Best of Philly

Best Interior Designer

2014 BEST Eco-Friendly Home Redesign

Down2Earth Interior Design

Yes, of course Amy Cuker uses eco-friendly materials for her redesign projects concrete countertops from a Delaware fabricator, cabinets from Amish woodworkers, low-VOC paints, cork floors. But the LEED-accredited owner of this four-year-old interior design firm has also repurposed old rowhouse washbasins, salvaged pine floorboards for a new staircase, and revived details like antique doorknobs and bathtubs. In essence, Down2Earth can uncover and relocate, refurbish and repaint the potential that was there all along.

7604 Spring Avenue, Elkins Park, PA | 215-690-4328 | Website

2014 BEST Office Designer

Mona Ross Berman

3580 Indian Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA

Lawyer-turned-designer Mona Ross Berman has been barraged with office-space makeover jobs lately because of the way she deftly combines happy colors with efficient, ergonomic setups. No job is too small she’ll rework a company’s HQ and streamline your kitchen desk nook. Read more »

2012 BEST Interior Designer

Ashli Mizell

124 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA

She’ll push you just far enough out of your comfort zone to achieve your own look, without leaving those telltale An Interior Designer Was Here traces. Read more »

2010 BEST Interior Designer

Gregory Augustine of August Interiors

122 West Gorgas Lane, Philadelphia, PA

It’s not the pale moon that excites us, that thrills and delights us, oh no, it’s just … every darned idea this young designer has, and how each and every space feels after its clever owner lets Augustine and associate Jenice Pencek have their subtly arty, totally sophisticated way with it. No wonder everyone wants… Read more »