A native of Brazil, Miami-raised, long time resident of Brooklyn and now resident of Upstate NY, Ana Claudia is just as eclectic and diverse as her background.
Upon graduating from Florida International University with a Liberal Arts Degree focused in Architecture, Ana Claudia worked in architecture for about a decade only to realize she loved working in interior design. For 5 years she worked at Ligne Roset as an interior designer where she honed her skills not just in design but also became a better listener and developed strong customer service. While at Ligne Roset Ana Claudia also started her design company first as a jewelry company known as ACD Jewelry and soon after she decided to solely focus on interiors and never regretted a moment since.
Smyle & Associates, LLC helps businesses and individuals succeed, from startups to established businesses that have been operating for decades, to individuals with out of the ordinary tax planning and preparation needs. We can help you manage the financial end of your business from bookkeeping and financial planning to tax planning and preparation. Each of our clients receive individualized and customized advice because no one situation is the same. Our commitment to our clients and our experience allow us to deliver the personal attention and expert analysis that your situation deserves.
Aaron Smyle is an enrolled agent, which is a federally-authorized tax practitioner, who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service for audits, collections, and appeals. He began Smyle and Associates, LLC in 2010 with the goal of offering his expertise in the areas of taxation and compliance to individuals and small business owners, with a special emphasis on restaurants, retailers, creative businesses, medical practices and law firms. From the very beginning his clients appreciated his personalized approach and his emphasis on educating his clients about their tax liabilities and how to minimize the impact of those liabilities on their businesses and personal income.
As a full-service Denver interior design firm, Andrea Schumacher Interiors creates aesthetically exciting interiors, but also provides a personal commitment to their design partners in each aspect of a project’s interior design; from space planning, budget definition and design concepts to construction documents and final installation. They provide their clients the benefit of personal attention and professional experience which has produced distinctive personal homes, as well has highly regarded branding in the law, oil and hospitality industries.
Published since 1983, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is the city’s only monthly home and garden magazine. Dedicated to showcasing the best in design for our city, the publication also serves as a definitive guide to cultivating Atlanta style, offering unmatched entrée into the area’s most inspiring residences. A longtime champion of the Atlanta design community, AH&L’s coverage of local design professionals, premier shops and showrooms, decorative and fine arts, restaurants and cultural events is second to none.
Beacon Hill, a division of Robert Allen Design Group, brings exclusive, finely crafted fabrics to the interior design community. Inspired internationally and designed for luxury, the offerings are truly one-of-a-kind. Beacon Hill has a tradition of using refined materials, an opulent color palette and sophisticated constructions to provide understated elegance for those seeking a gracious style of living.
Chad James Group
Chad James had a vision. He'd begin a new architectural consulting and design firm in Nashville, Tennessee, centered on a meticulous approach to quality in design. This dedication to detail has become a mark of his reputation. As the principle of Chad James Group, Chad leads a talented team of trusted designers in creating a uniquely tailored experience for each client they serve. CJG continues to add projects to a rich international portfolio complete with whole home renovations and new commercial construction, like refined office spaces, iconic restaurants, and art-driven boutique hotels. For CJG, no project is too large and no project too far.
Collective Form (based in West Hollywood, California) connects architects, interior designers and developers with Europe’s most celebrated furniture, lighting and home furnishing luxury brands. Principals Aden Lima and Will Nguyen have an intimate knowledge of the high-end North American luxury market and its operations. With a reputation for attentive and personal service, Collective Form ensures that clients’ interests are represented from initial concept to the finished product. Complete, end-to-end customer satisfaction is our mission.
Based upon the guiding tenants that client service is our number one objective and that all clients are unique, Cynthia Spence Design, Inc. serves to deliver environments that reflect the individual client personalities and perform for their distinct lifestyles. Cynthia Spence is attuned to the pulse of the San Francisco bay Area, pushing her firm to evolve alongside the latest technology trends. Whether designing a dedicated room for the latest AV equipment or creating a detailed 3D rendering of a proposed design concept, the firm is in touch with the demands of 21st century living.
