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That’s Drama!

We love to show you our dramatic Before & Afters! We just finished installing beautiful Living Room window treatments, Accessorizing the last shelf of our custom bookcase and reupholstered a favorite sofa to look like new!

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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, NYC

French Artist Auguste Bartholdi (born 1834) designed the Statue of Liberty as a gift to America. It was positioned to face the Old Country of France, to welcome the immigrants TO America. Bartholdi also had a little help from Mr. Eiffel (yes, as in Eiffel Tower) as he was known for building bridges…

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Contemporary Cottage

A charming cottage built in 1927 needed some serious updating in the kitchen. The most important goal was to keep the new kitchen in keeping with the original details of the house. We wanted the new kitchen to look as if it had always been in the home.

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Think Spring!

Even though it does not feel it in the North East, it is the first full day of Spring. Fresh flowers and green lawns are around the corner, promise! Plan ahead for the warmth…

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Laura W. ~ Scarsdale, NY

“Denise Wenacur helped me design my newly enlarged family room addition. We had so much more space that we needed to update it with new, comfortable pieces. My main concern was…”

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A Fresh Remodel

This beautiful kitchen solution was the result of tearing down a few walls and reworking the outside deck. It gave us the much needed room to add lots of custom cabinetry and flood the room with natural light with two sets of sliding glass doors…

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Artist: Mark Ross, Photographic Artist

“I’m a photographic artist. I work with many different subjects and styles, always in series form, always with a focus on what I consider to be visual seduction. Probably what’s most unique about what I do is how I freely improvise in my use of the digital editing process to create images that surprise and even confound the eye…

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Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

During a recent trip, I visited the beautiful NEW Aspen Art Museum in Colorado. The exterior Woven Wood Screen has an intricate quality when viewed close up, and evokes curiosity from far away. The award winning Japanese Architect, Shigeru Ban, designed this 33,000 sq ft. structure to “create a harmony between Aspen’s existing architecture and the surrounding natural beauty…

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Home Accents Today Magazine: State of the Industry

By the start of 2014’s fourth quarter, inquiries for Interior Design projects had reached their highest level in three years, according to the ASID’s Designer’s billings index. For a closer look at the industry, Home Accents Today spoke to Denise Wenacur and four other top designers for their feedback on the business end of Design…

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Contemporary Rustic in CT

A beautiful home nestled in the woods in Connecticut, required an equally cozy interior for the family room. The family loved natural elements and textures. View the VIDEO tour with Denise as she points out some beautiful items in a soothing color palette of tans, browns, and earth tones…

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NY NOW trade show

We had a great time walking through the NY NOW furniture and accessory show at the Javitz center in NYC. This year there were some great items to see….

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Hand Painted Wallpaper

Wallpaper is back and another new Trend. This hand made Chinese wallpaper was created from a team of artists in Shanghai China! An elegant mural on silk paper for a dining room.

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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!”