Founded by award-winning designer Sophie Harrison in 1992, Amathea has served as one of the most respected luxury interior design services in the world.

Sophie took her skills and passion for working with colors, fabrics and designs and started Amathea.

Years of contact and association as a fashion executive with a number of the most celebrated names in the fashion industry has led Sophie to develop a refined taste. Her Parisian “flair” mixed with her 25 years in NYC and world travels enable her eclectic esthetic creates a unique living experience for those who want more than just a house. 

After graduating from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1985, Sophie decided to stay in New York and join the family business. She spearheaded the launch of its “Miss Maud” line into the US and then assumed the position of Marketing and Merchandising Director of Maud Frizon Americas, where she oversaw the entire wholesale and retail operations. At that time operations included press relations and runway projects.

She was born and raised in Paris as the daughter of the world-renowned fashion designer and entrepreneur Maud Frizon, and she has now incorporated her education, exposure, and upbringing to make a name for herself as one of New York City's finest luxury interior designers.


What clients have to say...

 
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I wanted a cozy den but the trick was that Sophie had to work with a large custom made built-in cabinet and a Ligne Roset sofabed I already had, both of which I didn’t want to give up. Her eye and wonderful sense of style took over and a plain cold room has been transformed into my beautiful nest. She’s tops when it comes to lighting, and spent a day “styling” my home, placing and displaying objects in ways that brought them back to life—another transformation. Sophie seeks the unique, but not the unaffordable. She stayed within budget, never went over except when I decided to. She found another decorator’s custom made rug for a quarter of its original price as its colors came out wrong for them but was perfect for me. Sophie is that rare combination in a creative person: talented AND fiscally responsible.
— Janet Riccio, Omnigroup, CEO

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Sophie delivers great added value to an existing environment with her choices. I’m sure being the daughter of Maud Frizon contributed to honing her skills, but she really brought her own resources and savvy taste to my home. Her years of contact and association with a number of the most celebrated names in the fashion industry really helped us understand each other. Her sense of colors, patterns, and materials were transformative. What used to be an everyday space for me is now something extraordinary I love coming home to.
— Nancy Boas, Ralph Lauren, Senior Designer

 
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Creativity, hard work, diligence and a unique sense for colors were Sophie’s pledged attributes. While working together, we discovered and appreciated other unique gifts of hers. She had an intuitive sense, a quick appreciation of our objectives. She effortlessly elaborated upon our vision. And, with patience and artistic skill, she transformed our living space into something that was warmer and far more beautiful than anything we could have envisioned ourselves. Her readiness to make herself available at all times, her presence on site and her patience with our own process along with an ability to work around our tastes led to a very fulfilling relationship we’re still enjoying today. Her reputation for having a unique eye for colors and textures was confirmed. She brightened and gave accents, space and substance to our apartment.
— Saskia Keeley, Humanitarian Photojournalist & Terrence Keeley, Managing Director and Head of Official Institutions Group at BlackRock, Inc

 
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Sophie Harrison is a decorator with a sixth sense for color, style and placement.

I have worked with Sophie over a number of years and have appreciated her keen eye for knowing what can be salvaged and transformed. I like the fact that not everything must be thrown out! And Sophie has excellent resources for any transformation. She will complement what you have with pieces that will bring a space to life. She is diligent in finding everything/everyone needed to complete the job. I have recommended Sophie to others and they have been more than thrilled with her work.

Summing it up I would say that her work is not formulaic. It is tailored to who you are and how you live in your space.
— Rita Rodriguez, Omnicom Group Inc., Executive Vice President

 
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Sophie has a gift for reorganizing possessions and adding new ones to create stylish and beautiful spaces. She is simply the best with colors and fabrics. Sophie can take the ordinary and make it special which has resulted in higher prices, both for my own properties and those of my clients.
— Jeff Stockwell SVP, Stribling & Associates