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10/24/2015
By: Anjali D.
Emily Robin Design New York City Home Stager
I would certainly recommend Emily to anyone looking to do their interiors or home staging! I am a home owner who was looking to sell my two bedroom apartment in a pre-war building on the Upper West Side. Emily was recommended to me by a friend who had used her services to stage her apartment for rental. I was keen on updating the look of my apartment while still maintaining its old world charm which I'm delighted to say Emily achieved within my budget. With some great rented furniture and a few contemporary accent pieces she brought the rooms to life. We only had to have one open house and the apartment was sold. In fact, I even had a few people ask for her details. And I have to add, she was very easy to work with.
07/10/2014
By: Ryan G.
Ldl Interior Custom Furnsngs
I had a wonderful experience working with Ldl Interior Custom Furnishings on a multiple units building on Central Park W. I interviewed many types of kitchen designers. The LDL staff were professional and knowledgeable. The product is for high standards. Customer service is phenomenal. From the planning stage to the completion of the entire project, the interior designer has been wonderfully helpful. He was competent and has paid attention to the details and given me wonderful ideas. I would recommend anybody who wants to renovate their home to work with LDL. R.G.
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10/22/2015
By: Sara M.
Emily Robin Design New York City Home Stager
I am a broker and Emily Robin Design did the staging for my seller who had a large pre-war apartment with mostly traditional and antique furniture. The goal was to de-clutter and update by adding a few contemporary accessories and of course placement. Because the seller lived in the apartment, Emily showed my seller things to do to make the apartment look glossier and put together for showings. Emily is a delight to work with and the seller and I were very pleased with the results.
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12/22/2016
By: Mike J.
Maxine Shriber Interior Design New York
I worked with Maxine Shriber on a makeover package last month. It was a great experience she got my design style immediately and recommended pieces that complimented my existing furniture. I would recommend Maxine to anyone who wants a full service experience. I intend to use her in the near future to hang everything for that finished touch.
05/08/2014
By: Monika R.
Holzman Interiors
Great product and great service. Well-mannered and professional contractor. Always asked before deciding on any changes. Gave good recommendations. Easy to get a hold of and responsive. We would be happy to give a recommendation to anyone.
04/26/2017
By: Ayleen A.
Robin Baron Design Inc
The plumber who came to fix my toilet was very professional and efficient. I hope that I will not have the same issue again, but if I do, its nice knowing a great company to rely on. I highly recommend them for plumbing!
06/15/2013
By: amberh212
Manhattan Home Design
A great place to by replicas. They have a ton of different styles to chose from. I purchased an Eames lounge chair replica from them and couldn't be happier. They have friendly staff too.
04/12/2013
By: btray123
Manhattan Home Design
What a great place to buy Eames reproductions. I love my Eames lounge chair. Their furniture is made with high quality materials and they are made well.
10/13/2014
By: Vincent C.
Cusumano, Vincent Vincent Cusumano Architec
great small business with dedicated principal architect who goes to tremendous lengths to get the job done
01/22/2013
By: bigu12345
Holzman Interiors
Excellent Business. i would be using their services.
Tips & Advices
Interior designers can generally work on every type of room, but one should not assume that all of them can work on every type of space. More complicated projects--for example those in buildings with historic preservation strictures, or those that are going for sustainability certifications--will be suited to interior designers with specific expertise. Also, interior designers that have experience in a certain type of project may not want to take on projects that are outside their expertise. For example, an interior designer who has only worked on commercial projects may not want to do a small private home.
Every interior designer has their own style, but some designers are more versatile than others. Some really do specialize in functionality and code compliance, whereas others are more focused on aesthetics. Interior decorators are completely focused on visual impact, and therefore should be reviewed and selected based on how well their style is a match for the client’s tastes.
Full-service interior design starts with an assessment of a site and the client’s long-term needs for that space. It encompasses concept design, floor plans and lighting plans, providing project specifications to contractors, supervising  contractor negotiations and installations, applying for permits, and shopping for all the materials and pieces for the project. On top of this, there are the “decorator” deliverables, i.e. creating the aesthetic of the space, selecting wall colors/covers and furniture pieces, purchasing products and installing them.
An interior designer may come into a development project very early on, working with the developer and architect from the pre-construction phase. They may be the one to design floor plans, decide where to place interior walls, and supervise contractors that are installing elements of the build. They often work on commercial projects, although many of them work on residential projects. Interior designers can “switch hats” and do interior decoration, which means they are only focused on the aesthetic elements and visual components of a residence.
An interior designer or interior decorator should ask a potential client what the scope of the project is, what the projected budget is, what payment structure the client wants, and what the timeline for the project is. Also, they should be asking whether the client has any samples of other projects they like, and would like to use as a guideline. They could also ask what the client’s budget for furniture/accessories/art is, since that in many cases is a separate amount from the budget for the designer’s labor. If an interior designer is being interviewed early into a new build or a renovation project, they might ask questions to determine whether they can collaborate with architects and contractors from early on, to execute their vision for the space. If that is not in line with a client’s wishes, the client can then say that the project scope is for interior design only.

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