01 Architectural Digest January 2017, AD 100The American designer's client list includes stars like Mariska Hargitay and Iman and David Bowie.

November 28, 2016

Link: 2017 AD100: Bilhuber and Associates

Style: “Decorating with soul—rooms that reflect personal history and family life,” says Jeffrey Bilhuber.

Projects: A Manhattan penthouse, a retreat in the Texas desert. Branding: Furniture for Henredon, rugs for Elson & Co. Inspiration: The gardens at Haseley Court, by Nancy Lancaster—“a Virginia-born tastemaker who codified the English country house look.” The Next Big Thing: “Soft, human, enriching interiors that sample the very best of our past and look optimistically toward our future.” Favorite Museum: The Frick Collection, which he says is "by far the most civilized of any fine arts museums in the world.” Clients: Iman and David Bowie, Mariska Hargitay, advertising guru Trey Laird.

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Photo by Richard Powers

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In this New York City brownstone designed by Bilhuber and Associates, photographs by Sam Samore overlook a custom-made sofa in the living room; the button-tufted ebonized side chairs are Danish.

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One living room wall is given over to a collection of etchings by German artist Thomas Schütte.

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The glossy-walled library includes floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves.

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The master bedroom features a canopy bed and an inlaid wall bracket that homeowners picked up the on a trip to Istanbul.

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The breakfast room curtains and walls are clad in an overscale check.

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The garden is framed with mirror-backed trelliswork.

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Pendant lights hang over the breakfast bar in the kitchen.

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The lively entrance hall features a mix of leopard and ikat prints.