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Designs By Human (aka DBH) was created to bring a love of specialized design to everyday life.  With over 12 years of professional design and construction experience in both urban and rural environments Designs By Human is able to tailor each project budget and requirements to our clients specific needs.  We get excited knowing that no two projects are ever the same which gives us the challenge of creating custom and unique details for our clients.  We work closely with our consultants and vendors to make sure each and every 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” and “This Old House Magazine”.  Check out our growing project portfolio to see the level of detail and craft we showcase on all projects!


We specialize in complete interior decorating and design for both residential and commercial projects.  We will personally see the client through every phase of the process and manage it with an eye for detail.  Our project services include design concepts, schematic design,  design development and construction drawings. We also assist with oversight in contractor bidding, the selection process and construction and trade management.  

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.

Do you have a project you would like Designs By Human to take a look at? Feel free to contact us!

Current Projects of Note:

  • Union Square Development (Union Square, Manhattan, NY):  Redevelopment of a NYC Landmarked building into 5 luxury condo units.
  • Book Publishing Office (Midtown South, Manhattan, NY):  Combination of office spaces to double size of commercial corporate space.
  • West End Townhouse Development (Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY):  Conceptual layouts, renderings and programming for this Landmarked Upper West Side townhouse.
  • Sugar Hill Townhouse (Hamilton Heights, Manhattan, NY):  Interior design and decorating of a historic Harlem townhouse.