Eric Cohler is highly acclaimed for his ability to fuse classical and contemporary elements. Dubbed “The Mixmaster,” Cohler’s interior spaces display layers of unusual texture and color, with carefully curated eclecticism.
His New York firm handles residential and commercial projects throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. In recent years, Cohler has expanded to include product design for Lee Jofa and Visual Comfort; featuring his distinctive collection of fabrics, furniture, and rugs.
Juggling commissions that range in style from mod dramatic to relaxed rustic, Cohler has a unique high-low aesthetic and devises exciting but livable interiors full of color and layered with art and objects.
Ancien-régime antiques are as likely to be a part of the package as a 1960s Lucite table, and a neutral palette is always enlivened with bright stripes, bold patterns, or surprising graphic accents. His rooms manage to be both unexpected and supremely comfortable.
Cohler has made numerous television appearances on Selling NY, Million Dollar Contractor, and ABC’s The View. Sears Kenmore and Cohler teamed up for Country Escape, which tied with Martha Stewart for an Emmy in the interior design category.
The IFDA awarded Cohler with its Circle of Excellence Award, and both Traditional Home and the D&D in New York named him ‘Designer of the Year’. The DCOTA Design Center recently honored Eric with its ‘Star of Design Award’.
A frequent keynote speaker on interior design, art, and architecture, as well as an adjunct professor at Hobart College, Cohler holds an MA in Historic Preservation from Columbia University’s School of Architecture and a Certificate from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. His book, “Cohler on Design”, was published in the Fall of 2012. Cohler is proud to be included in Elle Décor’s annual A-List issue.