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Basement Makeover Design Newsletter, November 2016

Unique tiles and a ‘spicy’ color palette were chosen to keep the atmosphere bright and youthful in this basement makeover. Beautiful textiles from trade resource Greenhouse Fabrics ranged from high durability performance fabrics for the seat cushions to faux leather for a sleeper ottoman to friendly stripes for window treatments…

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Jan F. ~ Briarcliff Manor, NY

“Denise did an amazing job transforming my beat up kids play room into a fabulous meditation retreat space. I didn’t think it was possible but she had a vision! She absolutely exceeded my expectations. Denise knew exactly the feel that I was looking for in the space and the final product is exactly what I wanted. She is easy and fun to work with and totally reliable! I highly recommend her for any projects, large or small!”

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BESPOKE design

The word ‘bespoke’ is just a fancy word for ‘custom’. Whichever word you prefer, there is something very special about creating an item that has never been seen before! The possibilities are endless when designing something from scratch. Color, size and details are all unique to the parameters of the project and the clients personal style preference.

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New York Textile Month

September was an exciting month for Textile & Fashion in NYC. As models were showing off the latest fashions on the runways, Textile Studios were open to interested members of the Trade to show off their newest lines and specialty designs…

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Mary S. ~ Bronxville, NY

“Denise worked patiently and diligently to help me flesh out a new and very fresh look for my home. She worked her schedule around mine but mostly she designed a beautiful living space that brings modern to my 90 year old home. She brought some wonderful contractors to the project and I experienced very minimal disruption despite a full kitchen rebuild and wall removal.”

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Guggenheim Museum, NYC

No structure is more beautiful to visit than the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. Solomon and Rebay Guggenheim commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design the permanent structure to house the Museum of Non-Objective Painting…

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Going Social @ the US Open

It may have looked liked me and my co-tennis-obsessed Designer friend Jana aka Trim Queen were playing hooky at the US Open this week. Well we kind of were! But what we also did, was have some fun using new Social Media tools to report on our findings and experiences around the US Open village…

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New York Now show, Javitz NYC

The NY NOW trade show is a market for Home, Lifestyle and trend setting gift items. The resources are from around the world and come together twice a year at the Javitz Center in NYC. This year boasted an extensive range of innovative designs and unique home decor items needed to put those finishing touches on our residential projects! Here is a photo recap of our FAVORITES!

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Cheryl Hazan Gallery, TriBeCa NYC

Our NY Chapter got together at the Cheryl Hazan Gallery to view the works of artist Kazumi Yoshida, located in TriBeCa in lower Manhattan. The Gallery is noted for showcasing new and established contemporary artists.

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Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center is a leading sculpture park covering a pristine 500 acre open field in the Hudson Valley of NY. Visitors can view a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. Artists include Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein and Zhang Huan.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

I had the pleasure of chaperoning my son’s 6th Grade Class at The MET the other day. This museum is one of my favorites having visited so many times through my own young school years through to design school. There is so much to see, great exhibits, and old favorites…

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The common element throughout is good design. There’s always a reason why an element is chosen for a certain place, whether it’s a colorful painting in a room or a specific fabric on a chair. There’s also a functionality to every item that is unique to each project’s solution. It’s sort of like an oversized jigsaw puzzle with a place and reason for each piece.

“Your rooms are like a painting. Each component is a brushstroke to create the whole picture. It’s magic every time!”