American architecture and design entered a golden age around 1900 as skyscrapers began to soar to unthinkable heights and interior decorating became a legitimate career choice for men and women alike. Along the way, several Americans emerged as influential, putting their signature stamp on rooms and buildings that are still being referenced in design work today. Yes, I'm talking the Franks—Lloyd Wright and Gehry to be exact, but there are also a few lesser-known design pros that made my list of greats as well as some early decorators that paved the way for the Kelly Wearstlers, Bunny Williamses and Daryl Carters of the world. Check out these ten talents and consider making a trip to see their groundbreaking work in person.
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