BRUCE SHOSTAK

Bruce Shostak established his New York City-based interior design firm in 2004. His interiors are rooted in tradition and classicism, and are executed with well-edited clarity and contemporary sophistication. Working in close consultation with each client, Bruce develops comfortable interiors that are harmonious with each space and reflect the way the client lives. Projects in the tri-state area include prewar apartments on Manhattan’s Upper East Side; houses in New Jersey and Greenwich, Connecticut; and country retreats in Columbia County, New York.

Bruce earned his bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, where he studied English literature and art history. While following a career in New York book publishing, he recognized that his lifelong passion for design, art, antiques, and architecture should lead him in new directions. He became a senior editor of books on decorating and entertaining at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and subsequently editor in chief of Smallwood & Stewart, a book packager specializing in full-color lifestyle books, many created with Country Living and House Beautiful magazines. Bruce left the publishing world to spend a year studying American fine and decorative arts in the American Arts Course at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. He has also worked as a photo stylist for numerous books on decorating. This background, combined with the experience and knowledge gained while restoring and decorating his own Federal-era house over the past decade, has uniquely prepared him to understand and anticipate his clients’ needs—and to deliver excellent results.

JANIE MYERS, Principle Designer 

Janie is a California native who has lived on the East Coast for over 15 years. As a young girl Janie traveled all over Italy and France with her Italian grandmother. It was during these travels that her love for the historical home, classical art and architecture, and beautiful design was born.

After graduating from Wake Forest University, Janie worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and later for Gramercy Park Hotel. In her hotel career she continued to grow her appreciation for the constructed environment across a variety of styles while also developing an affinity and talent for working with clients. Over the years Janie's friends and colleagues began to enlist her help in decorating apartments and houses until, finally, she enrolled at the New York School of Interior Design and formally embarked on her new career. Janie interned at Fawn Galli Interiors and Kemble Interiors, where she fostered her delight in inspired color palettes, thoughtful furniture arrangements and beautiful decorative objects.  Janie's style is rooted in traditionalism and infused with the fresh spirt of California coastal living.