About the Designer
Coordinating the lush design details behind the scenes is our lead designer Barbara Bell, award-winning interior designer, Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and LEED Accredited Professional, who brings to this year’s Dream Home her extensive experience, keen eye, and unique signature style that blends beauty, comfort, and function.
Founder and owner of Tarrytown-based Barbara Bell Interiors, Bell has been designing high-end residential and commercial interiors, historical properties, and model rooms throughout the tri-state area, including Westchester and New York City, for two decades. Her full-service interior design firm offers end-to-end services, including space planning, lighting, bath and kitchen design, construction oversight, furniture, and cabinetry.
From 1987 to 1998, Barbara Bell Interiors had the distinction of serving as the exclusive interior design firm for the Reader’s Digest Corporation, providing design services for all executive offices, boardrooms, special projects, and corporate guest houses nationwide. Bell also worked closely with the Reader’s Digest’s Art Curator to integrate the company’s world-famous art collection and antique furnishings with re-designed interiors. In addition, she has served as adjunct professor of Interior Design at Pace University specializing in Color Theory and Interior Design History.
Among other recognition, Bell’s work has been showcased at two major Westchester showhouses for Cerebral Palsy in 2009 and 2011, the ASID Scarsdale showhouse at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club Rowsley Estate in 2005, and the Heritage Hills Showhouse in Briarcliff Manor.