ELISE HAYDUK

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   I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t decorating. My introduction to interior design was at a very early age. My Mother was formally trained in interior design in New York City at Hunter College. She was impressed by me when I redecorated my nursery. Through the years I assisted her in many design projects.

    My passion for design continued as well as a lifetime interest in art and artistic endeavors. I studied liberal arts at Westchester Community College. Early on in my career I worked in executive search interviewing candidates for management consultant positions. I then moved into sales and it was inevitable that I find my way back to design. I was hired at Drexel Heritage Corporation as a design consultant and trained with them. I felt like I was very much “at home” in this capacity. The “hands on“ experience was invaluable.

    Post Drexel I worked for Bassett Furniture and LAZ Boy furniture. The last position I held offered a training program in custom window treatments. After completing the training course, I designed treatments in residential homes and model homes. This, for me, was a new component of the design process and is a very integral part of the interior space. I remember window treatments being compared to as the “jewelry in your outfit” in terms of its importance. You wouldn’t think of wearing a new outfit without jewelry to complete it.

    All in all, I have over five years of experience in interior design. I consider myself a lifetime student in art, color and design. It is a joy for me to meet new people who need help creating a harmonious and balanced space that expresses who they are. I like everyone to feel very comfortable with me in their homes and to truly enjoy the design experience.