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2023 Designers

Ariel Okin
Founder of Ariel Okin Interiors
Ariel Okin is the founder of Ariel Okin Interiors, a New-York based, full-service interior design firm specializing in luxury residential, commercial and hospitality projects across the country.  Ariel has designed for celebrities such as Lena Dunham and Sara Foster, as well as the headquarters for brands like Goop, Maisonette and Minnow Swim. Ariel is a House Beautiful Next Wave alum as well as a House & Garden Gold List and AD Pro List Designer, and has launched capsule collections with The Mural Source, Chasing Paper, One Kings Lane, and most recently, Mitzi. Ariel is also a contributing writer to Vogue, Architectural Digest, and Domino, and is the founder and editor in chief of her editorial and e-commerce platform, Fenimore Lane, which covers all aspects of the living vertical. Ariel is a mom of two daughters, and lives in Westchester with her husband, girls, and dog, Charlie. || @arielokin || || 929-203-9040
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Prudence C. Bailey
Founder, Principal Designer of Prudence Home and Design
Prudence Home and Design is an award winning full-service interior design firm.  We strive to deliver unique designs based on our client’s goals and lifestyle. Skilled in all aspects of interior design, our thoughtful approach, joyful spirit and excellent service has awarded us wonderful clients throughout Fairfield County, CT and the Northeast including NJ, NY and MA. We handle all aspects of interior design from initial design planning, construction, complete project management and implementation to providing the custom special finishing touches that make a house a home. Our signature style is clean, fresh and comfortable interiors blending modern and traditional styles infused with color, texture or pattern. || @prudencehomeanddesign || || 203-859-9499
Ainsley Hayes
Founder, Ainsley Design
After working for top designers in both Boston and New York, Ainsley Hayes founded Ainsley Design in 2004 in New York City. Ainsley Design is a full service residential interior design and decoration firm based in New Canaan, CT since 2008. Ainsley is a graduate of The Winsor School in Boston, and The University of Vermont. With a love of architecture and an affinity for space planning, Ainsley’s design work begins with the shell of the home. Proper layout, color schemes, and furnishings then combine to create personalized, curated homes. She lives in New Canaan with her husband and three boys. || @ainsleydesign || ||
Rebecca Amir
Founder, Rebecca Amir Design
Rebecca Amir Design is a New York-based interior design studio. Rebecca founded the studio in 2022, driven by a desire to create unique spaces that are rich, welcoming, comfortable; that are carefully curated but feel very much lived/worked in. Prior to launching her own studio, Rebecca was a designer for Soho House, and spearheaded the hotel portion of their largest North American House to date in Nashville. Her design career began at Vogue Magazine, where she was the Home Market Editor and had a monthly design column. Recent noteworthy projects include a landmarked Cobble Hill townhouse in Brooklyn, featured on the cover of Luxe magazine, and historic Arts & Crafts home in Boston. Rebecca lives in Pound Ridge with her family. || @rebeccaamirdesign || || 914-629-9480
Lotte Meister
Founder, Lotte Meister Interior Design and Styling
Lotte Meister - aka “The Stylebulance” - is a decorator and stylist based in Rye New York who specializes in refreshing and updating tired spaces. More of a minimalist, she is happy to combine forces today with maximalist Emily Meszkat Interiors, a partnership they often refer to as “Yin and Yang.” When not decorating, Lotte can be found sourcing and selling antiques and vintage at her booth at Fairfield County Antique & Design in Norwalk CT.
@lottemeister || || 914-329-2218
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Emily Meszkat
Founder, Emily Meszkat Interiors
Emily Meszkat Interiors is based in Rye, NY. She is known for her generous use of wallpaper in all the right places, and bold colors that make rooms come alive. Her passion is designing interiors in a way that is functional for your family, not just beautiful for your eyes. 
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Jess Bauers and Molly Young
Founders, BY Interiors
BY Interiors is a full service residential interior design firm specializing in traditional yet livable interiors for clients and their families. Located in Darien, CT, our projects span from New York City to the Connecticut coastline, and include homes up and down the Eastern Seaboard from North Carolina to Massachusetts. Founded by partners Jess Bauers and Molly Young with the hopes of creating fresh, fun spaces that have a happy marriage of playful and classic. || @byinteriorsct || ||
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Viviane Herde
Nielsen's Florist 

Viviane Herde is the Merchandising Manager at Nielsen’s Florist. With an intricate web of expertise spanning soft, hard and perishable goods industries with a flair for design, product management and development, and merchandising for high-end/luxury fashion global lifestyle brands. After finishing her studies at the American University, in International Relations, she returned to her Swiss roots and attended the University in St. Gallen, to study German and later fashion design under the apprenticeship of Adiana Vollmeier. Viviane is passionate about artistic narratives that provoke thought, stimulate the imagination, and find purpose in the tapestry of life. || @nielsensflorist || ||
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