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Meet the growing DW Team

It takes takes TEAMWORK to run a successful Interior Design Firm. Meet Polly & Zaneta who are here to help you!

Polly Teitel – Assistant 

Polly (pictured left) channeled her creative talents towards a degree in Theatre and Fashion Design from FIT. This led her into the Retail market where she was a buyer and also a sales associate for Saks Fifth Ave in Greenwich Ct. Her love for Interiors formed when she and her husband bought a beautiful farmhouse built in 1842 with wonderful architectural details. She realized that she loved the business of Interior Design and all of the details associated with process.

“Since 2014 I have enjoyed working behind the scenes at DW Design & Décor to handle the many project details by connecting with clients, manufacturers, artisans and installers. It takes so many people to bring the creative ideas to life for our clients. The best part is seeing the transformation photos of someone’s home as a result of our great teamwork!”


Zaneta Vopatova – Design Associate

Zaneta (pictured right) grew up in the Czech Republic, and started her career as an Accountant in CZR.

She came to the US in 2003 to improve her English skills and 15 years later is still working on that! After completing an Associates degree in 2007, she went to study Finance at SUNY New Paltz and simultaneously earned an Associates degree in Interior Design from Berkeley College in Paramus, NJ.

Why Interior Design? “I wanted to be able to help people to create beautiful and functional environments. My first encounter with the design world was as an independent consultant for a construction company, where I discovered a love for drafting. I joined the DW Design & Decor team in March 2018 to help with drafting and all aspects of the Interior Design process. I enjoy designing interiors and gardens as well. I love DIY projects and I am a big fan of finding new purposes for old things!”




Redfin Feature

We were named a local expert by Redfin! Check out this feature article on the sophistication and allure of the color black…

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August Design Newsletter, 2023

We are so excited for the progress on our new Design-Build project.
This lake house has been in the family since the 1970’s. With their growing family, it was time to make some much needed changes to better utilize the space and capitalize on the fantastic lake views…

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J’adore Paris

It is easy to understand why Paris is called the City of Love and Lights when you visit.

There is a relaxed lightness in the air, a sense that time is slower, and that it is more important to have a cup of coffee with a friend than to rush to an appointment…

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Market Review, Spring 2023

This year at Spring Market we were able to discover rugs made from Recycled PET Yarn. PET yarn is created from plastic bottles and 100% sustainable. PET yarn has excellent performance attributes as it is stain and weather resistant. So we say it is ‘LIVABLE LUXURY’ approved!

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Artist: Terry Gubitose, Fine Art Paintings

My Mother, Terry Gubitose Devenuti (5.14.38 – 3.21.23) was a long time Westchester NY resident and professional artist and painter all of her life. Her inspiration came from the beauty and movement of water, nature, and the interaction of people…

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March Design Newsletter, 2023

What if every time you came home you felt like you were on vacation? What if every time you walked in the door you felt like you could finally relax, decompress and catch your breath? Our featured Master Suite project is the perfect example of our Livable Luxury Solution!

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Nov. Design Newsletter, 2022

Autumn is nearing the end with bright colored leaves changing to dark brown, and grey branches and tree trunks signaling that winter is near. We are now excited to focus on the Holidays with family and friends gathering and dining together in beautifully decorated homes…

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Oct. Design Newsletter, 2022

Are you looking forward to the cooler, crisper Fall temperatures? Autumn leaves, sweaters and snuggling by the fire? We are!

Our projects are moving ahead nicely. We are now focusing on the inside of our Rhode Island project, for a winter completion date…

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Aug-Sept. Design Newsletter, 2022

How will your outdoor activities change with the Summer to Fall weather and cooler temps? Will you go from sitting around the pool to sitting around the firepit? However you decide to spend your time outside, creating a relax at home environment is important for your mind and body to refresh and regroup…

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July Design Newsletter, 2022

We are so excited to present our NEW WEBSITE! Did you get a chance to take a look? Perfect timing as we are in the middle of a July Freshen up with new accessories, ideas and inspiration for you.

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June Design Newsletter, 2022

The focus of our June Design Newsletter is unique materials to incorporate in home design projects for our clients. Whether it is a new front entry door or deck railings we have creative solutions!

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June Renovation Materials

We tend to get very creative when our clients tell us they are ready to make a change in their home. After we decide the style direction, the next task is selecting which materials to use to fulfill the vision…

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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!”