TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH DESIGN
Barbara Bell founded Barbara Bell Interiors as a full service interior design firm in 1982, and for over 20 years has been helping clients achieve beautiful, comfortable and functional environments that express their unique style and inner vision with her signature brand of interiors that have always emphasized comfort, functionality, and beauty as equally important factors to the equation of good design. Over the past decade, Bell has been transforming lives through the design of high-end residential and commercial interiors, historical properties, and model rooms throughout the tri-state area including properties located in such iconic New York City buildings as The Mondrian and Trump Palace. In the process, she has become deeply involved in all aspects of construction, as well as furnishing in the contemporary vernacular.
Demonstrating that a professional designer must be fluent in all periods and types of design, Bell served as the exclusive interior design firm for the Reader’s Digest Corporation, from 1987 to 1997, providing design services for all their executive offices, boardrooms, special projects, and corporate guesthouses nationwide. She worked closely with their Art Curator to integrate the company’s world-famous art collection and antique furnishings into redesigned interiors. As a result, she is adept at combining contemporary interiors with antique elements and the acquisition and display of art for all types of design.
Barbara has been featured in Westchester Magazine, The Journal News, New York Spaces and Cottages and Gardens, and has appeared as a contributing designer in several showhouses including the Cerebral Palsy Showhouse in 2009 and 2011, The Women’s Club Rowsley Estate Showhouse in 2005, and and the Heritage Hills Showhouse in Briarcliff Manor. She has also led the design of several public libraries in New York and New Jersey with a particular emphasis on Children’s Rooms.
Bell served as an adjunct professor of Interior Design at Pace University for five years, specializing in Color Theory and Interior Design History.
- Graduate of the New York School of Interior Design and Lehman college, with advanced studies at Parsons
- LEED certified AP in Green Design