Discover These Emerging Stars Taking the Design World by Storm

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Darren Jett

New York City

This wunderkind may have country roots, but he sure isn’t showing them. Raised in rural Tennessee, Jett cut his teeth in Manhattan, working for AD100 firms Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd. and ASH NYC. “My education was from Raf and Will [Cooper] and being in New York,” notes the designer, who launched Jett Projects in 2020 after a friend became a client. In the short time since, he has developed a style that is crisp, tailored, and always heavily researched—a bit ’70s (mirror, chrome, color) and a bit centuries-old (Biedermeier this, Gustavian that). Every project comes with a soundtrack, as he compiles songs to conjure the mood. “It’s all about atmosphere,” notes Jett, whose current undertakings range from a Brooklyn brownstone (shown) to a house in the Berkshires. “I have always been attracted to drama and theater, being transported.” —Sam Cochran

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Erick Garcia

Los Angeles

Born in Mexico and raised in L.A., the man behind Maison Trouvaille has developed a reputation as the designer of choice for social media darlings, sharing his vision of quiet, casual luxury with YouTube and Instagram influencers on the order of hairstyling guru Jen Atkin and beauty maven Desi Perkins. “A home should be calm, beautiful, and user-friendly—a genuine refuge,” says Garcia, whose résumé includes stints with L.A. designers Gary Gibson and Joe Lucas. “I design spaces that feel like you’re on vacation,” he adds, emphasizing the inspiration he draws from sun-kissed destinations like Mexico, Portugal, Morocco, and Vietnam. Garcia has parlayed his success among the influencer set into commissions for celebs of the more traditional variety, including basketball star Blake Griffin and power couple Justin and Hailey Bieber. Also in the works—a capsule collection of robes, slippers, and home accessories for the London brand Danse Lente, plus a home-makeover video series for AD. —Mayer Rus

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