"Phyllis is the epitome of what you wish for in a designer. She is an exquisite, unique, top-shelf designer, and she has unparalleled, impeccable taste. Her work is just delicious to experience! She is beyond creative, thorough, yet respectful of budgets, and does a great job managing the progress and completion of our projects. She is a unique and stunning gem in a crowded field of similar design professionals.”
“We would wholeheartedly recommend Phyllis and her team at Design Concepts/Interiors to design your home. Not only did they do an exceptional job, they were easy—and fun—to work with. We experienced a catastrophic flood that destroyed our apartment. We had used someone else to design our apartment before the flood, but it never felt comfortable to us. After working with Phyllis, we know why—she listened to us and got to know us before beginning to work on her design. We were always part of the process. Some of our furniture and all of our artwork survived the flood which she and her team incorporated into our new space. While it was certainly a “designer showcase,” it didn’t feel stuffy or uncomfortable and felt like our home. In fact, we are so happy with Phyllis and DCI that we have contacted her again to work with us on a new home upstate! We would be happy to talk with anyone about the services we received from Phyllis and her team at DCI.”
“It’s a question we’d all like answered: “Is there life after renovation and refurbishing?” “Yes”, is the answer if your guide through the thorns and snares of fabricating your nest, there is a designer named Phyllis Harbinger. From my personal experience, she is a creative problem-solver, skilled at providing exactly what the client wants while keeping costs within the budget. Her access to resources is invaluable. Her conscientious attention to details and her quick responsiveness to concerns guarantee an exceptional outcome. She produces beauty and luxury.”
“We met Phyllis at a Design Show in Manhattan when we were midway through our house construction project. We hit it off immediately. She jumped right in and helped us out with areas ranging from railings, moldings and tile to furniture, window treatments and artwork. We knew what we disliked but not necessarily what we liked. Phyllis work tirelessly to help us define our style. Once we did, she and her wonderful team traveled far and wide to find items that were unique and followed our design aesthetic. With Phyllis, everything has to be perfect. She does not compromise. She was always careful to stay within budget whether we were ordering custom made furniture or picking out decorative items and accessories. I would strongly recommend Design Concepts/Interiors and we look forward to working with Phyllis and her team when we are ready to start our next project.”
“Working with Phyllis Harbinger and her DCI Team has been a fabulous adventure. After 10 years, it was time to upgrade the sad- looking bathrooms that our builder had provided. As empty-nesters, we also decided to create a den for my husband and a yoga/meditation room for me. Finally, we planned to convert our home office into a family room and add another bathroom. After reviewing Phyllis’s online portfolio, I knew that she had incredible taste and vision, but only after meeting her did I realize how much fun working with her would be! There was no detail too small for Phyllis to deal with quickly and with outstanding results! Once construction begun, it was potentially a very stressful time. However, Phyllis was available to meet with the contractor, review all major deliveries and efficiently deal with any problems! I would highly recommend Phyllis and her amazing DCI Team! We now have the most gorgeous home and our four new bathrooms are definitely more stunning than many 5-star hotels that we have since stayed at! We are so pleased with how everything turned out and if anyone has any questions about her services, please e-mail me, I would be more than happy to discuss.”
“I have been in the design industry for over 30 years. I have worked with many designers over that time. From my experience I can confidently state that Phyllis is a very talented and professional designer. She is also a most delightful person to work with. This last characteristic is critical when a homeowner engages a designer. The process is a very personal one and should be very satisfying. Working with a talented designer like Phyllis who also has a delightful personality is a key element is achieving satisfaction with the process as well as with the end result.”
“As a playwright, I’ve worked with many of Broadway’s finest scenic designers, and Phyllis Harbinger is in every way at the very top of that league. She hears her clients’ wishes and understands their needs, translating them into harmonious solutions that are both elegant and inviting, stunning yet comfortable. She makes each room a special and gracious experience. She makes your guests feel memorably yet warmly welcomed, as her clients think with contentment: “There certainly is no place like our home.” Her unerring eye, her sense of balance and proportion, the livability of her inventive yet always handsome and graceful designs reflect her understanding that a home must not only make a striking first impression but provide a lifetime of delight and relaxation for its owners each day of the year. Not only is my own home a better place for Phyllis Harbinger’s sensitive artistry, but my life in that home is a better life, thanks to her consummate craft and boundless creativity.”
Rupert Holmes is a noted playwright, composer, novelist and pop icon ("The Pina Colada Song") Tony award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Karen and Lewis Meyers
“Moving from a small and barely furnished New York City apartment to a 6000 square foot home is no easy task. With a full-time job, a baby and a second child on the way, I was in desperate need of help. I knew the style I liked but had no idea how to articulate it, where to find it or how to put it all together. I felt very comfortable with Phyllis right from the start. She took control of the project and I followed her lead. I wanted her to push me to be a bit more creative and she jumped at the challenge. She always accepted my decisions and treated my opinions with great respect. Her follow up skills and attention to detail made the project run very smoothly. Three years later, we moved into another house where Phyllis retrofitted most of the design concepts and furniture. She then renovated our Hamptons home virtually. She worked closely with my architect and builder. The style of this home is modern and Phyllis had some fun pushing me out of my comfort zone. She is an amazingly talented designer and has become a fantastic teacher and friend to my husband and me. I value her opinion, which she is always happy to give whether she is working on a project for me, or not.”
"Phyllis strikes an excellent balance between delivering exactly what you want and remaining within budget. She quickly grasped my style and taste and created the look and feel beyond my expectations. I was inspired by her creativity. She is incredibly responsive and accessible and an absolute pleasure to work with. I recommended her services to those people seeking a trustworthy, reliable and talented professional."
"Working with Phyllis Harbinger has been an absolute pleasure. She has helped design three homes for us and not only did each project turn out beautifully but the process was enjoyable as well. Phyllis was quickly able to pick up on our tastes and desires, narrowing down furniture and fabric selections so decision was a breeze. When we moved to our second home, Phyllis was extremely creative, enabling us to incorporate much of what we already owned into our new home, yet making it seem as if it was all custom for the new space. Our home has turned into a fabulous reflection of who we are and how we live, all thanks to the help of Phyllis and Design Concepts Interiors."