Elissa Grayer – Principal Designer, Allied ASID
After graduating from Amherst College with a B.A. in Psychology, Elissa spent 10 years in the fields of education and business, earning three master’s degrees along the way. It took the joining of two individual apartments into one family-friendly space to convince her to turn her passion for interior design into a business. She was then asked to oversee another major renovation project on the Upper West Side, and thus her career began. Always an educator, Elissa studied at the prestigious New York School of Interior Design, and Parsons School of Interior Design. Celebrating 21 years of impactful design, Elissa Grayer Interior Design launched in 2001. She strives to create beautiful and functional spaces that reflect each client’s personality in an elegant and comfortable way. Elissa subscribes to the belief that creating a home should be a partnership between the designer and homeowner. Educating her clients and exposing them to the exclusive access that only an expert can bring, Elissa Grayer Interior Design creates smart solutions that fit within the homeowners’ budget and lifestyle.Elissa brought the idea of creating a designer showhouse at Ronald McDonald to the Board at ASIDNY Metro, where she is the President-Elect. She and Katherine Posillico-McGowan, current President, took on the role of recruiting and organizing the designers. After Aspire Magazine agreed to become the Media Sponsor, the team to create the Ronald McDonald Designing Hope Showhouse was complete! Lindsay Troy-Cirafici and Brittany Fahy volunteered to work with Elissa on the three spaces EGID is renovating. Their talent and enthusiasm has helped bring the Lobby, Bathroom and Pantry to life. Creating spaces that bring calm and beauty to families going through a difficult and stressful time is something that design can do. As a team, they are honored to be a part of the Designing Hope project.
Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley(RMHGHV) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization for both federal and state tax purposes. Donations to RMHGHV are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors for questions regarding deductibility. The RMHGHV EIN is 35-2181050. A copy of the RMHGHV determination letter is available upon request.