Meet the Partners

Diana Lapins

I am an interior designer with over 28 years of experience in the interior design profession. Having begun my career in Chicago, Illinois, I have worked and lived in Los Angeles, California, Columbus, Ohio and for the last 16 years in the New York City area.

I have been actively renovating residential homes since 1994, and this is my 6th home renovation project. I have recently opened my own design studio after many years in the commercial side of the profession. Some past clients have included: Newsweek magazine, Jones, Day, LLC, Ferragamo, Inc. Rolex, Inc., American Century Investments, Hertz Co., and Grey Advertising.

I am qualified to perform interior renovation, and the following is a list of my expertise: Interior Architecture | Interior Decoration | Furniture & Finish Selections | Project Management

Fran Smith

I love being an Interior Designer because my interests in sustainability and inclusive design overlap with your interest in improving your home or business. I have a special interest in lighting and how it impacts personal comfort, as well as kitchen and bath design because these spaces are complex and deserve holistic consideration…ask yourself how these rooms effect your outlook on the day, your efficiency, your quality of life, your sense of calm?

I am a LEED AP professional and NYS licensed interior designer- designing environments where your health, safety and well-being can be impacted. I also am interested in the psychology of space, how you want to use a room, and the impact of scale, color and texture on your lifestyle.

My job is to listen to you, the client, and create environments that do not conform to any one “style” or “period” while meeting the design needs of your project. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to create that sigh of relief and wonder when you enter your personalized room.

Some past clients have included: E*TRADE Financial, HSBC, Citigroup, Bed Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops, MidOcean Partners, and KPS.