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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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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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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!”