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What is your Design Style?

Don’t know what your design style is? Figuring out your own design style can be one of the hardest things. For some people, trying to design their homes on their own can be overwhelming. They know what the like and dislike but can’t pull it altogether. At Sandra Asdourian Interiors we start every design project with a design questionnaire.

What is a Design Style

By following your own taste and style. Thinking about your own personal style. What do you consider your style is? If you don’t know, we’ll figure it out! Do you like Contemporary, Glam, Rustic, Old-World Elegance, Eclectic/Collected, Traditional, Modern, Country French, Transitional and something else? Do you have a favorite piece of furniture or artwork you love? You can start there. Is there a public place that you like? (Think hotel, museum, even a TV show set) This is another clue. Finally, what overall mood do you want to create?

What is your design style? Transitional Design Style
Transitional Design Style

How to Figure Out Your Design Style

Figuring out your style. Take a clue from your answers above and start putting them together. For instance, you like modern clean lines, you love The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC, and you want a room you can relax and watch TV in after working all day in your Law Firm. As a design professional, I would select and recommend a slick, bold design plan. Maybe in black, fuchsia and ivory or all monochromatic white, with white leather sofas, chrome and shag area rugs.

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What is your Design Style?

Designing Your House

Start by asking yourself what you love and what you hate about your current home. In other words, you will uncover many of your design tastes, which will help determine your design style. Therefore, as an interior designer we ask a lot of questions from our clients. For instance, we will show them photographs of furniture and design magazine photos to narrow down which styles they relate to best.

A Transitional Mix with a nod to Traditional
A Transitional Mix with a nod to Traditional

Pulling it all Together

In the words of Bunny Williams, Interior Designer, once said “If you love something, it will work. That’s the only real rule.” In other words, imagine you just inherited an antique piece of furniture but love Contemporary designs how will you make it work in your house?

Contemporary Design
Contemporary Design

I love this Interior design question. Antiques have a past, almost a soul, they carry a story with them. Besides, in a design plan antiques add excitement to the room. For instance, if you look at any European magazine you will see examples of mixing the old with the new. Similarly, it’s a key feature of many beautiful homes. Therefore, we consider it the perfect mix with contemporary design. The wonderful part is that this “look” comes across natural and easy. In conclusion, by adding a few pieces from your own family’s history is a sure way to bring some character and personality to your home.

What is your design style? Mixing styles
Mixing Styles

Ready to start your next design project, need the help of a professional? Contact Sandra Asdourian Interiors today to book a design consultation here.

Creating a Relaxing Room

Just relax and breath. Work, life, stress, traffic, there are so many things we deal on a daily bases. Therefore, creating a relaxing room is just what the doctor ordered! Our lives are stressful and all we need to do is relax. Easier said than done. Coming home each day should feel like your sanctuary. Your escape from the outside world.

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Accessories are Jewelry for the Room

Designing a room starts with the floor plan. Okay, you’ve chosen the perfect sofa, chairs, tables, and lighting. However, rooms come to life when the accessories are placed. Accessories are Jewelry for the Room.

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Why Hire an Interior Designer?

Just why should you hire an Interior Designer? And why you shouldn’t take design advice from your contractor. Don’t get me wrong we love all our contractors and tradespeople we work with. However, an interior designer understands how you, the client lives and what will help the flow and function of a room.

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Front Doors of the Amalfi Coast

Having recently returned from traveling throughout the Amalfi Coast. The front doors were very inspiring. With the views of the Mediterranean Sea. Similarly, was the food, the wine, the people, and history. All the architecture design, so gorgeous! However, as an Interior Designer, seeing the Italian design styles feeds my creative side.

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What Color should Your Sofa be?

So many sofa choices and so many colors to pick from. The question is “should your sofa be a color, a pattern or neutral? ” Well, that depends on a few things. One, are you planning on working with existing furniture. Two, are you planning on keeping it for years and three, do you like color and pattern.

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Mixing Metals…..how many is enough?

As an interior designer people ask me one of two questions. First, where do you find all these great pieces for your client’s homes? And second is mixing metals okay? To answer the first question, I shop a lot and have a terrific memory. Also, we work with so many great vendors and we have a lot to choose from! For the second question. Yes, mixing metals is perfectly fine! It can be very exciting and interesting to mix metals in your Decor.

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How to Choose Paint Colors

You’re looking at the wall and thinking how will I ever pick a color? How to choose paint colors is not as hard as it sounds. However, you will need to do a little research and look for a few key clues to find your perfect shade.

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Artwork in a Hampton Showhouse

Visiting a Hampton Showhouse

As a summer New York resident. One of the highlights in the summer is visiting a Hampton Showhouse. The Hamptons are on eastern Long Island’s South Fork. This year I visited Holiday House Hamptons founded by Iris Dankner. She is an interior designer and breast cancer survivor. She created The Holiday House. As a result of a lack of high profile interior design events in New York City benefiting women’s issues. Holiday House became the first designer showhouse in NYC to benefit a breast cancer organization. After that, Holiday House has expanded to host Holiday House Hamptons during the summer months. This year’s house showcases summer living and entertaining at it’s best!

