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The New Trends to Watch For in Residential Interior Design for Family Apartments

If you’ve ever wondered how New York City got to be known as “The City That Never Sleeps,” you’d have to venture back to the 1970’s and listen to John Kander and Fred Ebb’s song “New York, New York.”

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6 Mistakes People Make When They Hire A Lobby Interior Designer

I have been a lobby interior designer for over thirty years. By any standard, I am likely the most experienced (or one of the most experienced) interior designer of condo and coop building lobbies in the New York City area.

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5 Luxury Hotel Lobbies That I Love

During my travels around the world, I’ve had countless opportunities to experience some of the most fascinating examples of architecture and interior design. As an interior designer by trade, I’ve become particularly interested in luxury hotel lobby interior design...

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Interior Design Project Kick-Off Meeting Goals: How to Start Your Project on the Right Foot

I find that the success of an interior design project; lobby, halls, facade, community room or private residence is closely tied into an overall “game plan”.

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How This Designer Got Quoted in The Wall Street Journal!

Secretly (and not so secretly) I had always hoped that after years in a career of long hours, early morning meetings, night meetings, conference calls, stress and deadlines that one day I would get quoted in one of the main stream, worldwide circulation publications, like The Wall Street Journal.

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Your Decorating Budget and 8 Sure Fire Tips to Get It Right!

Hands down….THE #1 question asked by our clients is “what should our design project cost?” What I tell my clients is they must be clear about the project scope and the level of finish, furniture and materials they are willing to pay for.

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Essential Interview Techniques for Selecting the Perfect General Contractor!

Hiring a construction company to implement the design of your project can be a daunting experience and a tremendous responsibility.

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4 Amazing Technology Tips For Interior Designers

Have you ever thought to yourself – I have all of these apps and new technology that are lots of fun, but is there a way I can put it to good use in my business or on a project? Well…You betcha!

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Coop / Condo Lobby Redesign? 5 Surefire Ways to Avoid Disaster

If you own a coop / condo in New York City, you may have been in this situation. At your recent board meeting, a majority of the owners complained (again) that your lobby is not functional and looks so atrocious that it’s actually hurting the value of everyone’s most valuable asset – their apartments!

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Inclement Weather and Your Lobby – Interior Designer’s Top 3 Solutions for Rain and Snow!

It’s starting…the forecast is for rain, sleet, snow and if you are really lucky…all three!!! So out come your heavier coats, umbrellas, gloves and waterproof boots.

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My Fascination with Cuban Architecture and Interior Design

The prospects of having access to Cuban architecture and interior design are simply AWESOME! I am pouring through on-line travel brochures to see which ones have the most comprehensive packages. I cannot wait to go!

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Recipes and Renovations

It’s holiday time. You have the whole family and close friends coming over for a meal. If you are anything like me, you decide on the table settings and menu in advance...

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7 Clues That It’s Time to Renovate Your Lobby

We all know how it feels. You’ve been living in your building for many years and you hardly notice the lobby on your way in and out. We hardly ever stop to think how it looks to our guests, and how it affects the value of our apartments.

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How My Dog Helped My Business

Pets have always been a big part of my life. My Mom was as crazy about animals (and bugs) as I was! When I was born we had Speckles, a large dog that was half Dalmatian and half… who knows what!

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4 Secrets To Preparing To Meet With Your Interior Designer

The hard work is over. You’ve finally found the perfect interior designer and you’re ready to get started on your project. Pretty exciting, right? It is exciting!

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How It Began

This is my first blog! And it’s a great opportunity to tell the story about how I got started in the industry and built an interior design practice that has not only survived, but has thrived for over three decades in the toughest market in the country – New York City!

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