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Newsday's All-Star Designers of 2015

After visiting an endless number of designer show houses and poring over dozens of portfolios, we've brought together 10 interior designers (counting a husband-and-wife team as one) who are transforming Long Island's homes.

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Port Washington designer Keith Baltimore project
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Port Washington designer Keith Baltimore project

Port Washington designer Keith Baltimore project
Photo Credit: Keith Baltimore project

Port Washington designer Keith Baltimore project

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design
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Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design Group in Port Washington, designed this client's staircase in Roslyn. This includes the client's own artwork. d Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design
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Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design Group in Port Washington, designed this client's room in Roslyn. This room is known as a "His Den," that includes an uplit onyx bar, art collection, a full bar, ottoman, fabric wall coverings and a framed television with a fireplace below. The room is attached to a "Her Den", Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design Group in Port Washington, designed this client's room in Roslyn. This room is known as a "His Den," that includes an uplit onyx bar, art collection, a full bar, ottoman, fabric wall coverings and a framed television with a fireplace below. The room is attached to a "Her Den", Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design Group in Port Washington, designed this client's room in Roslyn. This room is known as a "Her Den," that includes a room filled with the client's collectables, plenty of room for friends, a framed television with a fireplace below. The room is attached to a "His ddDen", Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design Group in Port Washington, designed this client's room in Roslyn. This room is known as a "His Den," that includes an uplit onyx bar, art collection, a full bar, ottoman, fabric wall coverings and a framed television with a fireplace below. The room is attached to a "Her Den", Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design Group in Port Washington, sits in a client's room that he designed in Roslyn. This room is known as a "His Den," that includes an uplit onyx bar, art collection, a full bar, ottoman, fabric wall coverings and a framed television with a fireplace below. The room is attached to a "Her Den", Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Keith Baltimore, interior of the Baltimore Design Group
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Keith Baltimore, interior of the Baltimore Design Group in Port Washington, stands in a client's room that he designed in Roslyn. This room is known as a "His Den," that includes an uplit onyx bar, art collection, a full bar, ottoman, fabric wall coverings and a framed television with a fireplace below. The room is attached to a "Her Den", Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design Group in Port Washington, sits in a client's room that he designed in Roslyn. This room is known as a "His Den," that includes an uplit onyx bar, art collection, a full bar, ottoman, fabric wall coverings and a framed television with a fireplace below. The room is attached to a "Her Den", Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design Group in Port Washington, stands in a client's room that he designed in Roslyn. This room is known as a "His Den," that includes an uplit onyx bar, art collection, a full bar, ottoman, fabric wall coverings and a framed television with a fireplace below. The room is attached to a "Her Den", Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Keith Baltimore

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design
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Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design Group in Port Washington, stands in a room on Sept. 16, 2015, that he designed for a Roslyn client. The room is known as a "His Den. It includes an lighted onyx bar, an art collection, an ottoman, fabric wall coverings and a framed television with a fireplace below. The room is attached to a "Her Den."

Port Washington-based designer Keith Baltimore designed this game
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Port Washington-based designer Keith Baltimore designed this game room.

A Long Island dining room designed by Port
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A Long Island dining room designed by Port Washington-based designer Keith Baltimore

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design Group in Port Washington, designed this client's room in Roslyn. This room is known as a "His Den," that includes an uplit onyx bar, art collection, a full bar, ottoman, fabric wall coverings and a framed television with a fireplace below. The room is attached to a "Her Den", Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Keith Baltimore, interior designer of the Baltimore Design Group in Port Washington, sits in a client's room that he designed in Roslyn. This room is known as a "His Den," that includes an uplit onyx bar, art collection, a full bar, ottoman, fabric wall coverings and a framed television with a fireplace below. The room is attached to a "Her Den", Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Elizabeth Holmes

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"I try to figure out what design story my client wants to convey and then I take inspiration from art, photos and even clothing that is evocative or personal to them," says Baldwin Harbor interior designer Elizabeth Holmes.

Baldwin Harbor interior designer Elizabeth Holmes says her
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Baldwin Harbor interior designer Elizabeth Holmes says her favorite song to decorate to is "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys.

Baldwin Harbor interior designer Elizabeth Holmes poses in
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Baldwin Harbor interior designer Elizabeth Holmes poses in a client's home in Roslyn, where she will begin her next design project.

Kate Singer

Huntington designer Kate Singer gets a lift on
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Huntington designer Kate Singer gets a lift on things by project managers of True North Development in Huntington, Robert Amoroso, left, and Thomas Whitfleet.

Interior designer Kate Singer of Huntington recommends Mecox
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Interior designer Kate Singer of Huntington recommends Mecox Gardens, English Country Antiques and Serena & Lily for home furnishing shopping on Long Island.

