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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

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

Design with Autism in Mind

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Vanessa Deleon at VDA: Starrett Lehigh Building http://www.starrett-lehigh.com

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

The Many Things I’m Thankful for…

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THERE ARE MANY THINGS I’M THANKFUL FOR ESPECIALLY AROUND THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. I’M THANKFUL FOR THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER IN NOVEMBER IN NEW YORK, AS I’M THRUST INTO A WEEK PACKED WITH DESIGNS, MEETINGS, DEADLINES, FILMING, AND TRAVEL.

HOWEVER, NOVEMBER GREETS ME WITH AN INNER YEARNING FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS AND HOW I AM SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE THEM. THEREFORE, I WOULD LIKE TO  SHARE THE THINGS THAT INSPIRE ME AROUND THIS BUSY TIME, SUCH AS THE BRIGHT TABLESCAPE SETTING; WITH SOFT COLORS OF GRAY, BEIGE, GOLD AND WHITE.Read More

Agate On My Mind Design

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Hope you are enjoying my week long of Design Dairies, as I take you along for a ride into the real world of design. You will get to see some of the not so glamorous parts of the Interior Design business and the crazy things that happen behind the scenes. I will also share some cool tips along the way that will help you when you’re doing some interior or exterior work around the house.… Read More

Mars and Venus Don’t Need to Collide in the Bedroom…

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He likes blue, she likes pink, she wants the bigger closet, he settles for the smaller one. Ultimately these two need to live in harmony. As a design expert, I never thought of a degree in couples counseling, but lately, yup you guess it, Marriage Counselor Designer Extortioner. I had a great time helping couples on the show that I hosted called “Your Place is a Dealbreaker” on spaces TV, Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.Read More

Berkeley College

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As an Interior Designer, time-management is a top priority. My schedule at times will go 16-18 hours straight with no breaks. Add to this the numerous television appearances, collaborating with my team and family life; it is not an easy role. I’ve learned a great deal over the years. First and foremost, I’ve learned that reality TV is not so “reality”. … Read More