marilyn sygrove

How Long Do Lobby Renovations Take?

When it comes to renovating your condo or co-op lobby, one issue typically stands out: “How long do lobby renovations take?” As the founder and lead designer of Sygrove Associates Design Group, a…

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The Aesthetics of Elevator Cab Design in Co-op & Condos

The Aesthetics of Elevator Cab Design in Co-op & Condos

Most people don’t think of riding an elevator as an aesthetic experience, but elevator cabs play a crucial role in enhancing the overall architectural narrative of a building’s lobby and hallways. At…

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Grey is Gone in '24

Grey is Gone in ’24

A new year always comes with reports of new trends in everything, be it fashion, food…or lobby and common area design in residential communities. Furnishings and design, like clothes, are the subject…

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Midtown East Hallway Design, NYC

Elegant Lighting In The Era Of Local Law 97

Decades ago, as I was meandering through Europe's charming streets, I entered a building whose dark hallway suddenly burst into light the second I moved an inch. This was my first encounter with…

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Park Avenue Lobby Design, NYC

NYC Local Law 97 & Your Building’s Common Areas

Navigating the maze of NYC's property landscape can be daunting. Especially now, as the imminent Local Law 97 stands to reshape how condo and co-op buildings approach energy efficiency. If you serve…

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sygrove, lobby interior design, hallway interior design

4 Expert Tips To Achieve Consensus During Lobby & Hallway Renovations

From the bustling boroughs of NYC to the serene suburbs of Westchester County and beyond, one theme remains consistent in the world I live in: achieving consensus is a Herculean task. However, with…

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wallcovering vs. paint, apartment building hallways NYC

Wallcovering vs. Paint For Apartment Building Hallways

As an interior designer who has re-designed hundreds of apartment building hallways and lobbies, I’m often asked this question: “Should we opt for paint instead of wallcovering for our building’s…

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A Gallery Of Beautiful Apartment Building Signage

Have you ever paused at a street corner to think to yourself, “why does a stop sign look like that?” This may come across as a weird question at first. After all, we follow stop signs every day,…

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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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Common Lobby Interior Design Problems & How We Solve Them

Common Lobby Interior Design Problems & How We Solve Them

As the head of the New York City lobby design firm Sygrove Associates Design Group, we confront many common lobby design problems on every project. The most common ones include how to increase…

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