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Designer Review: Nicky Haslam

Nicky Haslam is one talented man. He’s an artist, book reviewer, art editor, memoirist and literary editor, blogger, socialite, an excellent dresser (featured on both Vanity Fair and GQ’s best-dressed lists), a philanthropist, and most recently a cabaret singer. Then to top it off, he is most notably known to be “Britain’s ultimate interior designer”. The Birth of a Legend …

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Designer Review: Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer

Dubbed a “design duo” by Architectural Digest, interior designer Katie Ridder and architect Peter Pennoyer are just that. The duo is married with three children and based in New York City. The “Design Duo” Katie Riddle opened her own design firm in 1995. Prior to that she worked for the decorating departments for House Beautiful and House & Garden magazines. …

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Designer Review: Richard Mishaan

He’s an architect, interior designer, fashion designer, author, and shop owner. He has an eclectic style with a talent for mixing vintage or antiques with modern. Columbia born, Richard Mishaan group up in Bogota, Columbia he is now based out of New York City where he lives with his wife and two children. To get back to his roots he …

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Designer Review: Fashion and Interior Designer Muriel Brandolini

Interior designer Muriel Brandolini didn’t get her start in interior decorating – she started as a fashion designer. She’s known for her inventive and innovative designs that push the limits. She claims to draw inspiration from life and has many influences from her Vietnamese roots as well as her ties to Venezuela and France. She uses bold colors, patterns, and textiles …

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Designer Review: Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design

Move to LA to become an actor and end up a world famous interior decorator? It sounds like the plot to a cheesy made for TV movie, but its actually the real life story of interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. The Impressive Client List Bullard has an extensive celebrity client list that ranges from Christina Aguilera, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, …

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Designer Review: Hutton Wilkinson and Tony Duquette

Bestlaminate Designer Review | The Tony Duquette Studios

The partnership of Hutton Wilkinson and the late Tony Duquette is a special one that goes back almost a lifetime. Wilkinson was in seventh grade when he first discovered the famous Tony Duquette in a LA Times Home magazine article featuring the artist and his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth. Duquette was a famous artist and designer known for his …

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Designer Review: Anthony Baratta

Bestlaminate Designer Review | Anthony Baratta

Anthony Baratta is a New York interior designer who claims to get his inspiration for his interior designs from fine artists, such as Matisse. He was born in New Jersey and graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Art History. He and his partner opened the design firm Diamond Baratta Design in 1994. In 2002, they were selected as …

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Designer Review: Vicente Wolf Associates Inc.

In the 1970’s, Vicente Wolf bounced around various careers until he was in the right place at the right time and discovered interior design. He met established designer Bob Patino who quickly became his mentor. Design was a natural fit for him. He grew up in Cuba with family who worked in construction so he was introduced to architecture at …

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Designer Review: Carole Shashona

Bestlaminate Designer Review | Carole Shashona

Carole Shashona is a very unique designer who is known as a style guru and a wellness designer. She designs jewelry and offers her products at upscale department stores including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, and Bloomingdale’s. She’s also an interior designer, but with a spin: she’s a feng shui expert. She has clients that include stars such as Reese …

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Designer Review: Alexa Hampton

Bestlaminate Designer Review | Alexa Hampton | Image via Architectural Digest

Can you imagine being the daughter to one of “The World’s Twenty Greatest Designers of All Time”? Alexa Hampton can and she is a designer herself because of it. Her father, Mark Hampton, was known as a legend in the interior design world. He founded his own company, Mark Hampton LLC, in 1976 and over his career had many elite …

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