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May 2014
From “Dead Zone” to “Comfort Zone”
Best & Company's gut-renovation of a prewar apartment in the landmark Eldorado on Central Park West is featured in the May 23rd Wall Street Journal

Formerly "a dark boxy space facing a concrete wall," the original dining room, says the article, felt like a "dead zone" to the homeowners, who commissioned our team to transform the seldom-used space into a multifunctioning library, television room, and home office. "Interior designer Alexander Doherty and contractor Chip Brian added crown moldings and baseboards to the room, and lined two walls with built-in bookcases wired with library lamps," writes Amy Gamerman, in the WSJ. Learn more about our team’s involvement in this beautiful renovation in the WSJ’s Mansion section (Friday, May 23rd) and online at You can see the complete Eldorado project at 


At Best & Company, we're proud to work closely with some of the New York metropolitan area's most innovative architects, interior designers, and their clients to create, renovate, and maintain custom residential interiors. Headquartered in Manhattan, our white-glove general contracting and construction management teams place top priority on professional service, transparent communications, and seamless demolition-to-decoration execution—fabricating custom millwork, cabinetry, and details in our own Long Island City millwork shops; 


We look forward to working with you on your home renovations.

Where Does Art Fit Into Our Homes?
Come to the IIDA Residential Forum on May 14th to find out what the experts have to say

Please join Best & Company’s Director of Business Development and IIDA Board Member Dana Sandberg at the IIDA-NY Residential Forum


Understanding the Dance Between Art & Design



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

6 PM to 8 PM



Dennis Miller Associates showroom in the New York Design Center

200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1210

New York City


Please save the date and reserve your tickets now!

Here’s one thing we know for sure: New York has never been and will never be a “just hang a painting behind the sofa and be done with it” kind of town.


At Best & Company, we’re continually inspired to work in a city that serves as a veritable incubator for art, culture, and creativity. New York’s place at the center of the international art community is evident everywhere from our museums and galleries to our subway stations and our ever-evolving contemporary street scene. New Yorkers celebrate fine art in the buildings we construct, in the clothes we wear—even in the foods we eat.


But where does art fit into our homes? More specifically, how do designers integrate the art collections of some of the world’s most enthusiastic art collectors into their interior design strategies? That’s the intriguing question being explored on May 14th, when four of New York’s most talented, influential, and personable design professionals join forces at the NY Chapter of the IIDA’s Residential Forum

Art advisor Elizabeth Sadoff moderates what promises to be a lively exchange among the speakers:


Patrick J. Hamilton, of Patrick James Hamilton Designs

A Manhattan-based interior designer, tastemaker, and Rhode Island School of Design graduate, Patrick Hamilton is the wit and wisdom behind the widely followed design blog, AskPatrick—which last year was named a finalist for the coveted Best Writing Award of the Design Bloggers Conference Hall of Fame. A tireless advocate for creating interiors that speak to a client’s personal style, Patrick has stated that when designing a space from scratch, “…if I could, I’d start every room with art.” As a professional designer, he is familiar with the many challenges to doing so, and can always be counted on to articulate them clearly and with humor.


James Rixner, of James Rixner Designs

Interior Designer James Rixner came to New York with a Master’s Degree in Urban Design. James’s educated eye and appreciation for architecture continues to reveal itself in his refined, inventive interiors, which merge fine art, antiques, and contemporary collections with elegance and energy. His show-stopping work has appeared in five Kips Bay Decorator Show Houses and been celebrated in major shelter publications, including Traditional Home, Interior Design, and The New York Times Magazine.


Mara Miller, of Carrier & Company

As a principal of the New York City design firm Carrier & Company—and the wife of fellow principal Jesse Carrier—Mara Miller is part of a powerful and creative design duo with a combined total of 30 years experience working with New York’s premier design firms. Their discerning clients include Condé Nast’s Anna Wintour, Bob Pittman, Jane Rosenthal, and Jason Wu, to name but a few. Their work has been published in Elle Décor, The World of Interiors, Vogue, Traditional Home, Town and Country, W, and House Beautiful. In 2012, Carrier & Company was named to Architectural Digest’s New Top 100. Mara is known for creating interiors that connect people to place in a deeply personal way: Her clients’ collections, artwork, heirlooms, personality, and way of life become part of design plans grounded in layers of color, texture, and comfort.


The team from Best & Company wouldn’t miss this enjoyable and informative event. We look forward to seeing you at 200 Lex on May 14th for cocktails, conversation, and what promises to be an eye-opening evening.

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