Since his beginnings as a potter in the early 1990s, Jonathan Adler has expanded his product and interior design business with breathtaking bursts of activity that have made him one of the country's top tastemakers. Along the way, he has seduced followers with an optimistic message that every home can be happy, bright, and incredibly chic. "Life should be colorful," opines Adler, who has residences in Palm Beach and Shelter Island, in addition to Manhattan.
There's no mistaking the energy and enthusiasm in Adler's pieces, which offer a refreshing, quirky aesthetic that's particularly well-suited to beachy, summery homes. No wonder he's been tapped for interior design projects like the Parker Palm Springs hotel and a real-life Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse. "There's something about the sea that really makes me feel happy and creative." —Tim McKeough