Top of the Trade: Studio Designer Clients on the A-List

The annual Elle Decor A-List 2021 presents 101 of the most riveting designers today. We are proud that Studio Designer clients comprise a large percentage of the A-List and Titans list that are a combination of new, returning, and titans of the industry. Here are nine Studio Designer clients making an impact in the design industry as they use the trade’s leading digital business platform to manage some of the world’s most incredible interior projects.

New: Kelly Behun Studio

Kelly Behun Studio

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Kelly Behun of Kelly Behun Studio attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She moved on to New York, where she trained under renowned architects and designers. Later she opened Kelly Behun Studio, best known for its inclusive and tailored method of interior design. From then on, Kelly’s work has been featured in over 40 top interior design magazines, including Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, luxe, and House Beautiful.

Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd.

Based in New York since 2006, Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd. hones in on a cross-disciplinary design approach spanning residential interiors, commercial interiors, architecture, furniture design, art advisory, and brand development. Rafael creates beautiful work for companies and brands like HBO, Nike, Vogue Italia, Glossier, and Cartier.

Alfredo Paredes

Alfredo Paredes says, “Good design has the power to transport you to other places and other states of mind.” This mantra reflects in his multi-disciplinary design studio dedicated to excellence in projects ranging from residential to special events. Alfredo was the design director of Ralph Lauren home for many years and his works have been featured in Vanity Fair, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, and The Wall Street Journal.

Returning: Ashe Leandro

Ashe Leandro

The firm Ashe Leandro is located in New York City and was established in 2008 by founders Ariel Ashe and Reinaldo Leandro. They follow their instincts to craft unique and beautiful interiors that both honor the past and celebrate the future. Using art, design, and culture as their muse, Ashe Leandro fuses natural materials, textures, and patterns to create inspiring spaces.

Returning: Gachot Studios

As a collective, John and Christine Gachot founded Gachot Studios in New York City. Together they bring a diversity of real estate development, art direction, and interior design. They are providing thoughtful and detail-oriented projects to their clients from hospitality to residential spaces.

Returning: Dan Fink Studio

Dan Fink Studio

Originating in Silicon Valley, Dan Fink Studio utilizes history and art to create luxurious residential and commercial interior design spaces. As the studio rises in prominence, it is one of the best bringing classic design to the 21st Century in New York City, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Maui, and other worldwide destinations.

Cullman Kravis

Known for providing immensely high-quality design, Cullman Kravis Associates (C&K) has designed extraordinary interiors since 1984. C&K aims to refresh the “modern traditional” aesthetic by using antiques of all periods and origins. They found much success in their unique approach C&K has been on the AD100 Hall of Fame in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and luxe’s Gold list in 2018 and 2020.

Deborah Berke Partners

For over 30 years, Deborah Berke Partners has practiced authentic design leadership. The firm created a wide range of projects for colleges, universities, private residences, and more. Recently Partner Rhoda Kennedy received the University of Florida College of Design, Construction, and Planning’s 2021 Design Excellence award. You can reach about this outstanding achievement here.

Kelly Wearstler

Based in Los Angeles, Kelly Wearstler was founded in 1995 and have been creating unique stories through architecture and interior design to rise to the top of the design world. Kelly Wearstler’s portfolio ranges from residential to retail destinations and is continually expanding especially with boutique hotel properties like the Proper Hotel chain.

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