Written by Helena Morais
We selected 10 projects for your judgment. Tory Burch, Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg, and other A-listers talk about the talents they enlisted to create their stunning homes.
“I have been fortunate to have worked with some great designers throughout my career. In film, a space needs to communicate story, character. Light and colors are used to define an emotional tone. Michael and Alex understand this and apply this philosophy to the day-to-day experience of living. They have wide range and exceptional taste, and they are really fun to work with. What else could one ask for?” —Tom Cruise.
“The definition of inspire is ‘to fill with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.’ There you have it: Jeffrey Bilhuber inspires me. I watch him make his magic, and I want to do the same. Those are always my favorite people, the ones who are so alive in the practice of their art that I want to jump in and join the fun.” —Mariska Hargitay.
“We often joke that Jesse and Mara are like contributing editors to my own private magazine. Both at Vogue and at home, they always bring a grand vision to the table—along with invaluable expertise and an impeccable eye. It continues to amaze me that they managed to turn a series of broken-down barns into a wonderful compound for my family.” —Anna Wintour.
The living room of Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour’s Long Island, New York, home, which was outfitted by Carrier and Co. Interiors.
“Ellie Cullman’s interiors are beautifully finished, personalized, and discreetly luxurious. No detail is too small. She gives you what you wanted but didn’t know you wanted! Plus, she makes it all look easy.” —Candice Bergen.
“We have worked with Daniel on the design and inspiration for all of our boutiques from the beginning. He has a unique quality of understanding different aesthetics and developing them in interesting ways.” —Tory Burch.
The living room of designer Tory Burch’s Manhattan apartment, which was devised by Daniel Romauldez.
“Jamie Drake has a remarkable ability to reimagine space. He uses color, texture, unique accents, and creative layouts to make any room at once beautiful and comfortable. Whether he’s designing a new home or breathing new life into a historic treasure like New York City’s Gracie Mansion, Jamie thinks of every detail.” —Michael Bloomberg.
BETH AND HOWARD STERN
“The experiences we have had with Ingrao surpassed all of our expectations. The vision and the opportunities are unparalleled.” —Beth and Howard Stern
The living room of a Manhattan apartment with interiors by Randy Kemper and Tony Ingrao. (April 2007)
“My wife, Rhea, and I have been huge fans of Richard Landry’s work for years, and after visiting many of the homes he’s designed, we dreamed of having one of our own. His team has carefully listened to our needs and really impressed us with their creative ideas and first-class service.” —Mark Wahlberg.
MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD DESIGN
“Martyn is an incredible talent with an eye for creating iconic designs. Dee and I admire his ability to combine sophistication with a fun, irreverent take on interiors.” —Tommy Hilfiger.
“I can definitely relate to the passion and the intensity that Richard brings to each and every project he is involved with. He goes all out.” —John McEnroe.
“Roger Thomas is responsible for nearly a dozen complex, multifaceted design projects, including casinos, shopping arcades, spas, convention spaces, and close to a hundred restaurants. The diversity of the integrated resorts for which he has provided creative direction is staggering. That he has brought to his work a gentle brilliance continues to amaze and delight all of us.” —Steve Wynn.
SAWYER | BERSON
“I think the reason we’ve worked so often with Sawyer | Berson is not only their aesthetic but also their integrity. They make sure their designs are suited to everyday living, which we love. And their personal style reassures us that their ultimate goal is always to create environments that feel like us.” —Jerry Seinfeld.
“The work of Shelton, Mindel & Associates seamlessly integrates architecture, interior design, and landscape. In short, [it’s] a timeless art form.” —Sting.
“Stephen Shadley is a great collaborator. Over the years I’ve seen him work with a wide variety of clients and stylistic approaches. He listens to people in a way that makes them feel like they’re part of the process. Steve is an inspiration on all fronts, and, believe me, that’s a rare quality.” —Diane Keaton.
“Bill Sofield has the ability to understand the architecture of a space and how to utilize it in the most beautiful way. He can create completely different styles for his clients based on who they are and what their taste is. Our efforts have always been collaborative, and I value what he brings to the table architecturally and aesthetically.” —Tom Ford.
Studio Sofield devised the interiors for fashion designer Tom Ford’s Madison Avenue store in Manhattan.
“I admire how Toshiko explores ideas and responds intellectually, allowing them to evolve to create something that is perfect and lasting.” —Tomas Maier.
“I’ve worked with Vicente on several homes. To each he’s brought individuality, imagination, and great style. He has his own vision, but he collaborates and respects his client’s wishes. Vicente is at the top of his game and is clearly the best of the best.” —Clive Davis