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New York School of Interior Design 2018 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, April 12, 2018

New York School of Interior Design is thrilled to announce acclaimed designer Juan Montoya and award-winning architect Gil Schafer will receive honorary doctorate degrees at NYSID’s Commencement exercises on May 24. As part of the ceremony, Montoya will give the keynote address to the audience of approximately 120 graduating students, families, and friends. The ceremony will take place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at 11 AM. Read more.

Home: The Foundations of Enduring Spaces
Monday, March 12, 2018

The New York School of Interior Design is pleased to announce its new book, New York School of Interior Design: Home, published by Clarkson Potter. Order your copy today! Available wherever books are sold. Read more.

Alumni Mentorship Program: Spotlight on Ashley Dai & Erin Wells
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Launched in the fall of 2013, NYSID’s Alumni Mentorship Program pairs students with established alumni for a year-long professional growth opportunity. This year, fourteen pairs participated. Erin Wells (BFA 2004), who works as a Principal in the Interior Design firm Ageloff Associates, mentored Ashley Dai, a current MFA-1 student. Both share insights about their experience here.


Suzanne Rheinstein, Jorge Sanchez, and Edwina von Gal to be honored by New York School of Interior Design
Monday, February 12, 2018

The New York School of Interior Design is pleased to announce it will honor Suzanne Rheinstein, owner of HOLLYHOCK, landscape architect Jorge Sanchez, and principal landscape designer of Edwina von Gal + Co., Edwina von Gal at its Annual Gala. The ceremonial event will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at a private club in New York City. Interior designer, Alexa Hampton; editorial director of Hearst Design Group, Newell Turner; owner of Decorative Antiques Ltd., Betsey Ruprecht; and philanthropist, Maria Spears will serve as the Gala co-chairs. For more information about the this year's honorees, click here.

Students Conduct Research for NYC Health & Hospitals
Friday, January 12, 2018

NYSID faculty member Dr. Nicolas Watkins, Performance Analytics Manager for Gensler, and Breeze Glazer, Director of NYSID’s Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design, guided a team of NYSID MPS-H students as they conducted research, on behalf of the NYC Health & Hospitals System, at Ida G. Israel Community Health Center in Brooklyn and Judson Health Clinic in Manhattan. Read more.

NYSID Alumnae Named IFDA Rising Stars
Friday, January 12, 2018

Samantha Goldman and Samantha Polkow, often referred to as Sam + Sam, share more than a first name. They share a business philosophy and friendship that make them a match made in heaven. Sam + Sam met during their last semester at NYSID in a class taught by Dr. Ellen Fisher, and a friendship instantly blossomed. Sam + Sam teamed up on class projects, discovering that their individual talents were perfectly suited to teamwork.  The rest is history.

Founders of Handin Browne, a full-service interior design firm based in New York City and established in December 2017, Sam + Sam were together named a Rising Star of Interior Design by International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA). Read more.

Include NYSID in Your End of Year Giving
Thursday, December 14, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we would like to thank you for considering the New York School of Interior Design for a year-end charitable gift. Every dollar you give helps us continue our mission: to prepare the next generation of interior designers. Thank you for your continued support.

Holiday House Student Competiton 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017

Continuing a successful partnership, this year NYSID students competed to design a space at Holiday House NYC, an annual showhouse dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the prevention and cure of breast cancer. Read more.

The Robert Herring Travel Prize Continues to Transforms Interior Designers and Their Designs
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Ashley Crooke, the 2017 winner, traveled to Chile, a country she had been captivated by since grade school. "I immediately felt a rush of adrenaline when I realized I was being awarded the prize," said Ashley. "The entire experience was magical and it will be a place that I will always remember for its thrilling and beautiful hidden treasures." Read more.


#GivingTuesday is Here!
Thursday, November 16, 2017

On the heels of #CyberMonday, the New York School of Interior Design is turning an ordinary Tuesday into an extraordinary #GivingTuesday – November 28 – and we invite you to join the movement!

Travel is a transformative experience in a student’s development. Spread the word to alumni and friends about #GivingTuesday and let them know that the funds raised will go directly to the Robert Herring Travel Prize, which provides two exceptional students with the opportunity to experience the world. Read more.

Trauma-informed Design Creates a Safe Space for Children
Friday, October 13, 2017

The Senior Director of the Queens Child Advocacy Center (CAC) reached out to the College with a unique challenge: though designed to be child-friendly, the bright, toy-filled space might be too stimulated for her clients. Under the leadership of Terry Kleinberg (MFA-1), students came up with a strategy to ensure that child victims would feel safe, secure, and calm. Read more.

