Barbara Ostrom, President and CEO, is well known for creating timeless, elegant and sophisticated interiors that have a touch of the unexpected. Using beautiful colors and interesting objects that reflect the personal taste of the client, every project is uniquely different and special.
Regarded as an expert in the design of classical mouldings and architectural woodwork, Barbara has transformed many homes from ordinary to extraordinary, placing an emphasis on customization and attention to detail.
Barbara’s work has been featured in over fifty books, many national and international magazines. Barbara recently released her first book, “Curtain Up, Thirty Years of Spectacular Showhouse Rooms”. The book is a composition of her work spanning over thirty years, emphasizing an eclectic assortment of styles reflecting each decade of her classic and exquisite designs. Known for her breathtaking showhouse rooms, the late, great Mario Buatta (“The Prince Of Chintz”), graciously gave her the title, “The Queen Of The Showhouse”.
Well known and respected in her field, Barbara has appeared on many TV shows such as, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart, Antiques Roadshow with the Keno Brothers, The Real Housewives of New York City and has served as judge for HGTV interior design contests. Her clientele includes a long list of some very famous and influential people such as; The late President Richard Nixon, New Jersey Senator Gerald Cardinale, New Jersey Governor James Florio, Model, TV Host and Business Mogul Kimora Lee, Music Mogul and Founder of Def Jam Records, Russell Simmons, Ex NFL Player and TV Host, Michael Strahan and Musician and Producer, keyboardist and founding member of the band Duran Duran, Nick Rhodes.
Barbara Ostrom’s clients are always enthusiastic in their endorsement of working with her. They marvel how much of their personality and own style emerged during the collaboration. The result is a warm inviting, comfortable home, that is their favorite place to be…