Deborah French Designs


Services Provided
Interior Design, Interior Architecture

Areas Served
Residential, commercial, hospitality

Business Description
Winner of Best of Houzz 2013 and 2014, Deborah French is a multi-faceted designer and artist whose interior design firm, Deborah French Designs focuses on high-end residential, commercial and hospitality projects.

For over six years, Deborah French was Director of Store Development at Polo Ralph Lauren. She was responsible for the design and implementation of many of their most important international and domestic freestanding retail stores, including the Omotosando shop in Tokyo, their largest in the world. From there, Deborah was recruited by the Ian Schrager Company to be the Executive Vice President of Interior Design for their venture with the J.W. Marriott, the Edition brand f boutique hotels. During this time, she also worked on two of Ian Schrager’s personal residences. Prior to these positions Deborah was Senior Designer at Dineen Nealy Architects, specializing in residential and hospitality properties. Over the course of her career she has designed lofts, townhouses, high-end residences and country homes both domestically and globally.

Trained as a sculptor, Deborah began her professions when she was intuitively designed the interior architecture of her Tribeca loft. Shortly after, she designed the architecture interiors for an extensive stone house on the island of Mykonos, Greece. The house, which blended seamlessly into its surroundings, consists of a large main house, guesthouse, chapel, pool house, pool and gardens. It has been featured in numerous international publications, including Taschen’s Seaside Interiors, Italian Elle Décor, French Marie Claire Maison and English Homes & Gardens.

Deborah’s career as a figurative sculptor attracted noted luminaries, Jim Henson (of the Muppets) and Academy Award winning set designer, Tony Walton, with whom she collaborated on numerous projects for major movies, television and theater. Her work also caught the eye Alexander Lieberman, a renowned artist and Editorial Director for Conde Nast Publications worldwide. Recognizing her artistic talent, as well as her natural passion and instinct for fashion, Lieberman recruited her to Vogue, where she worked alongside fashion icon, Polly Mellen, considered the most important fashion editor of her time. Almost immediately, Deborah became a Sittings Editor, responsible for styling and art directing their editorial pages.

Certification and Awards
Best of Houzz Award Winner 2013 and 2014
Manhattan Interior Designer
Best of Houzz 2014
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Decorating: Transform Your Living Space into a Moroccan Paradise

Bring a pinch of kasbah cool and some North African notes to your home with exotic details and rich colours, straight from the souk Full Story
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Amar Patel
Moroccan mosaic tiles are a real winner, especially in the kitchen. Run this around the room above the work surfaces – including splashback.
July 14, 2014 at 5:33am   
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Objects of Desire: Beautifully Individual Concrete Floors

Concrete comes in more colors and finishes than ever before. See if these 6 floors open your eyes to the possibilities Full Story
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Hi Laura, you might try google translate, normally this should work.
we only apply about 4 mm with very high strenght.
when you want to know more, simply drop me an email, to info@designbeton.nl
Kind regards Ronald
July 11, 2014 at 1:06pm   
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DC Design Beton B.V.
Hi Broquet, also one of the advantages of our product; very easy to clean, non slippery even not in the shower
July 11, 2014 at 1:09pm   
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How to Pick Out a Coffee Table

Assure a great fit for your room and your lifestyle by considering a coffee table’s size, features and aesthetics Full Story
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Great points and examples about how to select this piece. When you're thinking about what you need your coffee table to do for you, if you can't decide between a hard surface or a cushion surface, consider this new combination design: http://tablemanfurniture.com/

It's a coffee table AND ottoman. The cushion side can be used for seating, too. Different styles are available.
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Snydermk, I'm really excited about the Tableman Flip-Top Table. I'm going to try to find this. Thanks for sharing. :)
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Yeah, it's great! I searched forever to find just the right fabric for this chair. It's by Carleton V and it's called " Zarafshan", color: "Wrought Iron". I purchased it directly from Carleton V, and the net cost was $149/yd.
July 8, 2014 at 5:19pm   
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Love rug
July 8, 2014 at 3:40pm     
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the wall paint is gerat, does it has a RAW code?
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It's Ralph Lauren's "Tudric Pewter" #TH02. I don't know if there's a RAW code but I've had it mixed with Benjamin Moore paint. The stores can look up the formula.
July 2, 2014 at 7:13pm   
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Review by ihth:

Deborah's first project for me was my teenage daughter's bedroom many years ago. She was incredibly easy for my daughter to talk to about ideas and came up wi...
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Review by amy484:

Deborah is currently working with me on designing my brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I am thrilled with everything we have worked on together and excited a...
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Review by hombredeplato:

Working with Deborah French has been eye-opening. I was first drawn to her work as it conveys such a unique design sense which makes each of her places feel rea...
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Review by Isabella Ginanneschi:

I am a photographer and an art director that has known and worked with Deborah French for a long time. I have been fortunate to stay in the tasteful homes that ...
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Review by Robin Rice Gallery:

The Robin Rice Gallery has been working with Deborah French for quite some time. When we first met her she was designing interiors for The Ralph Lauren Company....
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Review for Isabella Ginanneschi:

I have known Isabella Ginanneschi both personally and professionally for many years. She is a extremely talented photographer and a true professional. Her eye a...
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Review for Robin Rice Gallery:

I have worked with the Robin Rice Gallery for many years now. I first was introduced to it when I was working for Ralph Lauren, designing their stores. Robin Ri...
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