NYSID Students Travel to Ireland for Summer Study Abroad Trip
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Ireland study abroad tripFrom May 12-26, a group of NYSID students went on a study abroad trip to Ireland for the “Aoibhneas na hÉireann” (Treasures of Ireland): Irish Art, Design, and Culture in Dublin, Kilkenny, and Cork course taught by Dr. Jennifer Goff; NYSID instructor, Fubright Scholar, and curator of the Eileen Gray collection at the National Museum of Ireland. Read more

NYSID Takes Nantucket
Monday, August 07, 2017

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) students participated in Nantucket by Design – a week-long fundraising event celebrating Nantucket’s past and future created by the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA). Read more.


DIFFA’s Dining By Design is Student Team Work and Design Excellence at its Best
Monday, May 01, 2017

Last month, a team of NYSID students designed an installation for the 2017 Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids (DIFFA) Dining by Design event which took place March 17-21 at Pier 92 in New York City.  This year, BFA students Garrett Carter, May Ghadanfar, Bonnie Hoeker, and Kwanghae Lee created a dining display inspired by a pulsating heartbeat. Read more.


Behind the Scenes with NYSID's Archives Intern
Thursday, March 30, 2017

During the Fall 2016 semester, the NYSID Archives & Special Collections welcomed Victoria Pace as an intern to work specifically on a collection guide for the Yale R. Burge Antiques and Interiors Collection and she recently sat down for a Q&A on her experience as the NYSID Archives intern.  Read more.

Lighting in Every Dimension: NYSID's New Lighting Lab
Thursday, March 09, 2017

Last summer, the redesign of the lighting lab on the 4th floor of NYSID’s 70th street location began. The original facility was demolished, fitted with the very best in lighting design technology, and now, it is ready for its big reveal. See photos and read more here!

NYSID Students Travel to India for Study Abroad Trip
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

India 2017From December 28, 2016-January 10, 2017, a group of NYSID students went on a study abroad trip to India for the “Exploring India’s Golden Triangle: From the Mughals to the Modernists” course taught by NYSID instructor and Fulbright Scholar Suzanne Frasier.  See photos here! And read more.

NYSID Reception in Palm Beach
Thursday, February 02, 2017

NYSID Event in Palm BeachOn January 30, Liza Pulitzer Calhoun and Bob Calhoun hosted a reception to honor NYSID at their home in Palm Beach, Florida. See photos here. Read more.

NYSID Students Receive NEWH Scholarships
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

NEWH AwardsNYSID students Aparna Avasarala and Tova Tropp have been selected to receive scholarships from the NEWH Hospitality Industry Network, the principal networking, education, and scholarship resource for the hospitality industry and related fields. Read more.

Nora's Notables: Holiday Edition - Tom Lee Window Displays
Monday, December 19, 2016

Tom lee 2After reading a recent New York Times article about New York City’s holiday window displays, NYSID archivist Nora Reilly was reminded of the window displays of designer Tom Lee, whose archives are housed in the NYSID Archives & Special Collections.  Here is some information about him and his work. Read more.

Catch Up With NYSID on YouTube
Friday, December 16, 2016

Deborah Berke on YouTubeDid you miss one of this season’s public programs at NYSID? Not to worry! Visit our YouTube channel to catch up. Read more.

NYSID Spring Exhibition: Redefining Traditional Styles for Today's Modern World
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

NYSID 2017 Spring ExhibitionStudents in the Furniture Design, Kitchen & Bath Design, and Residential Design I, II, and III classes are participating in design challenges from five companies for the opportunity to be part of NYSID’s spring exhibition, Redefining Traditional Style for Today’s Modern World, co-sponsored by Traditional Home magazine. Read more.

Support the Designers of the Future!
Monday, December 05, 2016

NYSID Annual GivingAs the year ends, we hope you will consider giving to our annual fund, especially to the NYSID Centennial Scholarship Fund, to help aspiring designers reach for their dream careers and help NYSID continue to lead in our second century. Read more and donate here! 

Recolored Inez Croom Wallpapers
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Inez Croom wallpapers on display at NYSIDLast spring, as part of NYSID’s centennial celebration, a group of students participated in a project to recolor six wallpapers designed by noted wallpaper designer and longtime NYSID faculty member and alumna Inez Croom. Read more.

NYSID Alumni Design NYSID's Rooftop Garden
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

NYSID Students re-design rooftop gardenA group of alumni are working on a project to redesign NYSID’s rooftop garden at the 70th street building. Read more.

