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Check out our curated list of Arizona’s top interior designers in 2022.
When it comes to making a house a home, you look to someone who you can trust to bring your vision to life. That’s where an ICONIC interior designer comes into play. With contagious energy and passion that translates directly into their work, a blank slate becomes a masterpiece. ICONIC LIFE selected the top designers of 2022 who inspire us with the magic that they bring into homes across Arizona. A good interior designer changes the way a space feels, but only the best designers can change how a space makes you feel. Check out who made our curated list of the best designers in Arizona this year.
ISABEL CANDELARIA & NIKKA BOCHNIAK | Earth & Images
Isabel Candelaria is a powerhouse in the world of design. In addition to owning her interior design firm, IDID & Associates, and home furnishings showroom, Earth and Images, Isabel regularly consults with design professionals and the public on the wide world of interior design. She takes a very intuitive approach to her design for clients’ homes.
Isabel was raised in New Mexico, obtaining her BS in Psychology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology before moving to Arizona and graduating from the American Institute of Interior Design.
Nikka’s love for color, accessorizing and creating warm, welcoming spaces led her into the world of interior design. She received her BA in interior architecture from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Nikka creates beautiful, yet functional interior spaces that reflect the clients’ personal taste.
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Earth and Images’ mission is to provide elegant but practical and comfortable living spaces that always represent the client’s vision. They accomplish this through their collaborative and interactive approach to every project, big or small. The team finds inspiration from its clients and through these relationships, they can create not only a memorable space but memorable experiences for all involved in the process.
JOSIE & JESSICA FRATANTONI | Fratantoni Interior Designers
Dynamic mother-daughter duo Josie and Jessica Fratantoni are the driving force behind Fratantoni Interior Designers. Following her passion and a family legacy of custom luxury home building and, of course, interior design, Josie founded Fratantoni Interior Designers in 1987. Like the generations before her, Jessica Fratantoni was also inspired at a young age. After many showroom and installation visits, she discovered that interior design was her passion and joined her mother in the interior design industry.
Josie’s creativity and cutting-edge designs paired with Jessica’s knowledge of sales and ability to adapt to new trends makes the duo a force to be reckoned with. Without a doubt, the two bring Fratantoni Interior Designers to the next level and help continue to add to the firm’s extensive and diverse portfolio for clients worldwide.
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Fratantoni Interior Designers is much more than an interior design firm. Josie and Jessica are both licensed real estate agents and can not only find the perfect property for their clients but guide them through the home building process from design plans and blueprints to final installation and remodels plus absolutely everything in between. You can also schedule an appointment at their showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona and take the first step towards your new home design.
ANGELICA HENRY | Angelica Henry Design
Angelica Henry is owner and principal at Angelica Henry Design, an industry leading boutique design firm renowned for their distinctive and sophisticated designs. Whether looking at the big picture or focusing on the small details that bring a space together, she gives each component the same level of attention.
Angelica also loves to innovate and reinvent while keeping project style, parameters and goals in mind. It is this passion and uncompromising approach that unfolds in each and every project. Above all, every project tells a different story that is a true reflection of the personalities, tastes, experiences, and lifestyles of each and every client that walks into the studio.
Angelica, an Arizona native with 20 years of design experience, has had a passion for all things creative from a young age which led her to the world of interior design. Her commitment to bespoke design has garnered numerous awards and features in a variety of publications throughout her career.
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AMY KLOSTERMAN | AB Design Elements
Amy Klosterman is the principal of AB Design Elements, a Scottsdale-based residential interior design firm that focuses on luxury renovations, custom homes and furnishings. Throughout the years, Amy has been featured in multiple magazines, received 14 First Place ASID Design Excellence awards, including “Best of Show” and has been named Designer of the Year by Toto/Brizo in 2017. She and her team are committed to excellence in client contentment and strive to find new and unique ways to bring function and beauty to interior spaces.
Practicing design is Amy’s way to connect with and support her clients. She understands that a combination of having fun and offering professional guidance throughout a project is critical to the overall home design process, as well as the relationship with her clients. It is no wonder that clients and contractors alike are consistently impressed with her problem-solving skills and communication throughout a project.
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BONNIE LEWIS | Bonnie J. Lewis Design
Bonnie J. Lewis Design, a full-service luxury residential and commercial interior design firm, uses design to achieve greater wellbeing for clients through beautiful, functional and purposeful interiors. Headed by award-winning interior designer Bonnie Lewis, Allied ASID, CAPS, the Scottsdale-based firm offers remodel and new construction design, space planning, material and furniture selections, and more.
Designing for clients in Arizona as well as other states, Bonnie is known as the go-to expert on luxury well aging design, which is excellent for anyone that enjoys living beautifully, wants to boost their longevity and live independently in their home through retirement. She is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist through the National Association of Home Builders and leverages her highly-specialized design skills and talent to deliver an ideal living environment. Her clients will tell you how much they appreciate Bonnie’s strong project management skills in addition to the integrity and professionalism that she brings to every project. Her ability to listen to her clients’ needs and translate them into a work of art is unmatched.
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REBECCA SALCITO | Salcito Design Group
Rebecca Salcito, lead designer at Salcito Design Group, LLC. brings a lifetime of her own passion for art, style and timeless design to each of her projects. With an approach and aesthetic that often leaves their clients speechless, Rebecca and her team pride themselves on providing the highest level of bespoke interior design services.
Rebecca and her husband Anthony Salcito, luxury home builder and CEO of Salcito Custom Homes, live in Silverleaf with their two boys and two dogs. They live in a Salcito designed home adorned with all of their favorite collected antiques, artwork, European chandeliers and luxurious furnishings throughout.
Based in Scottsdale Arizona, Salcito Custom Homes has been setting the standard in luxury custom home building since 1978. The company is also providing maintenance and concierge services for clients throughout Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.
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