Design Decisions

Michelle Gaughran

Residential and Commercial interior design. Located in Stony Brook, New York.

We were awarded Best of Service on Houzz!

Design Decisions LTD of Stony Brook. Ny
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

 Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World



Stony Brook, USA, January 1, 2018 – Design Decisions LTD of Stony Brook, NY has won “Best Of Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The dynamic interior design company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2018” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

 "The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise."

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Design Decisions LTD
Owned and operated by Michelle Gaughran, Design Decisions is a full service design firm offering over 17 years of experience in both Residential and Commercial spaces. Michelle's grasp of aesthetics and attention to detail has resulted in providing her clientele with a unique sense of style and taste, while achieving the creative vision and maintaining personal expression. 

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit





High Point October 2015 Home Show and Trends

Welcome Back!! Here is a caption of what is trending now in the market place

OC 117 Benjamin Moore Simply White is the color for 2016.

Sofas: Great twist on sofa frames curved arms, taller backs, curves

Metal Sculptures Resembling Ocean Life

Quilted Leather

Swivel Chairs

Hand Painted Furniture to resemble Linen

Warmer Gold Tones in Metal Finishes

Flat Tape Trims on Upholstery and Window Treatments

Storage Ottomans

White Art Work Frames

Texture in Case Goods

Hickory White Bed Room.jpg

Hello! Welcome to Design Trends.

Welcome to my first blog post. EVER! I am so excited to share with you what inspires me and what's trending in the design world.

In August, I attended NY NOW. The show was great and was a feast for the eyes for decorators and designers. The show presented what's hot right now in decor:

Natural Elements

Animal Skin

Shagreen furniture and fabric and wallpaper

Neutral colors

Animal horns

Wood elements

Hand printed linens

Luxurious Bedding

Wool textiles


Rustic & Chic furniture

Re-purposed glass

Re-purposed wine barrels


Metal Wear/Serving Pieces

Aged Brass

One of my favorites was this lamp by Michael Aram. It is a Cocoon Pendant Lamp. I love the natural element of it.

Stay tuned for updates & projects I am working on.

Design Decisions LTD | Michelle Gaughran |Interior Design. Stony Brook, NY 11790 |631.941.2727