NYSID Students Participate in Ronald McDonald Picnic Project
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Ronald McDonald Picnic ProjectA group of NYSID students recently got the opportunity to design a one-of-a-kind picnic basket display for the Ronald McDonald Picnic Project, a designer-curated event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. Read more.

Students Travel to Chicago for Architectural Photography Course
Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Chicago TripA group of NYSID students traveled to Chicago this September for Mark La Rosa’s Architectural Photography Urban Landscape course. See photos from the trip here! Read more.

Wrap-Up of "Interior Design: The Essential Profession" Symposium
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

SymposiumIn celebration of NYSID’s 100th anniversary, on Friday, October 7, the College hosted “Interior Design: The Essential Profession;” a one-day symposium that explored the work of interior designers today and in the future and made the case that interior design is essential to human health, wellness, and happiness.  Read more.

Nora's Notables - Part V
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Isabel Taylor-HeltonIn the latest update from the NYSID archives, NYSID archivist Nora Reilly highlights notable alumna Isabel Taylor-Helton. Read more.



Deborah Berke Presents the Michael I. and Patricia M. Sovern Lecture on Design
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Michael and Patricia Sovern, Deborah Berke, David SproulsOn October 19, the Michael I. and Patricia M. Sovern Lecture on Design was presented by renowned architectDeborah Berke. See photos from the event here. Read more.


High Point Market After Party
Monday, October 17, 2016

Alexa Hampton and David SproulsThis year NYSID co-hosted a High Point Market  after party at the Proximity Hotel along with designer Alexa Hampton and ATG Stores. Read more.

Designing Tomorrow's Open Exhibition Opens
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Designing Tomorrow's Home ReceptionOn September 29, the NYSID community gathered to celebrate the opening of NYSID’s fall exhibition, Designing Tomorrow’s Home.  See photos here and read more.

NYSID Students Continue Efforts to Improve Police Precinct in Brownsville
Monday, September 26, 2016

People's Precinct 2016-2017Over the past year, NYSID students have had a special opportunity to start work on redesigning parts of the 73rd Police Precinct in Brownsville, Brooklyn, through the People’s Precinct program. Read more.

The Educated Eye Luncheon
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

David Sprouls, Sophie Donelson, Bunny Williams, Newell Turner, Christopher SpitzmillerNew York School of Interior Design continued its Centennial with The Educated Eye,  a luncheon at a private club in New York City Celebration on September 20, 2016.  See photos. More than 120 designers, leaders throughout the industry and design aficionados attended the event. Read more.

NYSID Students Participate in Nantucket by Design
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A group of NYSID students designed two rooms in the Jethro Coffin House, the oldest house on Nantucket, for Nantucket by Design, a festival of design organized by the Nantucket Historical Association that took place August 2-7, 2016. See photos here. Read More.


NYSID Pre-College 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016

NYSID Pre-College ProgramNYSID had another successful Pre-College program last month! See photos here. The two-week program took place July 11-21 and provided an introduction to the creative and rewarding world of interior design.  Read more here.


NYSID Study Abroad Q&A: Spain
Monday, July 18, 2016

Spain Study Abroad TripThis summer, a group of NYSID students traveled to Spain on the “Spain: Past, Present, and Prominence” study abroad trip. See photos here.  Recently, we caught up with MFA-1 student Britni Williams who shared her impressions of the trip. Read more.

NYSID Granted Middle States Accreditation
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

We are thrilled to announce that NYSID has been granted accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Read more.

Nora's Notables - Part III
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Vintage wallpaper samplesNYSID Archivist Nora Reilly shares three of her latest finds from the NYSID Archives: vintage wallpaper samples, personal correspondence of NYSID founder Sherrill Whiton, and student work from the 1960s. Read more.

NYSID Study Abroad Q&A: Italy
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Carrie Anne Li at the Galleria dell'AccademiaThis summer, a group of NYSID students traveled to Italy on the “Immersion in Renaissance Florence: Bridging Art & Life” study abroad trip. See photos here.  Recently, we caught up with recent MFA-1 graduate Carrie Anne Li who shared her impressions of the trip. Read more.

Student Lounge Design Competition Winners Selected
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Graduate center winning designIn celebration of our 100th anniversary, NYSID invited its students to help redesign the student lounges at the 70th Street location and the Graduate Center on Park Avenue South. The challenge encouraged students to create unique spaces that would embody and enhance the NYSID college experience for themselves and for future NYSID students. Read more.

