New Orleans Designers We Admire
Curtis Herring Interior Design – Curtis Herring
Herring has designed the interiors of some of the most popular and award winning restaurants in the New Orleans area. His work includes beautiful spaces such as Willa Jean in the Central Business District, Shaya on Magazine Street, and Borgne – just to name a few. His work is outstanding, incorporating a common theme in order to create a cohesive dining and living experience.
Graci Interiors – Christina & Chad Graci
Christina along with her brother Chad run the design firm Graci Interiors, based in New Orleans, LA. With her previous experience working at various design firms in New York City, Christina returned to New Orleans to live and create her own business. Graci describes her style as “classic traditional but fresh and modern,” incorporating classic New Orleans style with practical, timeless pieces.
KHB Interiors – Kelly Brown
Kelly Brown is a talented designer who has a knack for incorporating the antique New Orleans charm with the newer, updated design trends. She feels the client-designer experience is of utmost importance, and makes sure to make her projects personal and practical. At age 18, Brown opened her own successful interior retail business and then continued on to earn degrees in Business and Interior Design. KHB Interiors creates luxurious, comfortable spaces with a mix of contemporary and elegant design.
Logan Killen Interiors – Katie Logan Leblanc & Jensen Killen
Long-time friends Katie Logan Leblanc and Jensen Killen decided to join forces and start a design company in 2012. Recently, their work has been featured in Lonny Magazine, Country Living, Design*Sponge and Vogue online, showcasing their natural talent for designing interior spaces that look and feel effortless, with an eclectic twist. Logan Killen will be launching their storefront of curated home furnishings, Sunday Shop, in fall of 2016 on the boutique-filled Magazine Street in New Orleans.
Martin-Lemaire Interiors – Matthew Martin & George Lemaire
Partners Matthew Martin and George Lemaire have established their business as an internationally-recognized design firm, which specializes in both commercial and residential interior design. Martin-Lemaire Interiors has also completed various projects in Miami and Fort Lauderdale involving architectural, renovation, as well as redecoration design.
Melissa Rufty Design Studio – Melissa Rufty
Melissa Rufty based in New Orleans, Louisiana, has worked on a variety of projects from new client homes to old, antiquated Louisiana estates – one of which was previously styled in the 80’s by Mark Hampton and published in Architectural Digest. Rufty’s work has also been featured in HouseBeautiful, ELLE Decor, Southern Living and was named as one of 2013’s “One To Watch” by Architectural Digest. Rufty draws her inspiration from her clients, hoping to create dynamic spaces that tell a story, incorporating traditional style with a southern, eclectic feel. The designer also owns Malachite Home, an internationally-known store filled with high-end antiques, artwork and vintage pieces.
Moss Manor – Sarah Moss
Principal designer, Sarah Moss, began Moss Manor – an online boutique of home furnishings and accents – with the goal of providing her clients easy access to affordable and stylish home decor. Moss has established her style and sense of design through her many travels throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States. Her goal is to provide a personal experience for her clients, handpicking furnishings and styles in order to tailor to each individual client project.
Shaun Smith Home – Shaun Smith
In 2015, Shaun was named a Next Wave designer for HouseBeautiful Magazine, featuring his incredibly clean, curated home looks and style. Shaun Smith Home, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a full service interior design firm as well as a home-decor shop filled with a wonderful collection of beautiful furnishings and classic, stylish goods.
Tanga Winstead – Tanga Winstead
Designer Tanga Winstead started her career in the design world earning her Associates Degree in Fashion Design from the American College in London, UK. She later moved to New Orleans and found her talent in interior design, taking inspiration from the city’s unique culture, eclectic people, and eccentric way of life. Winstead has had over 10 years of experience in the field, also working for Villa Vici, a high-end design showroom in the Uptown New Orleans area.
Villa Vici – Vikki Leftwich
Owner of New Orleans high-end home decor boutique Villa Vici, Vikki Leftwich has a focus on bringing elegance and modernity to residential spaces. She describes her unique style as “a minimalist approach to mixing the old with the new.” Leftwich’s spaces feature clean, crisp lines and white, airy open living areas.