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Our Mission & Company Values:

We believe whole heartedly that #DetailsMatter

I learned as I was developing my career that details were often overlooked or cut out to save money. Let us learn to create ways to incorporate details into any project at any budget. This is the challenge we take to heart.

Our values stem from the classic golden rule, “Treat others how you wish to be treated”. Our clients are our creative outlets. It is our job to take their vision and bring it to real life. We take our clients opening ideas and interject our own creativity to make spaces that are truly and comfortably theirs, while showcasing something they would not have been able to create themselves.

DBH is built on relationships in all facets; clients, vendors, contractors, friends, family and even that guy in the elevator. No project is too small. As we know, from experience, a small project often plants a seed that eventually becomes more magnificent than ever imagined.

 
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What We Do:

 

Interior design - interior decoration - architectural residential design - commercial design consulting - event design - project management - interior staging  - developer/investor relations - new and redevelopment design - furniture design - furniture procurement -

Designs By Human., Inc (aka DBH) was created to bring specialized design to everyday life.  Our team has professional design and construction experience in both urban and rural environments, both near and far from our NYC home-base.  Designs By Human can tailor each project to our clients’ specific needs. We enjoy the fact that no two projects are ever the same and love the challenge of creating custom and unique details.  We work closely with our consultants and vendors to make sure each project will become a beautiful space for our clients.

 Our work and experience has been featured in several print and online publications including “Elle Decor”, “House Beautiful”, “HGTV” and “This Old House Magazine”. We take pride in the level of detail and craft incorporated into all our projects. Our portfolio is always growing, and we are determined to change our client’s quality of life through beautiful design.

We specialize in complete interior decorating and design for both residential and commercial projects.  Our project services include design concepts, schematic design, design development, construction drawings, and even styling. We also assist with oversight in contractor bidding, the selection process, construction, and trade management.  Our team will personally guide the client through every phase of the design process, ensuring the outcome exceeds their initial desires.

Our team consists of qualified contractors and consultants, all who assist us in creating successful projects. We also work closely with New York and New Jersey state(s) licensed architect John K. Samuels of Solutions by Design Architect & Developer, PLLC for projects that require architectural design and review.

 
 
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Our Team:

 
Joe Human

Joe human

Founder and Principal Designer - New York City
Born and raised in rural Idaho, he officially launched Designs By Human, Inc. in 2015 in New York City to bring his fun, playful use of pattern and neutrals into the design world.  Joe grew up looking up to his father as a builder and creator of simple but sophisticated abstract art pieces which led him to learn to develop his own creativity. He would take that knowledge and love of creating things home as a child and extrapolate them with Lego’s and now in the real world. Joe Human is more notable by his attention to details and mixture of interior design elements merging with architecture, which began the slogan #detailsmatter.

Francesca Steward

Francesca Steward

Interior Designer - New York City
An Interior Design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology led Francesca to us all the way from a small town in Texas. With an extensive background in the art of dance, creativity is at Francesca's core. She now translates this out-of-the box thinking to unique interior concepts. Francesca brings her playful and eclectic, yet sophisticated style, as well as a constant positive outlook to the DBH team.

Laure Destribois

Laure Babin-Destribois

French Interior Designer - Paris
After 5 years of study of Interior Architecture in Paris, Laure left for New York City during which she worked as an Intern for Designs By Human, Inc. Laure is now back in her hometown of Paris, France as a consultant for Designs by Human, Inc establishing the brand overseas.  Laure brings a new and fresh design perspective into our office allowing us to further expand to our clients.

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John Keith Samuels III

NCARB Architect - New York City
Designs by Human, Inc. has consulted with John on several of our architectural and multi-disciplinary projects in New York and New Jersey. John brings an extensive knowledge of New York City Condo and Coop experience to our team.

 

New York City - USA

 

Paris - France