Peter Charles Designs Ltd. of Oyster Bay
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018
Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World
Oyster Bay, New York, January 23, 2018 – Peter Charles Designs Ltd of Oyster Bay has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 32-year old interior design firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2018” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
Peter Charles Designs Ltd. brings over 32 years of experience in both residential and corporate interiors. Whether contemporary, period, or eclectic, the client’s needs create the impetus for the overall design. Formulating a budget is equally important as respecting that budget and producing end results that are aesthetically beautiful and functional for those who inhabit its space.
"The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise."
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Innovations by Peter Charles: Thinking OUTSIDE the Box
Peter Charles Lopipero of Peter Charles Associates, Ltd. grew up surrounded by design professionals. “I grew up with parents in the antique and furniture manufacturing business,” explains Lopipero. “Their main client base was designers and architects from around the world.” Design fever struck, and Lopipero went on to study at the New York School of interior Design.
Almost 30 years later, his interior design business has flourished. Today Lopipero handles all phases of design for commercial and residential clients across Long Island and beyond. “We do everything from period rooms to high tech and retro,” he says. Among his commercial work, The Donaldson Corporation in Hauppauge recently called on Peter Charles Associates for the interior design of their corporate headquarters. And Lopipero has worked on a multitude of private residences not only on Long Island but also in Manhattan, Westchester, Palm Beach and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
What continues to draw clients is the fact that “we are always thinking outside the box,” he explains “our philosophy is that the needs of whatever project we are working on dictates the impetus of the design.” To determine a client’s needs, he stresses, the key is to really listen. Ongoing client/designer interaction is encouraged within every project. And the results speak for themselves.
To begin the design process, clients are welcome to visit his elegant shop in Oyster Bay, where a vast assortment of furnishings, consignments, accessories and antiques, along with numerous wall coverings, fabrics and carpet samples are charmingly displayed.
Two Become One with Uniformity
I was hoping you could offer some decorating suggestions for a room that I recently renovated. The room is attached to my den/TV room and you step down into a long, narrow space. Since I already have a formal living room, I am drawing a blank as to how this room should be furnished. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
When faced with a room divider, such as steps, you need to think big. Peter Charles Lopipero, of Peter Charles Associates Ltd. in Oyster Bay, suggests establishing a wall unit that extends into both rooms, creating a library/entertainment center along the longest wall. (This could either be a built-in or ready made attached units.) Continuity also can be maintained, Lopipero says, by using the same colors on the ceiling, walls and floors of both spaces. Repeating one or more fabrics in these areas also will unify the rooms. In the long, narrow space, you have plenty of room for a sectional sofa, a coffee table and a couple of chairs. The other room could contain a game table, a love-seat and a wing or slipper chair. When shopping for furnishings, keep in mind that you’re decorating one large room not two smaller ones.
An Eye For Design And Success
THESE days, Peter Charles Lopipero is a juggler of sorts. As president of Peter Charles Associates Ltd., an Oyster Bay-based interior design firm, he and his three-person staff are generally managing 15 to 20 different projects at one time.
“Business is brisk,” said Lopipero, whose firm’s revenues this year are 25 percent to 30 percent ahead of last year. “It’s been a trickle-down economy, and people have more money today”
Whether the recent stock-market plummet will play havoc with Lopipero’s balancing skills, let alone blemish his balance sheet, remains to be seen. But one thing is clear. The robust economy has been a boon to Long Island’s residential interior-design business.