Our core obsession, lobby interior design, is just one of several primary interior design services here at Sygrove Associates Design Group. In fact, we provide a quite wide variety of interior design services. In addition to our noted work in high-end apartment, condo and coop buildings, our capabilities include corporate offices and family homes, as well (see below).
According to the National Interior Design Association (IIDA), “Throughout the…the creative process, designers are constantly defining themselves and redefining their work.” I like to think of my team as versatile method actors being constantly exposed to new challenges that sharpen our ability to capture the emotional appeal and artistic expression of each project we undertake.
I’d like to share three projects with you to demonstrate what I mean:
a chic lobby redo on the Upper East Side, a park-inspired hallway total update on Central Park West, and a stately family home in Scarsdale. All stay true to our mission of delivering interior design services that satisfy our clients’ aesthetic desires and also, stand the test of time.
Three of our Favorite Interior Design Services
Lobby Interior Design – 14 E. 90th Street
Doesn’t this space make you feel like an aspiring urban hot shot? The owners wanted us to freshen-up their pre-war lobby so that it could be more appealing to a younger professionals and families without losing the pre-war charm. This required us to introduce elements into the space that are just a sliver on this side of edgy, but are chic and elegant, as well. This beautiful space today is the total opposite of stodgy.
What I love about this lobby is the delicate balance of artwork and accessories. Stylized butterflies and classical landscape plans give way to hand-colored architectural prints arranged in such a way that they look like mosaics. The accessories such as lamps and furniture are like precious jewels in perfect settings.
I loved being involved in every one of our interior design projects, and this one really stands out.
Hallway Interior Design – 400 Central Park West
What a delight to live on Central Park West across from the verdant environment in Manhattan. The design committee asked us if we could come up with a way to integrate the lushness of the park into this hallway interior design project. We were thrilled with the challenge!
First, we designed a gorgeous carpet that features a stylized branch pattern. It looks ultra luxurious yet it is manufactured in such a way that it repels dirt and mud (and there’s lots of dirt and mud when you live so close to the park. The wall covering, despite looking like organic linen, is hard wearing and durable, too.
Here’s the piece de resistance: In order to keep the long hallways from feeling so endless and bleak, we created twig-inspired wall murals at each end. Having artwork at the end of each corridor creates the feeling of “something to look forward to” as people walk down the hall.
I’m sure you can appreciate why this hallway redo is one of our favorite interior design projects.
Residential Interior Design (Scarsdale Residence)
As a mom and an interior designer, I can appreciate why some parents struggle with how to make their home as comfy and child-friendly as possible, but luxurious as well. If you think that child friendly and luxurious can co-exist, think again!
In this interior design project we started with a typical Scarsdale Tudor void of most of its Tudor interior elements, and went on to reintroduce period-inspired details such as a plaster ceiling, stone and wood flooring, and wall moldings throughout. Our choice of color palette fosters a light, bright, airy and super comfortable home. This living room, one of my favorite interior design projects to date, was also one of our most challenging because the owners have a lot of kids!
And with kids come sticky fingers, dirty sneakers, spills, and more. But my clients wanted a light neutral color scheme. Quite a conundrum, right? Wrong!
During my career of as a lobby interior designer, I have had this challenge many times before and I’ve become an expert on sourcing luxury materials that are soil-resistant, durable, long lasting, yet look and feel luxurious.
If you cringe when you imagine a bunch of toddlers climbing all over the incredible furniture in this irresistible living room, don’t. All of the sumptuous mohair, velvets and nappy carpets are, believe it or not, child-resistant! The luscious palette of taupes, creams, and aqua…creates a sophisticated living room for entertaining and the durability of the materials gives the family a comfy space they don’t have to worry about ruining.
I love my job. My firm is so blessed to be able to provide interior design services that make our clients happy an enable us to explore the limits of our creativity and experience. I’m fired up every morning to tackle the next adventure.
Let’s Make Beautiful Spaces Together.
Founded in 1982, Sygrove Associates Design Group is the premier New York interior design firm for lobby, hallway and common area installations at high-end cooperatives, condominiums and real estate developments. Our residential and commercial interior design is timeless, functional, durable and easy to maintain, and projects are consistently on time and budget. That’s no accident – our president and founder Marilyn Sygrove is as tough as you are when it comes to quality and aesthetics.
Working closely with boards, residents and other stakeholders to build consensus, all design, planning and installation activities from concept to punch list are directed by Marilyn personally. She listens carefully before ever putting pencil to paper to make sure your space is as functional as it is beautiful. For a consultation please contact Marilyn directly at: 212.757.0631 or [email protected]