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  • Pantone’s Colors of the Year 2016

    Each year since 1990, the Pantone Color Institute has nominated a Color of the Year. This year, for the first time, they’ve selected two colors—Rose Quartz and Serenity. In a modern world filled with stress, consumers have been increasingly seeking out tranquility and well-being. “Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between […]

  • Designing for a cause

    It is a privilege to be selected as one of the contributing design firms of Showhouse on The Green, partnering with my associate Kristin Damle in support of Operation Hope. Operation Hope is a non-profit dedicated to aiding the homeless by providing meals and shelter. Take a peek and be sure to visit the space! The […]

  • Brands We Love— Glassisimo and Acrila

    One of the treasures Carol found at the High Point Show was Glassisimo, an artisan furniture company that uses a special technique of translucent coloring to create beautiful reflections. Each piece is unique and colorful—so much so that Carol bought a couple of tables for herself, shown above. These are great for a beach residence. […]

  • Bring Life Back to Old Pieces!

    Taking old furniture and updating it with a fresh paint color in a lacquer finish is a great way to repurpose pieces you already own. Whether you’re trying to spice up something you’ve grown bored of or something you bought at a tag sale, this technique is budget-friendly and manageable for a weekend project. Carol […]

  • DeBear Designs is Expanding!

    We’ve got big news—Carol just bought a home in Atlantis, FL and is now expanding into the Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton area! We’re thrilled about this new venture and can’t wait to get started. If you’re looking for any work on a Florida residence or know someone who is, give us a […]

  • DeBear Featured on Vedere

    I am pleased to announce that DeBear Designs is currently featured on design site Vedere. In “V Talks,” Vedere highlights my 10 tips for freshening up the home this winter. I encourage you to check out the feature (and help spread the news by liking it on Facebook)! Please click here to view the Vedere […]

  • Follow me on Pinterest and Houzz.com!

    Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the new year. I urge you to try something new this year.  Start a new project! Take an adventure! Explore and learn new things! Most importantly, get yourselves out there and you won’t regret it. Check out my work and follow me on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/cdebear/ and houzz.com! http://www.houzz.com/pro/cdebear/debear-designs

  • November Update

    Click here to see my November newsletter just out, including a post-Sandy update and my Westchester client’s new sustainable kitchen. Happy Thanksgiving!  

  • Interior Colors: Gone to the Dogs

    Recently I was in dogged pursuit of the perfect neutral paint color for my Scarsdale client’s hall and dining room when I realized the answer was sitting, and staying, right in front of me: Bequia, the homeowner’s gorgeous Weimaraner. Why not, I thought, try to match the luminous, deep neutral tones in Bequia’s coat; it […]