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RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS INTERIOR DESIGN
At INVISION DESIGN PARTNERS, our approach to design has three advantages for you: Passion, Purpose and Knowledge.
Your first advantage working with us is our passion, a commitment that everything we do is all about you. We accomplish this by blending art and technology together in ways that result in one-of-a-kind signature residential and commercial environments that mirror your aspirations and accentuate your personality.
The second advantage to you is our purpose, which is personified in crafting design solutions that reflect your unique style and needs, unencumbered by trends or fads that come and go. We focus first and always on providing you with designs that seamlessly combine the highest level of quality, functionality and aesthetics.
Your third advantage is our knowledge that is powered by three decades of residential and commercial design experience as well as education and industry credentials that are among the highest in the profession.
Planning a kitchen or bathroom renovation soon? Wish to remodel your basement, update furniture or create a home-office? Our expertise and commitment to you include: Creating 2D and 3D CAD drawings to show interior design possibilities and to assist construction contractors | Selecting kitchen (and storage) cabinetry, counter-tops and accessories | Selecting colors, finishes and materials (CFM) for all interior needs | Selecting flooring, ceiling, wall covering, tiles, window treatments, upholstery fabrics, lighting, fixtures & appliances, furniture and art.
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INTERIOR DESIGN GALLERY
Blending functionality, aesthetics and emotional appeal to make your dream-home a reality + Increasing efficiency and productivity at your workplace to make your business more successful. SEE MORE on our website at http://www.invisiondesignpartners.com/interiorsgallery.html
the design of this space includes a family entertainment & social area, a bar & kitchenette as well as a full bathroom, music room, workout room, storage and a wine cellar. pittsford, new york
a 3d cad drawing showing space planning and layout options for furniture, appliances and other items designated for use in the basement. pittsford, new york
Family Room Interiors
new furniture selections as well as new furniture layout accommodate a dominant fireplace and a large patio door. a custom designed entertainment center balances the space, while maintaining some of its previous interior character as requested by the client. rush, new york
a complete design and remodeling project intended to update and accommodate the unique needs of a user with chronic back pain. special attention was given to correct ergonomics of appliance positioning as well as storage units and work surfaces. fairport, new york. a cad plan of the kitchen including specifications of cabinetry, appliances, lighting fixtures, tile arrangement and many other details.
a 3d cad drawing showing layout and furniture arrangement options for the family/teen social space, arts & crafts/workout room, full bath, a serving area and storage. pittsford, new york
our design of this space was featured as part of homearama, a bi-annual new housing development public display. the house was sold by its builder at the end of the show. watersong trail penfield, new york
this elegant corner serves as a secondary social area primarily for breakfast or for an afternoon tea. conesus lake, new york
balancing color, finish and material selections with existing objects add elegance and refresh aesthetics to this livingroom. brighton, new york
Living Room & Sun Room
3d cad drawings showing modern style interiors and layout options for furniture. rochester, new york
a remodeling incorporating updated style and including a custom-made mobile peninsula. a glass tile backsplash adds sparkle and interest to enhance the appearance and for easy cleaning. brighton, new york
Dining Space Interiors
in this 3d cad design we demonstrated the ability to reuse existing client furnishing, but applied a different layout, arrangement and decor to create a warm and comfortable dining experience. brighton, new york
design of a commercial building environment with a focus on functionality, efficiency of space, and on minimizing project cost by integrating existing furnishings when possible. office interiors included a reception area, conference rooms, executive offices, individual workstations, kitchenette, storage and filing spaces. for young & company, cpas, llp henrietta, new york. cad drawing showing a portion of the layout including wall dimensions, specifications of office system furniture, it, lighting and other installation requirements.
