DiscoVer: DeBear Combines Traditional Tastes With Contemporary Designs

Designer of the Week on Vedere is DeBear Designs! Principal designer Carol DeBear creates unique, customized interiors, combining traditional tastes with contemporary designs, incorporating new, innovative and green technologies with fresh, colorful materials to bring projects to life.

Before jumping into the world of interior design, DeBear built a creative and business portfolio  in textiles and fabric design becoming the foundation for a natural progression into space planning, furniture design, lighting techniques and green technology.

(Photography Credit: DeBear Designs)

As a design specialist for fabric and apparel, she traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Pacific Rim, gaining visual and textural understandings of regional architecture, textiles and color schemes.

(Photography Credit: DeBear Designs)

Starting her own firm enabled Carol to employ her design, technical and organizational talents to help clients conceptualize their design needs and craft a plan of action to include budgetary guidelines, timetables and protocols for working with vendors and craftspeople, designing spaces that are elegant, refined, spirited, and above all, distinct.

(Photography Credit: DeBear Designs)

Carol DeBear and DeBear Designs is held in high regard by her fellow ASID design peers, having served as New York Metro ASID Representative for Westchester County, and as a member of the US Green Building Council. Carol has also served for the last 5 years on the Architectural Review Board for the Village of Scarsdale.

(Photography Credit: DeBear Designs)

DeBearl is active in community affairs as well, dedicating her time and talents to The Make a Wish Foundation of Westchester, chairing an annual Play for Pink event to raise money for breast cancer research, and participating in numerous other charitable events dedicated to Leukemia and Lymphoma research. In addition, DeBear is a long term member of Hadassah, a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel.

(Image of DeBear with Jean Caroli. Photography Credit: NY Shopping Diary)

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