Selected Press

Curbed
Curbed

2016.05.13 - Go Inside the Lushly Appointed Rooms of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House

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Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

2017.02.16 - "We wanted another place to congregate that felt really cozy," says Behun of the study off the living and dining space. "Someplace where you’d want to put your feet up." The shelves play host to a variety of ceramics by Cody Hoyt and others.

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Robb Report
Robb Report

2017.03.11

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New York Times
New York Times

2017.04.26 - Kips Bay 2017

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Gotham Magazine
Gotham Magazine

March 2018

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Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

12.14.18

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InStyle
InStyle

2016.05.14 - 16 Gorgeous Home Decor Tips from A-List Decorators

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Sotheby's
Sotheby's

03.24.16 - For assistance in putting it all together, my go-to contractor is Best and Company.

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New York Spaces Magazine
New York Spaces Magazine

Nov-Dec 2013

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Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

Jan 2013 - Before & After: Top 5 Reader Kitchens. Contractor Chip Brian from Best & Company.

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The New York Times
The New York Times

10.30.2014

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The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal

5.22.2014 - During a 15-month renovation—Ms. Dubbs declined to reveal the cost—her designer Alexander Doherty and contractor Chip Brian added crown moldings and baseboards to the room, and lined two walls with built-in bookcases wired with library lamps.

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New York Cottage & Garden
New York Cottage & Garden

Oct 2014 - W Lennox Hill Showhouse. General Contractor Best & Company. Designer Cetra Ruddy.

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New York Cottage & Garden
New York Cottage & Garden

March 2015 - General Contractor Best & Company. Designer Mark Zeff.

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4 NBC New York
4 NBC New York

6.1.2015 - Inside The Kips Bay Showhouse

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Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

2016.10.11 - A Polished New York Apartment with Family-Friendly Style

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Forbes
Forbes

2017.04.24

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Curbed
Curbed

2017.02.17

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Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

2017.04.27 - Kips Bay 2017

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Lux Magazine cover
Lux Magazine cover

March 2018

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Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

12.6.18

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New York Times
New York Times

2016.05.11 - Kips Bay Offers a Colorful Answer to Décor Sameness

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Executive Style
Executive Style

2016.05.23 - Inside the dream home of a one-percenter

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New York Magazine Design Hunting
New York Magazine Design Hunting

Winter 2015 - The name says it: Chip Brian's firm specializes in contracting as couture, overseeing every aspect of a project, from conception through realization, and works with the most discerning architects and designers.

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The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal

5.23.2014

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Lonny
Lonny

11.2014 - 2014 Holiday House. General Contractor Best & Company. Designer Linherr Hollingsworth.

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New York Cottages and Gardens
New York Cottages and Gardens

Dec 2014 - NYC&G and Kravet Present Phase II of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island's Project Design.

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Curbed
Curbed

5.1.2014 - Kips Bay Show House. General Contractor Best & Company. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

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The New York Times Newspaper
The New York Times Newspaper

09.12.2015 - And Chip Brian, a co-owner of Best & Company, a contracting firm in Queens, said that when he put the bulb in his sons’ room, his 4-year-old, an “active night kid,” suddenly slept through until morning. The change was so extreme that his wife thought the boy might be sick and went to check on him, Mr. Brian said. “I was sort of amazed.”

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Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

2016.05.12 - Step Inside the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

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Elle Decor
Elle Decor

2016.10.03 - Emmy Rossum's Renovated NYC Apartment Is A Fresh Take On Antique European Style

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Vogue
Vogue

2017.02.23

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Curbed
Curbed

2017.05.01 - Kips Bay 2017

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Luxe New York
Luxe New York

Jan 2018

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Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

11.1.18

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HGTV
HGTV

2016.05 - Step Inside the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

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New York Magazine Design Hunting
New York Magazine Design Hunting

Winter 2016

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New York Post
New York Post

2.19.2014 - The library features a custom millwork bookshelf by Manhattan’s Best & Company that is lined with cut pile mohair in a textured zigzag pattern.

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Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

10.13.2014 - General contractor Best & Company worked with interior designers, Drew McGukin, Young Huh, and Danielle Colding on the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island's playful renovation.

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House & Garden
House & Garden

1.21.2015 - General Contractor Best & Company

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WagMag
WagMag

June 2014 - Kips Bay Show House. General Contractor Best & Company. Designer John Douglas Eason.

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House Beautiful Magazine
House Beautiful Magazine

December / January 2013

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Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

04.07.2015 - The skinny mini gallery space just downstairs from its 29th Street workshop and school, designed in collaboration with Best & Company, will display a selection of the workshop’s handcrafted furniture and accessories, which will alternate seasonally.

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The Editor At Large
The Editor At Large

2016.05.16 - PHOTO TOUR: Inside the Kips Bay Decorator Show House

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Curbed
Curbed

2016.10.03 - Inside Emmy Rossum's chic, youthful Manhattan pied-à-terre

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The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal

2016.09.25 - A Banker Turned Builder in Queens Chip Brian’s Best & Co. manufactures wood interiors at a factory in Long Island City

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Bloomberg
Bloomberg

2017.02.17

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The Washington Post
The Washington Post

2016.05 - 21 designers transform a $49.5 million townhouse for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House

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Huffington Post
Huffington Post

07.30.2015 -Pas de deux: A Collaboration of Designer and Contractor--What They Do and How They Work Together!

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New York Times
New York Times

05.29.2015 - “If you don’t have cooperation from your adjacent neighbors because you’re not treating them with kindness and respect, and if you don’t have an open communication channel with your building management company and/or superintendent, then you are doomed to fail,” said Chip Brian, an owner of Best & Company in New York, general contractors.

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New York Post
New York Post

2.20.14 - NYP Real Estate Home

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The New York Times
The New York Times

10.29.2014 - Chip Brian, co-owner of the general contractor Best & Company, spends his days surrounded by tools.

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Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

5.1.2014 - Kips Bay Show House 2014. General Contractor Best & Company. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

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Ask Patrick
Ask Patrick

6.26.2014 - BEST & Company, the contractor I worked with, installed 220” long rolls of paper on the walls. And they did it all when there was scaffolding less than 8” away from the wall.

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1stdibs
1stdibs

5.20.2014 - Before and After Photos of an NYC Mansion’s Transformation

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Interior Design
Interior Design

June 2015 - The Interior Design Hall of Frame gala is where they met...

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