Sharon Blaustein: Founder & principal designer, B Interior

Sharon Blaustein, founder and principal designer of B Interior, a Manhattan-based Interior Design Studio specializing in high-end residential and commercial spaces as well as luxury home staging and model apartments. Sharon gained her experience working for noteworthy architectural firm ODA-Architecture, where she worked on a diverse collection of prominent residential projects in New York City. She is an allied member of the ASID and holds an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design. Sharon lives in Scarsdale with her husband, 3 boys and her dog. She serves as a member of the Board of Architectural Review of Scarsdale, NY.

(93 Worth Penthouse)

What do you love most about NYC?

I love the energy and the fast pace of the city.

I live in Westchester, which is a suburb about 25 miles outside Manhattan but feels worlds apart. It’s very green and beautiful, however it is often quiet and dormant.

Each morning when I get off the train at Grand Central, the rush of the city takes over and I get the feeling that I can conquer the world!

What’s happening at:

6:00 AM – I wake up, make myself a cup of coffee and take my Golden Doodle for a nice long walk. I then wake up my kids (I have 3 boys ages, 9, 14 and 16) and get them ready for school.

10:00 AM - I get off the train at Grand Central. I have been going through here every day for the past 10 years and I’m still moved by the architecture and the grandeur of the place.

12:00 PM - I go out for lunch. I usually grab sushi or a salad and eat at my desk (bad habit I know but great use of time) or I go for a lunch meeting in the area.  

(515 W 29th Model Apartment)

7:00 PM -  I get off the train at home. I breath in the fresh air and try to leave the rush of the day behind and enjoy a calm evening with my family.

When its nice out, we barbecue outside and dip in the pool. I feel very lucky that I get the best of both worlds; The rush of the city and the serenity of the suburbs.  

11:00 PM - By 11 PM I’m usually fast asleep during the week. On weekends I am often out but I definitely need my beauty sleep.

Where do you enjoy getting lost in NYC?

I’m currently obsessed with Nolita/ChinaTown/ Little Italy.

We currently have a project going on in the area and every time I am there I discover another cool spot. Whether it is an exotic fruit stand  or an amazing bar, there are countless hidden gems in the area. There is so much diversity in such a small space, making it a microcosm of the city, in my opinion.

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(Park Avenue South)