Deepa Teckchandani, Client, New York
I engaged the Avenue Design Group to design interiors of my new apartment. Among the various aspects of their engagement, some key elements include but were not limited to:
•Converting existing floor-plans into scalable blueprint for furniture sizing and spacing
•Identifying layout for living and dining rooms
•Recommending furniture/design elements for all rooms and sources from where to buy furniture
•Guiding with practical advice on retaining existing furniture and/or buying new furniture
•Assisting in developing color schemes to complement furniture and choosing paint colors for walls
The mother-daughter team blew me away with their passion, knowledge and experience in interior designing. They introduced me to new ideas, taught me how to look at things differently, understood my budget limitations and, most importantly, worked on my home as if it were their own. This unique approach to each aspect of the job is what distinguishes them from other firms. I wholeheartedly recommend ADG to anyone looking for guidance and assistance in designing or renovating their home.
Lonnie Quinn, Client, CBS News
I am a person who had no experience working with a designer. I did not want to waste my money so I did extensive research, looked at lots of designer's portfolios, but eventually based my decision on client testimonials. I hope my words will help you feel great about choosing Carol Dwyer and Avenue Design. I wish I had found her years ago. She will take the hassle out of every step of making your home or office into the sort of space that welcomes you. Tell her the "style" you want (and budget) and she will make it happen. She even helped us come up with the term that defined our style..."spa-like". Once she understands your vision, Carol will bring you options...as many or as few as you like. For example, we did not want to be overwhelmed so Carol gave us 3-4 vanities to choose between, 3 faucets to consider, 4 paint chips etc. What I like best is that no matter what item we chose, Carol had a cohesive master plan for the finished look. For the first time in my life, my home looks like a show place. My wife and I also made a wonderful friend along the way. If you're lucky, you will get a chance to work with Carol Dwyer and maybe, just maybe, meet her awesome Golden Retriever, Jake.
Upper East Side Clients
We had the good fortune to have chosen Allison Rothbart from a list of highly recommended interior designers given to us by our real estate broker. This was a difficult assignment as we were moving into a smaller apartment after happily living in a much larger one. Not only did Allison have to create a floor plan, she advised us on choosing which of our possessions to move, in order to make the space in our new apartment practical, convenient and stunning. In addition, we told her that we wanted to feel “happy” when we opened the front door – and she had to accomplish all this is 5 weeks time. For some it would have been impossible….for Allison it was done on time and magnificently. She is a very talented designer with a fantastic eye for color and design. She chose fabrics, carpets and wall papers that help to give our apartment a new and very special look. Not only is she a gifted designer and a pleasure to work with, but she respects budget constraints and uses very reliable and excellent vendors. Much of our furniture was recovered and repainted and we are beyond pleased with the results. We owe Allison a true debt of gratitude. It could not have been a happier experience.
Claire Heffron, Client, Long Island
I recently had the pleasure to work with Carol and Alison Dwyer on a redesign of my home and I am thrilled with the results! They were extremely personable, polite and very easy to work with. They had great vision and taste in designing and decorating.. In addition, their network of contacts really paid off. These ladies not only saved me money but I saved a lot of running around and potential headaches by steering me in the direction of reliable suppliers and trades-people. They delivered high quality results on time and within my budget. I look forward to working with these ladies in the future! We are extremely happy with the work they performed and would highly recommend them to anyone considering a renovation, redesign or decorating
Debbie Vogel, Client, Long Island
Dear Carol and Allison at Avenue Design Group,
I am writing to thank you for the beautiful job that you both did on my kitchen and bathroom projects! The selections you both made for these two rooms were perfect and I really appreciate your eye for detail. Your approach was so personal as you got to know what I was looking for and then translated it into a design plan that was beautiful, functional and affordable. We are really enjoying our new rooms and can’t wait to begin our next project with you!
Carol Dwyer and Allison Rothbart are extremely competent interior designers from the team of Avenue Design Group.
They think carefully about all phases of design and expresses concern and intelligence in her interactions with clients. They begin the work with this wonderful attitude and always has the fortitude and patience to complete the job in the same manner.
I would highly recommend them for any design work, because I know they will do a superb job in all aspects of the design process.
Lata K. McGinn, PhD
Carol Dwyer is a true gem. With a flawless eye for color and an amazing aesthetic for design, Carol is able to transform an ordinary space into a true place of beauty. Beyond her natural talents which are incomparable,Carol's commitment to the project also sets her apart from others. She cares as deeply about the space as if it is her own personal space and works tirelessly to generate solutions until she achieves perfection. Nothing else is satisfactory and the end result will exceed your expectations. She is also the loveliest and kindest person you will ever meet. Carol's positive outlook, flexibility, collaborative spirit, and her ability to work as a team member with clients, contractors, architects, and vendors is remarkable. Not only will she become everyone's best friend, she will become the central person on your team. Carol gives you her full undivided attention and really allows you to relax, knowing that every detail will be attended to and every problem will have a solution. In the next year, we plan to work with Carol on our office expansion and on our homes. We highly recommend Carol Dwyer."