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Why you need to Hire An Interior Designer

I know what you might be thinking. “Hire an interior designer? Heck, I can do it myself and save some money in the meantime.” Really? Is that what you honestly think? Well I’d like to try and set the record straight! Here are some things to think

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It’s Time to Take Chances with Art

When I was a student at Parsons, one of my instructors said that there’s neither good design nor bad design – just a better solution. I think that’s true, and it can be true with the art you keep in your home or office, too. As both

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Does Your Design Follow Function?

As you know, I enjoy attending events at the Horticultural Society of New York. As I was listening to a recent lecture on garden design, I started thinking about what influences the design of a room. By design, I mean more than the superficial elements such as

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Do I Need to Get the LED OUT?

We have all seen them.  They are the funny tubes of colored lights we used to decorate our children’s parties, or on the deck for summer barbeques, or as part of our kids’ crazy dorm room decor. They have advanced and are used in public areas –

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Inspirations from the Winter Weather

 We are entering the depth of the winter. The holiday frenzy is behind us and we were just hit with our second snowstorm – we came close to breaking the record for inches of now!    Since we are surrounded by all this snow, I highly recommend taking

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Holiday Decorating Tips, from me to you!

Deck the halls with boughs of holly…or so the song says.  However, you can mix traditional and contemporary decorations to bring holiday warmth and sophistication into your home.  Our natural instinct when decorating for the holiday is go with  red and green, or whatever belief you may

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Pulling it Together

Sometimes inspiration comes from artwork, a theme or a individual’s personality.  Other times, it comes from working around a piece of furniture that is overwhelming a space.  There are some colors that I’m just not crazy about.  I don’t design rooms that use these colors on the

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Finding the Right Wall Color

Color selection is a thoughtful and sometimes time-consuming process.  As a designer, I cannot just pick any color!  In fact, some colors have so many nuances and undertones, that it can be challenging to select the right ones.  Some factors influencing wall color selection include: window direction

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Raise the Ceiling

I’m working on a bedroom right now.  The room has a northern exposure which means it feels darker.  My goal is to help the room feel brighter and larger.  One way to achieve this is to raise the ceiling – at least visually if not physically. It

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Hello world!

I’ve been designing residential and commercial spaces for over 25 years and I still get asked, “Pat, how did you get started in this business?”  To be honest, I chuckle every time and say “It was an accident!” When I was in high school I enjoyed my

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