Union Square Area Hallway Design, NYC

Door Hardware – Jewelry In Your Hallways

At Sygrove Associates Design Group, We take pride in being the first interior design firm to focus specifically on lobby and hallway renovation interior design, setting the standards for aesthetic appeal, functionality, and resident satisfaction in New York City and beyond.

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How Long Do Lobby Renovations Take?

When it comes to renovating your condo or co-op lobby, one issue typically stands out: “How long do lobby renovations take?” As the founder and lead designer of Sygrove Associates Design Group, a leading NYC condo and co-op lobby interior design firm, I’m in a very good position to answer this question. While every building and project is unique, there always are three consistent phases.

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The Aesthetics of Elevator Cab Design in Co-op & Condos

The Aesthetics of Elevator Cab Design in Co-op & Condos

Most people don’t think of riding an elevator as an aesthetic experience, but elevator cabs play a crucial role in enhancing the overall architectural narrative of a building’s lobby and hallways. At my interior design firm, Sygrove Associates Design Group, elevator cab design is an integral element in our comprehensive vision for co-op and condo lobby and hallway renovations.

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Grey is Gone in '24

Grey is Gone in ’24

A new year always comes with reports of new trends in everything, be it fashion, food…or lobby and common area design in residential communities. Furnishings and design, like clothes, are the subject of style and vogue that morph and change from season to season and year to year. When it comes to common areas, trends cover everything from paint colors to fabric choices to how a space is laid out. So what’s coming in 2024?

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Midtown East Hallway Design, NYC

Elegant Lighting In The Era Of Local Law 97

Decades ago, as I was meandering through Europe's charming streets, I entered a building whose dark hallway suddenly burst into light the second I moved an inch. This was my first encounter with Europe’s well-known energy prudence.

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Park Avenue Lobby Design, NYC

NYC Local Law 97 & Your Building’s Common Areas

Navigating the maze of NYC's property landscape can be daunting. Especially now, as the imminent Local Law 97 stands to reshape how condo and co-op buildings approach energy efficiency. If you serve on the board or manage a condo or co-op building, this law is particularly pertinent.

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4 Expert Tips To Achieve Consensus During Lobby & Hallway Renovations

From the bustling boroughs of NYC to the serene suburbs of Westchester County and beyond, one theme remains consistent in the world I live in: achieving consensus is a Herculean task. However, with more than 30 years in business and hundreds of successful projects, my firm, Sygrove Associates Design Group, has unlocked the keys to gaining that elusive agreement.

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wallcovering vs. paint, apartment building hallways NYC

Wallcovering vs. Paint For Apartment Building Hallways

As an interior designer who has re-designed hundreds of apartment building hallways and lobbies, I’m often asked this question: “Should we opt for paint instead of wallcovering for our building’s hallways?” To provide some clarity, I’d like to dive into this matter.

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A Gallery Of Beautiful Apartment Building Signage

Have you ever paused at a street corner to think to yourself, “why does a stop sign look like that?” This may come across as a weird question at first. After all, we follow stop signs every day, what’s more, to know?

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Four Ways to Make Your Lobby Look Welcoming Without Seating

Covid-19 has exacerbated concerns about residents and guests sitting in apartment lobbies, but there are still many ways to make a lobby shine without chairs or sofas. A lobby can still appear warm, elegant, and appealing with the right materials and design. As I always say, if you must do less, you must maximize the quality of what you do—and this philosophy most certainly appeals to designing a lobby sans seating. 

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Common Lobby Interior Design Problems & How We Solve Them

Common Lobby Interior Design Problems & How We Solve Them

As the head of the New York City lobby design firm Sygrove Associates Design Group, we confront many common lobby design problems on every project. The most common ones include how to increase storage space when space is already tight, create a more convenient and efficient doorman station, and control the interior air temperature when exterior doors are opening and closing all the time.

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he Property Manager’s Guide to Lobby Renovations

The Property Manager’s Guide to Lobby Renovations

Lobby renovations can be a long and arduous process, even when things go smoothly. As a building property manager, you play a crucial role in ensuring the project goes smoothly and efficiently – with minimal disruptions to the residents.

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How to Pick Art for a Room That Complements Your Interior Design

How do we choose the perfect art pieces for the design of this space? I get this question a lot. With my residential clients choosing art is a piece of cake because most of them already own art they love. When more is needed I help them find pieces that fit perfectly into the spaces I’m creating for them.

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The Importance of a Well-Designed Concierge Desk and Station

When you live in New York City you constantly interact with doormen and concierges as you go through your day. So, when the lobby of the building you live in is inefficient, out of date, or downright drab, it has a less than joyful impact on your life.

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Apartment Building Hallway Trends – What’s New Now?

As a hallway interior designer for the past 40 years, I have definitely witnessed a wide variety of trends taking shape. But I haven’t solely noticed shifts in popular colors and patterns over the years—I’ve also seen building Boards change their outlook on the improvements they’re willing to make in order to enhance a property’s value altogether. 

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How Important Are Amenity Spaces In NYC Apartment Buildings?

Ideas to transform unused space into value-adding amenity spaces for condos and co-ops… As everyone knows, New York City real estate is one of the most competitive markets in the world. There was a time when the majority of city residents rented their apartments.

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