PFNY Designs "There's a Fabulous DESIGN in your's just ahead"

Old Lyme, CT

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How does your service stand out?

I hold a BA from The Fashion Institute of Technology in Fashion,Buying & Merchandising and also from The Fashion Institute of Technology a AAS in Interior Design. A Certificate in Design from Parsons NYC. I began my Interior Design career,working for Matthew Patrick Smyth. I have been a Docent for The Kips Bay Designer Show house., a few years running. My mentor for this was one of my former Instructor at Parsons. I am glad he encourage me to participate. My work can be seen, in Vermont, Rhode Island,Connecticut, Long Island and NYC. I offer Full Service,meaning full home from start to completion, usually lasting a few months, working with all the contractors involved. I will work with Medium as well as small jobs and offer A La Carte services. I have added " Remote Designing" to my resume. I love design, I believe there are many levels of design services I can offer. I believe we must meet in person, so I can get the full scope of your project, where a phone call or e mail, just can not suffice. My fee's just might surprise you....

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I am a creative person, I love color, I love design and I love the emotions design brings out in my clients. Our homes or Offices are where we spend the majority of our time. To live in or work in a space, that captures your emotions, calms you, excites you...whatever the intent was meant to be. If I can bring out these emotions for my clients, then I know, I have done my job well. I love, to see their expressions,when the space is completed.
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Old Lyme, CT 06371

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7 Reviews
  • Victoria C. Mar 13, 2017
    Great experience
    Pamela helped pick out new wall colors for my new house. She was very professional and listened to my likes/ideas up front. Then, she did an inhome consultation with color swabs and helped ensure all colors would flow well throughout the house. The painters started work last week and I can't wait to see how it all looks! I enjoyed working with Pamela and would recommend her for anyone looking for color advice as well as layout/decoration.
  • Daniel M. May 4, 2016
    Interior Design
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  • Kathleen O. May 2, 2016
    Interior Design
    Verified Review
    I have really enjoyed working with Pamela. I live in a condo that was in desperate need of a makeover. She listened to my ideas about my vision for my home, limited though they were. Then she provided so many of her own ideas that I love. Our communication and interaction has been great. She really seems to understand my goals for my home and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with her in the long term.
  • Julie M. Jan 2, 2016
    Interior Design
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    Pamela F. May 2, 2016

    I am, so excited to see the final results Julie. I am very Happy , that you love your new kitchen, and soon, new master bathroom.

  • Cheryl C. Jan 2, 2016
    I worked with pony designs on numerous home improvement projects including renovating bathrooms and adding a great room. She is a creative innovative and professional designer I would highly recommend
  • Joseph F. Nov 15, 2015
    Pamela Fatone owner and designer of PFNY Designs, is my Daughter. My wife Helen and I, hired Pamela, for her design knowledge of color palettes and products to transform our Kitchen and the whole first floor into a beautiful Tuscan Italian Villa. Pamela's expertise and innovative ideas transformed a dark outdated kitchen area into a open and spacious living space,bringing a new life into our home. Pamela's ability to stay within the budget allowed,work and show the installing contractor's what the finished results would look like before completion. This made everyone involved respect her decision making and gave the feeling of a great team effort. We highly recommend PFNY Designs to anyone who wants their home to be the finished product of their desire's. Joseph and Helen.
  • Susan S. Nov 3, 2015
    I worked with Pamela Fatone, PFNY Designs, during the construction of our custom home. She helped to select numerous paint colors (for a harmonious palette) throughout the house and had a terrific sense of color and the effects of lighting with color. I enjoyed working with her.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Consultation to meet.. Discuss what the scope of the project is and if I am available to help them within their time frame, and discuss all options that I can provide to the customer to try and help them with their design work.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
BS and AS from The Fashion Institute of Technology NYC and Certificate of Interior Design Parsons NYC
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
There are hourly rates and set job rates, for different jobs, depending on the work involved. Hourly rates are available (also depends on if travel is involved outside of my area /50 miles) $65 - $125.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
It was a natural progression, from love of hobby work, designing ideas shared with friends. Deciding to go back to school to get a degree so I could offer my services professionally. In College, I worked in a Kitchen and Bath showroom.....
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have clients whom have become my regulars. Like family. I did work for them and they each have had me back, multiple times for future projects, CT, RI and LI. NYC.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Late summer 2016 - Present. A home built in 1865 Warwick , RI. The treasures we have uncovered... The Original wood floors, Brick chimney...The out back screened porch, won't be finished this year ( 2017) but we started removing the vinyl siding to find BEAUTIFUL Cedar Shingles, yes, from the 1800's. A name carved in one was 1876, what a Wild feeling! It has taken me most of the last 8 months ( unusual for a normal Renovation), we pretty much ended up with nearly renovating the complete interior... which was not initially expected. The outer structure of the home, was in great shape,very sturdy.Homes built back in 1865, not like a home built today. Watch as the renovation, the floors, the Kitchen( was updated in the1980's) a new custom bathroom. You become part of the family, when a project runs this long. A Mystic Ct, job is waiting in the wings, Finish one, and begin the next. I like to have two jobs, start them a few weeks apart... and its manageable that way. I am hoping to find another. Thumbtack has been good to my business. I have met, and worked with very nice clients from Connecticut and Rhode Island. I feel very fortunate.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Meet with me, Do you feel comfortable with me? Do you like my ideas? Make sure you and I are on the same vision page. There are some designers, who's only vision is their own. I do not work like that. I will, If I know, something to be the correct way/version, will try to make you understand why. Ultimately, the decision is yours, its your project and you have the final say.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Time involved, What about set backs and obstacles? What if an order is back ordered? How long will it take approximately to complete, knowing, there will always be a set back.? I feel this is a issue that comes up, most often.