Written by Jill Nossa Saturday, 16 November 2013 00:00
A former Pratt estate at 145 Dosoris Lane is currently a showcase for the work of some local talent. The “Home Is Where The Heart Is” designer showhouse is a benefit for the American Heart Association, and those interested in seeing the newly renovated and redecorated home of Lydia Pratt can visit the house and see first hand just how skilled and creative our local designers are.
Showhouse Designer: Greg Lanza
Greg Lanza of Greg Lanza Design of Glen Cove says he has worked with producer Tony Manning several times in the past at the Hampton Designer Showhouse and at Old Westbury Gardens. He has also worked on many showhouses for Mansions & Millionaires.
“Visitors know me as a regular and look forward to seeing my designs,” says Lanza. “I enjoy doing them and am one to help a charitable cause.”
Lanza was tasked with redecorating the guest room on the first floor.
“I was always intrigued by this particular home and was excited it was selected. I have a circa 1900 Glen Cove home and believe it could have been designed by the same architect. The details, proportion and construction are very similar to my smaller scale home,” says Lanza.
While some designers had to rip up floors to create the desired look, Lanza was a bit luckier with his room.
“The first floor bedroom already had incredible custom paint and stencil work done to it,” he says. “I kept it and took the challenge as if it were in a client’s home and they said it had to remain as part of the scheme. I decided to play with color and scale, and went with ready-made and found items from vintage and new design shops that are all local.”
Lanza has been designing since 1994 and has completed projects locally and out of state.
“I feel design is an important aspect of my well-being and find that even a single consultation with a design professional can help one live more comfortably and maximize the potential of their interior environment,” Lanza says.
Visit www.americanheartshowhouse.com for more information.