Perhaps you’ve been putting off the task of assessing—and addressing—your building’s interior design needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Well, there’s truly no reason to delay such endeavors. Despite having just kicked off yet another year filled with masks, hand sanitizer dispensers, and extreme cleaning measures, we’ve witnessed all of our clients forge ahead in redoing their lobbies and hallways regardless. And this is most definitely a smart move. After all, with so many employees continuing to work from home, it’s more than likely that residents will begin to draw notice to lobby features such as ripped wall coverings, dim lights, and dated carpet patterns—if these issues haven’t caught their attention already. Given that we could all use a little pep these days more than ever, it’s integral to ensure that the lobby doesn’t feel blah when instead it could shine. 

Additionally, now that the city has shifted to more at-home focused activities in general, the value of our lobbies and hallways increases exponentially. Though there may have been a dip in real estate prices for a brief period of time, that sure didn’t last long. New York City always survives and bounces back, and it is in the process of equalizing right now.

When discussing lobby and hallway interior design projects, we are often asked about the impact of supply chain shortages. To date, we have witnessed some delays in overseas products being shipped from China and Italy, but overall, inconveniences have been very small, considering that our projects have extensive lifespans. In short, do not let the threat of supply chain shortages stop you from moving ahead with a project that will have a lasting impact. After all, if walking through the lobby to take your dog out for the night makes you shudder, it’s time to protect your property value and get started on a makeover.

Sygrove Interior Design Services

Sygrove Associates Design Group is an NYC interior design company. Our company’s founder Marilyn Sygrove is the lead interior designer on all projects. And she’s as tough as you are when it comes to quality, aesthetics, and coming in on time and on budget.

It all starts with a design consultation with Marilyn. She takes the time to thoroughly understand your design needs then personally directs all interior design, planning, and installation activities. Her work has been delighting clients, co-op and condo boards, and homeowners for over 30 years.

You can reach Marilyn by email at or call her directly at 212.757.0631.

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