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"Soft, subtle, organic, livable," is how Huntington designer Kate Singer describes her decorating style.

Kate Singer, an interior designer from Huntington looks
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Kate Singer, an interior designer from Huntington looks at fabric samples in a home that she is designing in Sands Point. Singer works on homes from the beginning of contruction all the way through as she will add the last final touch. Kate Singer incorporates the natural connections provided from nature, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.

Kim Radovich

Kim Radovich of Kim E Courtney Interiors in
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Kim Radovich of Kim E Courtney Interiors in Huntington Bay says her best recommendation for home furnishing shopping on Long Island is Kravet, Country Carpet, Robert Allen, Stark and Duralee.

The first question Kim Radovich of Kim E
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The first question Kim Radovich of Kim E Courtney Interiors in Huntington Bay asks is, "Who are you?? Once I know my clients, I can create a home that will reflect who they are."

What design trend is Kim Radovich of Kim
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What design trend is Kim Radovich of Kim E Courtney Interiors in Huntington Bay so over? "Midcentury modern meets Restoration Hardware. Everything looks fabulously predictable," she says.

Katharine Posillico McGowan

Katharine Posillico McGowan of of Katharine Jessica Interior
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Katharine Posillico McGowan of of Katharine Jessica Interior Design in Huntington designed this custom grand staircase for a home in Sands Point.

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"I am so over 'Fifty Shades of Grey' or Fifty Shades of Anything, for that matter," says Huntington designer Katharine Posillico McGowan. "This meme has traveled across all industries and continents."

Huntington interior designer Katharine Posillico McGowan says she
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Huntington interior designer Katharine Posillico McGowan says she admires decorator Andrée Putman. "She was a woman before her time and was always a forward thinker," she says.

Keith Mazzei

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"My style is eclectic," says East Rockaway designer Keith Mazzei. "It really depends on the clients? likes and dislikes."

East Rockaway interior designer Keith Mazzei says his
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East Rockaway interior designer Keith Mazzei says his biggest design influence is architecture. "I really feel that the architecture of the space will influence my design scheme," he says.

East Rockaway interior designer Keith Mazzei says a
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East Rockaway interior designer Keith Mazzei says a book that would absolutely have to be in his library is ?In the Pink: Dorothy Draper, America?s Most Fabulous Decorator.?

Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler

Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler, a married couple
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Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler, a married couple and interior designers of Mabley Handler Interior Design in Water Mill, describe their style as "transitional, beach-chic."

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"Our best clients are people who have an appreciation for design and know what they like, and trust that we can unite our vision with theirs," says Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler, a married couple and interior designers of Mabley Handler Interior Design in Water Mill.

What is Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler's biggest
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What is Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler's biggest design influence? The Hamptons, they say.

Diane Guariglia

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"I enjoy listening to such a wide variety of music, but I will admit that 'Not a Bad Thing' by Justin Timberlake is my go-to song," says Diane Guariglia of Dyfari Interiors in Cold Spring Harbor of what she likes to hear while she is decorating. "It puts me in such a good mood. I can play it over and over again and never get sick of it."

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"Colorful transitional," is how Diane Guariglia of Dyfari Interiors in Cold Spring Harbor says she sums up her design style.

The first question Cold Spring Harbor interior designer
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The first question Cold Spring Harbor interior designer Diane Guariglia says she asks a client is, "What's your budget?"

Diane Guariglia, interior designer with Dyfari Interiors in
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Diane Guariglia, interior designer with Dyfari Interiors in Cold Spring Harbor, designed this home in Westhampton Beach.

Rachel Florez

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"How does the space need to function?" is the first question that Rachel Florez of Vintage Interior Design in Bellmore asks a client.

What is Bellmore designer Rachel Florez's favorite music
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What is Bellmore designer Rachel Florez's favorite music to decorate to? "For the more fluid creative design aspects, I put on Pandora and love to work to the Mumford & Sons station," she says. "The times I need to focus and work through technical creative aspects I?ll play anything from Jack Johnson to the soothing strings of Nigel Kennedy."

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"Contemporary is my core design style," says Rachel Florez of Vintage Interior Design in Bellmore.

Franco Biscardi

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"Ask and It Is Given" by Esther and Jerry Hicks is the book that Franco Biscardi, interior designer with Southampton's Brady Design, says that he needs on his shelf.

Holland & Sherry is Southampton designer Franco Biscardi's
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Holland & Sherry is Southampton designer Franco Biscardi's go-to fabric supplier, he says.

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"Classical with eclectic elements in serene palettes" is how Franco Biscardi, interior designer with Southampton's Brady Design, decribes his style.

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