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Have You Found Your Personal Tranquility?

Granite_Papillon_Bathtub

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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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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Not Just Closets

Children's Bedroom Design

The company California Closets has become synonymous with custom designed closets. But is that all? I recently had the opportunity to take a tour of the California Closets factory in Hawthorne, NY. – not just closets anymore. California Closets can apply their skills in organizing closets to an array of storage solutions throughout your home.…

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Fun Ways to Utilize Your Unfinished Basement

Recently a client asked me to create a fun space that the entire family could enjoy. They wanted a room designed that would allow members of the family, both young and adult to enjoy their own activities, but within a short range of one another. See how the room unfolded – Large surround sound TV…

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Stairs – The Forgotten Accessory

Stairs are perhaps the least thought about when furnishing a home. They can be thought of as a kind of accessory in your home. The stairs are one of the key elements that pull an entire home together. How you decide to “dress” them becomes a statement about the design style of where those stairs…

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How to Get the Most out of Your Interior Designer Without Him/Her Taking Over

Interior Designers can bring their expertise in drafting floor plans, purchasing of furniture that is the correct scale for the room, recommending fabric choices for upholstery, drapery, and pillows that create a pulled together cohesive look. And help you with the mired decisions of kitchen and bath renovations. It is the attention to details that…

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Traditional Kitchen | Location: Darien, Connecticut

Client’s original kitchen had two windows, one over the sink, and a second at the end of the same wall. In addition, there was an off center opening to the family room. In re-designing the space, a larger window was added over the sink allowing for more light and expanding the view, while the second…

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