Art of the Table Westchester
Bilotta Kitchens and Westchester HOME, in association with Current Home and Zwilling Cooking School, present Art of the Table WESTCHESTER featuring designers Barbara Bell, Jane Bell, Gregory Allan Cramer, Lauren Gold, Elissa Grayer, and Sara Touijer. The private opening reception will take place on Thursday evening, October 27th from 5 - 8 PM in Bilotta's Mamaroneck showroom. It will be a night of sips, bites and stunning décor by our six featured designers in the setting of Bilotta's kitchen vignettes. Opening remarks will be given by Westchester HOME's Executive Editor, Jenn Andrlik. The displays will remain open to the public through November 11th. For more information on the October 27th opening reception, or to be placed on the guest list, please contact Tara Chiarulli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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OUR FEATURED DESIGNERS:
Barbara Bell is the founder and owner of Barbara Bell Interiors, and has been designing residential and commercial interiors in Westchester County, New York City and the Tri-State area for over 20 years. Recently, Barbara was the Lead Designer on the American Dream Home at the Ritz-Carlton in White Plains, overseeing 23 sponsors in the design of a 5400 square foot contemporary, luxury penthouse which opened to the public in September 2014. Her firm was established more than two decades ago as a full service interior design firm offering space planning, lighting, bath and kitchen, furniture and cabinetry design, and has provided turnkey design for many high-end residential and commercial interiors, historical properties, restorations and model rooms. For ten years, Barbara Bell Interiors was the exclusive interior design firm for the Reader’s Digest Corporation, providing design services for all their executive offices, boardrooms, special projects and corporate guest houses nationwide. She worked closely with their Art Curator to integrate their world famous art collection and antique furnishings with new interiors. In addition to designing residential homes and apartments penthouses throughout the tri-state area, the firm has been retained to create several public libraries, consult on the design of Guiding Eyes for the Blind headquarters in Yorktown Heights and design public lobbies and corporate and legal offices.
Barbara is a graduate of the New York School of Interior Design and has taken advanced studies at Parsons School of Design. She has participated in six major showhouses in Westchester and Connecticut, including her most recent….a two bedroom model apartment at Hudson Harbor titled “Living Large in Small Spaces.” Her work has been featured in Kitchen and Bath Design, Hudson Valley magazine, Westchester magazine, the Journal News, and New York Spaces magazine, in an article entitled, “Making An Entrance.” Most recently she was featured in Cottages & Gardens for her work at the Cerebral Palsy Showhouse, the Debby Nigro radio program and WFAS radio for the American Dream Home and Westchester HOME. Barbara was an adjunct professor of Interior Design at Pace University, Pleasantville, NY and taught at SUNY Purchase in their interior design program. She is an Allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers, she has served on the Board of Directors of the New York Metro Chapter. Barbara’s firm is committed to helping clients achieve their own vision and is capable of working in a broad variety of styles….traditional, modern and transitional….and at all budget levels. She looks forward to helping each person achieve their own “Dream Home.”
Jane Bell Interior Design is a high-end design firm in Westchester County offering a comprehensive range of services from full renovations to refreshing modernizations to staging a home for a sale. Jane enjoys the process of connecting with clients and guiding them to achieve their vision. Each project is unique and draws inspiration from the client while incorporating fresh ideas and over 20 years of experience. Jane studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York as well as The Parsons School of Design in Paris and London. She has lived in Europe and Asia and draws inspiration from these cultures. Jane lives in Scarsdale with her husband and 3 children and their lively young puppy.
Gregory Allan Cramer. For more than twenty-five years, Gregory Allan Cramer – artist, designer, and licensed contractor – has been blending the creative vision of an accomplished artist with his unique design sensibility, creating warm and colorful living spaces that are at once elegant, romantic, playful, and inspired. Beginning his distinguished career as a student of fine arts at Carnegie-Mellon University, where he studied painting, color theory and sculpture, Gregory went on to become a talented glassblower, studying with the famed avant-garde glass artists Dale Chihuly and Kathleen Mulcahy at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Two of Gregory’s original glassworks are part of the prestigious permanent collection at the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York. Gregory successfully translated his profound love of color, texture, form, and space into building his own highly-acclaimed interior design firm, which has been featured in numerous national and international publications. His distinctive background as an artist infuses his design work with a unique point of view, in which traditional elegance meets the unexpected. No one is more adept at marrying a mid-century modern aesthetic with colonial antiques and a consignment-shop find in a single space. His love and passion for antique furnishings, which he believes enhance any modern or traditional space, led Gregory to open the urbane antique and art gallery Gallery 43 in New Rochelle. While Gregory has recently closed the gallery to focus all of his efforts on working on design projects, he continues to maintain strong relationships with the country’s most respected antique dealers and galleries. Gregory feels strongly that rather than completely gut-renovating a historic building, it is important to “preserve our design history through the loving restoration of historic homes.” Gregory firmly believes that “decorating one's home should be a fun, exciting and enjoyable process. Begin the project with open eyes, expecting and anticipating the beautiful end result—a perfect home to spend your life with friends and family.” Gregory is an avid supporter of Habitat for Humanity, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Human Rights Campaign and numerous museums and arts organizations.
Lauren Gold. Since 2004, Lauren Gold Design has created modern, tailored interiors that seamlessly meld artistry with functionality and livability to suit today's busy lives. Born in Montreal, Lauren's sensibilities extend to her passion for scouring the globe for antique lighting and furniture. Whether it's finding the perfect chandelier in Marche St. Ouen or a stunning table in Belgium, her extensive knowledge allows Lauren to bring a chic perspective to all of her work. Her spaces are elegantly curated, yet always effortless and fresh. Lauren takes a collaborative approach to the entire design process, working with esteemed architects, lighting designers and professional millworkers. She has completed projects in NYC, Westchester and the Hamptons. She is a graduate of McGill University with an M.A. from Columbia University and is also a graduate of the Parsons School of Design.
Elissa Grayer Interior Design is a professional and creative design firm that consistently delivers interiors and service beyond the client’s expectations. They are well respected and are known for professional integrity, superior quality products, and luxury level service. In addition to working with clients on the design of their home, Elissa Grayer assumes the role of representative and advocate for her clients, working with architects, contractors, and craftsmen on her clients’ behalf. Elissa Grayer believes in educating her clients, exposing them to the many custom options that exist in the design world, and helping them to make decisions for their home that fit within their budget and vision. “We don’t overdesign. We create space for our clients’ history, personality and unique lifestyle. Each home is distinctive and special.” With over a decade of experience in the planning, design, and project management of apartments, homes, and vacation residences in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Florida, Elissa Grayer Interior Design strives to create beautiful and functional spaces that reflect each individual client in an elegant and comfortable way. While focusing primarily on the luxury market, Elissa and her designers take on all projects both big and small with the same attention to detail. With a wealth of knowledge of local resources, architecture and lifestyle, she brings a unique sensitivity to interior design in Manhattan, Westchester and Fairfield counties.
Sara Touijer. Designer Sara Touijer quickly became highly regarded and sought after in New York City and Westchester County. This rising star of interior design is appreciated for her distinctive vision, elegant style and professionalism. Her work inspires and reflects the personality and creativity of her clients. Before launching Touijer Design in 2012, Sara completed internships at the prestigious Victoria Hagan Interiors and Carol Egan Interiors in New York City, and helped develop and launch the successful home style program at West Elm. In addition to her design work, Sara is developing unique furniture and an eponymous line of Moroccan rugs and ceramics, beautifully mixing the traditional Berber motif to bold contemporary patterns, colors and creations. She studied design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.