Patti's skills with color, pattern, furniture placement and lighting are spot-on. But beyond the expected, working with Patti has been an education in the art of living. She considers the practical side of life. She understands life with children. She knows that in a New York City apartment there is never enough space, never enough light, and never anyone who can hang a picture when and where you need it. She knows whats worth a splurge and what can be done on a shoe-string. She is creative and witty and always, always a pleasure to work with
The challenge was to contain the office to provide a residential yet professional look for a psychotherapist on the Upper West Side. We custom designed this wall unit with Manhattan Cabinetry to hold client files, provide desk space and shelf space for books and some pieces of contemporary glass. The room has southern exposure and is flooded with natural light, we let go of the black leather, lightening and softening the color scheme to create a more relaxed feeling.
When we met seven years ago our house was empty. We had just finished renovating our kitchen and upstairs bath with another designer and knew we wanted to furnish our home with someone else.
It has been a pleasure working with Patti. She has taken the time to get to know us, how we live, the differences between my taste and my husband's taste, and what works with our kids. She lives in the real world, she understands what is worth spending money on, not everything has to be outrageously expensive. Patti wants our home to be beautiful as well as functional. She believes our home should be personal, a reflection of our taste, and hers!
We have just completed renovating our attic space into 920 sq. feet of living space which includes a game room, home office, guest room and bath. Patti has helped us articulate our vision to our architect, and our lighting designer. Patti is the whole package as a designer, creative, visual, and professional. Its a pleasure to have her in your home. She is easy to be with and approachable in a profession where many of her colleagues are not.
worked with Ken and Marilyn for more than 10 years. We
have done three cycles or layers, each time with an
emphasis on different rooms. They have wonderful
artwork to play with, we have hung and re-hung the art,
giving the apartment a fresh look each time. We
upgraded the living room, and kitchen twice, we
renovated both bathrooms completely which created a
dramatic change from the original black and white
subway tile. Most recently we redecorated their
bedroom. Ken and Marilyn are cyclists, hikers,
naturalists, and gardeners, I wanted their bedroom to
reflect their love of nature, so we used earthy florals
in the custom designed Tibetan rug and fronds and floral
in the fabrics. The signature dresser, hand hewn in
natural Tulip wood by Peter Murkett, of New England
Modern, glows. Here are photos taken in 1998 and again
in 2008. Although their home does not get good natural
light, you would never know, their entire apartment is
warm and bright. This is a perfect example of a job
evolving over time!