ABOUT | Drape&Varnish principal Sarah Woodward Simon was intrigued by design and restoration from a young age, but she studied communications at Boston University and began her career as a journalist. After purchasing her first house, a major fixer, she turned hobby into career and entered the design field.
At the multi-faceted lifestyle company SCE, she assisted HGTV host and decorating book author Susie Coelho on various endeavors, including a makeover for ABC’s “The View” and style pieces for assorted publications. She later launched interior/exterior design firm WallFlower Labs in Los Angeles and over the next few years consulted on commercial and residential projects. Drawing inspiration from the dramatic landscape of California and travels to Europe and Mexico, Sarah's goal has always been to balance old and new, inside and out, West Coast and East, and myriad global influences from Scandinavia to East Asia.
Relocating to Westchester soon after her first child was born, Sarah put business on hold while she and her husband embarked on a DIY restoration of their 100 year-old home. She also earned an interior design certificate from the New York Institute of Art + Design and in 2018 returned to the professional world, launching D&V. Sarah's designs blend vintage, organic and modern elements to create environments that are functional, timeless, more collected than catalogue, and never feel over produced.
SERVICES | A guiding principal at Drape&Varnish Interiors is that good design inspires better living. It stands to reason that functional and attractive environments reduce stress and promote overall well-being.
To achieve those aims, Drape&Varnish offers a range of services, including 2D|3D digital drafting and floor planning, development of color schemes and mooboards, and consulting on new construction, additions, remodels, restoration and adaptive reuse.
Whether your plans involve a gut reno or simply a sprucing up, our goal is the same as your result: a space designed for better living.
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