05/25/18 6:10am
north fork interior design

Fresh flowers kept the design lively in this Riverhead home. (Credit: Heidi’s Bridge photography)

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Let’s face it — high design can be tricky. We all have a vision in our heads of what our homes could look like, but translating that mental image into a tangible space is often more challenging than meets the eye.

These designers were up to the task, helping homeowners realize their décor dreams. Take some inspiration from these dreamy spaces on the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)

12/04/15 6:00am
Debbie Gildersleeve, owner of Renees in Mattituck, said clients are gravitating toward ‘clean, sophisticated lines’ when decorating their homes — a trend she expects to continue in 2016. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Debbie Gildersleeve, owner of Renees in Mattituck, said clients are gravitating toward ‘clean, sophisticated lines’ when decorating their homes — a trend she expects to continue in 2016. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Local interior designers will be ringing in the new year with natural materials, clean lines and warm colors.

Metal, reclaimed wood and accent colors like gold, gray and dusty rose are expected to reign supreme in 2016, North Fork experts say. Clunky, ornately carved furniture and floral couches now seem to be a thing of the past.

“Even traditional people are going for more clean, sophisticated lines,” said Debbie Gildersleeve, owner of Renee’s in Mattituck. “One thing nobody is buying is the real traditional, ornate furniture.” (more…)