Age: 47
Occupation: Principal at Studio K

The peacocks perched over the bar at Bellemore, the metallic silver booths at BLVD, the fish bone mural on the back wall at GT Fish & Oyster: They’re as intrinsic to the experience of dining at these posh restaurants as the food. Through her six-year-old interior design company, Herold has defined high-end dining in this city as much as any chef. With half a dozen new projects in the offing, including Nobu’s first Chicago outpost, Herold’s imprint will only grow more visible.