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Bernadette’s career launched in the most unexpected of ways — the New York native found herself enjoying a children’s program with her two young boys. “I decided I needed to find a career — pronto,” she says, and laughs. She enrolled in the Parsons School of Design, earned an interior design degree, and studied under some of the nation’s most prominent designers and architects.
Bernadette now has more than two decades of experience in the design realm — in both large retail stores and as a private consultant — and has worked in traditional, midcentury modern and ultra-contemporary mediums. Alongside her experience, she has earned a reputation among Hollywood’s elite for her creative space planning, pattern harmony and exceptional use of color and light. “I believe listening to my clients is of utmost importance,” she says. “I have a deep commitment to personal service.”
She also is known for her exceptional ability to organize and manage the design process while coordinating and balancing work among architects, builders and other partners to ensure a stress-free experience. Her extraordinary attention to detail translates to her personal style — she emphasizes elegance — and her interests: she is an excellent photographer.
Get to know Bernadette:
What excites you about a new project?
The endless possibilities.
How can a client instantly change a room?
Bring in fresh flowers.
What’s your favorite travel destination?
Lake Como, Italy.
Who are your design icons?
David Rockwell, Philippe Starck, Ralph Lauren.
What’s your go-to libation?
A glass of cabernet.