Dakota Jackson Design
In a career spanning over four decades, Dakota Jackson has been one of the leading figures in American furniture design. Today, with factories in the US and Asia, flagship showrooms in New York and Los Angeles, and worldwide distribution, Dakota Jackson, Inc. makes furniture for the world’s finest residences, offices, hotels, educational facilities, and public institutions. Dakota Jackson furniture can be found in the collections of the world’s leading museums, including The Cooper-Hewitt Museum and The London Design Museum, among others.
David founded his Los Angeles-based interior design firm, David Dalton Inc., in 1987. The firm specializes in commercial and residential design. For many years, the company has been at the cutting edge of the contemporary design movement in homes, offices, spas, and retail outlets in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Miami, and New York.
Bernie de Le Cuona founded what is now the world’s largest own-brand linen collection in 1992. Today she is acclaimed for her commitment to producing some of the best and most beautiful textiles; Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren have turned to Bernie for her unparalleled aesthetic.
Fromental makes exquisite handmade wallpapers and fabrics. Combining the finest skills together with luxurious fabrics, their distinctly British style blends historic classicism with a touch of London’s fashion scene to produce contemporary, timeless interiors.
George Smith has become synonymous with beautifully crafted furniture. Every sofa, chair, chaise and stool is lovingly made in our workshops in the North of England. George Smith, the early nineteenth century furniture maker, is still a strong influence in the way we make and design our furniture. Equally, we are driven to make contemporary pieces relevant for our lives today.
Grow House Grow specializes in narrative-inspired pattern work. Their lifelong love of storytelling and affinity for design shapes every single thing they produce. It can be argued that a good story–and we all have one–inspires and gives meaning to the world around us. From personal histories and architectural details, to souvenirs and heirlooms we hold dear, it’s important to fill our living spaces with things that create an environment that is both personal and universal; just as a good story does. Each pattern Grow House Grow creates has a different tale to tell, and endeavors to spark the creativity, mystery, and comfort of stories in those around us.
For over 25 years, John Lyle has designed outstanding interiors, furniture, and accessories that are not content to blend in with the crowd. The John Lyle collection features handmade sculptural pieces created from hand-cast bronze, steel, wood, shagreen, and parchment. With a truly bespoke approach, John also provides custom designs.
John Rosselli and Associates
In 1985 the Rosselli showroom in NYC's D&D building was opened. Over the next ten years three additional showrooms were opened: Washington, DC, Dania, FL and Chicago, IL. Each has quickly become popular with designers who appreciate John's timeless sense of style and lifelong commitment to quality. Today John Rosselli continues its traditions of bringing new and exciting products to market and maintaining a distinguished staff able to accommodate your design needs.
A true Southern boy raised in South Carolina, Kerry's design style could best be described as clean, eclectic, and transitional. A master at combining high quality, timeless pieces with more trendy decorative items, Kerry unceasingly creates spaces that amaze. You may recognize him from Bravo's Top Design, season two, where he was selected as one of the 14 hot designers to compete to be named the nation's top designer.
With a reputation for superior quality and excellent service, Landy approaches his diverse clientele with a unique philosophy, focusing on individual needs, blending the comfort of familiarity with elements that are fresh, using techniques proven and untried. In 2001, Landy was named, “Southeast Designer of the Year,” by the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, and he has been named, “Designer of the Year,” by Nashville magazine. He has been published in Southern Living, Southern Accents, Traditional Home, Nashville Lifestyles, Showcase of Interior Design – Southern Edition, Better Homes and Gardens, Boulevard, Southern Rooms – Interior Design from Miami to Houston, Spectacular Homes of Tennessee, Atlanta, the cover of Veranda, and a feature in Veranda’s 20th anniversary edition, “Twenty Years of Memorable Rooms.” Landy has also appeared on HGTV’s, “Interiors by Design.”
Mark Cutler Designs
Mark Cutler, an Australian-born designer, creates individualized environments for his clients, who want personal, elegant homes. With a strong background in interior design and architecture, he lends a broad scope to any project. Robb Report named Mark Cutler Design as the top 40 design firms in the country
Michael Berman has completed interior projects from New York to Los Angeles for an enviable client list made up of the business and entertainment worlds' elite. His work strikes an uncommon balance between timeless style and an of-the-moment relevance that resonates with an organic warmth and approachability.
