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The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Influential Interior Designers in L.A.

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    Atelier AM
    Clients: Tom Cruise, Michael and Jane Eisner.

    The Los Angeles-based married duo of Alexandra and Michael Misczynski are the decorating world’s discreet heroes. Notoriously careful with their image, they are perhaps the most respected designers you’ve never heard of. “We are shy by nature,” says Michael. “Our clients aren’t looking for [more attention] either, so I guess it’s a nice fit.” Fan Diane Keaton has described their work as “a powerful combination of the simplest of forms and the most exquisite materials.”

    With the finest of pedigrees — L.A. native Michael worked for Richard Meier and was mentored by Rose Tarlow; New Yorker Alexandra worked for the late Naomi Leff and later Michael Smith in L.A. — they met in Manhattan, where they happened to be working on different apartments for the same client. Encouraged by Tarlow, they teamed to open their firm in 2002 and just came out with a Rizzoli book, Interiors/Atelier AM.

    Favorite film design: “The work of production designers Dante Ferretti [Hugo] and Nathan Crowley [The Dark Knight] because even without the actors, the emotion is there,” says Michael.

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