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Millennials- Happy Workspace Leads To A Happier Workplace!

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Millennials-Happy Work Space, Leads To A Happier Work Place- The millennial generation, born typically after 1980’s and before 2004, is the generation transforming the workspace into happier space. When it comes to the workplace Millennials are not risking their happiness for a work environment they don’t love. Instead, if they are unhappy in the workplace, they will quickly move onto finding a work environment they love.… Read More

Love for Design: Berkeley College & Beyond

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Love for Design: Berkeley College & Beyond

One of the reasons I fell in love with my career in interior design was the education I received from Berkeley College. There, I learned to balance and hone in on the sensory aspects of elements, such as lighting, patterns, and colors. An eye for color or placement isn’t enough to be an interior designer. To master the concept, you need to learn the foundation.Read More

TRUE & Vanessa Deleon’s Copper & Matte Black Talk of the Architectural Design Show 2017

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Let’s give them something to talk about, and we did. When copper meets matte black, the combination is a “TRUE” winner, inspired by a cool copper mug and a little black dress. My inspiration turned into a design reality creating a buzz. The TRUE booth display was the talk of Architectural Design Show 2017 and what perfect timing as the official announcement of my partnering as “Brand Ambassador for TRUE.”

Deleon above: with Editors and Friends at the Architectural Design Show 2017.

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A Message from VDA

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A Thanksgiving message from the home of VDA:

From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to say “Thank You” for being a part of our lives. Life is beautiful, and that’s why we are so grateful that you have allowed us to be part of your dreams. I want to use Thanksgiving to say thank you for being a part of our journey in more than one way. Not only have we been able to create and shape your homes, but you all are an integral part of VDA, and for that, I want to extend our deepest gratitude and best wishes to all.Read More

What does Vanessa Deleon, Picnic by Design (DIFFA), Coco Chanel & Cuba Have in Common?

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What does Vanessa Deleon, Picnic By Design(DIFFA), Coco Chanel and Cuba have in common? As a designer, I find myself constantly inspired by a place that now has become the curiosity of many inquisitive minds. It is often  that I dissect the meanings behind the artwork, or the tiles in a particular space in this alluring time warp called Cuba. I am fascinated by the buildings’ architectural and Art Deco that liven up the streets of Cuba.Read More

Design with Autism in Mind

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Designing with Autism in Mind

When choosing colors for children, we automatically think of primary colors: red, yellow and blue. Although these colors are used in many classrooms and kid’s bedrooms, for the child on the spectrum, these colors can be sensory overload. There are many components to creating a safe and organic environment without compromising the design. Here are some tips!… Read More

Berkeley College Reintroduces Interior Design Program at the Wine & Design event June 15th

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Berkeley College Professor Alfonso Torino & Me   Right: behind podium Professor Ernesto Fong

On June 15th, Berkeley College hosted a Wine and Design event on their Paramus campus. It was an honor for me to be part of this event.  Berkeley College, for me, is a place full of wonderful memories of the most amazing professors and administrator’s, who continue to create a welcoming environment. Stepping onto the campus where my design career began, was like going back home.… Read More

OUTDOOR DESIGN WITH MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN MIND

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On the porch of Vanessa’s Vintage home

Making the outdoor design look like you’re indoor’s begins with the right combination of material, form, and function. If you’re tired of the old white plastic chairs and tables from grandma’s backyard and the sun umbrella unsteadily tilted in the insert of the picnic table, which during high-winds would catapult like a rocket in mid-air taking a dive into the neighbors pool, you can bet this was the outdoor furniture of the past. Read More

Vanessa To The Renovation Rescue

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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE RENOVATING

When renovating, there are several things that you need to know before executing your design plans. The first thing you should consider is whether you have ideas that will showcase a home without losing your mind, money and valuable time. Many may ask “can I afford an interior designer?” My answer, you can’t afford to go without one. In the past, the wealthy and famous were the only ones that were able to hire the best designers.… Read More

Vanessa’s Hottest Find’s At The Architectural Digest Design Show

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Architectural Digest Design Show Group shot

The Architectural Digest Design Show now in its 15th year has proven again to be the best luxury design show on the East Coast. This year over 40,000 guests attended and over 420 brands representing furniture, appliances, art, accessories, kitchen, bath, lighting, and building projects for the most discerning customers.

 

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Outside of the Architectural Digest Design Show Pier 94

This show offers design seminars, culinary demos, and special guest appearances from experts offering all kinds of ideas geared to the design trade, opened to both the trade and the general public.… Read More