With innovation, remarkable color, thoughtful plays on material, and surprising style, interior designers are finding new ways to address age-old problems. The search for designers at the forefront of style culminates in an annual list of who to watch in the coming months. Here are the 50 best interior designers to look for in 2017.

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to Look For in 2017
Interior Designers

THE 50 BEST

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Michael S. Smith

Known for nuanced and sophisticated interiors, Michael Smith was the interior designer for the Obama White House since 2008. With furnishing, fabric and signature lines, his design aesthetic is thoughtful and accessible.

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Mary McDonald

With high-contrast and elegant interiors as her signature style, the work of Mary McDonald is both modern and classical. She is frequently featured in industry magazines such as House Beautiful and Veranda.

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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

International and regional inspirations are the key to many of Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s eclectic interiors. His work includes television appearances, high-profile clients and an array of home collections.

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Beth Diana Smith

By layering color, texture and materials in her designs, Beth Diana Smith creates interior spaces that have visual interest and welcome a person into the space. Featured in Vogue, Ebony and Design*Sponge.

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Young Huh

An ethereal lightness permeates the well-detailed work of Young Huh. With her knowledge and experience in design, she has been featured in Elle Decor, Domino and House Beautiful.

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Amber Lewis

Bohemian elegance with natural light and thoughtful design is an essential part of every Amber Lewis design. Her online shop features her curated line of furnishings, and she was recently featured in Dwell magazine.

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Rachel Reider

Mixing colors, textures, and unexpected details, Rachel Reider takes meaningful input from her clients to design creative interiors that truly reflect the residents. Her beautiful work has been featured in Elle Decor, Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler, and several other prestigious design publications.

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Marie Flanigan

In Marie Flanigan's interiors, natural materials and muted colors make way for understated spaces. Her firm creates spaces that are livable, comfortable and well-appointed.

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Ashe + Leandro

Interior design duo Ashe + Leandro combines designer Ariel Ashe's design background with Reinaldo Leandro's architect background to create modern and imaginative interiors for a wide range of clients, including several celebrities. Their high-end projects are crisp, inventive combinations of color, form, and texture.

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Ben Pentreath

Ben Pentreath is a London-based designer with an eye for classical design and thoughtful use of color. With the ability to meld traditional, contemporary and modern into a single space, his work has a modern sensibility.

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EKD

From a traditional marble tiled backsplash to innovative industrial design, EKD is a nimble design source located in Denver.

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Ryan Korban

Sophisticated retail design is a signature of Ryan Korban's work. With luxurious materials, often in a thoughtful black and white color palette, his design aesthetic elevates the retail experience.

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KD Kitchen Distributors

From traditional to transitional, KD Kitchen Distributors is a great resource for a wide range of design styles. They are versatile in their ability to meet client's aesthetic needs.
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Interior Intuitions

Interior Intuitions

With classical details and ornate designs, Interior Intuitions is a kitchen and bath design house that pays special attention the psychology behind how people use these rooms.

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Jan Showers

Jan Showers' classic interior spaces are finely integrated with a strong sense of color and design. With style that is welcoming and well-appointed, inspiration often comes from unexpected places.
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Mark Cunningham

With well-edited interior spaces that are not overwrought and have comfortable sophistication, Mark Cunningham’s interiors are thoughtfully curated. Mark’s work is rooted in the passion he has for design.

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William Ohs

William Ohs is all about kitchen design steeped in 40 years of handcrafted excellence and nimble style choices. From contemporary tiles to classic casework, there is a quest for high-quality perfection in design.
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Shawn Henderson

Shawn Henderson

With a high regard for the environment imbued in all design decisions, Shawn Henderson creates thoughtful design concepts punctuated with pops of color to create a harmonious space.

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Richard Keith Langham

Deep color and English influences are key aspects of Richard Keith Langham's design aesthetic. There is a level of comfort and home in every interior space.
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Markham Roberts

Markham Roberts creates interiors that have a fine attention to color and pattern, resulting in spaces that have a cohesive and welcoming feel. His work has been featured in an array of design magazines.

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Ferguson and Shamamian

With classical architecture and ornate antiques incorporated into many of their designs, Ferguson and Shamamian create understated contemporary spaces with old-world appeal.
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Frank de Biasi

From travels across the globe to career experiences that gave him a vast knowledge of art history, Frank de Biasi uses his deep background to inform the interior spaces that he creates.

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JP Molyneux

JP Molyneux revels in marrying classical architecture and aesthetics with irreverent details that create a fresh and thoughtful style unique to the homes and clients he works with. His spaces often feature natural materials, including marble tiles, stone tiles and hardwood details.
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Suzanne Kasler

Suzanne Kasler curates rooms that include pieces that clients love from their own collection and fresh new finds. She has a variety of furniture, rug, lighting and fine-art companies lines that inspire.

