We are a New York-based, full-service interior design firm with a long-standing reputation for designing exceptional, refined environments that balance sustainable function and beauty.
Stedila Design’s wide-ranging portfolio of projects includes work for high-end residential, retail and commercial clients, many for whom the firm works repeatedly. At all project scales, central to the firm’s design approach is its respect for the powers of observation and listening. Each project is informed by the client’s needs and lifestyle to offer bespoke design solutions and create a distinctive feeling and experience within a space. A collaborator on the first LEED Platinum-certified high-rise condominium in the U.S., the firm’s eco-conscious sensibilities are expressed in the selection of materials and finishes, masterful restoration and reuse of antique furnishings, and respectful treatment of existing architecture. The practice is led by partners John Stedila and Tim Button.
John Stedila draws inspiration from classical forms bringing his modern sensibility to historic references. His imaginative, layered approach blurs the lines between traditional and modern, masterfully juxtaposing a variety of styles and periods to create cohesive and luxurious spaces. Stedila’s roster of creative clients includes fashion designers Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein, among others.
A graduate of Parsons School of Design, John spent 8 years working for famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy and commercial designers Copeland, Novak & Israel before establishing his own practice in 1973. The firm’s first retail clients included Macy’s, F.W. Uhlman, Botticelli Shoes and Louis Boston.
Tim Button is partner and co-owner of Stedila Design, a NYC-based interior design firm with a wide-ranging portfolio of residential, retail and commercial projects across the U.S. and internationally. Since joining the firm in 1980, Tim has designed and managed hundreds of projects of every scale, from an exhibition space at the Whitney Museum of American Art and custom furniture to the complete interior design work for Pelli Clark Pelli’s The Visionaire, Battery Park City’s most environmentally responsive residential building.
Tim holds a BA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design and is a graduate of its Environmental Design Program. Since the beginning of his career, Tim has balanced high-end aesthetics with sustainable function and environmental awareness. His expertise in green design has made him equally sought-after by commercial, retail, and residential clientele. Tim’s current work includes comprehensive renovations and redesign of a 19th-century loft in downtown Manhattan and a historic townhouse in Boston.