NYSID Students Design Rooms in Oldest House on Nantucket
Friday, June 10, 2016

Faith Hoops and Emily KentA group of NYSID students have been invited by the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) to design two rooms in the Jethro Coffin House, the oldest house on Nantucket. Recently, BFA students Faith Hoops, and Emily Kent, and MFA-1 students Tom Elka, and Larissa Moutrier traveled with NYSID's dean, Ellen Fisher, to Nantucket to survey the building and investigate on-island resources for their project. Read more.

NYSID Alumni Receive Awards
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Le CampusTwo NYSID alumni received awards this past month for their recent outstanding work in the design field. Read more on alumna and NYSID trustee Susan Nagle and alumna Therese Virserius.



Nora's Notables - Part II
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sherrill Whiton lecture notes

NYSID Archivist Nora Reilly shares three of her latest finds from the NYSID Archives: a collection of alumni business cards from the 1940s and 50s, student work from the 90s, and a selection of old faculty lecture notes. Read more.

Spring Thesis Exhibition Openings
Thursday, May 19, 2016

BFA Opening ReceptionOn May 16 and 17, receptions were held to celebrate the opening of the BFA Thesis Projects and the MFA Thesis and MPS Studio Projects exhibitions. The events kicked off an exciting week of commencement activities where graduates unveiled their final projects to family members, friends, and the NYSID community. Read more.

100 Years of NYSID Graduations
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Graduation 2016On May 18, 2016, after years of designing spaces large and small, NYSID’s Class of 2016 took a triumphant walk across the stage to receive their diplomas at the college’s 2016 commencement exercises. In honor of this year’s commencement, here is a behind-the-scenes look back at some graduation photos and highlights of the last 100 years of NYSID commencement ceremonies and celebrations. Read more.

NYSID Commencement 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Alexa HamptonNYSID’s 2016 commencement ceremony took place Wednesday, May 18 at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts. The Class of 2016, along with their friends and families, were treated to a candid address by designer Alexa Hampton before crossing the stage to receive their diplomas. Read Alexa's entire speech, view commencement photos, and read more here.

NYSID Students Receive 2016 Awards & Scholarships
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Can Weng - Tourneau Winning DesignThe 2016 award and scholarship season is upon us and NYSID students are once again being honored for their outstanding work. Read more.



Alexa Hampton to Speak at NYSID’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony
Monday, April 25, 2016

Interior designer and NYSID trustee Alexa Hampton will be the commencement speaker at NYSID's 2016 Commencement Exercises. She will receive an honorary doctorate degree alongside Wendy Goodman; design editor at New York Magazine, and Daisy Soros, NYSID alumna and philanthropist. Read More.

Support the IDLNY in Advancing NY State Interior Design Legislation
Friday, April 22, 2016

 The Interior Designers for Legislation in New York (IDLNY) is working hard to pass legislation to improve the interior design profession in New York State. If you are a New York State resident, they need your help in support of this legislation. Read more.

NYSID's Contribution to the War Effort During WWII
Friday, April 22, 2016

Technical Training for Defense Industries

During World War II, it seems NYSID’s founder Sherrill Whiton knew that not only would the war would demand a change in the design industry, but NYSID would have to do its part to aid the war effort. NYSID Archivist Nora Reilly gives us a glimpse into life at NYSID during WWII. Read more here!


Nora's Notables
Friday, April 15, 2016

Sherrill Whiton sketch In celebration of NYSID’s 100th anniversary, NYSID archivist Nora Reilly pulled some of her favorite items from the college’s archives to feature as this week’s “Nora’s Notables.” Read more about the items and the stories behind them!




A Brief Introduction to the NYSID Archives with Archivist Nora Reilly
Friday, April 01, 2016

Archivist Nora ReillyIn 2013, NYSID established its archives in anticipation of its 100th anniversary in 2016. Since then, the majority of NYSID’s institutional collections as well as a number of acquired archives from interior designers and firms have been organized and rehoused according to archival standards. In 2014, Nora Reilly was hired as NYSID’s first official staff archivist. Read more!


NYSID Students Design Installation for DIFFA's Dining by Design
Friday, March 18, 2016

Dining by Design 2016
A team of NYSID students created a stunning installation for this year’s Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids (DIFFA) Dining by Design. The event runs from March 17-21 at Pier 92 and will bring together international and local designers to create dining installations to raise funds for DIFFA’s efforts fighting HIV/AIDS. Read more!

NYSID Annual Dinner 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016

David Sprouls, Martha Stewart, and Patricia SovernOn Thursday, March 10, NYSID held its Annual Dinner honoring designer Ellie Cullman,  president and C.E.O. of the New York Design Center Jim Druckman, president of Jamestown, LP, Michael Phillips, and renowned landscape architect Deborah Nevins. Read more!