Mitchell Hill is the brainchild of two creative minds: Michael Mitchell and Tyler Hill. Mitchell grew up with deep roots in the South but took on the design world of New York City before returning home to develop his dream. Tyler Hill yields from the great state of Texas. Both of their life stories intertwined, travels, life experiences and remarkable eye for design ensured a bright future in interior design. Hill's talent for lighting and furniture design helped give birth to the full-scale design services that Mitchell Hill has to offer.
Newel is the most extensive decorative and fine arts gallery in the United States, having been a premiere destination for international collectors and designers for over 70 years. Housed in a six story building in East Midtown Manhattan, it showcases over 10,000 extraordinary works from around the globe dating from the 17th to the 20th Century, and is also involved in the creation of original pieces and reproductions.
Interior and architectural designers Gino Castano and David Lasker bring decades of experience and expertise to Paletteur, their San Francisco-based design firm. With projects spanning from hotels and spas to restaurants and residential, both Gino and David contribute their global perspectives to their designs, combining beauty with function to create memorable and stylish spaces. Recent projects include two Four Seasons’ hotels on Lanai on Hawaii.
Since 2013, Patrick Cain Designs has been crafting handmade pieces that evoke the unity of urban sprawl with the natural world: elemental foundations like wood and steel are fused with Patrick's background in Materials Science and Engineering. PCD furniture lives and breathes the essence of American life: the natural order and modern technology, together at last; truly unique statement pieces that both you and the environment can afford.
All PCD furniture is designed, crafted, built, and created in Los Angeles by the hands of skilled artisans and craftspeople from all walks of life.
Philip Gorrivan Design is a multi-disciplinary design firm incorporating interior design, architecture and product design. Philip has a strong background in the decorative arts, art history and a discipline honed from several years in the business sector. Philip is known for his clever sense of color and a refined eye for objects, art, and furnishings.
For more than 75 years, Robert Allen has been serving the residential and hospitality design community by offering premium fabrics, luxurious furnishings and ground-breaking design services that are relevant and timeless. Our well merchandised collections are supported by a global network of showrooms, customer service specialists and a state-of-the-art distribution center.
Stephan Jones Interiors
Stephan Jones is the owner and principal of Stephan Jones Interiors. He opened the firm in 2007 following many years with Gregga Jordan Smieszny under the mentorship of Bruce Gregga and Alex Jordan. Stephan draws inspiration from the melding of classical design elements with contemporary resources. The principle guiding his work is the interweaving of materials and styles which allows him to create bold and honest living spaces.
With strong and loyal supporters, the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island offers a "home away from home" for the parents and siblings of seriously ill children undergoing medical treatment within local hospitals by providing a temporary haven in a secure and comfortable environment among other families sharing a similar burden. AJPR is now proud to announce our partnership with the RMHLI as they begin Phase II of Project Design, a permanent showhouse installation that will be equally as glamorous as it is philanthropic.
Paul Vincent Wiseman opened his firm, The Wiseman Group, in 1980. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Wiseman Group benefits from the cross-pollination of ideas and aesthetics in this high-energy locale. Designing each residence is a unique and personal process. The firm's goal is to create a home that reflects each client's needs, life experiences, and aspirations. The Wiseman Group is equally comfortable creating beautiful, traditional rooms as well as sophisticated, contemporary spaces.
Sandra Funk is the founder and principal designer of House of Funk, an award-winning full-service and luxury online interior design firm with offices in NY and NJ. House of Funk draws on over a decade in business to create thoughtful homes with an emphasis on clean lines and soulful touches, all rooted in tradition.
Michael Coyne is an interior designer based out of Troy, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Coyne has clients throughout Michigan as well as Florida, suburban Chicago and East Hampton New York. His style is modern and classic incorporating new industry furniture pieces with antiques from around the world. Clients appreciate his preoccupation with making every interior an authentic reflection of its owner.
Sally Williams, Owner and Principal Designer of Colorful Concepts Interior Design, has a design aesthetic that is timeless and free of stylistic premises working in contemporary and traditional spaces alike.