Three Season Sunroom
selections of furniture and accessories, along with colors, finishes and textures made this beautiful sun room a pleasant, relaxing space. brighton, new york
designed to accommodate the specific needs of executives. elegant mix of existing, refinished, custom designed and new furniture, resulted in a lower overall project cost without sacrificing functionality and aesthetics. for h&c tool supply corporation. rochester, new york
FURNITURE DESIGN GALLERY
Modern living presents new challenges for furniture and space design, but market offerings do not address YOUR unique needs. So why settle for less? Choose custom designed furnishing to ensure your benefits outlast your investment! SEE MORE on our website at www.invisiondesignpartners.com/furnituregallery.html
Tv Stand & Shelving Unit
a corner solution for tv viewing that houses all entertainment hardware and provides a concealed cable management system. the stand is perfectly aligned with a shelving unit facing an adjacent space (natural cherry veneer). rush, new york
a mission style, multi-tasking desk design for two (oak wood with a clear top lacquer). an initial 3d cad drawing presenting alternative configuration. north chili, new york
Storage & Display System
built-in system for storing and displaying memorabilia and travel related collections (painted). brighton, new york
modular shelving system and entertainment center (cherry veneer and black wood stain). brighton, new york
modular shelving and entertainment center with built-in cable management system (cherry veneer with natural lacquer). brighton, new york
Home-office Work Station
contemporary home-office design combining existing furniture along with custom-built shelving (prototype / mixed media). rochester home builders' association (rhba) home show. rochester, new york
a 10 feet long return table with built-in cable management system to marry an existing desk and credenza (walnut veneer with clear lacquer). for h&c tool supply corporation. rochester, new york
simple, elegant and useful table for living room needs (curly maple with black wood stain). brighton, new york
INSIGHTS, FAQ & TIPS
Planning a kitchen renovation soon? Wish to remodel your basement, update furniture or create a home-office? On this page you'll find a review of selected design insights and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) along with tips you can use and inspirations you will appreciate. READ MORE on our website http://www.invisiondesignpartners.com/insightsfaqtips.html
Accommodating a business at home - why good design matters
By Dan Harel & Naomi Harel, Principals, firstname.lastname@example.org First published in INVISIONS, Vol. 24, July 2013. One of the leading trends influencing the housing industry with regard to planning new homes or the remodel of existing ones is a dedicated space for a home-office. Such space is used for activities as small as paying household bills or as large as running a home-based business. Research suggests that working from home is a growing trend that is currently being practiced by millions of Americans. (Specific data validating this claim and offering information regarding the size and characteristics of US citizens that use their residence in part or as their only work place may be found through the US Census Bureau and other independent organizations such as Forrester Research).
Feng shui - the art of placement
By Dan Harel & Naomi Harel, Principals, email@example.com First published in INVISIONS, Vol. 23, June 2013. We are sometimes asked to explain the thought and practice behind feng shui and how this ancient Chinese art of placement is integrated with contemporary thinking of space layout. Traditionally, feng shui was based on the laws of Heaven (Chinese astronomy) and Earth with a purpose to improve life by generating positive and balanced qi (chi), a life energy that exists in all living things. In the past the method was widely used to orient spiritually significant buildings and dwellings in a favorable manner (i.e. in reference to a body of water, the stars or other important natural elements) in order to increase the positive energy and thus influence life and living.
One-of-a-kind (custom) furniture
By Dan Harel & Naomi Harel, Principals, firstname.lastname@example.org First published in INVISIONS, Vol. 4, November 2011. The term Custom Furniture refers to the creation of "one-of-a-kind" designs. The design of these pieces differs from the design of mass-produced furniture in several ways. Most significantly, because its focus is on providing specific solutions for the needs of the customer, its strong personal and emotional appeal and the cost for producing the pieces. In this article we will discuss the pros and cons of selecting "custom" and illustrate examples from our own design experience.
Interior Design FAQ
By Dan Harel & Naomi Harel, Principals.
What is the difference between an interior designer and an interior decorator?
