Congratulations to these Dering Hall Members Who Made the 2018 Elle Decor A-List

Elle Decor recently announced their 2018 A-List and many Dering Hall members were included.  In 2016, Dering Hall's Michael Boodro, former Editor in Chief of Elle Decor, described what it took for a designer to make the list. “To join the esteemed roster of A-List talents, a designer has to have both a broad range of work and a uniquely personal vision. We look for designers who both surprise and delight us, ones we know maintain a level of excellence in all their work.” 

Congratulations to all the designers on the A-List.   Here is a selection of A-List Designers who are also Dering Hall members:

Nate Berkus Associates

Since Nate Berkus established his multi-disciplinary, award-winning interior design firm at the age of 24, his approachable and elevated philosophy has transformed countless homes around the world.

Ken Fulk

Ken Fulk is a designer of experiences big and small. He is renowned for his layered interiors and over-the-top parties. Fulk leads a team of architects, designers, branding and event specialists in both San Francisco and New York.

Kelly Wearstler

With a completely distinctive style that juxtaposes refinement with rawness and vintage with contemporary – Wearstler has revolutionized the look, feel and meaning of modern American design.

Bennett Leifer Interiors

Bennett Leifer Interiors is a New York based high end residential interior design firm.

Sara Gilbane Interiors

Sara has been named a “Next Wave” designer by House Beautiful as well as one of TradHome’s Top 20 New Traditional Designers. Her work has been published extensively in the aforementioned magazines as well as ELLE DECOR, Luxe, Traditional Home, Domino etc.

Kathryn M Ireland Design

Kathryn’s signature style has been described as comfortable, bohemian, and family friendly with large doses of color and a lack of orthodoxy. Elle Decor dubbed it “seat-of-the-pants chic.”

Kelly Behun Studio

Kelly behun |STUDIO is a New York based firm specializing in the design of interiors, furniture and accessories, providing a uniquely hands-on approach and producing highly customized environments perfectly tailored to each client’s needs.

Juan Montoya Design

One of the most acclaimed and prolific interior designers in the world today, Juan Montoya was born and spent his early years in Columbia.

Thade Hayes

Thad Hayes, Inc. is a New York interior design firm specializing in sensitively conceived projects that are functional, livable spaces with timeless relevance.

Vincent Wolf Associates

For the past three decades Vicente Wolf has fostered the global development of his brand through a simplicity driven principle that infuses his many creative endeavors: interior design, photography, art collection and global travels.

Madeline Stuart & Associates

Madeline Stuart & Associates is predicated on the notion of timeless design – be it modernist or traditional in inspiration.

Robert Stilin

Robert Stilin is known for effortlessly combining crisp, clean architecture with custom upholstery, antique and vintage furniture and modern and contemporary art to create casually elegant homes that are warm, comfortable and very livable.

Matthew Patrick Smyth

Matthew Patrick Smyth interiors are diverse but always maintain a suitability and style that reflects the needs and tastes of the client.

Richard Mishaan

Drawing on his international background and love of travel, Mishaan combs the world to find exquisite, unique pieces for his clients.

Stephen Sills Associates

Stephen Sills Associates is a celebrated interior design firm specializing in transforming interiors into timeless and unique environments for modern living. The firm engages in both residential and commercial projects.

Suzanne Rheinstein & Associates

Suzanne Rheinstein is known for her style that is often described as elegant civility—“fewer but better things”—encompassing a mixture of beautiful objects, furniture styles, art, painted surfaces, and attention to comfort, textures, details, and light.

Miles Redd

Miles Redd lives for comfort and luxury, but relies on a careful balance of organization and an understanding of a client’s personality.

Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam

Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam is one of the leading Luxury Interior Design companies in the World.

M. Elle Design

M. Elle Design, a Santa Monica-based firm, creates fresh residences layered with textural changes and patinas. The sisters celebrate natural materials while putting a strong emphasis on comfort and livability.

Victoria Hagan

Victoria Hagan has long been respected for the intelligent integration of architecture and interior design. Her design philosophy features a refined use of materials, sophisticated color, and strong silhouettes.

Dan Fink Studio

Dan Fink is an interior design studio with a broad interest in history, art, and new American living.

Groves & Co

The style of layered modernism combines a singular, refined aesthetic with luxurious materials and finishes—bringing together the best of design, comfort and style infused with warmth and ease at Groves & Co.

Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel of S.R. Gambrel Inc. creates interiors that are simultaneously familiar yet unexpected.

Maine Design

Jason and Katie Maine comprise Maine Design’s husband-and-wife duo. Maine Design’s passion resides in curating antiques with contemporary works, which can be seen in their design work as well as their brick and mortar shop Home House Co-Op.

Thom Filicia Inc

Founded in 1998 by Thom Filicia, TFI is a NYC based full-service interior design firm specializing in high-end residential, commercial and hospitality projects.

Paloma Contreras Design

Paloma Contreras is a nationally-published interior decorator, tastemaker, and award-winning design blogger based in Houston, Texas. House Beautiful “Next Wave” List and Luxe Magazine’s “10 Design Talents to Watch”

Timothy Whealon Inc

Timothy Whealon Inc. specializes in high-end interior design with a focus on fine and decorative arts.

Kemble Interiors, Inc

Kemble Interiors, Inc. is an interior design firm with offices led by Mimi McMakin in Palm Beach and daughter Celerie Kemble in New York City.

