Launched in 1999 as a textile company serving discriminating New York retail clients from East Hampton to Fifth Avenue including Henry Bendel, Deborah Martin Designs offers comprehensive, convenient design services based on the premise that every project is unique. With a strong commitment to searching for the most inspiring design elements and to the highest level of service, she creates sophisticated yet welcoming home environments. “I don’t gravitate toward any particular style but always take inspiration from the room and the client. By definition, my signature style is an understated elegance with perennial longevity.”
With a penchant for producing emotional depth and validity, Deborah ties together myriad design details to create quietly dramatic spaces. A favorite strategy is to balance the beauty of a more ornate piece by placing it within a much simpler context and assigning a greater importance to the subtle role of texture over color in a room. Employing a cosmopolitan approach to design enables her to juxtapose formal and less formal elements, such as antique furnishings with modern amenities. “Technology has become an integral part of our lives so while rooms must be fashionable, they must also be functional.” Her discerning clientele come to expect skillful, effective project management that ensures careful attention to even the smallest detail.