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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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Hight Point NC, Trends Report for 2014

The Fall Market week in High Point, North Carolina (10/19/13-10/24/13) was AWESOME! Lots of people, manufacturers and socializing! It is always an inspiring trip and allows us to bring you specific insights into what you should look out for that is trending next year.

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Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate

“I have both used DW Design and recommended her. She has a thorough knowledge of the latest and best materials and products to bring to the project. Her designs were fresh and beautiful. She is caring and totally professional…”

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Design Retreat

A few months ago, I had a wonderful opportunity to meet with some top designers from around the country, to discuss the business of design. The 3 day retreat was located in beautiful sunny Tucson Arizona.

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Fall Fun

Treat yourself to the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor, or one of the many local Fall Festivals like the Warwick Applefest. Just get outside with friends & family and have some Fall Fun!

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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.