Charles L. Black III serves as the Executive Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Development for Hilton & Hyland. Previously, he was instrumental in creating and implementing strategies that helped expand the global presence of Montage Beverly Hills he was the Director of Sales & Marketing. Any luxury brands interested in partnering with Hilton & Hyland should contact him at [email protected].
Partners Rick Hilton and Jeff Hyland established the firm in 1993 with the intention of creating a small real estate boutique that would grow to meet the demands of the market, yet never outgrow a founding philosophy for meeting the uniquely individual concerns of each client. Together they have built strong ties to the global marketplace while holding fast to the advantages of a small one-office brokerage based in Beverly Hills. As founding affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, the firm is the only Los Angeles area broker represented by a company thathas been bringing the world’s most influential – and affluent – buyers and sellers together for 230 years.
New York has always been 10 steps ahead in the fashion world, now they are killing the game in upscale interior design. Meet the Top 10 New York interior designers who have changed the game in terms of setting the highest standards. Meet the most respected names in interior design who are to blame for the refined elegance. See how Manhattan and Upper East Siders are cozying up at home. -Amarjit Singh
1. Amy Lau Design
Amy Lau Design is an interior design firm that is distinguished not only by an unwavering application of modernist principles, but also by the creation of refined, elegant and optimistic spaces.
2. Aparicio + Associates
Aparicio + Associates is a full-service architectural firm that focuses on elegant residential and commercial projects. A+A works in a boutique fashion with clients to create considered and sophisticated environments that maintain the highest standards of execution.
3. Arthur Casas
From the object to the landscape, inside out, the creative process of Studio Arthur Casas is intimately connected to a horizontal scale, where the main concern is the dialogue in the conception of programs that can be as diverse as a chair or an entire neighborhood, influenced by a spirit both modernist and contemporary that is Brazilian but also cosmopolitan.
4. Brad Ford
Brad Ford I.D. was established in 1998 with an emphasis on residential spaces. Their interiors showcase signature designs that are understated yet sophisticated, straightforward, elegant and functional. Balance, light, space and color factor into every design, creating a timeless effect. Clean lines and simple but well-crafted furnishings, with an attention to texture and the highest quality materials are BFID essentials.
5. Burley Katon Halliday
Burley Katon Halliday is an architectural and interior design practice with over 30 years in business, and retains a reputation for design excellence. During these years the practice has deliberately maintained a diverse client base in many fields including private homes and apartments, residential developments, retail, corporate, museum and hospitality projects.
6. Carrier and Company Interiors Ltd.
Carrier and Company Interiors Ltd. principals, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, are a husband and wife design duo with a combined total of 30 years experience working with New York’s premier design firms before opening their own in 2005.
7. David Kleinberg
David Kleinberg is one of the most respected names in interior design. Over a thirty-year career with projects reaching around the world, Kleinberg has created a body of work that is wide-ranging in style yet always modern in sensibility. Whether boldly inspired or carefully nuanced, Kleinberg’s interiors are above all clean-lined, sophisticated and highly attuned to each client’s lifestyle.
8. Geoffrey Bradfield Inc.
Bradfield specializes in creating daring, elegant and luxurious residences and offices for an international clientele. Among this roster of projects for Fortune 500 clients is the major design overhaul of the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney estate in Old Westbury, Long Island and the restoration of the late King Hussein’s mansion in Maryland. His recently completed redesign of the 200 room Equinox Resort in Vermont was elevated to the Starwood Luxury Collection. Bradfield has recently completed the designing of famed Hollywood director Oliver Stone’s New York residence. Current global projects include: Tokyo, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Dubai and Jerusalem.
9. Handel Architects LLP
Handel Architects LLP is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm that began in New York City in 1994. Founded by Gary Handel, the firm has grown to include more than 150 architects, interior designers, planners and support staff in New York City, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi. The firm has gained national and international recognition for work such as the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC, and the World Trade Center Memorial in Lower Manhattan.
10. Jayne Design Studio, Inc.
Rooms by Thomas Jayne always reflect a strong connection to history and place. He draws upon their past for inspiration, seeking details that will deepen and enliven their decoration. Whether the locale is a Soho loft in a late 19th century industrial building or a historic Federal house built by a New England whaling merchant, the settings become part of the narrative, their history providing the impetus for the design.