Rinat Lavi of Marais Home
Rinat Lavi brings considerable knowledge and style to every project, approaching the process more like an editor than author – she helps clients polish their personal taste to a professional shine. Expert in the art of mixing, she'll take a client’s favorite vanity mirror from an old apartment, match it with a reflective custom console and a bold print to create a pocket symphony of proportion, texture and visual rhyme. Given carte blanche and space to play, her style is a comfortable take on modern, with indulgences made from unique materials (Lavi's bathrooms, in particular, are sparkling jewelboxes). Generally however, interiors are portraits of the client–“when someone expresses their personality in a home, it’s never wrong.” Born in Tel Aviv, Lavi moved to the states as a teenager and has the affect of a fully fledged New Yorker. However, she retains both an affection for the clean-lined architecture of her hometown and a transplant's appreciation for the decorative filigrees of the Upper West Side (Bauhaus meets Beaux-Arts). After completing a BFA in Interior Design at NYIT and continuing graduate studies in Decorative Arts at NYU, Lavi spent nine years in the shop of a high-end residential decorator before opening her own studio in 2004. She has been featured in a number of publications, including House Beautiful, NYCandG, and New York Spaces.

Services Provided

Art Selection, Attic Conversion, Basement Design, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Closet Design, Color Consulting, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Blinds & Shades, Custom Cabinets, Custom Furniture, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Murphy Beds, Custom Rugs, Custom Table, Decluttering, Dining Room Design, Downsizing, Entry Design, Feng Shui Design, Furniture Selection, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Historic Building Conservation, Holiday Decorating, Home Office Design, Home Staging, Home Theater Design, Interior Design, Interior Design Photography, Kids Bedroom Design, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Mudroom Design, Nursery Design, Outdoor Kitchen Design, Playroom Design, Space Planning, Sports Equipment Storage, Sunroom Design & Construction, Universal Design, Wine Cellar Design

Areas Served

Brooklyn, Manhattan, Hamptons, Westchester