She begins her designs with the color palette, which sets the tone for the entire project. Sally transforms a space artistically, providing balanced composition and soulful color schemes set in crisp optimistic environments. She has a strong philosophy that environments impact peoples’ daily lives, and she works with the client to deeply understand what they want and need in their space.
Colorful Concepts is a full service Interior Design studio providing professional services in residential renovation design, space planning, new home materials selections, custom window treatments and furnishings, fine art and craft consulting, and more.
After twenty years, Nicola Manganello’s reputation for creating nuanced, welcoming, timeless homes has earned both a regional and national audience. Each choice Nicola makes for a space is driven by a desire to create warmth and comfort – both physically and emotionally.
Nicola learned her trade and honed her skills through her unwavering passion and diligence, starting with small design projects, then graduating to more sophisticated endeavors – often employing architectural design elements, both historical and contemporary, to create a delicate sense of proportion within a space.
When experiencing her work, there’s an immediate feeling of familiarity expressed through visual intelligence. Wood brings warmth. Lighting illuminates without overpowering. Seating is conducive to conversation and relaxation. Dining areas are elegantly crafted to breathe, without compromising their sense of intimacy.
Over her career, Nicola has proven herself capable with any sized-project – from room rehabs, to renovations, to full-scale real estate development – including Maeve’s Way, a 16-lot subdivision in Cumberland Foreside, Maine, where she designed, built and decorated twelve homes in her own inimitable style.
Artioli Findlay was founded in 2006 by Pauline Findlay. Their core collection of French School of Paris painters were the primary artists of a fifth-generation Madison Avenue gallery and it now operates out of private rooms at UOVO:NYC, combining the inventory depth of a gallery backroom with the service and client experience of an art advisory. Their director Rebecca Senior brings over 30 years of experience in art dealing with the School of Paris painters.
The artists included in the gallery are Guy Bardone, Andre Brasilier, Maurice Brianchon, Bernard Cathelin, Rene Genis, Gabriel Godard, Pierre Lesieur, and Roger Muhl.
Alexandra Naranjo Designs is an Award-Winning Full-Service Interior Design Firm. Offering a wide range of services, including project management, single room solutions, and entire home makeovers, serving Canada and the USA. She has more than two decades of design experience and works with her clients from concept to reality. As one of the most celebrated luxury design boutiques in Toronto, Alexandra offers unparalleled expertise in crafting a personalized, luxurious home. Her classic signature style is described as fresh, spirited and timeless. With the use of colour and the unexpected mix of modern and traditional styles, she has risen to the top of her field. Her strong emphasis on client-designer collaboration makes each project uniquely successful. She engages her well-established network of key vendors, trades and retail stores on her clients' behalf, providing a highly personalized level of service and keen attention to detail at all stages of the design.
Long-time friends with a mutual love of beautiful things, Deena Ottensoser and Shani Kramer partnered together in the summer of 2007 to form DOSK Interiors, focusing on designing beautiful and unique interior spaces.
Deena and Shani both graduated from FIT and worked for many years in the architecture, furniture, design and marketing space. Over this time they were able to cultivate their distinctive design aesthetic.
With a keen understanding of what makes a space "feel good" and taking great pride in keeping their fingers on the pulse of current design resources, Deena and Shani work together with their clients to create livable timeless spaces.
DOSK is experienced and comfortable reworking existing homes, as well as planning and developing projects in the pre-construction phase. Deena and Shani are meticulous with their choices and decisions, and are focused on their clients' satisfaction as the primary goal.
Their list of clients are located all around New Jersey and Manhattan, as well as Scarsdale, Connecticut and the Hamptons.
In 1866, on the Japanese island of Honshu, the Matsuoka family began producing exceptionally fine examples of traditional Japanese wedding furniture. For the next one and half centuries, this family-owned company has refined and perfected their techniques and kept many ancient artisanal skills alive.
Matsuoka’s reputation for excellence has continued to grow, and it is now deservedly acknowledged as one of the finest furniture makers in the country. Their meticulous attention to detail, fine quality and the rare and exotic timbers used in their pieces, showcase their craft superbly.