How to Find an Interior Designer: NYC

A Refinery29 editor's apartment makeover by Laurel & Wolf designer Lindsey McPhail

New Yorkers seem to constantly be on the cutting edge of new trends, fads, and styles. Not only are the most informed tastemakers living in New York, but the most talented designers and artists live and work there, too. Fashion and design inspiration lurk on every corner; from the sartorial sidewalks to the beautifully decorated hotel lobbies, as a New Yorker you'll find yourself motivated to upgrade your own personal interior design style! Thankfully, New York has many resources available to make it easy for you to get your design on.

Living room makeover by Laurel & Wolf designer Lauren Messina

Living room makeover by Laurel & Wolf designer Lauren Messina

The Design District

There are so many places to shop in New York that you're destined to find what you're looking for, no matter your budget. From the Midtown West to Cobble Hill, you can comb your way through stores and vintage retailers with incredible stock. However, trying to navigate New York's massive furniture market can be overwhelming if you don't have professional connections, and you'll save time and money if you work with an interior designer. Not only will working with a designer save you time because they know exactly where to shop, it will also save you money (and keep your frustration at bay) because they'll work with you to create the perfect space.