Decor & Real Estate Content

Below you’ll find samples of decor and real estate content authored by Cyndi Zaweski

Reimagining history: East Bay Builders renovates Mattituck barn and farmhouse


When tasked with renovating a centuries-old Mattituck farmhouse and barn, veteran contractor Jim Naples, owner of East Bay Builders, had one thing to contemplate.

When you enter into a project you have to make a decision,” he said. “Are you going to demolish and rebuild? Or are you going to restore? On such a historic property, there is only one choice: You restore it.” Read the full article.

Montauk Home Gets Modern Edge

Traditional shingle-style estates are a hallmark of the East End landscape. There is a timeless elegance to the architecture — but this is not to say the design couldn’t be improved upon. To champion the task, interior designer Ghislaine Vinas teamed up with architectural design firm Arcologica to create a new classic home with a decidedly modern edge. Read the full article.

The Art of Layering Rugs

Assembling an outfit and designing a room are similar. Both require a balanced combination of layers, texture and color. Just as bespoke garments are to stylists, textiles have long been a go-to for designers looking to add dimension, movement and visual diversity to a space. Rugs are a natural way to the means. And lately designers have been giving up rug monogamy to double and triple down. Read the full article.

The Latest Innovations In Kitchen Appliances And Smart Technology

The latest trends in kitchen appliances aim to transform the heart of the home into a well-appointed command center, where everything is easily controlled by a touch of a button or the sound of your voice. The newest crop of home enhancements are straight up out of the Jetsons. Except, instead of Rosie the robot maid rolling around to lend a helping hand, built-in artificial intelligence and smart technology is putting you in the driver’s seat. Here’s a look a 2020’s most ground-breaking appliances. Read the full article.