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Hallway Trends

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…

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Using Live Plants to Make Your Lobby More Vibrant

Indoor plants have been having a major moment for the past several years and have only begun to become more popular as we’ve started to spend more time at home. But green friends don’t just belong…

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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,…

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Compete With New Construction – Brand Your Building Now!

When I founded my interior design firm over 35 years ago, I couldn't have imagined the quantity and scale of new residential development in New York City today.

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What Covid Taught Me About My Interior Design Business

Since the day I hung out my shingle over thirty years ago, any notion that design meetings and presentations could be conducted other than in-person would have sounded ridiculous. But, Covid taught…

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How A Lobby Interior Designer Selects Colors

Interior design is the key to creating a warm and welcoming space that you love coming home to. Interior designers employ three critical elements to create that feeling – color, light and texture.…

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Choosing The Right Paint For Hallway Doors

As an interior designer specializing in lobby and hallway makeovers, my clients are mostly coop/condo communities and management companies in the New York City metropolitan area. The selection of…

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Hallway & Lobby Interior Design After Covid

Hallway & Lobby Interior Design After Covid

Finally, the worst seems to be behind us. Our clients, coops and condos, are getting geared up make the improvements they put on hold for the past year. While the pandemic will be a memory at some…

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How to Keep Your Building Fresh During Bad Weather

During bad weather your coop or condo lobby and hallways need a bit of extra attention to keep them looking and feeling fresh. Wet conditions such as rain, sleet, snow and New York City’s famously…

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We’re Renovating A Lot Of Lobbies – Why Now?

It may be counterintuitive, but my firm has received a large increase in lobby renovation proposal requests during the pandemic. Why now? Well, if you’re a New Yorker you’ve probably been stuck at…

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