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Natural Stone for Your Kitchen Countertops

Okay, you are thinking about a kitchen renovation. You also have an idea about how you would like the layout and the type of cabinets. But what about the countertops? Are you thinking about using Natural Stone for your Kitchen countertops?

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Selecting the Right Size Rug

Okay, you have all your furniture in place. But how do you know the right rug size? Selecting the right size rug can be a difficult decision. In other words which size rug is right for which room.

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A Veteran Comes Home

What makes a house a home? On June 25th, 2019 a veteran comes home. Corporal Kevin Palacios a Purple Heart recipient. He was injured twice by IED blasts in Afghanistan. Was awarded a mortgage-free home. By The Fairway Foundation for the Veteran House Giveaway. Working in conjunction with The Interior Design Society PIF (Pay It Forward) committee and NARI.

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Shopping with an Interior Designer

Designing a room starts with an idea, that develops into a design plan, the color scheme and also the sourcing. Shopping with an Interior Designer we source all the products needed to design a beautiful space. How do we find all these pieces? I regularly shop ” for the trade only” vendors and regional design shows such as the ICFF in NYC and Fort Lauderdale FL.

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Is Your Guest Bedroom Guest Ready?

With summer just around the corner. Is your guest bedroom, guest ready? Now is the perfect time to get your guest bedroom in top shape before your first guests arrive. In other words by following these simple guild lines it’ll be smooth sailing for you and your guests.

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Beach Shore line

Going Coastal: Designing with Coastal

Nothing is more relaxing and soothing as a day at the beach. Just dreaming of those summer breezes can warm you up! So are you ready to start going coastal: designing with coastal. If you are looking for some coastal inspiration look no further. In other words start checking out these design inspirational tips, photos and links to create an amazing coastal home.

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Styling Your Bed like a Stylist

Your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom. Having a plan for your bedding will help give you the best nights sleep. Did you know that you spend 1/3 of your life sleeping. Why not enjoy it! By styling your bed like a stylist you will have a comfortable, crisp and stylish bed for years to come.

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5 Design Solutions for Spring

Spring is in the air. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the days are longer! So amazing and wonderful! Therefore it’s the perfect time to share with you 5 Design Solutions for Spring to transform your home. For instance maybe its time to add a few fresh design ideas to your space.

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Designing from the Floor Up

When I begin designing a space it’s usually from the floor up. It’s important to know what flooring is in place before I start choosing furniture, color schemes or décor accessories.

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Art & Design in Interior Design

Creating an amazing interior design starts with scale, balance, function and mood of a space. In other words, the Art & Design In Interior Design work together for a room to feel balanced. All the elements of the room must work together with the scale and mood. Also its important the function of the space works for the people living in it. But the artwork is for the shear pleasure of the viewer.

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Adding a little Greenery to your Home

Ok so maybe you don’t have a green thumb but you can still add a little greenery to your home. After all, silk roses look amazing and last forever! In addition, even if you stick with silk or artificial plants. You can still get the look of real live plants. No judgments!

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Decorating with Sunburst Mirrors

Have you noticed the trend toward sunburst wall mirrors in design. In addition a sunburst mirror adds a timeless design element. Decorating with Sunburst Mirrors.

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the perfect drapery for your home

Perfect Drapery Placement for your Home

Draperies and curtains are the frames for your windows. In addition to finding the perfect drapery placement for your home. Interior designers get so many questions from clients on the height and width their drapery should hang. Therefore lets jump right in to it.

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Interior Designer Sandra Asdourian

Hello everyone! I’m Interior Designer Sandra Asdourian. We are based in Babylon Village NY and Naples FL. I wanted to introduce myself to all of you. Also to share a little bit about my background and our design studio.

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Dining Room with Chandelier

Enough lighting in each room in your house

Do you have enough lighting in each room in your house? Lighting a room is probably the number one thing you can do to change the vibe and mood of a space. In addition to helping you see in the evenings. In essence applying strategic lighting for every day tasks will make your life easier.

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Beautiful Table Settings


Beautiful table settings. Don’t you love setting a beautiful table. Moreover when friends and family gather together. Setting a beautiful table is for any time of the year. In other words, not just the holidays. As a result, it got me thinking. About the decorating, entertaining, friends, family. And most importantly of creating memorable moments.

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Gray sofa with blue walls and navy pillows

Couples Blending their design styles

  It’s a super big commitment getting married or moving in together, you and your boyfriend/ husband are so happy in your new home. In addition, the realization that as a couple you have to blend your design styles.

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NYC Fashion Model to Interior Designer

So how did a NYC Fashion Model to Interior Designer happen? One day a client asked me how I stared in interior design and how I started my interior design business. In other words, what was my journey to were I am today. Well that got me thinking about the steps that brought me from being a NYC Fashion Model to being an Interior Designer.

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