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sneak peek: eric teng

by Amy Azzarito


Eric Teng is a managing partner and creative director at DMD, a marketing agency in New York City’s Financial District. While he might wear many hats during the day, Eric is passionate about design.  Eric works long, hard hours in the city. This home in Ghent, New York, is where he and his partner Joe come to relax on weekends and during the summer. Eric has shared his design chops with us before, with a little Before & After — last summer he turned an Ikea nightstand into a mid-century modern nightstand with just a bit of paint and new hardware! Thanks Eric and Joe and a big thanks to Rebecca for coordinating! Amy A.

Fundamentally, we love mid-century modern, but we definitely love mixing styles, and mixing the new with the old. The old, or “well-worn” stuff warms up the sleekness in some of our furnishings, which is the perfect juxtaposition for this 150+ year-old house. It’s “Mad Men in the Country!”

Image above: We’re big foodies, so aside from the kitchen, the dining room’s a very popular room in the house. I scored the rug from a client photo shoot. As much as I hate to cover up the beautiful wide plank floors, the yellow and gray striped rug is just what the room needed — a little happy.


Image above: This is our family wall. We’re very close to our families, and they’re frequent visitors to the house. This was the best way to display all the pictures without them being in different frames strewn all over the house.


Image above: Two of our favorite vintage finds — a Boston bus transportation scroll sign, and a map of Soho, NY (before it became Soho), circa 1786.


Image above: We found the “Bring it On” print at one of our favorite antique stores in town, called the Hudson Supermarket. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and try not to let the house feel that way either. (Don’t miss Eric’s nightstand Before & After!)


Image above: The basket is actually a handmade hamper that Joe bought in Portland, Oregon, years ago. When we first moved in, we hung the basket on the door partly to get it off the floor as we were unpacking. Over time, it looked so good there, we decided to keep it where it was. Another happy design accident moment.

CLICK HERE for the rest of Eric’s sneak peek after the jump!


Image above: We like to tell people we found this dresser by the side of the road. Technically, it was sitting on the lawn (close to the curb) at an estate sale, so close enough. Fifteen bucks later, the wobbly, red, paint-chipped dresser that could has a new life in our second bedroom. The painting of the ship was also a “side of the road” purchase. It screamed Americana kitsch from a mile away. Perfect.


Image above: I’m an avid collector of Russel Wright dinnerware. If you see someone hovering/fawning over RW dinnerware the next time you’re in an antique store, you’ll know who it is.

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