A professional interior designer is qualified by their academic education, certification, experience and own artistic abilities to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces. In general, the goals of such activity include improving quality of life, increasing productivity in the work place, and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public. Qualifications to address these goals or tasks are granted only from an accredited fouryear school of higher learning and include a wide range of technical skills aimed at providing a full range of Interior Design services. Formal education include manual and CAD drafting, space planning, formulation of appropriate, functional, and aesthetic design concepts, knowledge of furniture history, furniture design, lighting calculations, ergonomics and business practices to name a few.
What are the NCIDQ and the NCIDQ Certificate?
The core purpose of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) is to protect the health, life safety and welfare of the public by setting standards of competence in the practice of Interior Design. The NCIDQ administers a professional competency exam for Interior Designers. All U.S. states and Canadian provinces that regulate the profession recognize this exam. Exam candidates who meet NCIDQ's eligibility requirements and pass all exam sections are awarded the NCIDQ Certificate. This certification is accepted by states and provinces requiring licensing as proof of competency in the field of Interior Design. The NCIDQ eligibility requirements include a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design from an accredited school of higher education, and years of professional experience.
Color, Finish & Material FAQ
By Dan Harel & Naomi Harel, Principals.
What are the effects of light on colors, finishes and materials?
Light affects how color appears to us depending on exposure to various intensities, types, the surfaces it hits and reflects from, the direction it is originated from and in the case of natural light, time of the day. High light intensity will make color appear lighter or "washed out" while low intensity will make it appear darker. Understanding how natural and artificial lights effect our perception of a space is essential for successful selections of CFM.
How should natural light be considered in interior space design?
Many interior spaces enjoy natural light as the main source for lighting during the day. The direction from which the light enters a space, however, effects how color appears at different hours. For example, light flooding a space from the east in the morning hours adds a warm tone to surfaces and colors. Light flooding a space from the west in the afternoon hours adds more intense (contrast) tons. Light flooding a space from the north appears "colder" (bluish) and will tend to tone down colors in a space.
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Deb R. Rochester, New York, April 2014
"Hi Naomi, Every time I walk into my bedroom I say: Ah… it’s so pretty…” “Just wanted to let you know that (the upholster) dropped of the furniture this afternoon. She did a great job and it looks very nice in the room! Thanks again for your help (selecting fabric and rug) with this - I never would have been able to do this on my own"
Juanita J. Greece, New York, September 2013
"Dear Mrs. Harel From the first time I was fortunate enough to meet with you on July 8th, to the final delivery and expert setup of my custom-made home office furniture on August 12th, I could not have been more pleased with the interactions and guidance I received from you. During our initial consultation session, you paid close attention to all of my concerns and wove them into a professional interior design plan. Although I have no background in this area, I was never made to feel that way. It is very gratifying to be able to communicate with someone so skilled in interpersonal relationships." "I can’t tell you how very happy I am with theses results." "With your knowledge, agility, zeal and tape measure, we were able to convert a dream into reality. I love my new home office." "Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for so ably applying your professional expertise in turning my home into a very pleasant and attractive environment."
Ann F. & Delin S. Pittsford, New York, June 2012
"Dear Dan and Naomi, Thank you both for the house makeover, it looked beautiful! As a designer myself, I appreciate more what Naomi did for us. She quickly diagnosed the issues regarding color, furniture layout and what’s needed for more visual excitement in each room. She communicated clearly and executed her vision (for interior staging) with great efficiency and enthusiasm. She worked around our budget and was sensitive to our very tight timeline. Additionally, Naomi gave us useful, practical advices on landscaping, cleaning and on the proper way to hang the artwork (we thought we knew…). We are so pleased with the result, thanks so much for your help!"
Elisa M. North Chili, New York, September 2011
“I have to admit the idea of an Interior Designer coming to my home sounded like an added expense, but one I did agree is a good investment. What I did not expect was that it ended up being a fantastic investment since the ideas and solutions saved us money and actually more than covered the design consultation costs. Our home-office was not an inviting or fully functional space for more than one person before it was redesigned. Dan and Naomi designed the space including its multi-function desk with care and sensitivity to our needs, and with special attention to the style we preferred. Their efforts resulted in a room we love to spend time in, an interior space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing for us. The experience working with INVISION DESIGN PARTNERS was amazing and I find we have a new addition to our home that we are able to enjoy and use more often than before. True quality act!”
