Ellie Cullman founded the NY based design firm Cullman & Kravis over 30 years ago. Known for layered, dynamic interiors, luxurious finishes and exquisite details, C&K's work embraces a “modern traditional” aesthetic. This fresh approach is contemporary, yet respects the company’s passion for fine art and antiques. In addition to its interior design practice, Cullman & Kravis recently launched its Elliehome Furniture Collection through The New Traditionalist, and a fabric collection with Holland & Sherry. Ellie has consistently been included on the coveted AD 100 list of the world’s best interior designers and architects since 2000.
She was named one of Architectural Digest's Deans of American Design in 2005, and received the D&D's Star of Design Award in 2009. She has been designated the 2016 recipient of the New York School of Interior Design's Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement Award. Ellie is the co-author with Tracey Pruzan of Decorating Master Class: The Cullman Kravis Way, (Harry Abrams, 2008) and The Detailed Interior: Decorating Up Close with Cullman & Kravis, (Monacelli, 2013). Cullman & Kravis Design Partners are Lee Cavanaugh, Sarah DePalo, Claire Ratliff, and Alyssa Urban.Read More + Read Less -
On the occasion of a new monograph from the prestigious New York interiors firm Cullman & Kravis, we spoke to its co-founder, Ellie Cullman, about the little things — and how they can make all the difference.