End Note

End Note


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What one thing should no great Westchester home be without in 2008?


A great interior designer.


—Carol DeBear

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DeBear Designs Inc.




No home should be without some type of fire feature. If you’re house hunting and fall in love with a home without a fireplace, you can buy a chiminea (an outdoor fireplace typically made of terracotta) or a firepit for your patio.

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—Phyllis Harbinger

 Design Concepts/Interiors, LLC

Cortlandt Manor




Distinction. Great homes will be integrated into their neighborhoods and won’t look like every other starter castle.


—Ira Grandberg

Grandberg & Associates Architects

Mount Kisco



No Westchester home should be without a good color scheme. It can help create a nurturing environment.


—Georgene Mongarella

The Color Schemer






Art, which is a representation of who you are. It’s not only appealing, but it’s personal.


—Jean-Claude Canfin

Gallery du Soleil





Enough storage. We build these amazing show-me houses replete with wine cellars, gyms, and home theaters, and yet there’s no place to put the bulk shopping.

—Lyn Peterson

Motif Designs

Mount Vernon