dust & chandeliers

Behind the Scenes | Before & Afters | Makeovers & More

with

Doreen Creede & Gina Pierantozzi

THE REDECORATORS LLC

Why "Dust & Chandeliers"?

Because things usually have to get dirty before they get pretty.

Bubble Chandelier.

from the talented ladies at [Faire Frou Frou boutique]

Bubble Chandelier.

from the talented ladies at [Faire Frou Frou boutique]

Have you ever stopped to think what fun this business of living can be? If you haven’t, and if you are one of those who insist upon believing that life is humdrum, grim and boring, then I’m afraid this department is not for you. For I don’t believe any such thing. I know that we can all free ourselves and live our lives fully, zestfully and joyfully!
Dorothy Draper


Loft in Chartreuse / Black / White

One of our earliest projects and still a favorite.

Loft in Chartreuse / Black / White

One of our earliest projects and still a favorite.

The Redecorators LLC: Our Services

  • WHAT WE SAY WE DO {What we really do.}
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  • INTERIOR DECORATING {Meet you, interview you, tour your space, a flash goes off inside our heads and we know exactly the look we want and then scour the earth to bring it to life. Think about your project in the shower, on the way to the grocery store, as we fall asleep at night. Debate and discuss every detail with each other from knocking down a wall to building a custom sofa to the color and placement of a light switch. Order, install, accessorize. Reveal. Ooh and ahh. Take photos. Make sure you're thrilled with your fabulous yet functional new space. Rinse and repeat for the next project.}
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  • EVENT PLANNING {Plan plan plan plan plan plan plan. Think up something crazy. Plan plan plan plan. Think up something surprising. Plan plan plan plan plan. Did we mention plan?}
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  • ONE-DAY MAKEOVERS {Take every single item out of a room. Panic. Remind ourselves we've done this hundreds of times and always conjure a miraculous transformation. Box up the clutter. Go on a whirlwind shopping trip. Rearrange the furniture. Rearrange the art. Re-accessorize. New accessorize. Add flowers. Tweak. Adjust. Re-adjust. Write you a nice note to tell you where all your belongings now live. Depart. Share a glass of wine and celebrate the1001st magical makeover.
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  • STYLING {Take something pretty and make it look even prettier. Get TV & press coverage. Fame and fortune result ... maybe.?? Happy customers ... definitely.}

Recently Doreen met and interviewed top lighting designer Bentley Meeker, the man behind celebrity weddings (Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones), events for Christian Dior and HBO (the Sex & The City premiere party) and numerous other galas, special events and charity concerts.  He graciously shared his tips on lighting your own home and events.

Top advice:  Dimmers are a girl’s (and a room’s and a party’s) best friend.

We couldn’t agree more.

Read more on Style Maniac: Practical Magic 101 and Practical Magic 102.

Recently Doreen met and interviewed top lighting designer Bentley Meeker, the man behind celebrity weddings (Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones), events for Christian Dior and HBO (the Sex & The City premiere party) and numerous other galas, special events and charity concerts. He graciously shared his tips on lighting your own home and events.

Top advice: Dimmers are a girl’s (and a room’s and a party’s) best friend.

We couldn’t agree more.

Read more on Style Maniac: Practical Magic 101 and Practical Magic 102.

What will you find here? The messiest befores. The prettiest afters. The most gorgeous chandeliers.
Dust & Chandeliers


COME VISIT Doreen at Robert Allen and discover 3 unexpected ways to take fabric from showroom to your home.

This month Doreen joins designers such as Larry Laslo, Scott Sanders and Christiane Lemieux of Dwell Studio as a guest poster on Design Dialogue, the blog of premiere fabric company Robert Allen.  Inspired by a bold ikat, sweet floral and crisp black & white, she created three vignettes for an exotic dinner, casual brunch and chic lunch; complete with both decorating and entertaining tips.  Bon appetit!

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COME VISIT Doreen at Robert Allen and discover 3 unexpected ways to take fabric from showroom to your home.

This month Doreen joins designers such as Larry Laslo, Scott Sanders and Christiane Lemieux of Dwell Studio as a guest poster on Design Dialogue, the blog of premiere fabric company Robert Allen. Inspired by a bold ikat, sweet floral and crisp black & white, she created three vignettes for an exotic dinner, casual brunch and chic lunch; complete with both decorating and entertaining tips. Bon appetit!

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Purple Glass

Purple Glass

It is just as disastrous to have the wrong accessories in your room as it is to wear sport shoes with an evening dress.
Dorothy Draper


a chic & colorful kids’ room

Who says kids rooms have to be cutesy? For this room shared by two brothers we chose bold popsicle orange walls, simple colorful bedding and kid-scaled versions of modern classics—because we believe in style at every age.

a chic & colorful kids’ room

Who says kids rooms have to be cutesy? For this room shared by two brothers we chose bold popsicle orange walls, simple colorful bedding and kid-scaled versions of modern classics—because we believe in style at every age.

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If you like fashion, books, art, music, movies, bold colors, witty conversation, style tips, animal prints … and of course decorating discussions … you’ll like Doreen’s lifestyle blog Style Maniac, which turns two today.  Happy Birthday, Style Maniac!

Click photo to link to blog.

If you like fashion, books, art, music, movies, bold colors, witty conversation, style tips, animal prints … and of course decorating discussions … you’ll like Doreen’s lifestyle blog Style Maniac, which turns two today. Happy Birthday, Style Maniac!

Click photo to link to blog.

I deeply believe that a beautiful decor can have a beneficial influence on our lives.
Albert Hadley


Glass Feathers

Glass Feathers

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