Testimonials

“I hired Marilyn and the Sygrove team to design the renovation of our 80+ unit co-op on the Upper East Side. The renovation consisted of a complete redesign of the hallways and lobby of our building, which were desperately in need of work. The project cost approximately $2 million and took approximately 2.5 years to design and construct. Marilyn and her team are top notch, professional, creative, organized and a pleasure to work with! They guided us through every step of the way – from design, drawings, contractor bids, overseeing the work and tracking monthly contractor requisitions. The team went above and beyond and made all of the shareholders feel that they were in great hands. The project is now done and our building looks brand new! The value of our units have gone up as well, due in large part to the appeal of the redesigned building. I sincerely and wholeheartedly recommend Sygrove for your next job!”

Eric Meer

“We hired fabulous NYC designer Sygrove Associates Design Group Inc to redesign our building hallways on W. 54th Street, N.Y. N.Y. Marilyn & her team were incredible every step of the way and absolutely wonderful to work with. Their ideas and taste are beyond astonishing. This is a prewar art deco building and really needed someone who was able to see out of the box and Sygrove accomplished that and more. I highly recommended using them and hope to use their services again in the near future.”

Sheldon Becker, Babad Management

“As the Board President of our condominium association, I was responsible for bringing in a design team that we felt had not only the aesthetic judgment but also the organizational skills to successfully lead us through an extensive hallway renovation. Marilyn and her team were able to not only recommend several timeless design choices, but also to execute the final design selections in a highly professional manner and within a very reasonable time frame. The entire community has been thrilled with the outcome and I am pleased to enthusiastically recommend Marilyn and her staff.”

Board President - New Jersey Hallway Project

“Hats off to you and your staff. People who have come to visit me can’t say enough about the work – modern slant on an older building (which makes the Upper West Side what it is) – maintaining the period.”

Board Member, The 203 Condominium (New York, NY)

“After a rigorous interview process, we selected Marilyn Sygrove and her team to design and manage the installation of our hallways. What set Marilyn apart was her ability to respect others’ opinions, while professionally guiding us through the process. Marilyn’s innate ability to select the perfect colors resulted in a luxurious and tasteful finished project that exceeded the Board’s lofty expectations.”

Board Vice President, 411 East 53rd Street Condominium (New York, NY)

“The several projects that you have done for us in design of public spaces, model apartments and other consultancies have always exhibited exquisite taste combined with practicality.”

Chairman, Rose Associates, Inc. (New York, NY)

“You developed a design scheme that…successfully accomplished the challenge of making enormously long halls appear to be more in scale. I feel that apartment values in this building, directly related to this above-standard decoration, have increased by at least 20%, if not more.”

Executive Vice President, Mayfair Towers (New York, NY)

“We recently used Sygrove Associates to design an approximately $1M complete renovation of our (large) lobby and hallways. Our experience with Marilyn and her team was an excellent one. Most importantly, they listened to us and were very responsive to our needs and desires.

The final product was fantastic. It fulfilled all of our practical concerns, and the design esthetic was first-rate and very much in keeping with their original “marching orders” from us. So, while there are designers out there who are less costly than Sygrove Associates, based on the extremely high quality of their work and the very positive collaborative experience we had with them, we do not regret for a minute what we paid for their services.”

Board President, 30 East 9th Street (New York, NY)

“About 15 years have passed since I had the pleasure of working with Marilyn Sygrove in Tracy Towers Hallways’ renovation. My fellow board members asked that I oversee the progress of the work on their behalf. Unfortunately, our COVID-19 safety protocols do not allow for non-essential visits. I am offering this testimonial in place of an on-site tour. Her work has withstood the passage of time in every sense. Residents continue to find it pleasant, and potential buyers seem to feel favorable when they visit the building. Marilyn is still a shining example of integrity, professionalism, talent, and charm, after working for 40 years managing complex international projects.”

Tracy Tenants, Inc., President of the Board of Directors, 245 East 24th Street (New York, NY)

“I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Marilyn Sygrove and her team for the past 30 years and we have done multiple design projects together including lobbies, hallways and elevator cabs. Marilyn is the pre-eminent designer in her profession and her vision for beautifying the spaces involved for the particular project and attention to detail is second to none. Along with her caring and conscientious staff Sygrove Associates have taken complete eye-sores and transformed them into a space that the bldg residents can be proud of and which improves apt values and overall quality of life. I highly recommend Marilyn Sygrove for all your interior design needs.”

Neil Levin, Senior Vice President Maxwell Kates Inc. (New York, NY)

“Sygrove Associates just completed our hallway renovation and the result is nothing short of stunning. Marilyn Sygrove led the charge in transforming the halls of our 100+ year old building on the Upper West Side without losing any of the charm or elegance of our landmark structure. The response from the residents has been extremely positive. Our neighbors are overwhelmingly ‘happy to come home.’ Prospective shareholders have also noticed. The Board has seen several purchase packages that mention the beautiful, warm and welcoming design scheme. We couldn’t be happier with the results!”

Board Member, The Endicott Apartments Corporation (New York, NY)

“The building looks beautiful. It’s all very stylish and sophisticated and is a huge upgrade to our NYC home. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate it. Friends who have visited have been equally impressed. One couple is now even hoping to purchase an apartment here. Great job…many thanks!”

Shareholder, Cannon Point South (New York, NY)

“A broker showing an apartment was raving about how well the building’s redecoration project went and how much value it added the apartments. When I first heard of the Board’s ambitious plan to redecorate the entire building; hallways, lobby, elevators and facade, I knew of no one who could design all four elements. How you managed to navigate through all of the different factions, from contractors, suppliers, staff, management and a seven member Board was truly remarkable. It was immediately apparent that your diplomacy and patience were as good as your design skills.”

Property Manager, Lex Owners Corp. (New York, NY)

“The richness of the design has made all our residents, as well as staff, feel proud of our building. Thanks to your firm sense of direction and knowledge of the best materials and approaches to choose, our committee of twelve was able to make the correct decisions.”

Board President, 15 West 72nd Street Owners Corp. (New York, NY)

“…our building has been turned into something one couldn’t have imagined possible. Our apartments’ values have already gone up tremendously since the completion of the hallways, et al.”

Board President, 520 East 76th St. Apartment Corp. (New York, NY)

“Over the years we have come to trust and value [your] taste and judgment. There isn’t a design related project we would attempt without consulting Sygrove first.”

Project Liason, The Bank of New York (New York, NY)

“I am extremely pleased with the way this project has turned out from a design standpoint. Overall, we have an elegant look that will wear well over time. It was also a pleasure for me to work with the truly professional staff that you lead. “

Board Member, Executive Plaza (New York, NY)