Barbara Sternau and Kitty Burruss

Moving on…

After spending a fun and fruitful five years in Tarrytown, it is with mixed feelings that we have closed our office at 4 South Washington Street.  In an effort to better serve... Read more »
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Brief History of the Modern Kitchen

From  the Stone Age to contemporary times, whether we are spearing a wild boar and throwing it whole onto a raging fire or savoring “crab risotto with a hint of truffle oil”... Read more »

DIY Summer Party Decorating

What’s more festive than a summer pool party?  Even without the pool, I find a summer bash is so much more relaxed than wintertime indoor entertaining.  Recently I had to whip together... Read more »

Internet Decorating Comes of Age

A decade ago, when the internet was burgeoning forth to change our lives forever, when websites were springing up like weeds in spring and technology was promising to do everything faster and... Read more »

Green Design Goes for the Glitz

Why sacrifice style for sustainability? The Green Home Expo has run concurrently and practically shared space with The Architectural Digest Home Show at Pier 94 in NYC for the last couple of... Read more »

It’s All About the Kitchen

Kitchens are on my mind lately.  In order to maintain my status with the American Society of Interior Designers, I am obliged to fulfill a number of hours of continuing education every... Read more »

Decorating for the Holidays

In interior design circles these days, much is made about how interior design and architecture can shape people’s behavior in the workplace and even contribute to their healing in a hospital.  I... Read more »

Around the House — Fall Fix-up

Hiring a Contractor When the leaves have turned and there is a definite nip in the air, I get ready to hunker down for the winter. I typically get lots of calls... Read more »

Around the House — Fall Fix-up

Hiring a Contractor When the leaves have turned and there is a definite nip in the air, I get ready to hunker down for the winter. I typically get lots of calls... Read more »

Around the House, Mother’s Day Makeovers

I have a friend who has an annual Mother’s Day ritual: she marshals her family as "day laborers" and, while she directs the "action," her husband and children clean out and organize... Read more »