The 15 Best Interior Designers In Buffalo

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Who is the best interior designer in Buffalo New York? Here are 15 possible candidates. Vote for your favorite and tell us who we missed in the comments.


Buffalo’s art scene encompasses museums, artist-run galleries, and neighborhood events. Combine this with great American architecture such as parks by Frederick Law Olmsted and structures by Frank Lloyd Wright, and there is an array of inspiration and resources for the city’s interior designers.

Certain decorators have made their mark on the city, and we have done the research to find the 15 best interior designers in Buffalo. Let us know what you think by voting for your favorite in the poll below! If you think we missed anyone, be sure to tell us who they are in the comment section.

brooke pelc

Brooke Pelc

Brooke’s organic approach to design is based on the personality of the space and the people who are using it. She creates dimensional interiors that both make an impression and tell a story. Instead of using “trendy” materials and finishes, Brooke implements vintage furnishings and objects with a history, giving the design depth and emotion. Brooke can be found at her design showroom, Nest Interiors.


Richard Nashwinter

Richard has been designing for Western New York since 1993. An attentive listener, he meets the needs of his clients through his experience, research, and superb design solutions. By choosing unique and innovative materials, Richard creates functional and aesthetically pleasing interiors that everyone can enjoy. Richard pays close attention to detail and his clients’ wishes, and has strong relationships with local builders and contractors.


Michael Poczkalski

As the owner of Michael P. Design and room buffalo, Michael makes it his mission to spark the conversation about design in Buffalo. He earned his master’s degree in architecture from the University of Buffalo and studied at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design Loeb Fellowship Program. Michael has been featured as a design producer on HGTV’s “American Rehab Buffalo,” and and a designer on “House Hunters Renovation Buffalo.” He was recently named a “Top 100 Interior Designer” by Design Bureau Magazine.


Julie Muscato

Julie earned her degree in design at Cazenovia College, afterwards transferring to Buffalo State College’s interior design program. Her business, Julie Muscato Interior Design, has recently expanded to include a furniture showroom and home decor store. Julie’s design center also provides custom and manufactured window treatments, upholstering, and wallpaper. She is an accessible designer who pays close attention to detail and captures the vision of her clients.


Mary Terese Nasca

Mary’s favorite aspect to her work is seeing the pleased look on her clients’ faces when a project is completed to perfection. She received her education at the State University College at Buffalo, earning a BFA in interior design. Mary has participated in numerous home shows, and was involved in a community project at Ronald McDonald House. The owner of MTN Designs, Mary blends her expertise with each client’s vision to find inspiration together.


Robert Reeder

A native Buffalonian, Robert has 32 years of interior design experience and has been part of hundreds of projects. He is a graduate of the New York School of Interior Design, and worked for the legendary Florence Cooper Interiors early on in his career. Robert collaborated as a volunteer designer for the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House and has served as chair of the art and architecture committee for the Diocese of Buffalo. He has also taught interior design classes at Villa Maria College. 


Julie Cutolo

Julie designs extraordinary homes for ordinary people. She studied at Villa Marie College, and received her BFA from Buffalo State College. Julie has designed for several home shows, and her room for the 2009 Junior League of Buffalo Decorators Showhouse received the “Best Bathroom/Accessorizing” award. From seasonal decorations to space planning, Julie’s services at Cutolo Interiors cover a wide range of design needs.


Karen Bialkowski

Karen believes that the essential components of good design are visual balance, quality furniture, and a little surprise. She is the president of Kittinger Gallery and Design Studio, a full service interior design firm. For over 10 years, the firm has designed hundreds of fine homes for clients with a “passion for living.” A close relationship with Kittinger Furniture Company allows Karen to custom design any piece of furniture.

Sue Jolie

Sue-Jolie Rioux

Born in Newfoundland, this French-First Nation designer was surrounded by arts, culture, and dance in her childhood. She relocated to Miami with her family at the age of 11, and by 19 had discovered a creative outlet in interior design. Following her passion, Sue-Jolie pursued a degree in interior design at the Art Institute. Currently, she runs Tres Jolie Maison, Inc., operating small design studios in Buffalo, Naples, and Miami.


Dorothy Bergman

Dorothy helps her clients hold on to cherished possessions, while integrating contemporary arrangements. She was born in Buffalo, into a family that has mastered lithography and fine printing for three generations. Dorothy has studied at Syracuse University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and in London. She holds a degree in art history and is ever mindful of historic art and design aesthetics. The work of John F. Saladino serves as her inspiration.


Monica M Gioeli

Monica’s signature style embraces dramatic color and a combination of eras. She began Studio 33 Design Concepts in Newport Beach, California, and offers her services to clients across the United States from her Buffalo studio and gallery. With confidence drawn from her 25 years of experience and a passion for aesthetic effects, Monica provides clients with unstoppable design innovation. Her philosophy embraces the need for comfort, self expression, and creativity.


Carol Schaper

Carol received her education at the University of Buffalo, and has completed a wide range of projects including residences, country clubs, and restaurants. She has also participated in community projects like Gilda’s House and the Festival of Trees. Her functional and thoughtful designs reflect the taste and lifestyle of her clients. Carol’s main goal is to give her clients a space to be proud of, one that they always want to come home to.

Michelle White

Michelle Peller White

Michelle developed an enthusiasm for purchasing and design while on buying trips to New York City’s garment district as a child. Her father, the owner of a men’s clothing store, taught her the importance of quality in fabric and textiles. Sensitive to people and their needs, Michelle is both a devoted designer and active participant in community projects. She currently holds the position of president for the Interior Design Association of Western New York.

Julie Deuble

Julie Deuble

Julie is the lead designer for Sierra Unlimited Construction. Her specialty is older and historic home renovations, bringing the knowledge she acquired while earning a bachelor’s degree in interior design and master’s degree in history. A LEED Accredited Professional, Julie has a special interest in sustainable design. Her work has been highlighted in Buffalo Magazine and Signature Kitchen and Baths.


Pamela Witte

For over 25 years, Pamela has decorated residential and commercial spaces in the Western New York area. With a degree in interior design, she believes that beauty is more than high end or luxury goods – it is truly what feels right. As the owner of White Orchard Home Furnishings, she is involved in the design process from start to finish. Her small family business has strong principled beliefs and practices honesty, fairness, and mutual respect.

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