Sue F. Conesus Lake, New York, June 2011
"Dear Naomi and Dan: Wow. It is difficult to articulate how appreciative we are for your support, genius and energy. Plus, an added bonus is the smile on my face every time I think about what a team we were and how much fun we had in so little time. You were both so easy to work with, but firm when it came to your professional skills and experience. You were right about every suggestion even before it was evident to me and when I was unsure about things. We accomplished so much in so little time and sold our house sooooooooooooo quickly. Tomorrow we are leaving for our next phase of life and you played a hand in that happening and for that we are thankful. You are first on my list to call when we purchase or sell again!!!!!" - Sue
Invision Design Partners, Llc is a Rochester New York based Interior Design firm operating since 2008.
Our services include residential & business interiors as well as custom furniture design and color consulting. We bring passion, innovation and more than 60 years of exceptional experience in design to all our projects with a clear purpose for solutions that reflect customers’ unique style and needs.
To create interior spaces that are meaningful to YOU, considerate of your taste and respectful to your environment.
Our values & code of ethics
We adhere to a strict code of ethics and to the highest standards in all engagements with our clients, including:
Sensitivity to the needs and wishes of our clients
Passion for all that we do and represent
Integrity in all our business conduct
Credibility in consistently delivering on our commitments
Respect in our relationship with our clients
Everything we do is all about you. Bringing your needs and wants to life with design solutions that are uniquely you is our passion. Accomplishing it in ways that provides you the highest level of overall quality, functionality and aesthetics is our purpose.
We have forged trusted alliances with the most reputable contractors, suppliers and manufacturers who team with us in executing your design to exact specifications, on schedule and on budget.
We hold the highest level of education in the design industry and are NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certified, with six decades of combined residential and commercial design experience. You can relax knowing your project is managed by the most qualified and credentialed experts in the profession.
Our high-level expertise in 2D and 3D computer aided design (CAD) will help you visualize your project in precise and realistic detail. Our process also generates exacting plans that promotes project economy and facilitates successful completion to your unique specifications.
Dan is a professional industrial and furniture designer and a master in creating superior user experiences. His 30-year hands-on career has focused on consumer and commercial design innovation, and on research related to home and workplace of the future. Dan worked with, and was influenced by world-renowned designer, strategist and philosopher William E. Stumpf (1936-2006) of Herman Miller Corporation. At Eastman Kodak Company, Dan focused on inspiring a vision for future user experiences through design innovation, understanding consumer needs and trends and defining new business opportunities for the company. He is the inventor or co-inventor of over 20 US and international patents and has taught and mentored design students throughout his career. Dan is an adjunct professor of design at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), College of Imaging Arts & Sciences. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Design.
Naomi Harel, ASID
Interior designer, a professional member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Naomi brings 30+ years of experience in both residential and contract (commercial) projects. She is dedicated and passionate about creating functionally efficient spaces and nurturing the aesthetics of the environment. Her expertise includes space planning, furniture specification and layout, systems furniture configuration, lighting plans, color, finish & materials selection and coordination, accessory and art choices, CAD drawings, project management / interface with trade professionals, and installation management for major systems furniture dealers. Projects involve office environments, private residences, banks, industrial spaces, hospitals, pharmacies and laboratories. Naomi holds Bachelors of Liberal Arts degree in Design & Housing.
INVISION DESIGN PARTNERS, LLC is a Rochester New York based Interior Design firm operating since 2008. Our services include residential & business interiors as well as custom furniture design and color consulting. We bring passion, innovation and more than 3 decades of exceptional experience in design to all our projects with a clear purpose for solutions that reflect customers’ unique style and needs.