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Episode 127: Laurel Bern

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Laurel Bern is a Westchester County NY Interior designer.  She’s been a residential interior designer and decorator since 1988 and still loves it just as much today as she did then!  After a short career as a dancer, etc, she went back to college for an interior design degree. She’s always been a passionate admirer of all of the arts and think that any attempt to make this world a more beautiful place is a good idea. Somewhere in there she got married and had her first son. Then they moved out of Manhattan to the Northern Westchester “ruburbs.” After a year of being completely Mommy and Me’d out, she took a job at a local decorating store. That is where she really got her feet wet. However, after son #2 was born, she realized that she wanted to have more flexibility and took the leap and that was when her design business was born. That was in 1996 and ever since she’s enjoyed helping hundreds of clients furnish and decorate their homes.


Her style is steeped in history and tradition, but at the same time, she loves to keep it new and fresh and ever-evolving. She loves timeless rooms that one can’t really tell exactly when they were done, however, sometimes to keep things interesting, she adds a bit of the unexpected. It’s the subtle complexities which make a room rich. Historically— architecture, interiors, fashion, music and art are always tied together stylistically. It is immensely satisfying to  help clients create spaces that are personal and unique to their lifestyle and tastes. Her number one priority is to always be mindful that the home she’s helping to create is not hers.

Her work has been published in Better Homes and Gardens and Westchester Home and Garden Magazine, where she’s also a frequent contributor.

When she’s not interior designing, blogging, PINTERESTING, HOUZZING, POLYVORING, GOOGLING, TWITTERING, FACEBOOKING and back linking like mad, she watches HGTV and the Food Network.  She’s always had a great love for the exquisite art of classical ballet and still take classes whenever she can. She also enjoys baking, entertaining and looking at other people’s gorgeous gardens.

Visit Laurel’s Webiste here 

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