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Clearwater Festival, Croton Point, NY

A great time was had listening to music at the Clearwater Festival held at Croton Point Park on the Hudson River late June. An estimated 25,000 people attended this fundraiser originally founded by the late legendary musician Pete Seeger to clean up the Hudson River and gain awareness.

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Gurney’s Inn, Montauk NY

We love to visit the beach off season. Montauk in Long Island, NY is one of our favorite places to go. A great place to stay is Gurneys Inn located right on the water. The views are spectacular, from when you turn into the parking lot off of Old Montauk Highway, to walking down the steps to the beach. And then, watch a sunset from a private deck…

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Hidden Treasures in Aspen

If I was a designer in the 1960’s I like to think I could have designed a house as creative as this! My family and I stayed in this beautiful log house located in the woods in Aspen, Colorado last week. It was originally designed by Herb & Marcy Balderson many years ago. Herb, who passed away a few years ago, was a master wood worker. His artwork in the form of carved bowls, statues and iron work, graces the walls of this home and the scenic outdoors.

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Artist: Amy Genser, Fine Art Collage

“The sources of my work are textures, patterns, and grids. I look for forms that can be repeated to create a pattern when they are joined. My work tries to capture the essence of an experience or an image I have seen…”

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Tomoko K. ~ Yorktown Hgts, NY

“We had a wonderful experience with Denise. She helped us with renovations to our new house, which included painting, carpeting, window treatments, bathroom remodel, and family room design…”

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Artist: Sharon Stafford, Metals

“I discovered a love for metalwork in high school and a love for crochet even earlier. Decades later, in a class called ‘Woven Metal Techniques’, they were suddenly both back in my life.”

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Premier Health Club, Montrose NY

I worked with the owner of the Premier Athletic Club in Montrose, NY to update their main fitness room, just in time for those who want to make their New Year’s resolutions for a more fit lifestyle, in both mind and body.

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Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow, NY

I joined my son’s class on a recent trip to the Historical Philipsburg Manor, as part of his studies on Colonial times. The tour and activity center teaches about the thriving farming, milling and trading center owned by the Philips family in the 18th century…

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CCI Group, Inc.

“Denise has helped me with multiple projects over the past few years and we have had a great experience every single time. She has a great talent for what she does and she was able to capture and understand our vision and style…”

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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!”