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Tips on Creating a Light, Airy, Ethereal Space in Any Home

Jennifer Agus has stopped by to share some amazing tips on creating a light, airy space in any home. Jennifer is the principal and creative energy behind Agus Interiors. The design firm handles mainly residential projects, overseeing the plans from start to finish. The inherent appreciation and understanding of design, style and space can be seen in all of her designs.

For nearly seven years, Jennifer has dressed residences and vacation homes in New York City, Long Island, The Hamptons, Connecticut, and New Jersey. In 2010, Jennifer was invited to display her original designs at a Showhouse in New York City, teaming up with some of the world’s most prominent fashion designers and interior designers. In Long Island, she created a Chanukah room for the Holiday Showhouse at the historic Orchard Hill mansion.

Below, she showcases these tips by using a home on East 85th Street in Manhattan.

1. Choose a wall and use Venetian plaster over the solid color.

2. Small rooms can appear bigger by having glass vertical windows to let light shine in

3. Use pastel fabrics on your drapes and don’t be afraid to mix colors and add a pop with some patterned picks

4. Elongated bookshelves like this one give an appearance of a wider never-ending space. Think horizontally in terms of furniture.

Jennifer began her career with Ralph Lauren, where she spent six years on a wide-range of design projects, including the development of showrooms and store displays including department stores. She gained valuable experience developing budgets when she tracked American and European furniture shopping trips in the antiques division. Her exposure to the high-design concept stores, showrooms and offices honed her design skills and enticed her to get a Master’s degree in Interior Design from Pratt Institute in New York City. Jennifer also studied art history and architecture for several months in Paris and Copenhagen. As an undergraduate, Jennifer received her B.S. in Finance and International Business from New York University.

Today, Jennifer is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and currently resides on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with her husband Daniel and son Harrison.

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