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Functional Geometry Newsletter, January 2016

Our Big Feature this month is a design solution for a living room that we called “Functional Geometry.” The room was rectangular and so were many of the architectural elements. We played off these shapes in our fabrics and furnishings to create a sophisticated, calming atmosphere….

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A NYC Holiday

Our family tradition during the Holidays is to come into the city to have some fun and see the sights. This year we started by visiting the Historical NYC Public Library. We were amazed by the intricate wood carvings in the ceilings and the soaring columns with decorative detail. We stumbled upon a photography exhibit entitled ‘The Public Eye’ that ran the gamut from old to new images…

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Aspire Magazine

We are thrilled to be included in the Side Chat article in Aspire Magazine written by Jennifer Quail! The topic ~Inspiration from antique and vintage items…

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Best of Market Issue

The Magazine just published this interesting article highlighting what we can expect for Home Fashions in 2016 and the role of Interior Designers in helping clients make the right decisions. I was even quoted a couple of times too!

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Nature Photographer: Holly Miller-Pollack

“I was raised in a quiet suburb of New York City. I was fortunate to have grown up where I did since I have always been a child of nature, finding happiness in the quiet of the open spaces far away from the noise and hectic pace of the city…”

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Holiday House for Breast Cancer Research

I joined the WithIt NY chapter to tour the Holiday House in NYC. It was located at The Academy Mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Individual rooms were decorated by many talented Interior Designers in Holiday themes celebrating life’s special occasions. The entry donation benefitted The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Trends Report for 2016

The big High Point Furniture and Accessory Market in North Carolina was hustling and bustling this October! A tribute to a stronger economy and renewed interest in designers and retailers helping clients to refresh and renovate homes…

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VIP tour with Jamie Drake

Jamie Drake was in attendance at the magazine breakfast and then brought a few of us to the Theodore Alexander showroom in High Point. I was given a VIP tour of his beautiful new product line for the manufacturer…

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Home Accents Today @ HP

Home Accents Today Magazine hosted a brainstorming breakfast during High Point Market. The Editors invited a hand full of Designers and Retailers to sit and discuss various topics…

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Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016

Benjamin Moore named ‘Simply White OC-117’ its Color Of The Year for 2016! Having just come back from Market at High Point it is a refreshing color that will go with all of the new Design Trends. Stay tuned for our High Point Trends report!

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Beautiful Panama

I just came back from visiting friends in Panama and was amazed by the beauty and diversity of the country. It seems to have everything…old world charm, rich history, modern architecture, exciting night life, beautiful suburbs… to mountains, tropical forests, local artisans and a palm tree lined Pacific Ocean coastline to die for. We experienced it all!

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Early Fall Newsletter, September 2015

Our newly renovated Community Room at Temple Israel in Croton was completed just in time for the Holidays this month. View the Before & Afters of this wonderful renovation, and lots of great info from our weekly Blog Recap!

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Chandni P. ~ Irvington, NY

My husband and I searched for a while to find the perfect fit for our home redesign. When we met Denise we knew she was going to be that person! She does an amazing job listening to everything you describe and turning that into your dream look and design. She did a complete kitchen redesign with an open concept that was amazing. She has excellent taste and would be someone to go to for a small or large project.

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Photographer: Steve Lesnick

Steve’s fascination over the last ten years has been capturing instantaneous moments with a humble truth to it’s subjects, the kind you only get by photographing people. Steve brings a mix of artistic expression with a broad technical know-how into his work that gives his clients more memorable imagery.

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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.