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Our Design direction for this beautiful Riverside Drive apartment was to focus on the outstanding Hudson River views. The challenge was the narrow layout of the space and the many ceiling angles. We turned this 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath residence into a perfect home for entertaining by repurposing one of the bedrooms into a formal dining room by opening up the doorway off of the long hallway. The natural light then flooded the space from the Western exposure. A large custom sectional made way for lots of seating, and to enjoy the glow of the beautiful (electric) fireplace positioned on the angled wall with natural stone slab surround. (Photos by Rick Wenacur)

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“I retained DW Design & Decor LLC for two projects. The first was the redesign of my great room in my home in Montebello, New York and the second was decorating my living room/dining room combination in my NYC apartment after we sold our Montebello home and moved to Manhattan.

Working with Denise on both projects was fun and we had a wonderful time working together. Denise is very experienced, works within agreed budgets and delivers on a timely basis. She is also very creative and has wonderful taste and style.

In our great room in Montebello, which was a two-story, large cathedral-type room with 7 large windows, she choose a beautiful gray, Chelsea Gray, for the room. It made the room pop and mirrored the backsplash in the kitchen which could be seen from the room. Then we worked together to choose each object in the room, from the beautiful oriental rug to the sofa and all the other furniture. The room came together like a beautiful puzzle. After Denise completed the room, we had many wonderful occasions there and each was even more enjoyable because of the lovely surroundings.

Almost 5 years later, we sold our home and found a wonderful space in Manhattan that we are renting for a few years. Because we were renting, I did not want to spend the money to buy new furniture and wanted to use the furniture that we had purchased just a few years before. I was overwhelmed trying to decide what to take from the house to the apartment, what to put in storage and what to sell. I called Denise and she visited the house and the apartment, helped me choose the furniture to take to the apartment and designed two plans that were each terrific. We choose one that allowed for easier entertaining using our dining table. We also picked out broadloom carpet that we had made into an area rug. The room turned out beautifully and we are going to entertain on Thanksgiving.

I truly recommend DW Design & Decor. You will be thrilled!”  

Sharon O. ~ Manhattan, NYC