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Have You Found Your Personal Tranquility?


Stand alone bathtubs have been a design feature for a while. But we decided to explore other options than the usual white soaking tub. Come take a look at all of the other choices you might not have considered. Kreoo tub made from one block of marble offers a spa like soak in a work…

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Does Old World Craftsmanship Still Exist?

Completed Custom Couches - Susan Marocco Interiors

Recently I had the pleasure of touring the Anthony Lawrence-Belfair workroom in LIC. A 3rd generation family company that started in 1976 in a small workshop in Greenwich, Ct. Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge This is truly old world craftsmanship at its finest quality. Every piece of wood is hand carved to the customer’s…

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Transforming a Living Room into a Family Friendly Space

Complete Family Room Design - New York

Recently I was asked by a client to furnish their basically empty Living Room. We discussed design preferences and best ways to create an “adult room” that was also inviting for all of the family. Our goal was to design a room that would be used all of the time, not just on special occasions.…

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Lighting – It Can Change the Mood of the Room

Lighting Designers - New York

Recently I had the pleasure of assisting a client re-design her Master Bedroom. The proper lighting and its placement was obviously an important consideration. We wanted both table lamps but also swing arm sconces that would provide task lighting for reading in bed. The room décor is aqua, cream and white – sooooo soothing for…

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This Isn’t Your Mother’s Grasscloth Wallpaper

wallpaper phillip jeffries

I recently had the opportunity to attend a trunk show given by Philip Bershad, the President of Phillip Jeffries, a leading manufacture of natural, textural and specialty wallcoverings at Wakefield Design Center. This is not your Mother’s grasscloth, but wallpaper designed in a new and exciting understated way. I’d like to highlight some of their…

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4 Elegant Solutions for Problem Windows

Do you have a problem window that you just can’t figure out how to add a window treatment to? How would a shade or panel enhance the room? Window treatments not only frame the windows, they add that finished touch that pulls the room together. Choosing the appropriate treatment for the room and your home…

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Concrete, Copper and Zinc in the Kitchen

Concrete Do you think of concrete as a commercial material or perhaps the flooring of your unfinished basement? It’s come a long way! It incorporates the beauty of natural stone, providing a warm surface with a multitude of tonal variations. Offered in matte, soft glow and a high gloss finish Can be hand stained creating…

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Are You Stressed Out During This Holiday Season?


Freedom from Want by Norman Rockwell Are you stressed out during this holiday season? Preparing for family and friends can be a joy, but also a source of stress as we look to make everything perfect. We recently had a chance to contribute some thoughts to Westchester Home Magazine, which you can read below. Many…

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The 10 Paint Colors Designers Always Use

Are you struggling with the multitude of paint color options for your home’s interior? There are so many choices of paint colors that it can sometimes be overwhelming. This article shares the choices professionals make and why they make them. These are tried-and-true paint colors that will work for many situations in many homes. Check…

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The Breadth of Ways A Good Interior Designer Can Help You

We all know that an Interior Designer can bring their expertise in drafting floors plans, purchasing furniture that is the correct scale for the room, selecting fabric choices for upholstery, drapery and pillows, AND of course, the big one, saving you time and $$$$. But what else can they do? Interior Designers can work with…

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