About: Cindy Bergersen

Home means different things to different people, but mostly, at the beginning and the end of each day, it’s our private oasis…even if it happens to be a hotel room.
It’s a matter of well being, well lived…
The best home design creates rooms that speak, in a beautifully personal way, to those who live in them.
It’s an art form that feeds the soul in an practical every day kind of way.
For this reason, I have been fascinated by home design and how to create it for most of my life.


To that end, I’ve been on a mission to educate myself.

  • I attended a city college, a fancy art academy and a technical institute for design. I loved all of it, did well and graduated (eventually) with honors.
  • I was lucky enough to meet and assist a few truly gifted designers along the way. It doesn’t get better than to learn from the best.
  • I’ve and traveled to far away places and attended countless art exhibits and home shows to see great design for myself. And I’ve traveled by imagination through countless design  books and magazines.

I’ve been shown by example, what good design looks like vs. no design at all. 

I have seen that there is magic in the logic of design…

So….if there is logic in design, then there is also a logical way to hack the otherwise mysterious home design code down to building blocks…

With this in mind, I started writing about design roughly 10 years ago. At one time, I wrote for a column called Rooms with a View for Hamptons.com. Several of the articles here were based on those early entries.

Writing gave me language to describe why and how to make smart choices, even if the only choice is the  lesser of two evils.

I hope you enjoy these articles and find them useful…

I’d love to hear about your progress. Let me know if I can answer any questions…

Home is where the heart is…
Contact me here or Call/text  212-242-0140
220 W. 24th St., New York, NY  10011
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By the way, if you are interested in a more hands on approach, I would love to help you, help yourself to a more beautiful home. please visit Decoding Decor Design.