Makeover Resource Guide

Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010

Interior designer Liz Strianese gives her top home products.


  • Primer paints: Benjamin Moore “Fresh Start” (walls),
  • Kilz: (woodwork)
  • Benjamin Moore Paint colors: Decorator White (on all walls and trim), Gray Owl (floors throughout – Benjamin Moore IronClad Super Satin Finish Enamel 227. Formulated for metal, but paint experts recommend it for floors.) Ceiling White (bathroom ceilings).


  • Westchester Upholstery in Portchester.


  • Relic, 174 Main St., Beacon. 845-440-0248: Maurice Villency bedroom set $2000.00, lamps $150 each, Moroccan rug $325.00.
  • West Elm: Overlapping Squares Day Bed, $459.00 in twin, without mattress or bolsters.
  • Ikea: Ekby Jarpen shelf 46" x 11", $15 each. Ekby BJarnum nickel-plated aluminum brackets $14.99 pr.


  • Elizabeth Strianese Interiors, 174 Main St., Beacon. 845-440-0248; cell 845-625-7657.

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