Brockschmidt & Coleman, LLC

For each project Brockschmidt and Coleman attempts to capture the spirit and lifestyle of the client in a unique and personal aesthetic, drawing from the full range of decorative arts throughout the ages.

Jeffrey Alan Marks Inc

Jeffrey Alan Marks epitomizes fresh, spirited, timeless design. A trendsetter for over two decades, he is known internationally for designing and sourcing exclusive and unique elements from around the globe.

Katie Ridder Inc

Katie Ridder Inc specializes in creating vibrant and sophisticated residential interiors that range from traditional to modern.

Tom Scheerer Incorporated

Tom Scheerer has been practicing architectural and interior design in Manhattan since 1985. His work is characterized by clear and logical architectural solutions combined with beautiful, comfortable furnishings.

Neal Beckstedt Studio

Neal Beckstedt Studio is known for layering crisp, clean architecture with rich textures and exceptional furnishings to create spaces that are both sophisticated and warm.

The Martin Group

At The Martin Group, great ideas and results really are a group effort. They come from remarkably talented individuals that we form into equally remarkable teams.


Alidad offers the last word in bespoke interior design and decoration for newly built houses, existing period homes, renovation and restoration projects.
Incorporating Studio Alidad, the simpler, fresher arm of the firm with the same attention to detail.

David Kleinberg Design Associates

David Kleinberg Design Associates is internationally recognized as a top interior design and architectural renovation firm known for highly curated, custom interiors that appeal to a sophisticated, discerning clientele.

Alex Papachristidis Interiors

On Elle Decor’s A-List, Alex Papachristidis’ work can be described as a dynamic fusion of modern and eclectic with luxurious and traditional.

Jean Louis-Deniot


A master of balance and versatility, Jean-Louis Deniot is recognized worldwide for his eclectic, emblematic interiors.

Charlotte Moss

With over thirty years in the design business, Charlotte Moss has developed a signature style known for layered, luxurious and comfortable interiors.

Rose Tarlow Melrose House

Fine home furnishings, lighting, textiles and accessories for over thirty years. Rose Tarlow Melrose House has created timeless designs that possess a twist and character to make each chair, table, textile and accessory – extraordinary.

Brian J McCarthy Inc

Having trained under the master designer Albert Hadley before opening up his own firm in 1991, Brian J. McCarthy continues to create beautifully sumptuous interiors and comfortably livable homes that personally reflect each individual client.

Jeffrey Bilhuber

One of a handful of preeminent American designers, Jeffrey Bilhuber brings an acclaimed confidence and clarity to his projects by taking his design cues from understanding the importance of history while optimistically looking towards the future.

Darryl Carter, Inc

Darryl Carter, Inc. is a full service firm that works across the US, specializing in residential, commercial and hospitality interiors.

Sig Bergamin

Sig Bergamin does not stick to a style and for this very reason has made his mark over these more than thirty years of career, with what he calls the sum total style of eclecticism, ethnic diversities, humor and versatility.

Sheila Bridges Design

Named “America’s Best Interior Designer” by CNN and Time Magazine, Sheila Bridges has been creating thoughtfully inspired interiors since 1994

Suzanne Kasler Interiors

Inspired by architecture, art, fashion, and travel, Suzanne Kasler Interiors designs spaces and products that are luminous, distinctive, and timeless. Suzanne’s designs reference the past but move towards the future with an edited and discerning eye.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Inc

Martyn Lawrence Bullard is celebrated for his trailblazing designs trademark attention to detail, adventurous use of color and texture, and worldly and historical reference points are hallmarks of his oft talked about style.


SheltonMindel℠, founded in 1978 by the late Peter L. Shelton & Lee F. Mindel, FAIA, provides complete architectural, interiors and product design services for corporate, cultural, academic, retail, recreational, hospitality and residential clients.

Lorenzo Castillo

Our company’s goal is to aim for a classic international style with a European flair.

Mark Cunningham Inc

Renowned for his curated, yet comfortable interior compositions and singular style, Mark has worked on a wide range of projects, including residential interiors, hotel design, architectural consulting, and commercial concepts all over the world.

Gomez Associates

Gomez Associates run by Mariette and Brooke Gomez has a timeless, classic and modern approach to design. Our interiors are always imbued by the atmosphere and architecture, but most importantly by the personal style of the people who enrich it.

Jayne Design Studio

Jayne Design Studio is known for tailored timeless rooms, often traditional in nature, but covering a range of approaches. Its areas of expertise are traditionally crafted design, contemporary design for historic spaces and working with collections.

Rita Konig

Rita Konig has been designing houses for the past 15 years both in London and America. Current projects include a private members’ club and hotel in the US, a family home in Nashville and properties in London and the English countryside.

McMillen Inc

McMillen Inc. was founded in 1924 by Mrs. Drury McMillen. McMillen Inc. has maintained the same size as it was in the late nineteen-twenties. At any given time we consist of five or six designers, an equal number of management assistants, an interior architecture department, and a business office. We share a common sense of ethics, using the same business model for all clients, and a common aesthetic, striving to make our interiors timeless, informed, and personal.

The Design Atelier

The Design Atelier, Inc. is a full service Interior Design firm founded by Melanie Millner in Atlanta, GA. We specialize in timeless residential and commercial spaces across the country, while continually striving to exceed our clients expectations.