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Designer Review: Steven Harris Architects

Steven Harris is a Manhattan architect who owns his own firm called Steven Harris Associates and is a professor at Yale. He’s known for his minimalist yet sophisticated style and has a passion for creating the perfect solution for each of his clients. His firm achieves this by creating a collaborative relationship with each client that involves communication throughout the …

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Designer Review: Giorgio Armani Interior Designs

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Never heard of Giorgio Armani interior designs? That’s probably because Giorgio Armani is one of the world’s most famous celebrity designers best known for fashion design and his men and women’s clothing collections. However in 2000 he branched out into interior design by launching his home furnishings and accessories line called Armani/Casa and has since opened over 30 boutiques worldwide. Armani’s …

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Decorator Review: Mario Buatta

Mario Buatta is America’s premier decorator known for English country style. He’s been dubbed the “Prince of Chintz” (and even has the nickname as the title of his Facebook page!) because he’s able to bring a rich, yet busy, opulence to what is typically known as a very traditional style. He has a career that spans 50 years and includes …

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Decorator Review: Mariette Himes Gomez

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Mariette Himes Gomez is a veteran interior designer who attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the New York School of Interior Design and has collaborated with other industry greats throughout her career. In 1975 she opened her own design studio, Gomez Associates, and it’s still a successful design studio today. She then went on to open her own …

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Decorator Review: Jamie Drake

It’s not often that a designer is able to design for both residential and commercial clients but interior designer Jamie Drake excels at doing both. His projects range from New York City landmarks, to a L.A. showplace for Mondana, to a medical facility in Florida. His use of bold color choices and his ability to mix the traditional and glamorous …

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Decorator Review: Betsy Burnham

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Betsy Burnham has a reputation as one of the west coast’s most well-known designers. That’s because Burnham isn’t afraid to take chances in her work. With an open mind for each new space she works on, Burnham incorporates modern concepts with high-level polished designs. Burnham is not a west coast native. She was born in Connecticut, graduated cum laude from …

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Designer Review: Genevieve Gorder

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If you’ve ever watched HGTV then you’ve probably heard of Genevieve Gorder. She is an interior designer who is well known for hosting Dear Genevieve and is a judge for HGTV Design Star. If you’re a long time fan like us, you might remember her from the reality design show, Trading Spaces, that aired in the early 2000’s. Aside from …

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Decorator Review: Dawn Hearn

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Dawn Hearn has known she wanted to be an interior designer since she was a little girl. Following through with that dream, Dawn received her formal interior design education at Abilene Christian University and started her company Dawn Hearn Interior Design in 2005. She has been an interior designer in the Austin, TX, area for more than twenty years. Dawn …

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Decorator Review: Lorenzo Castillo

Lorenzo Castillo is not your typical interior designer and decorator. He is also an antiques dealer whose home is a 17th century former convent. Best known for his eclectic taste and his bold mix of colors and patterns, there is much inspiration to be gleaned from Castillo’s designs. Love at First Sight His home, Santiago Castillo, is located in Madrid, …

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Decorator Review: Suzanne Rheinstein

Suzanne Rheinstein Interior Design

If there was ever a designer who could mix southern charm, NYC sophistication, and the laid back nature of LA it would be interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein. Suzanne was born in New Orleans and now owns a flourishing home-furnishing store in Los Angeles called Hollyhock. She also has homes in both LA and NYC. She gets her inspiration from her …

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