My passion for design began while working with my most challenging client: myself. I fully transformed the 1920’s colonial that I shared with my husband and son, keeping function and comfort foremost in mind while still making it stylish and beautiful. This style became my signature as a designer, leading me to make a career change, receiving my professional interior design certification at the Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design.
I continue working together with long standing clients, several of whom I have worked with for over 15 years, as well as new clients throughout Long Island and NYC. My strength is in being able to listen and translate individual styles and visions into a timeless design aesthetic by developing spaces my clients truly want to come home to.
After having a successful career in the banking industry and currently holding a real estate license, I am able to harness these experiences and expertise and use them to enhance my company and services. I have a strong understanding of budgets and I am very conscious of current real estate trends and the value of property investment.
I believe all good interior design is in large part a result of the correct use of the elements of design. But its also due to the chemistry that exists between the designer and client, and, the ALCHEMY resulting from that dynamic. It is a process that takes something ordinary and turns it into something extraordinary, in a way that cannot be explained.
Lois Rapiel is a talented interior designer who brings her love of beauty to her clients! I have worked with Lois for over 13 years on many projects and witnessed her lovely color sense and attention to detail. She helps her clients bring their personalities into the rooms she designs. Working with Lois has always been an easy and creative experience! I highly recommend her for any project from sprucing up a room, to an entire home renovation.
Dynamic, creative, and well organized...this is how I would describe Lois. The love and energy she poured into our 5,000 sq.ft. home greets us every day we walk in our door. Our home is relaxed yet luxurious and the pallet is just spectacular in a subtle way. Our friends and family tell us walking into our home is like entering a different world that’s hard to leave.
When we built our new home (ten years ago), Lois did an amazing job listening to what we thought we wanted and needed. The palette she created and choices of fabrics and furniture were all so timeless that we love it as much today as the day it was finished. We still wouldn’t change a thing!
After 15 years that I have known Lois, she still loves what she does, with passion and skill. She knows what’s trending, yet she listens to her client and manages to create the perfect balance for all.
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