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‘Used’ is the new ‘New’

Moveloot is an online consignment company selling gently used furniture at great costs. Their mission is that everyone should be able to furnish their homes and offices stylishly, affordably and sustainably. Green Demolitions is another luxury recycler…

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Temple Israel Community Room

When asked to redesign the Community Room at Temple Israel in Croton on Hudson, I quickly said yes! Having lived and worked in the area for over 16 years I wanted to give back to the community by giving them something beautiful to enjoy…

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Late Summer Newsletter, August 2015

Design & Renovation 101

Many of you followed the progress of this in-depth gut/renovation on Facebook as it unfolded. Areas included kitchen, 3 bathrooms, enclosed Sunroom, and more! I created this ‘DocuVideo’ series to dispel the myth that all design and construction projects are gut wrenching. This project could not have gone smoother, and the clients were thrilled with the end results…

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Impact of Design

HOUZZ and ASID asked us pros what Design will look like during the next 40 years. Heres a link to my predictions in pictures. Do you agree? Like my HOUZZ Ideabook if you do!

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Historical Newport RI

Newport Rhode Island is one of the most beautiful places to visit. It is rich in history, boasting the highest number of surviving Colonial buildings in the US (according to Wiki) and was founded in 1639. During the Gilded Age in the mid-1800’s, wealthy Southern planters seeking to escape the oppressive heat, built ‘Summer cottages’ such as the Breakers…

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Phyllis S. ~ Wilton, Ct.

I can’t say enough about DW Design and Denise who I met her through Houzz. From our first meeting, I knew it was going to be a relationship that worked. Denise listened carefully to what I wanted in the space and then made it happen. She always provided several options for me to choose from. I’m not sure how she turned my random thoughts into a beautiful, functional and unique family room that gets rave reviews from all who visit. Denise is an excellent communicator and stays on top of all the details. I’ve just engaged her on my next project – the guest room suite!!!

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Artist: Susan Lanzano, Botanical Art

“I love to use watercolors to capture the movement and spirit of botanical life. Every painting becomes, in a way, a record of my love affair with a little piece of the natural world at a specific moment in time. I feel a profound connection with my subjects as I work with them, recording each contour on paper, and it is my goal to bring others to that same intimate relationship with nature.”

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Avoid costly mistakes…hire a professional. We can help!

In this short video Denise Wenacur explains her start to finish Design process and how helpful it is to her clients. Customized solutions allow projects to reflect the uniqueness of the individual clients while staying within their predetermined budget and timeframe. We team up with our clients to make it an enjoyable experience too!

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Summer Newsletter, July 2015

City Chic is our Summer Newsletter focus! Detailed planning allowed for a smooth transition from the suburbs to the city, tall trees to tall buildings! Lots to do this summer from biking the West Side to planning your renovation projects to include hand made wallpaper…

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NYC Chic

When jobs were moved to NYC, this suburban couple moved to the city. Their 7,000 sq foot home was cavernous as empty nesters. So they sold it and moved to a luxury building in NYC with 1500 spacious sq feet on the upper West Side of Manhattan…

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Reclaimed Wood

Clients often ask us how they can be more environmentally friendly in their renovation projects. Some people just want a very unique type of wood for their custom cabinetry. This is when we suggest using Reclaimed Wood…

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Sophisticated Living

We transformed this Master Bedroom Suite into a quiet respite for a lovely couple. We call this ‘Sophisticated Living’ because of all of the beautiful bespoke details that came together to create this serene environment…

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ICFF Show, Javitz NYC

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Javitz Center in NYC included unique products this year! 3D Wallpaper complete with glasses, Collapsable Furniture made from Tyvek and all different species of Reclaimed Wood were some of the eye catching items. Designers used their imagination for a worthy fundraiser too….check out the bed of nails and the lipstick chair in our photo highlights!

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Guest Speaker with Houzz & ASID at ICFF

I had a wonderful time as part of a panel discussion at the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) at the Javitz Ctr. in NYC this past Sunday, May 17th. Myself and two other very accomplished Interior Designers spoke about and answered questions on the topic “How to Create Your Online Presence.” Lyndsey Thudin, Industry Marketing Mgr for HOUZZ.com was the moderator…

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Decorative Bowls & Accessories

Soli Pierce is the artist behind Sherwood Forest Designs. Her unique designs inspired by nature, are hand painted and finished with non-toxic materials and four layers of food-safe sealer. The decorative and functional wooden bowls and accessories are useful works of art in the kitchen as salad, pasta or fruit bowls…

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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.