The 15 Best Interior Designers in Palm Beach

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Who is the best interior designer in Palm Beach Florida? Here are 15 candidates. Vote for your favorite and tell us who we missed in the comments section.


Famous as a resort destination and winter escape, Palm Beach also has year-round appeal for local residents. Its island atmosphere and abundant treasures make this a special place to vacation or live. From historic homes to modern landmarks, the inspiration and resources for interior designers here is vast.

Looking for an interior designer in Palm Beach? Look no further, we have gathered the top 15 designers in this South Florida locale. Take a peek, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite in the poll below!

allisonpaladinoAllison Paladino
Allison’s fun-loving, outgoing personality attracts clients from around the globe. Her philosophy is that the entire experience of creating a house should be enlightening and enjoyable. She is inspired by modernism, French Deco, and the work of George Nakashima. In addition to owning her own firm, Allison is the creative force behind an exclusive line of licensed, luxury home furnishings.

gilwalshGil Walsh
In the 40 years she’s been in the business, Gil has led over $200 million in design work.  She grew up in homes filled with classical design, and realized early on that design would merge her keen fashion sense with her interest in art and architecture. Gil is classically trained and a life-long student of design. She has received degrees from both Chatham College and the Art Institute.

MimiMimi McMakin
Mimi’s family has lived in Palm Beach for more than 120 years, so she truly appreciates the area’s beauty and Southern hospitality. For over 40 years, Mimi has brought comfort and beauty to the homes of her clients nationwide. Widely recognized for her respectful restorations and whimsical design, she partners with her two daughters in the family firm Kemble. They understand that projects must be well-managed, the clients’ needs considered, and the budget respected.

veronicaVerónica Volani-Inza
With a limitless imagination and passion for the environment, Verónica translates each client’s vision into a stunning space. She has access to boundless resources, so her work reflects the best designs, finest materials, and latest trends. Verónica has received several ASID Excellence and PRISM Gold and Silver awards. Her work has been featured in Palm Beach Illustrated, Design Trade, and Casa & Estilo Internacional magazines.

Cindy RayCindy Ray
The Boston native has an impeccable reputation, and a penchant for intense collaboration with clients. She has been turning dreams into decor since 1985, with completed projects throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to being published in respected design magazines, Cindy has been featured on HGTV’s popular show, “Interiors by Design.” She is a magma cum laude graduate of Boston University.

JackiMallickBioJacki Mallick
Jacki is known for her unique take on affordable luxury. Her design philosophy is to “renew, recycle, rethink.” Before opening her own design firm, Jacki had the opportunity to work with famous event planner Colin Cowie as well as the French couture designer Christian LaCroix at Christofile Silver, Inc. She was recently featured in Haute Living magazine, and is an Accredited Staging Professional. 

JosephJoseph Pubillones
The Cuban-American interior designer brings a cosmopolitan flair to his client’s homes. He studied architecture in the US and Europe, and has lived abroad in Paris, Rome, and Florence. Joseph offers personalized “white glove” service on residential design, commercial projects, and yacht interiors. He has been featured on HGTV’s Designer Challenge and on the Bob Vila show. 

francescaFrancesca Morgan
Francesca was born into the business, starting out in her family’s century old textile business. It comes so natural, Francesca jokes that silk threads run through her veins. She first developed a successful import/export business, learning multiple languages to facilitate communication. Her multi-lingual design studio provides services for residential, commercial, and maritime projects.

Krista WatterworthKrista Watterworth Alterman
Krista earned her MFA from one of the finest art programs in the country, the famous New School in Manhattan. She continued her studies at the highly-ranked Parsons School of Interior Design. New to the business in 2007, Krista made her on-screen debut in HGTV’s “Save My Bath.” Her television work continues as she designs restaurants with Robert Irvine on the Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible” and her fourth consecutive season on DIY Network’s “The Vanilla Ice Project.”

Jennifer MirchJennifer Mirch
Jennifer was raised in Northern Virginia, along with her four older brothers. From them, she learned about hard work, determination and quality workmanship. She worked on interior projects alongside them, and also built and decorated her own miniature houses. Jennifer worked as a showroom manager for a luxury high-end furniture company before founding her own interior design firm.

annie-santulli-imageAnnie Santulli
Annie has created innovative custom interiors for over 17 years. Her work has been published in Florida Design, City & Shore, and online blogs like She gets to know her clients on a professional basis, so she can capture the essence of their dreams and visions. The result is an inviting, exquisite atmosphere that reflects the client and their lifestyle.

Joseph-Cortes-1917721-220Joseph Cortes
The native New Yorker is the president and creative director of HomeLife Interiors. After a successful 20 year career in New York City, Joseph brought his talents to South Florida. Believing that “interior design is a service industry,” Joseph provides aesthetically pleasing solutions tailored to the individual needs of his clients. He received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Pratt Institute in New York.

Katherine-newKatherine Shenaman
Katherine’s design approach is refined, thoughtful, and organic. Drawing on an international design background and travels to design fairs in Paris, Milan and London, she is known for her versatility and ability to create the Palm Beach look sans the cliché. Katherine earned her MA at the Wallace Collection, in conjunction with the University of Buckingham.  She has been featured in Luxe Magazine, Traditional Home, Florida Design, and Palm Beach Illustrated.

piperprof3-230x300Piper Gonzalez
Piper holds an MBA from the University of Central Florida, later pursuing her education in interior design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She helps clients discover their story and style to achieve their dream space. Piper’s philosophy is to provide a balanced space that reflects her client’s “personality in a beautiful, comfortable and ‘wow’ kind of way.” She has been featured in Architectural Digest, City & Shore, and M&V magazine, to name a few.

Susan Susan Schwartzman
A transplant from the New York area, Susan has quickly established herself as one of the most reliable designers in the Palm Beach area. She brings her experience and resources along with an open mind; she has set out to immerse herself in the city’s design aesthetic and takes the time to get to know her clients so that she can incorporate their lifestyle into a design that’s perfect just for them.

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