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ASPIRE Design and Home | My Bathroom According To: Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo LBR | HOME

Interior Designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo shares the story of her own match-book marble clad dream bath.

“I knew I wanted a marble bath. I was inspired by the marble baths when on a recent trip to Italy. I knew my renovation needed to embrace a similar design. I did a fair amount of hunting, researching and dreaming,” Laurie tells Aspire. The New York City designer goes on to reveal the sources, process and thoughts behind her own striking Brooklyn penthouse bath.

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HOUSE BEAUTIFUL | KITCHEN OF THE MONTH All Decked Out

‘Five stories above Brooklyn, a tar paper roof becomes a gourmet cooking space and party hub with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.

Craving outdoor space for grilling and gardening, designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo and her husband, Bob Russo, considered buying a weekend place in Connecticut. Instead, the couple went vertical, turning the roof of their brownstone into a multi-season entertainment oasis. Complete with lush greenery, restaurant-worthy outdoor kitchen, and room for hosting, “It’s like a vacation home, but we have the shortest commute!” says Blumenfeld-Russo.’  – Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, July / August 2016.

In collaboration with Architectural and Landscape Design Firm, Studio Prospect

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WALL STREET JOURNAL | DESIGN & DECORATING Bloomin’ Shames

Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo shares her most beloved and loathed summer flowers with WSJ.

14 Flowers Design Pros Hate—and the Ones They Recommend

Architects, designers and florists voice very strong opinions, both scathing and affirming, on summer flowers. Sunflowers, it turns out, have few fans.

I KNOW IT’S WRONG to detest a poor innocent little flower, but….” So demurred one of the design pros we approached when compiling a list of least-favorite blooms. Even the most diplomatic designers, florists and architects have preferences, however. Some blossoms please, some bring on bad memories.”  – Catherine Romano, WSJ, July 20, 2017.

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ASPIRE Design and Home | National Geographics Help Redefine Brooklyn

“Inspired by exotic travels, a designer redefines her own space in Brooklyn… Designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo had been living in her Brooklyn Heights apartment for a few years when she married and decided to give the apartment a full facelift.

‘I needed to instill a more modern, fresh vibe,’ the designer says, noting simple-lined, dog-friendly furniture was a must, as was an airy, soothing palette that used several hues from the gray scale, rich wood tones and pops of color. ‘With that in place,’ she explains, ‘my passion for global decorating – with its textures, colors and influences – could be added.’ – Excerpt from Aspire, Summer 2016. Text by Jennifer Quail.

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Million Dollar Decorating Podcast | Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo

New York City based Interior Designer sits down with James Swan of Million Decorating Podcast to discuss career, loves, and of course, design!

Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo and her path to interior design and decorating was a natural one, but an unexpected one. She spent the first part of her career as a successful corporate event planner for a major TV network. Reaching the pinnacle of her profession – she was running the entire events department – she craved not only change, but like so many of us, to live her passion. It had become clear that after working so many years alongside some of the best designers in New York and beyond, that her own true passion was design…

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BRIDGE FOR DESIGN | SKYLINE GARDEN

“This New York roof garden is the perfect ‘garden to kitchen’ solution.

A New York couple knew they wanted their Summer home in the city – only on their roof.”

Brooklyn based interior designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo’s own roof garden with full kitchen and custom dining area is featured in Bridge for Design.

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MODERN DECORATION | Brooklyn Heights Penthouse

With a focus on designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo‘s passion for travel and its influence on her design process, Modern Decoration gives Chinese readers a glimpse into the life and home of the Brooklyn interior designer.

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ASPIRE | ARCHETYPES 16 outdoor furniture options

“The reviews are in from our panel of leading designers who talk up the hippest trends in outdoor furniture.”  – Gwen Donovan, Aspire.

New York City Interior Designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo shares some of her favorite eye-catching outdoor furniture pieces with Aspire in their highly anticipated Design and Home issue.

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NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY | Decorators Series: Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo

New York Social Diary recently sat down for their storied Decorator Series with Brooklyn Interior Designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo to discuss career, world travels, design inspiration, and of course, decorating!

“Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo is a relative newcomer to interior design. She broke only three years ago from a career in marketing, studied at Parsons, then set up her own design business. We were curious to find out about her experience as a forty-something student but as it turns out she was not the only grown-up in a sea of college kids. “There were a lot of bankers—a lot of people from Wall Street.” It does rather leave one wondering how many Wall Street types are secretly thinking about curtain tiebacks instead of short selling…”  – By Sian Ballen & Leslie Hauge | Photographs by Jeff Hirsch

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ASPIRE | How High the Garden

A Brooklyn Heights couple built things up instead of investing in a vacation home and are now in love with their sky high oasis.

Interior designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo and her husband, Bob Russo, toyed with the idea of buying a home in Westport or Madison, CT. Instead, they decided to install a garden and full kitchen with an entertaining space atop their penthouse in a historic Brooklyn Heights brownstone built in 1898. – Excerpt from Aspire, Spring 2017. Text by Alice Garbarini Hurley.

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MODERN SANCTUARY | A DESIGNER’S WORLD TRAVELS BRING LIFE TO HER HOME

Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo Shares Her Globally-Inspired Brooklyn Apartment

“Life is a journey and for many of us, our homes are reflections of where we have been and what we have learned along the way. We celebrate our experiences by surrounding ourselves with meaningful treasures that fill our souls. Brooklyn-based designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo of LBR Home, has spent much of her life’s journey traveling the world and her eclectic, globally-inspired Brooklyn apartment is a testament to how these travels have influenced her life.”  – Excerpt from Modern Sanctuary.

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BRICK UNDERGROUND | IMPROVE: How to give your tiny kitchen a facelift – without shelling out for a renovation

“In a perfect world, when you move into a new apartment, you’d have unlimited time and money to make the space over to your exact specifications. This is especially true for a kitchen renovation, given how necessary that one room is. (How else to cook?) That, and a place to decamp to while a contractor rips everything out and starts from scratch. But not everyone has the budget for such luxuries.

For tips on finding a happy medium, we chatted with interior designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo about how to give even the most cramped, lightless kitchen a complete overhaul without having to bring in an architect.” – Excerpt from Brick Underground. Text by Virginia K. Smith.

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LBR HOME WESTCHESTER BATH DESIGN FEATURING GRAFF

GRAFF Project Feature | Westchester Private Residence

Design by LBR | HOME

A Contemporary Master Bath Renovation in Westchester, NY designed by LBR | HOME is tapped by GRAFF, the trend-setting, luxury plumbing and hardware company, to be highlighted in their Projects Feature alongside such names as One57 Luxury Condominiums and The Rainbow Room in NYC.

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