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Robbins Weiner Design

With mid-century modern details and 21st-century style, Robbins Weiner Design creates welcoming spaces that lives up to the test of time.
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Victoria Hagan

Victoria Hagan

"Restrained elegance," says Veranda magazine about the work of Victoria Hagan. From classical details and thoughtful spaces, this designer creates award-winning interiors.

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Stephen Sills

Luxurious materials and sumptuous furniture are key elements to the work of Stephen Sills. A designer with many well-known clients, he has been featured in a wide array of shelter magazines.
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Thad Hayes

Monolithic feature walls of unadorned wood and beautifully figured natural stone are signature elements in the work of Thad Hayes. His firm pays particular attention to the needs of the client and the design aesthetic that fits the space.

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Waldo Fernandez

From A-list clients to high-end restaurants, Waldo Fernandez is a design favorite in Los Angeles. His work often incorporates well-edited shots of color and sumptuous materials.
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Francis Sultana

Francis Sultana

With bold strokes of color and innovative use of materials, Francis Sultana is a London-based designer that uses classic European aesthetics in his interiors. His work is often anchored by the artwork in a space.

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Mark Hampton

Alexa Hampton stands at the helm of the Mark Hampton design firm, and the attention to design detail has certainly passed from father to daughter. Classic details and fine accents create welcoming and well-appointed spaces.
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Company KD

Company KD

Design is all about the journey for Company KD Interiors as they define the style of a space. Their work includes a HGTV Fresh Faces of Design award for their Frank Lloyd-inspired modern home.

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NCH Design

Beauty and function are the cornerstones of design for creating great interiors with NCH Design. With a modern mix of materials and a contemporary aesthetic, their work has an understated elegance.
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Rose Uniacke

Rose Uniacke

Restraint and refinement are key elements of Rose Uniacke's aesthetic, and it shows in the simplicity and elegance found in her designs. From furniture design to antique dealing, she has a wealth of knowledge that informs her work.

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Veere Grenney

Contrast between colors, materials and forms is a hallmark of Veere Grenney's design work. It runs the gamut from pairing modern stone tile with antique fixtures to vibrant colors with muted neutrals, resulting in one-of-a-kind interiors.
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Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler is best known for her Hollywood Regency-styled interiors, cutting-edge books on design and home decor items. Luxe finishes and innovative pairings of colors are some of the signature aspects of her best work.

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Lorenzo Castillo

As both an antiques dealer and an interior designer, Lorenzo Castillo blends a mix of styles, ages and materials to get an arresting end result. Located in Madrid, his international flair has landed him on the pages of Elle Decor.
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Armijo Design

Armijo Design

With a philosophy of simply loving a home, Armijo Design looks for fresh and inviting ways to bring good design into every space. This results in light-filled rooms with classic design elements.

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Miles Redd

Miles Redd's design aesthetic is chock full of whimsy, glamour and modern elements. With layers of color, texture and materials, his spaces are daring blends that are inviting and cozy.
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Atelier

Atelier

Bold color is a signature of Atelier Interior Design in Colorado. From brightly painted antler chandeliers to unexpected wallpaper, each space they create is invigorating and holds appeal.

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Jennifer Flores

The design maven behind Rambling Renovators, Jennifer Flores is an expert in updating and renovating homes from boring to well-designed. Her work is contemporary and modern.
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Tara Fingold

Soft grays, understated neutrals and warm wood tones are the foundation of Tara Fingold's design style. Whether it's marble stone tile floors in various shades of gray and white or a wood-paneled wall, her spaces are warm and inviting.

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Alexandre Blazys
and Benoit Gerard
With strong architectural backgrounds, Alexandre Blazys and Benoit Gerard have combined their cosmopolitan talents to create the BlazysGérard design firm. Their work is often luxurious and edgy.
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Surround
Architecture
A full-service firm, Surround Architecture has a distinct structural flair to their work. Whether it is in the detail of a backsplash tile or the slope of a roofline, the attention is everything.

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Kristin Dittmar
Known for her mountain modern style, Kristin Dittmar can translate her work across a wide variety of spaces and clienteles. With a refreshing realism about how people live, she designs with the everyday in mind.
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Elizabeth Metcalfe
By combining modern luxury with classic style, Elizabeth Metcalfe has created interiors both sumptuous and timeless. Her work has been recognized internationally with awards for excellence.

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Ivonne Ronderos
Ivonne Ronderos creates interiors that are innovative and comfortable with a hint of luxury. Her work often pairs bright hues with striking white for strong contrast.
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Eveline Rossi
Eveline Rossi
With her deep belief that style is an expression of imagination, Eveline Rossi uses her own imagination to create interior spaces that reflect the qualities of her clients.

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Tommy Smythe
Timeless elements that don't answer trends or a particular style is where Tommy Smythe starts and ends every project. He's noted particularly for his work on television and in print.
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Mica Ertegun
By blending a cohesive mix of antiques and contemporary pieces in a single space along with a hint of the whimsical, Mica Ertegun creates tailored spaces that surprise and intrigue.

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