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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

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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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

Vanessa’s Instagram Insanity at High Point Market

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Vanessa's Instagram Insanity at High Point Market!

Vanessa’s Instagram Insanity at High Point Market!

Sneak Peek Instagram take over. By Design Tastemaker Vanessa Deleon.

Posted by Vanessa DeLeon Associates on Sunday, October 18, 2015

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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

Metropolitan Penthouse l National Painting Week

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To help celebrate National Paint Week, I wanted to give a “sneak peek” of one of our most exciting and sophisticated projects this year! This modern residence in the Watermark building, located on the Hudson River with stunning views of the Manhattan NYC skyline, needed a color that would capture the refinement and panache of the greatest city on earth. With a cosmopolitan palette of neutrals and subtle patterns, I needed a warm and elegant atmosphere for the glamorous furnishings and city view to take center stage.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