Allegra Hicks, fashion designer, interior designer, furniture,fabric and home accessory designer. Her husband, Ashley Hicks, an architect and designer of interiors, furnishings, and textiles (and son of late decorating icon David Hicks). It's a dynasty in the making. Although not as flamboyant as her father-in-law the influence is definitely there. Check out her website for all it's lovely bohemian eclectic but luxury lifestyle products. The Allegra Hicks lifestyle is easy, stylish, individual, fun and enduring.
Aline Matsika has an incredible talent for adding an ethnic African spin on contemporary and antique furniture. She began with a boutique in Paris and a decade ago opened one in Soho. Her pieces include Louis XVI chairs covered with antique fabric from Zaire and 1930's armchairs covered with Senagalese cotton-and-raffia. Her spaces are thus very unique and so warm and inviting with beautiful patterns and woods. (HGTV's Designstar finalist David used her products in his last room - I LOVED the huge floor lamp!)
Couldn't stop at one post about Beale Lana (see post below). I almost titled this one "If I was another room". This amazing foyer was their contribution to this year's Kips Bay Show House. Stunning! And yes those are silver egg chairs!! Glam punk and a dash of high style goth meets classic antiques and surfer chic. What a sense of fun!