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So, What Size Rug Do I Really Need?

Best Choices for Rugs

Rugs take up most of the visual space in a room, so it’s important to choose the correct size, a design you love, made in the materials that work for your lifestyle. Rug Sizes 101 Ideally, the rug would be the first thing you purchase for a space. This may surprise you. When I first…

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Soaking Tubs for the Perfect Bathroom Remodel


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…

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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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Why Hire An Interior Designer?

Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer - Susan Marocco Interiors

Most of us know what we want as we consider designing our homes; to create a comfortable environment to come home to, plop down on the cozy couch and enjoy the serenity our home provides. So simple, right… Hmmm, maybe not. We all feel we can pull together a few sofas, chairs, coffee table, lamp…

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Not Your Grandmother’s Chair

Susan Marocco Interiors After Sofa

Do you have a sofa or chair that you love the design but have grown tired of the fabric? Or perhaps you’ve inherited your beloved Grandmother’s chair. It’s sentimental for all of the obvious reasons, but that floral fabric has GOT to go! So what are the factor’s that make it worthwhile to re-upholster instead…

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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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