Elissa Grayer

Designer tips from Elissa Grayer of Elissa Grayer Interior Design, Rye

ELISSA GRAYER 
Elissa Grayer Interior Design
22 Purchase St, Rye
(914) 921-6500
elissagrayerdesign.com  

 
Favorite Home Store Favorite Lighting
Favorite Wallpaper Favorite Paint
 
FAVORITE WEBSITE: 1stdibs.com! The website gives me access to antiques in Westchester, and all over the world, without leaving my office.
 
FAVORITE LIGHTING STORE: Patdo Light Studio in Port Chester. They are incredibly helpful and have every designer lighting line you can think of. They’ll often let you take a fixture right off the wall.
 
FAVORITE ART GALLERY: Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont has an excellent selection of modern and representational art.
 
OUT-OF-COUNTY SOURCE FOR GOODS: I always turn to Decorative Crafts, Inc. in Greenwich, Connecticut, for elegant furniture from France and Italy and Murano glass and crystal lamps. Best of all, they almost always have everything I need in stock.
 
FAVORITE HOME STORE: Nest Inspired Home in Rye. They have a large selection of many of my favorite trade sources.
 
EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE: At least one room with wallpaper, and a lot of books.
 
BIGGEST DESIGN INFLUENCE: I love the design aesthetic of Shelton, Mindel & Associates, Steven Gambrel, Vicente Wolf, and Victoria Hagan. Also, I am very influenced by the beauty in the world around me—both city and country.  
 
MOST UNUSUAL REQUEST: To carpet a kitchen. 
 
FAVORITE WALLPAPER: Thibaut has a huge range of styles. I love Tree of Life in beige—it looks classic and modern at the same time. I use an incredible amount of both and natural and vinyl papers by Phillip Jeffries.
 
WORST DESIGN MISTAKE: Not measuring the doorway and elevator of a client’s apartment building. When their new Holly Hunt sofa would not fit into the elevator, I had to hire a crane to bring it through their fifth-floor window. 
 
FAVORITE PAINT: Farrow & Ball, specifically Lulworth Blue.

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