Watch Momz-N-Da Hood dance captain Barbara Adler’s Roslyn Harbor home office get rescued on the April 25 episode of WNBC Channel's "OpenHouse NYC."
Merrick designer Rose Ott of Rose Ott Interior Design Corporation and her contractor husband Frank Ott of Frank J. & Sons, Inc in Oceanside, both shown on right, join host George Oliphant, on left, to reinvent the disorderly home office of the hip-hop dancing mother of three.
“My office needed rescuing because I am very, very busy mother of three boys, who juggles incredible schedules and Momz-N-Da Hood," Adler says. "So I work in this unusual dance group, and do the marketing and publicity for that as well. This office was just a disaster…It was disorganized, and it was mistreated as a storage room for other things... I have a lot to do, and I need a space that’s appropriate and respectful.”
“It was a home office that desperately needed space planning,” says Ott. “It had no color, it was a mess. They had no storage whatsoever.” Ott says she and her husband installed custom bamboo cabinetry and cleverly placed shelving to solve the storage issue, while using pattern, color and texture to bring the space to life. “It really came out beautiful,” says Ott.
“It’s an incredible 360 degrees. There’s nothing about the first office and this office that remotely reseumble one another… I was getting teary. It was so beautiful,” says Adler.
Adler dances with fellow Long Island moms Susan Estep of Brookville and Lori Lee of Port Washington – who are all in their “late 40s and 50s,” Adler says -- under the direction of Hempstead choreographer Lancelot Theobald Jr. The group has licensed Momz-N-Da Hood as America's first professionally choreographed hip-hop dance group of mothers.
The half-hour show starts at 8:30 a.m.
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