris County house tours. She was awarded the Community Appreciation Award by the Chester Historical Society for her expansion of a historically registered home.
Kellydesigns of Fairfield, Connecticut, offers interior design, decorating, and home staging services. As founder, Kelly brings 15 years of experience in the fashion industry and more than 15 years of residential real estate experience to each project. Additionally, Kelly has helped friends and family with their decor decisions for over 20 years. She has participated as a designer in the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival and was a featured designer in the 2012 Vines and Vignettes in Fairfield, CT. Kelly has earned a Best of Houzz Award for service for the past five consecutive years.
Prior to founding Create Your Space Design, where she is the principal designer and president, Michaeline formerly worked at m.designs. She has worked in the interior design industry for more than 15 years, and takes pride in a collaborative approach that offers clients an active role in the creative process. This positive experience for clients (and Michaeline) has resulted in repeat business and a strong pipeline of referrals. She is always mindful of budget, and will repurpose furniture and home accessories to personalize the overall design.
Since 2011, Sarah has been the creative force behind Tusk Home + Design. Her modern, fresh approach while maintaining simplicity and a crisp aesthetic has earned her rave reviews and recognition by East Coast Home + Design and Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. She received her residential and professional interior design certificates from Fairfield University. Since then, she has maintained credentials as an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers.
Rachel’s original, fresh and engaging design approach reflects first and foremost her passion for design. To this, she adds 25 years of industry experience, architectural planning expertise, and professional interior design training. Rachel earned her BFA from Kean University, and serves as an ASID board member. She has been honored with an award for Best Residential Design from the ASID Washington DC chapter.