Interior Designer with a Fresh New Vision of Style and Sensibility
A bright star in the interior design industry, Marlaina Teich is one of those rare people born with the talent to design homes that are chic, livable and most of all, reflect their owner’s unique personality. Be they contemporary, classic or an eclectic mix, every project Marlaina takes on exudes a fresh and lively energy, making for elegant yet welcoming spaces imbued with her special flair.
Since opening her eponymous firm on Long Island’s South Shore following graduation from The Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design, Marlaina has attracted a loyal and ever-growing following and garnered dozens of editorial pages in such decorating “bibles” as Better Homes and Gardens, House Beautiful and Woman’s Day among others. If that weren’t enough, New York Spaces put her on its “10 Top Long Island Interior Designers” list, a major coup for anyone in the field. In addition to print, she’s shared her insights and design tips on numerous television and radio shows including several on WNBC, WPIX, Fox News Network and even Martha Stewart’s highly-rated radio program.
Marlaina’s full-service firm—she recently opened a satellite office in Manhattan—is recognized for its expertise in space planning, finishes and furnishings, art and antiques, and project management. “I treat every project, big and small, as a unique challenge,” she says. “My team and I are driven by the clients’ needs and desires, and our strength lies in understanding them. We’re big listeners, but at the same time, I realize that people can’t always express their feelings. To be able to intuit that and bring these unspoken wishes to fruition brings me real happiness.”
Active in several designer-related organizations, including the American Society of Interior Designers, (ASID) and The Interior Design Society (IDS), Teich’s latest endeavor is her role as a founding member of the Designers and Builders Alliance of Long Island, a coalition of top designers and builders that raises funds for local charities.