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Creative Ways to Transform Walls

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A blank wall is a canvas for you to be creative. Dont limit yourself to one piece of art, fill the whole thing! Here are some fun ideas!

Use an over sized book shelf, fill it with fun colorful accessories such as candles, books, and frames

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mirrored wall- Use an oversized mirror to create a temporary room divide. Not only does this look great, but it makes the room appear larger.… Read More

Office Environment

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A good office environment is important! You want your employees to want to work, to feel comfortable, and love the environment that they are in. Good aesthetics will boost everyone’s morale and spirit! Here are a few tips!

Lighting is very important in an office space. Make sure your space has great natural sunlight, if that’s not possible at least ensure that your space has a common area with natural sunlight.… Read More

Launch of VDA Virtual Design

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VDA is so excited to share the launch of Virtual Design!




(June 2013 – New Jersey/New York) Ask any designer and they will say the same thing. The Internet has changed the game. Vanessa DeLeon, celebrity designer and Principal of Vanessa DeLeon Associates (VDA) has her finger on the pulse of the 21st Century and is poised to make her mark in the digital economy.  … Read More

The Great Gatsby’s Influences for the 21st Century

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If you are looking for that Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby look here are some great fashion tips!
Brooks Brothers came out with a new Gatsby line with all recycled fashion from the 1920’s for men and women!
Loving this look!!
Geometric printed dresses, liberty printed scarves, deco jewelery, deco clutches, T-bar shoes, peter pan collars, tassels, fringes, and beads were all extremely popular in the 1920’s and they are making a come back for women!!… Read More

Why Hire a Designer?

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If you are looking to show off your home you have invested money into, it’s a great idea to hire an interior designer that has the visual capability to create the style you are looking for.

Save Money:

Hiring a designer can actually save you money in the long run. A designer will help you avoid costly mistakes. Hiring a designer can increase the value of your home and make it a breeze if you plan on reselling.… Read More

Stair Risers

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There are several different ways you can add pop to your stair risers, here are a few of my favorite ideas.


-Decals- You can purchase great decals with quotes, designs etc. It’s a great and easy way to decorate. You can switch decals up however often you would like. They are easy to apply and easy to remove with absolutely no damage.



-Mix up the area rug creating a mix of different colors and patterns



-Use different colored carpet on each stair tread


-Stencil your own design, make it personal and unique to your particular style.… Read More

Staging a Home

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VDA has just completed two model homes at the Marquis on the Hudson located in Edgewater, NJ

Here are some tips if you are in the process of trying to sell your home.

-old kitchen cabinets can be a turn off to potential buyers. Instead of replacing them, save money and fix them up. Stain the cabinets and replace with stylish hardware to give the cabinets an updated look

-Clear out the clutter.… Read More

Gwyneth Paltrow’s NYC Apartment My Celeb Top Pick Home 3/25/13

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The chandelier, white shag rug, and accent wallpaper add the classic glamorous touches to this room. The swing created from an old Indian door is a beautiful piece of artwork from the chair itself down to the chains. This is a great conversational accent in the room.


Gwyneth’s kitchen features a lot of white carrera marble with white curtains flowing from ceiling to floor. the vent above the stove has a subway tile hood facade.… Read More