Simple Steps to Spruce Up Your Bedroom

      Now that the change of seasons is here, sprucing up your home will make you feel re-energized. With a little patience, you could achieve a new custom look for your rooms without paying custom prices.       Start with one room, and don’t move on until that room is complete; otherwise, you […]

Marina Café on Great Kills Harbor in Staten Island, New York

Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy blasted the East Coast, leaving devastation and tragic loss in its path. One of the most heartening survival and renovation stories has been that of Sam and Joy Corigliano, owners of the Marina Café, located on Great Kills Harbor on New York’s Staten Island. “We knew a storm was coming, […]

Elegance Restrained

A master bed and bath redesign in this Springville townhouse required the daunting mission of combining daring and demureness With its neutral gray walls, sparkling glass mosaic tile and subtle pops of pink, the essence of Alexandra Fernandez’ latest design project is best defined as demure glamour. “There’s a contemporary feel here, but the rooms […]

Marina Café write up on FESMag.com!

A complete makeover following Hurricane Sandy gave this waterfront restaurant and tiki bar a fresh look and a new start. Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy blasted the East Coast, leaving devastation and tragic loss in its path. One of the most heartening survival and renovation stories has been that of Sam and Joy Corigliano, owners […]

The Marina Café

     The Marina Café has graced the Great Kills Harbor since 1980.  For over three decades it has hosted generations of christenings, communions, anniversaries and the like.  It has become an iconic landmark and part of  our Staten Island coastline.  But on October 29, 2012, it met with superstorm Sandy.  Sandy left,  what was […]

5 Tips to Tackle Your Holiday Decorating – the easy way!

Here are some tips from ALX Interiors:  Start by picking a theme. Do you want it colorful and whimsical or glamorous and sparkly?  Make a choice and stick with it. Pick a color too. Do you want red and gold or white and silver, or blue and white for Hanukkah, for example.  Keep this theme […]

Contemporary Highland Park Home

The homeowners, a young couple with five children, wanted a change from their previous house which was designed in a traditional style. They wanted a clean, minimalist, contemporary look but didn’t want it to look cold and sterile. With that in mind, the house was designed using straight & angled lines. The contemporary & tredny […]