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New York City-based designer Ashley Whittaker isn’t afraid to take a modernist approach to traditional design, and the results are utterly striking. Whittaker was born and raised in Florida before moving to New York where she earned her bachelor’s degree at St. Lawrence University. Upon graduation, she worked as a special events director at both Ralph Lauren and Forstmann Little & Co. before training under famed decorator Markham Roberts.

These days, Whittaker is applying her eye for design to homes far and wide, describing her clients as ranging from “bicoastal bachelors to Upper East Side families and everyone in between.” Her playful and uplifting take on traditional design is every bit refreshing and inspiring.

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Designer Peter Dunham was raised in France, educated in England, and spent summers growing up by the sea in Spain, so to say he's a worldly designer would be an understatement. Eventually, Dunham landed in New York City for a stint, where he dabbled in real estate and renovations, before moving to Los Angeles in 1998.

Upon arriving to Los Angeles, Dunham applied his real estate and design prowess to flipping several houses, sparking friends to begin asking him to design their own spaces. Not long after touching down in LA, Dunham opened up his own interior design company. The designer's big break came when he was invited by Marion McEvoy, then editor-in-chief, to participate in the House Beautiful showhouse. His showhouse

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Robert Stilin is a New York-based interior designer in high demand. Boasting more than 25 years of experience at the helm of his own design firm, Stilin has become a go-to favorite for prestigious clientele who flock to him for his casually elegant, inviting designs.

Stilin has a particular knack for layering different mediums. His designs combine vintage and new furniture, often featuring custom upholstery, with bold, contemporary artwork to create classic spaces that also feel very fresh and modern. Speaking of artwork, it’s a major point of influence on Stilin’s designs. He’s an avid art collector, always encouraging clients to invest in pieces of their own, and serves on the board of the Director’s Council at the

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Eclectic, chic, and sophisticated are all apt words when viewing interiors designed by Kelly Behun. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Behun attended the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania before moving to New York to work at hotelier Ian Schrager’s design studio.

During her time with Schrager, Behun cultivated her eye for design while working under esteemed designer Philippe Starck. She and the team designed iconic interiors, such as the Mondrian in Los Angeles, the Delano in Miami, and the Paramount in New York City.

After honing her chops at Schrager’s design studio, Behun ventured out on her own, establishing the now incredibly popular Kelly Behun Studio. Behun’s aesthetic is both chic and eclectic, incorporating

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Before he studied interior design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, designer Shawn Henderson studied hotel management, telling New York Social Diary that, “I thought if I studied interior design, everyone would think I was gay… Well, they probably suspected anyway.” Fortunately for design enthusiasts everywhere, Henderson eventually got over that reservation and pursued his love of creating beautiful interiors.

Henderson’s clean, inspired aesthetic is highly sought after, with the likes of Will Ferrell, Glenn Close, and NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson enlisting his talent to design their most personal spaces. And given his thoughtful approach to design, it’s easy to see why.

Henderson emphasizes the marriage

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Don’t let his young age fool you, Ryan Korban is as accomplished as he is talented. After graduating from The New School in New York, Korban embarked on an interior design career. And while he doesn’t have any formal training under his belt, by his early 30s he boasts an impressive clientele of elite designers and celebrities, including Alexander Wang, Debra Messing, and Kanye West.

When you see his keen eye for design, it becomes clear why it’s so coveted. His aesthetic mixes elements of high-end luxury, old-world romance, and urban cool to create polished, uncluttered interiors rich in dynamic layers and visual intrigue. His design footprint also typically entails statement-making elements, like a perfectly

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Madeline Stuart is a renowned interior designer with a commitment to the marriage of beauty and integrity. Her work has graced the homes of a wide variety of elite clientele in the entertainment, business, and finance industries. And given Stuart’s roots, it’s no surprise that the wealthy elite flock to her—her mother was a designer too, who worked for celebrities such as Neil Diamond and Alan Alda.

Stuart started her career helping her mother launch an artist-designed furniture line by Pucci De Rossi, a daughter of Marlon Brando. The fanciful Rossi pieces, made in a workshop that fabricated sculptures for the likes of Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella, are known to sprout up on 1stdibs from time to time.

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Julius Shulman photographing Case Study House no. 22, West Hollywood, 1960. Julius Shulman photography archive. The Getty Research Institute, 2004.R.10 // Image Source: casualoptimist.wordpress.com

Julius Shulman is among the most iconic architectural photographers to date. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Los Angeles, Shulman attended UCLA and University of California - Berkeley where he honed his photography skills and earned extra money by selling his photographs to fellow students.

In 1936, Shulman was enlisted by a friend to work for architect, Richard Neutra. When Shulman showed Neutra one of his photographs of the Neutra-designed Kun Residence in LA, Neutra recruited him to take more architectural photos, ultimately launching Shulman’s career.

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With no formal design schooling and a taste for the eclectic, Ken Fulk has become the go-to designer for the wealthy elite, like billionaire Mark Pincus and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom. Fulk grew up in a small town in Virginia before moving to San Francisco over two decades ago. Despite his English and history degrees from the University of Mary Washington, Fulk pursued design from a young age and he’s left his mark on many spaces large and small, from hotels and restaurants to residential houses and lofts.

Fulk’s style is particularly unique in that it’s not very clearly defined; instead, it moves and evolves based on his clients’ personalities and his inspiration of the moment. One thing all of his spaces have

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Born in Finland and raised in the U.S., Eero Saarinen, whose birthday is this month on August 20th, merged rationalism, neo-futurism, and modernism to create iconic architectural and furniture designs.

Saarinen’s talent for design comes as no surprise given that he’s the son of renowned Finnish architect, Eliel Saarinen, and sculptor and textile artist, Loja Saarinen. Growing up with design in his blood, Saarinen eventually found himself at Cranbook Academy of Art where his father was a professor as well as the school’s designer. At Cranbook, Saarinen met fellow designer, Charles Eames. The duo collaborated on numerous furniture designs, the most famous of which was their series of molded plywood chairs which won them the

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