The 15 Best Interior Designers in Philadelphia

Who are the best interior design philadelphia leaders? Here are 15 top interior designers in philadelphia who qualify. Read and vote for your favorite and tell us who we missed in the comments.


The City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia was one of the first cities founded in the U.S. And with that kind of history, you can bet that the designs and architecture of the buildings are immaculate. From City Hall to One Liberty Place, the combination of vintage and modern design style is at the forefront of this city. So it make sense that some of the best interior designers live and work here as well.

Listed here, in no particular order, are 15 of Philadelphia’s finest.

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Kelly Nelson - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaKelly Nelson

For Kelly, the guiding principle that underlies and unites all of her designs is classic elegance. She stays away from the trends in order to deliver a design that is unique and long-lasting. Attention to her clients’ needs and detail of the project is why she is one of the most sought after designers in the Philadelphia area. She has won a Best of Houzz award for customer satisfaction two years in a row.

Hannah Dee - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaHannah Dee

Specializing in interior and exterior color consulting, Hannah heads a full service design firm known for her vibrant style and focus on craftsmanship. She likes to think of herself as a space curator, by bringing the old and the new together with a bit of style thrown in. Her clients’ wishes become reality because she comfortable, organized and welcoming living spaces that they will love for years to come.

Larisa McShane - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaLarisa McShane

Having studied and worked in the Ukraine before immigrating to the U.S. in 1994, Larisa is dedicated to providing the highest quality, creative, innovative and ingenious designs. Her goal is to make your home multi-functional; suitable for elegant evening gatherings with friends as well as playing with the kids. This is why she has won two Interior Design Awards, one for kitchen and one for bathroom.

Laura Buchner & Kirsten McCoy - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaLaura Buchner & Kirsten McCoy

At their firm Meadowbrook Designs, it’s their ability to focus on the details, no matter how mundane they may seem, that clients love most. After meeting and graduating from Drexel University in 1982, they founded their own firm in 1982. Their experience includes everything from historic preservation to vacation homes. Their work has been featured in many publications, including the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bruce Norman Long - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaBruce Norman Long

Born into a family of antique and art collectors, Bruce’s passion for design began at an early age. After getting his architectural degree from Rhode Island School of Design, he launched his own firm in 1993. His precise eye and careful editing ability allow him to produce work that is a valuable investment in your home. Above all else, he wants you to love your room so much that you want to be in there all the time.

Amy Cuker - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaAmy Cuker

It’s hard to find a more qualified designer in the Philadelphia area than Amy; she has passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Exam and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional. Her goal at down2earth Interior Design is to create sustainable, low-maintenance, and beautiful interior environments. She has won the Houzz award for customer satisfaction two years in a row.

Lisa Furey - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaLisa Furey

Adhering to the idea of “barefoot” design, Lisa seeks to embrace all styles in a collaborative effort with her clients. Her work has been sought out by private clients, realtors and developers alike, and for good reason. She consistently produces a broad range of interiors and exteriors that exude the degree of quality and comfort that are desired and envisioned by the client.

Leslie Hayes - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaLeslie Hayes

A designer with the soul of an architect and the taste of a style maker, Leslie has the ability to subtly integrate patterns, colors, textures, objects, and furniture separates her designs from the ordinary. She designs not only for the now, but the future as well; meaning that her designs are something her clients love for many years. She has been featured in Philadelphia Style and Good Housekeeping Magazine.

Mel McDaniel - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaMel McDaniel

Known for her keen listening skills and ability to adapt to her clients preferences, Mel believes that a home is a sanctuary; a place to relax at the end of the day. And she always keeps that philosophy in mind when working on a home or room. Design has the power to transform spaces, and her attention to detail and passion for her craft makes for happy clients. This focus on her clients is what sets her apart.

Maria Viola-Kuttruff - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaMaria Viola-Kuttruff

With experience ranging from custom furniture designs to office spaces to the renovation of entire residences, Maria is a chameleon when it comes to interior design. Her ability to combine modern and traditional with a bit of a stylistic twist is one reason why some of her clients come to her for multiple projects. She has been featured in many publications, including Elle Decor and Traditional Home magazine.

Bruce Palmer - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaBruce Palmer

Providing full-service commercial and residential interior design, Bruce started his own firm in 2006. To him, interior design is not just about creating a beautiful room; it’s about figuring out how to achieve a harmonious and visually appealing design that incorporates every aspect of the client’s home. This philosophy is what motivates him to be the most reliable designer in the industry.

Beth Secosky - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaBeth Secosky

Beth’s education is just the beginning of her expertise; with certifications in interior design, redesign and real estate staging, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Her goal is not to deliver her own style to her clients, but to help them discover their own personal style. She has been featured in many publications and online outlets, including House & Home magazine.

Kristine Robinson - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaKristine Robinson

With specialties in color consulting and antiques, Kristine seeks for her designs to combine artistic beauty with family functionality. Through extensive collaboration with her clients, her goal is to take the fear out of design and remodeling, as she knows making such big changes can be difficult. Her designs have been highly acclaimed, and she was even featured on HGTV, as well as other publications.

Debbie Correale - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaDebbie Correale

Having worked with all types of homes and styles in many different cities across the country, Debbie’s experience is nearly unmatched. But it’s her passion for the work mixed with that experience that produces amazing results for her clients. She knows what it’s like to buy, sell and set up homes and her knowledge of the whole process makes her very trustworthy. She has won numerous awards for interior design and home staging.

Michele Plachter - one of the 15 best interior designers in PhiladelphiaMichele Plachter

Believing that a well-designed space enhances quality of life, Michele is dedicated to bringing her clients’ visions to fruition. She helps transform their spaces into perfect expressions of who they are and what they love, balanced with unparalleled functionality. She is a well known and respected designer in Philadelphia, and was featured in Kravet’s 2012 Women in Design as a top designer to watch.




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