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Simply Home – A Fashionable Q&A with Interior Designer Elizabeth Vizzone

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Textures, patterns, space, and color—for an interior designer, striking the perfect balance to create beautiful yet functional spaces is key. For more than 20 years, Elizabeth Vizzone (below), founder and principal of the New York-based Elizabeth Vizzone Interiors, has dedicated her career to hitting all the right notes.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Elizabeth moved to New York City to work with brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein after studying design in her native Toronto. Today, her full-service studio offers both re-design and “ground up” services for residential and commercial projects alike, all with her signature warm, inviting-yet-elegant aesthetic.

Her work has been featured in publications such as New York Spaces and Design NJ; a book, Simply Home, is currently in development.

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1. Tell us a little about what you do:

I am a home stager and re-designer. I reuse, recycle, and want all of my clients to feel at home with their belongings, not items purchased by me to occupy a space in their home.

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2. What is your biggest career highlight to date?

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a family embrace their newly organized home which gives them a new lease on life and the opportunity to start fresh.

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3. Any celebrity clients or memorable stories related to your business that you want to share?

I’ll never tell.  All my clients are important to me.

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4. How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style is clean and simple.  I strive to live that way as well.

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5. What is a typical day in your life like?

A typical day in my life is never typical.  My kids come first, then the dogs, then work and try and squeeze in a work out.

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6. What are three never-miss events on your calendar?

I never miss a loved one or friend’s birthday, anniversary, or special occasion.

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7. What are your three favorite locations in the city?

The Plaza Hotel, Central Park, and Riverside Park.

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8. What are your three favorite restaurants in the city?

Lil’ Frankies, Bar Primi, and Aquagrill.

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9. What about your three favorite bars?

Too many favorite bars to list, it’s New York City!

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10. What has been your best New York moment? What about the worst?

My best New York moment was my first time in the city, when I was 16-years-old and knew I had to live there one day. There are no worst days in New York City!

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11. Name your go-to …

a. Outfit: Always black

b. Fragrance: Beach by Bobbi Brown

c. Movie: Any Will Farrell movie

d. Book: Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

e. TV show: Chopped

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12. Name your favorite vacation spot, and the hotel you stay at while there. What makes these spots special?

The Dunmore at Harbor Island, Bahamas. We’ve been going for years—the sand is pink and my kids and I love the beach.

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13. What are your three most played songs?

Anything by Seal, John Mayer, or Sia.

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14. What are three items you couldn’t live without?

My old Rolex, my truck, and the beach.

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15. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Mary McDonald; she’s gorgeous, smart, funny, and I love her aesthetic.

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16. What is something people might not know about you?

I am very conservative and cautious.

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17. When did you feel like you had “made it” professionally?

I have not “made it” yet; if I had, I would be doing something else.

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18. Do you have any advice for aspiring designers?

Trust your instincts; they are always right.

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19. What changes do you think the design industry will undergo in the next 5-10 years?

Access is becoming so much easier… it’s everything.

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All Images Courtesy of Elizabeth Vizzone