Company Newsletter | February 2013

To Our Clients, Colleagues and Friends:

2013 is off to a great start at Allison Paladino Interior Design. Allison continues to create award-winning interiors and furniture and has recently been recognized for her unique and eye-catching designs.

Paladino Shines at DCOTA Awards Ceremony

Allison Paladino was named one of the 2013 Stars on the Rise at the 2013 Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise Awards Ceremony in January. The event, held at the Design Center of the Americas during their Winter Market, spotlighted the best in the various fields of design, including interior design, architecture, art, photography, graphic design, landscape design, and a special award for lifetime achievement. Paladino and five other interior designers were honored for their significant achievements and contributions to their profession and within the Florida community, with a special recognition of their talents, ideas, creativity and business savvy.

The list of this year’s honorees reads like a veritable Who’s Who in design, including Jonathan Adler, Stanley Matz, Eric Cohler, Bernardo Fort-Brescia for architecture, Jorge Blanco for art, and Seth Browarnik for photography. Emilia Karram received the well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award, and Allison joined Laura Kirar, Gage Hartung, Alfred Karram, Jr., Matthew MacDonald and Sabrina Vela in the 2013 Stars on the Rise category, honoring five young designers who have already made a significant mark on the design world. In the picture above, is Allison with Zita who is ready to pop. She and her husband Parker are expecting their new bundle of Joy any day now!

In her acceptance speech, Allison mentioned the two key figures in the design industry that have influenced her career greatly ; her mother, Elizabeth Paladino, pictured to right of Allison (a designer of 35 years)! The other mentor being Thomas Pheasant, not only for his design philosophy but also his keen business sense, which she still practices today! Pictured to left is the crew from Donghia, including Linda Rector of AP’s Rector Bed! For a link to a short video of her acceptance speech go to :

Allison is also among the 16 nationally recognized interior and landscape designers who are showcasing their interpretations of “Tropical Island Living” as part of the prestigious American Red Cross Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast Region Designers’ Show House opening this week. The West Palm Beach Show House benefits a great cause and we hope you will support it.

It’s open from January 24 to February 23, 2013.

Allison offers a sneak-peek of a few pieces which she will be introducing at the International Home Furnishing Show this spring as part of her furniture collection with EJ Victor. Building off of the Billy cocktail table in mahogany and an Art Deco relief top, the Billy Screen and mirror are an exciting addition to her collection. The figured walnut Sooz Console in the center is a part of Allison’s line. She has also included a custom bench from Dicembrino Upholstery, covered in Rogers & Goffigon fabric designed specifically for the Show House space. It’s a play on neoclassical design with tapered, modern lines. Also included is part of her art line for Tro.

Paladino Honored at ASID Awards

llison was also recently honored for excellence in product and hospitality design by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) South Florida Chapter. Her Ming Coffee Table for EJ Victor, a contemporary design combining beautiful woods and practical elements, received top honors in product design.

In the Hospitality Design- Restaurant category, Allison was honored for Trevini Ristorante, an extensive commercial design project that broadened the Palm Beach restaurant’s appeal to the growing numbers of affluent young professionals gravitating to the area, while retaining the upscale Italian bistro’s cadre of old-guard patrons.

The Grand Opening party was a huge success! Also on Allison’s blog this month, you’ll find word that Allison has a new gallery for her furniture collection at Décor House Furniture located in Coral Gables, Florida. She is thrilled to have a new venue for everyone to see her furniture and art, particularly in such a fabulous store. Whether you’re in the business or just love great design, Décor House is well worth a visit and we think owner Pepe Rodriguez is a terrific partner. Décor House, located at 4119 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, features Baker, Ralph Lauren, Bernhardt, Hickory Chair, EJ Victor, Century, Vanguard and many more! Call 305-448-6200 for more information

(Left to right): Jr. partner Zita Rudd, with API, John Hunter, with E.J. Victor, Pepe Rodriguez, Owner of Décor House, Allison and Madeline Rodriguez, Sales Representative for Décor House

Allison’s furniture collection for E.J. Victor has also gone international with Addison House in Panama and Rubayait in Saudi Arabia. Both are high-style home furnishings showrooms. She had an opportunity to travel to Panama for the Grand Opening of the gallery, and it was a great experience to interact personally with the store’s executive team, and to introduce their customers to her designs. They represent more than 100 of the finest furniture manufacturers in the world. From the Addison House opening, see picture from left, owners: Natali Naor, Sulamita Ganeden, Bette and Allison Paladino, Mishel Eskeriazi and Sherry Bejles. If you are interested in setting up an Allison Paladino Gallery, she would be happy to help with furniture plans, elevations, furniture and fabric selections as well as signage, art, accessories and carpets! All she needs is measurements of your space!

Finally, mark your calendars now for Spring Market in High Point. In addition to introducing many new products at E.J. Victor, Allison has just signed on to speak at the High Point Market, Monday, April 22nd at 3:30 in the Antique & Design Center at Market Square. She’ll be presenting her one-hour CEU accredited course, “Why the Bad Economy Has Been the Best Thing for My Business.” Please contact Lori Parkins at API,[email protected], to register.

For a planning guide to the Spring Market, go to the High Point home page at: and click on Spring 2013 Planning Guide.

We hope to see you there!!

Pictured left to right: Wendy Hanson, Zita Rudd and Lori Parkins

In closing I would like to introduce and welcome three new employees with my company. Lori Is our Office Manager and also helps with Design Administration. She is in the office full-time and will be bridging the gap while Zita is on maternity leave.

Wendy Hanson, who has worked with my company in the past has now taken the role of my personal assistant. She will also be with me on most client meetings during Zita’s maternity leave.

Lastly, We welcome Steve Avitable, formerly with Ralph Lauren Home. He will be assisting Allison with press ads and editorials as well as her future licensed lines and her exitsing lines: AP Furniture Collection with EJ Victor, Foot Prints from Around the Globe with Trowbridge and the AP Custom Carpet Collection with Stark.

Pictured left to right: Bette Paladino, Princess Devine (Client) and Steve Avitable

Stay in Touch with Us!

Will you kindly take a moment and make sure that you have our most current address and phone numbers so that you can stay in touch with us? We can be reached at :

Allison Paladino Interior Design

6671 W. Indiantown Road, Suite 50-435

Jupiter, FL 33458

Phone 561-741-0165

Fax: 561-741-0169