Laurie Raphael

I am a small town girl from upstate New York who had big dreams of working for a fashion magazine in New York City.  After completing my undergraduate degree at F.I.T. I worked with the fashion/beauty editor at Working Woman magazine styling photo shoots and researching One Woman Style profile pieces.  When I couldn't pay my high Manhattan bills I switched to Public Relations and was a spokesperson on the DeBeer's account at NW Ayer promoting diamonds nationwide.   I opted to leave my career when my twins were born.  I then went back to school to study art history and interior design.  In 2000 I opened my own design business, working with both residential and commercial clients.  I expanded my offerings in 2006, returning to my photo styling roots with freelance work for Ethan Allen global.  In 2012 I added home staging to the mix helping to increase the asking price for luxury New York City apartments while simultaneously reducing the time on the market.  In 2013 I increased my exposure as a prop stylist by working with top home furnishing brands including Kravet, Simon Pearce, Macy's and Bed, Bath and Beyond.  Today I offer a full range of services including interior design, home staging, photo styling and copywriting for luxury real estate.   



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