About Me

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A Silver Lining In This Time Of Crisis

While working remotely in the comfort of my own home, I’ve had the time to breathe and think – there are always “positives” in our lives no matter what is going on around us (and we sure do have some…

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Hallway Interior Design – How Our Clients Surprise Us

I can’t believe how many compliments we received when we posted a few photos from a recently completed a hallway redesign project. It took me by surprise! As interior designers who are frequently…

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Your NYC Apartment Building Will Soon Have A Letter Grade

As New Yorkers, we got used to seeing restaurant letter grades pretty quickly. At first, it seemed weird (and upsetting when you discovered that your favorite restaurant got a C). Well, soon, you…

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The FDNY vs. NYC Interior Designers – Seeking A Compromise

A big challenge in my line of work as a hallway and lobby interior designer in New York is the city’s ever-expanding safety code regulations. I’m proud of how my firm manages to find a balance…

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Choosing Wall Sconces For Your Lobby and Hallways

Which wall sconces can be used? If your residential building is planning a lobby or hallway renovation, there are a lot of decisions to make. One of the most challenging decision is selecting the…

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Lobby Renovations Make It Easier To Sell Coops & Condos

If you own a coop or condo in a vintage New York City building, you may be wondering how the value of your property is holding up in the face of the vast residential construction of the past few…

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Lobby Interior Design Elements – An Array Of Beautiful Umbrella Stands

This article is about an item you probably don’t think about very much: the lowly umbrella stand. According to the national weather service, five of the wettest years on record have occurred since…

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5 Ways To Make Your Interior Design Project Go Smoothly

So, you’ve decided to make some significant changes to your living space. You interviewed lots of interior designers. You made your selection. Now, the design process is beginning. You’re nervous.…

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2019 Interior Design Trends For Lobbies & Hallways

Every January, many of the most popular interior design websites predict which trends are going be hot during the coming year. (Interestingly, many of them make the same predictions!).

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10 Fabulous Lobby Seating Ideas

As a NYC lobby interior designer, I'm very sensitive to the architectural characteristics of the buildings we work on. It’s a pleasure and a challenge for me and my staff to help our clients select…

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