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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

11.28.2007

Reader Request: A Ruthie Double



A reader located about 20 miles North of New York City seeks a decorator with that Ruthie Sommers aesthetic. She says she has money put aside for a serious project but celebrity prices are beyond her means. If you know of a decorator who might be a good fit, please leave a comment.

Photo by Corey Walter for Domino

10 comments:

Style Court said...

Mrs. Blandings, a decorator herself, was kind enough to offer this tip:

http://www.chandlerhudson.com/

Style Court said...

This listing consists of many high-end designers, but it's worth a look:

http://franklinreport.com/default.aspx?m=NYC

Habitually Chic said...

Any New York City decorator would probably travel 20 miles for a client. We have tons of projects in Westchester and Long Island. She might want to check out that issue of Domino that profiled all the up and coming designers if she wants someone younger and not so expensive.

Style Court said...

Thanks HC!

Also, those 10 designers to watch are currently featured on Domino's site :)

pvedesign said...

Love to lend a hand and I live 20 miles north of the city. Design aesthetic and functionality are key to any project, bit it celebrity or not!
I know tons of great local resources, and I am happy to help- Tell your reader to contact me!
http;//pvedesign.com/

Marissa said...

I would love to help her out! She can check out my blog jadoredecor.blogspot.com to get a feel for my aesthetic. I live in NYC but I have a car and am willing to travel. Tell her to contact me if she is interested. Ruthie is my idol :)

Style Court said...

This tip just came to me vis email:

"Courtney, I saw your posting about a decorator. I have a wonderful woman whom I used to babysit for when we both lived in charlotte, nc and I think she is still working on clients. She’s located in RYE, NY.

Here is her info. Please tell your blogger, that I have recommended her. Her style is AMAZING!!! "



Kari Englehardt

Englehardt and Company

92 Mendota Avenue

Rye, NY 10580

914.921.1106 (phone)

Englehardts@verizon.net

Pink Wallpaper said...

gosh, i know she has probably found one by now but i do a thing called "room service" which is a program that is an afforable alternative to design if she is interested. she can see my blog for my style sense and i LOVE ruthie sommers (but seriously, who doesn't)!

Anonymous said...

I know someone who would be PERFECT. I've seen probably 8 of the houses she's decorated, and they all have a very similar aesthetic. Her name is Nancy Schuville, and she's located in Long Island.

Here's her info:
378 W Neck Rd
Huntington, NY 11743-1735
(631) 421-3696

or:

http://www.manta.com/coms2/dnbcompany_yl3ln

violet said...

please see www.number9antiques.com, she has a lovely aesthetic and your friend may really respond to the subtlety of this design. enjoy and good luck.