NYSID Students Attend ASID Summit in Savannah
Friday, March 04, 2016

Faith Hoops, Valerie Genovese,  Clarice Lysenko, and Daniella Brecher Feldman

A group of NYSID students got the opportunity to attend Launch: The ASID National Student Summit hosted by Savannah College of Art and Design from February 26-28. See photos here and read more!

Interior Design Today: Alumni Exhibition Opening
Thursday, March 03, 2016

On March 3, a reception for Interior Design Today: Alumni Exhibition was held to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of work from select alumni in honor of NYSID’s 100th anniversary. It was a festive evening, with many graduates, design professionals, and friends gathering to view the work of more than 30 alumni showing a wide range of projects for living, working, playing, and healing.  See photos from the opening!  And read more here.

NYSID Event in Palm Beach
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Michael Sovern, Patricia Sovern, Dennis MillerOn February 9, NYSID trustees, alumni, and friends gathered at Leta Austin Foster Associates in Palm Beach, Florida to celebrate NYSID's 100th anniversary. Guests included NYSID chairman Patricia Sovern, Michael Sovern, and trustee Dennis Miller, who helped organize the event (shown above). Other guests included Susan Bleda, Kim Coleman, Merrill and Bobby Debbs, India Foster, Susie Gilbertson, Carol and Tom Kirchoff, Miguel Rosales, Thomas Samet, Jorge Sanchez, Geri Skirkanich, Missy Taylor, Barbara Toll, Kenneth Walker, and Lynn Wankel.

NYSID Students Participate in NY Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Thursday, December 03, 2015

"Interconnectivity" student installation

“Interconnectivity,” a special design installation created by five NYSID students for this year’s NY Art, Antique & Jewelry Show was unveiled at the show’s grand opening on November 20.  The project was Led by NYSID alumnus and instructor Stefan Steil of Steilish Interior Design & Architecture, and designed by students Daniella Brecher (MFA ’17), Garrett Carter (BFA ’16), Valerie Genovese (BFA ’16), and Rikki Tenenbaum (BFA ’16). See photos and read more about the installation.


2015 Holiday House Student Competition
Friday, November 20, 2015

Holiday House Student Competition participantsFor the first time ever, NYSID students competed for the opportunity to design a room at Holiday House

The student winner was Cheryl Sadlowski, BFA ’16, selected by a panel of judges including designers Drew McGukin, Alexa Hampton and Thom Filicia. Cheryl was announced the winner at a celebration at Holiday House on November 16. See photos and read more about the project here!

A Look at October Events and What's Ahead at NYSID
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Robert A.M. Stern & Four Seasons Book SigningOctober was packed wtih an exciting lineup of events! The Michael I. and Patricita M. Sovern Lecture on Design was presented by renowned architect Robert A.M. SternSee photos hereThen, a fabulous celebration was held at The Four Seasons for the release of Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York. See photos from the night here. 

And, there are still more NYSID events ahead! Read more about these events and upcoming events.

NYSID Students Help Design Police Precinct in Brownsville
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

People's Precinct ProgramNYSID students are getting the exciting opportunity to design a section of the 73rd Police Precinct in Brownsville, Brooklyn as part of the “People’s Precinct Program,” which is being launched by the NYC Department of Design and Construction and the Town + Gown initiative in an effort to link schools and government through design. Ellen Fisher, NYSID’s vice president for academic affairs and dean, discussed the project on The Policy of Design and Equity panel discussion on Wednesday, October 28 at The Center for Architecture. Read more about the project here!

NYSID Students Travel to New Orleans for Architectural Photography Course
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

New Orleans Study TripA group of NYSID students traveled to New Orleans this October for Mark La Rosa’s Architectural Photography Urban Landscape course.  Over the course of four days, students visited iconic neighborhoods and architectural sites including the French Quarter and Garden District as well as other lesser known sites such as the Irish Channel, the Faubourg Marigny, and the St. Louis Cemetery. See student photos from the trip and  read more here!

Dialogues on Design
Monday, October 19, 2015

Alex Papachristidis & Newell TurnerThis fall, NYSID is bringing back the popular Dialogues on Design, a series of six conversations with noted designers moderated by Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group and NYSID trustee. Read more information about the series here! 


Angelo Donghia: Design Superstar Exhibition Opens
Friday, September 18, 2015

Donghia Living RoomOn September 16, a reception for Angelo Donghia: Design Superstar celebrated the exhibition dedicated to one of the design industry’s most versatile and talented practitioners. It was a spectacular night, with over 150 design professionals and friends gathering to celebrate a true renaissance man of interior design. See photos from the opening here and read more about the night.