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"Behind The Design" podcast series spotlights interior designers in the Ivy community.

"Behind The Design" podcast series spotlights interior designers in the Ivy community.


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"Behind The Design" podcast series spotlights interior designers in the Ivy community.




Behind the Design: Stacey Cohen of Mosaic Luxe Interiors

Stacey Cohen, Founder and Principal Designer of Mosaic Luxe Interiors gained national design recognition on HGTV Design Star. Cohen received her degree in Interior Architecture from Parsons, and The New School of Design in New York. She proudly presents a model, rooted in her steadfast commitment to value, relevance, investment and quality which keeps projects on time and, more importantly, on budget. Cohen’s design career is entering into its third decade and we’re thrilled to be having...


Behind the Design: Darla Powell of WINGNUT SOCIAL

Darla Powell brings a fun, genuine, down-­to-­earth approach to designing beautiful spaces. Since she launched her design firm in 2016, clients have fallen in love with her work, growing her business almost exclusively by word of mouth. In her past life, Darla spent almost 20 years as a Detective Sergeant in Miami, Florida. The two careers are more similar than you may think. Of course, as an interior designer there are 100% fewer shots fired (well, maybe 99%). Her background has carried...


Behind the Design: Shannon Peppeard of Peppeard Design

Shannon Peppeard is the Principal Designer and owner of Peppeard Design. After attending the Harrington College of Design, Shannon began a career in the financial sector, but continued to practice interior design on friends and family homes. After leaving her employer to have her two oldest children, Shannon began her interior design business. Shannon is in the process of refreshing her website that will include an online shop for pillows, and will also include her very first blog, which...


Behind the Design: Jessica Williams of Hendley & Co

Founded by interior designer Jessica Lynn Williams, Hendley & Co is a full-service interior design firm based in Brooklyn, NY and the Hudson Valley. Prior to establishing Hendley & Co, Jessica studied under Jonathan Adler, Nate Berkus, and Julia Buckingham, gaining experience and learning career-defining lessons along the way, while earning design degrees from Maryland Institute College of Art, and Parsons The New School. Ivy is the fastest growing community and business management tool...


Behind the Design: Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design

Caitlin Murray is the founder of Black Lacquer Design which was established with the notion that almost every room can benefit from a bit of black and a little lacquer. Since its inception in 2014, the firm has received a number of accolades for outstanding residential and commercial work, most recently being named one of the nation's fifteen "Fresh Faces of Design" for 2017 by Luxe Magazine. Black Lacquer is serious about execution and aesthetic but ultimately, believes that it's all...


Behind the Design: Lucie Ayres of 22 INTERIORS

22 INTERIORS’ founder Lucie Ayres is a graduate of the Interior Design program at Cornell University. Lucie started her career in Westchester County, New York, working for the luxury custom home builder Figaro. She made her West Coast design debut in 2009 with a remodel of an historic 1927 Spanish home that combined antiques and classic details with modern touches. Today 22 INTERIORS has a wide range of clients from high-profile entertainment figures to first-time home buyers, with...


Behind the Design: Liz Goldberg of CAROLYNLEONA

Liz Goldberg is the Founder of her design firm CAROLYNLEONA, where she translates her passion for food, fashion and all things beautiful, into the spaces she creates. Liz uses her outgoing personality and design expertise to turn a client’s vision into reality. After completing her degrees in Interior Design, Textiles and Business, Liz began her career working in textiles at Crate & Barrel. There she custom-created fabrics while learning from industry leaders`Nate Berkus and Mitchell Gold....


Behind the Design: Danielle Rollins of Danielle Rollins Interiors

Mixing a dash of glamour with an approachable flair, Danielle Rollins sets the standard for Gracious Living and Stylish Entertaining. Danielle is one of the nation’s leading lifestyle experts, an interior & product designer, online influencer and designer of her own capsule clothing collection. Her boutique interior design firm, Danielle Rollins Interiors, focuses on commercial and residential bespoke interiors and gardens. A native of Dallas, Texas, Danielle now lives in Atlanta with her...


