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Options to a Wood Burning Fireplace – gas or electric?

Chateau-du-Grand-Luce-via-Quintessence - fireplace wood burning

Burr, the nights are starting to get a chill in the air and we’re starting to think about that first Fall fire and how mesmerizing the dancing flames can be. I love the smell of a wood burning fire, but there are other options you may want to consider. If chopping wood, or purchasing a…

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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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Picture Perfect Picture Placement

As an Interior Designer I have a lot of opportunity to work with art. Not surprisingly, for every different piece of art – from original paintings and photographs to posters and giclees, there is a different level of appreciation for the art. And, along with this varied appreciation is a great difference in opinion on…

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A Sneak Peak Into the Life of One of America’s Leading Designers

A few weeks ago I had the relaxing experience of going to Canyon Ranch. While I was in Lenox, MA. I of course had to visit Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, which is conveniently just down the street. It’s an elegant estate and gardens. Wharton designed and built the classical revival house and its formal…

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Show House Progress – The Accessories

The Show House opens May 7th. The final touches have been put on the Bedroom in preparation for Press Week. Here you see pictures being hung.   The fabulous 19th century Japanese six panel screen is carefully hung. This piece serves as the focal point of the room, not only as art work, but as the…

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Traditional Living Room | Location: Bedford, New York

Formal living room with a combination of antique and reproduction Louis XV and XVI furniture. Walls were striéd a golden hue by a decorative painter giving the illusion of linen silk. Crown molding was added and gilded to complement the gold damask drapery treatment. Blue chinoiserie accent pillows tie together the blue in the oriental…

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