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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 annoying slush can wreak havoc on the public areas of your building.

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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 home for months in your apartment, coop, or condo.

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Lobby Interior Design Goes Zen

The other day during the monthly meeting I have with my marketing director, we tossed around ideas for my next blog post. I have a lot to say about lobby interior design so, for me, coming up with blog ideas is usually lot of fun.

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Meet Monty!

Recently, I’ve introduced you to the donkeys, Pete and Jake. And, many of you remember the beloved, dearly-departed design dog, Hershey, who graced the design studio with her beauty and cheerful disposition until she passed away five years ago.

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Can Your NYC Lobby Be Renovated During The Lockdown?

Here we are, weeks into the surreal atmosphere that is New York City right now. It's difficult to remember how things were when life was normal (as if normal could ever describe our city). Nevertheless, life does go on.

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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 deadly serious stuff going on around all of us).

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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 hired for hallways and lobby projects in NYC coop and condo buildings, our work is complex.

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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 will see a letter grade posted in the lobby window of most residential buildings. This rating has nothing to do with cleanliness or hygiene, however. It is a rating of energy efficiency.

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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 between the aesthetic sensibilities of the spaces we create while we carefully follow every rule.

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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 right light fixtures because the wrong lighting can derail even the most well-thought-out design scheme.

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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 years.

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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 2001. So, if you suspect it rains more than ever before in NYC, you’re right!

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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. Will you get what you want? Will there be problems? Can you stick to your budget? Will it be finished in time for that big event that’s coming up?

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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 the perfect flooring, wall treatments, and furnishings that celebrate their buildings’ style and holds up to heavy wear.

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The Impact Of NYC Building Codes On Lobby Design

As an NYC interior design firm, we think a lot about color, texture, fabric, finishes, traffic patterns, and lighting... and building codes.

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