Behind the Design: Susan Matheis of Coffee Creek Interiors

Susan Matheis, owner of Coffee Creek Interiors, Inc.. is also a partner in Studio One Sixty, LLC. Studio One Sixty is an interior design cooperative in Overland Park, KS, a suburb of Kansas City. She is a graduate of Johnson County Community College’s Interior Design Program, where she now serves on their advisory board. Ivy is the fastest growing community and business management tool for interior designers. If you’re an interior designer still looking for an intuitive tool to run your...


Behind the Design: Catherine Hersacher of Bespoke Interiors

In 2012, after 14 years in the industry, Catherine Hersacher opened her own firm with the intent to focus mostly on custom work -- and that's remained her focus. Catherine’s goal is to discover the unique tastes each client has to find a style that makes them feel the most comfortable and happy in their own spaces. She brings this philosophy to all of her projects; from Residential to Commercial and Hospitality. Catherine has long experience with window treatments and that's what she'll...


Behind the Design: Rebecca Orlov of Orlov Design Co.

Rebecca Orlov helps brands and lifestyle companies understand, determine and share their brand voice and visual narrative in meaningful and compelling ways. With almost two decades of creative development & project management experience in advertising and integrated lifestyle marketing, Rebecca has paired her valuable knowledge with her passion for design. She is a creative entrepreneur that has lots to teach us. Ivy is the fastest growing community and business management tool for...


Behind the Design: Vanessa Helmick of Fiore Interiors

Vanessa Helmick is the founder of Fiore Home, a residential design firm and showroom in Portland, Maine. She has worked in design since 2007 and opened a boutique style retail store in May of 2016. Today she has focused on residential interiors since 2005. She practiced residential design in Los Angeles and Orange County before relocating to Portland, Maine, in May of 2010. Since that time, her interior design work has been featured in several magazines, newspapers, and radio throughout...


Behind the Design: Tonie VanderHulst of Luv2Dezin

Tonie VanderHulst - known to her clients as “DezinerTonie” is principal of Luv2Dezin and owner of a Decorating Den Interiors franchise. In the industry for over 25 years, she and her husband Pete, operate a full service Interior Design and Build Firm from Redlands, CA. Primarily their work is from Malibu to Palm Springs, CA.. Pete and Tonie are licensed General Contractors. Although they have an extensive educational background they both agree the best education is the “School of Hard...


Behind the Design: Lori Paranjape of Mrs.Paranjape

Lori Paranjape is a Nashville-based designer that specializes in luxury residential and new construction— she takes a fresh twist on traditional design to exciting projects around the country. Lori’s clients are drawn to her signature clean design aesthetic and her commitment to delivering a cohesive build with careful attention to details. As a design lover and inspiration junkie, Lori is fueled by a passionate design community which she engages with daily through her amazing Instagram...


Behind the Design: Leyla Jaworski of Design Shop Interiors

Meet Leyla Jaworski of Design Shop Interiors! In 2010, after 12 years in New York, Leyla moved back to her hometown in Sacramento, CA with her NY’er husband (Scott) a boxer dog (Tank) in tow and baby (Jake) on the way. Leyla is a self-taught designer who after ‘designing on the side for over 10 years’, formally launched ‘Design Shop Interiors’ in 2014 - from her kitchen table. In less than 5 years, DSI has quickly grown to a team of 10 with a waiting list of clients. She knows her way...


Behind the Design: Widell + Boschetti

Based out of Philadelphia, Barette Widell & Christina Boschetti are the duo design team of Widell + Boschetti, a boutique interior design firm that symbolizes how important a blend of disciplines can be to a successful project. They’ve only been in business for 3 years but they're going (and growing!) strong- managing an average of 25 projects at any given time, while each raising two young boys. Despite neither of them coming from an interior design background, they’ve quickly learned the...


Behind the Design: Susan Wintersteen of Savvy Interiors

In Ivy.co's first podcast our cofounders Alexandra Schinasi and Lee A. Rotenberg speak to interior designer Susan Wintersteen of Savvy Design. Susan, a mother of 5 daughters, founded Savvy Interiors in 2002 out of a passion for design and desire to find a creative outlet for her energies. In 2007 her husband John joined the Savvy Interiors team and they opened a San Diego showroom in 2015. As a designer/General Contractor, she focuses on remodels and “fixing Ugly”. As their team grows to 3...