Building a house is an exciting but stressful process. If I didn’t have Allegra, my home would not have been as beautiful. She helped to ease the stress by guiding me throughout all the difficult decisions. Allegra is creative and confident of her judgements but is not pushy. She was extremely helpful in preparing a lighting plan, room layouts and solved several problems during construction. Allegra designed our built-ins in the great room, library and master bedroom. All are fabulous especially the great room which has a modern gas fireplace surrounded by limestone, ceiling beams and columns, a bar, lattice cabinet doors, and floating shelves. This built-in sets the tone for our appealing modern home. Allegra also helped me with furniture, lighting and carpet purchases. She is wonderful at picking out paint colors. And she continues to help me with my home decorating.If you are looking for a creative, easy to work with designer, then you need to hire Allegra.
There is enormous trepidation when designing a house from the ground up. Every structural decision, every element and idea needs to be considered when trying to create the vision of a perfect beach cottage. Much to our joy, we met Allegra who enabled us to bring our vision to life. It’s not just the aesthetic sense that Allegra brings, it is also her tireless commitment, personal involvement and cutting edge creative ideas. She made this project come to life! We are forever grateful that we were able to work with Allegra in turning this 1925 beach cottage into a contemporary, charming and beautiful Westhampton Beach masterpiece!
We sought help from Allegra to plan furniture placement in our year round beach home on the North Fork. A complete open concept and three sets of sliding glass doors made seating options limited. By figuring out that moving the dining area chandelier 18 inches closer to the kitchen area would free up much needed “living space”, Allegra transformed how we live in the space and added multiple seats. Our family of 5 adult children and 8 grandchildren now are able use the space together, never feeling crunched.After that home run we consulted Allegra on other design decisions and our 30 year old home now feels fresh, new, airy and beachy...just as I had hoped. The built in bookcase/cabinets that Allegra suggested have anchored the space. And the new chandelier, that Allegra found in 20 minutes when I had looked for weeks, is a lovely focal point. We look forward to enjoying this home throughout our retirement. Thanks Allegra, for your talent and hard work!
“ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE... LOVE THE RESULTHere’s the short version: Allegra is a fabulous decorator. Use her. You will be “over the moon” with the result.Here’s the long version: When I was looking for help redecorating my house, a close friend recommended Allegra - who helped decorate her house a few years earlier. Each and every person that comes into my house is blown away at how beautifully it’s decorated. Throughout the process, she always made me feel like I was part of the team.Allegra is an exceptionally talented decorator with:- a perfect sense of style and color;- excellent listening skills;- an easy way about her... with the ability to gently move you in the right direction.You will enjoy the experience and love the result.
Came through the front door and was overwhelmed - I absolutely love it! The living room and dining area furniture bring the whole house to life. The colors are perfect too. I can’t believe that’s a king size bed in the master bedroom! The room looks bigger with it in it. I love the bedspread, all the details, the laundry room and hall tree are both so great!
Allegra, it was an absolute pleasure working with you, you did an amazing job in such a short period of time. You understand this market and decorated accordingly. I think the fact it was staged and maybe some luck that people walked in simply loving the space and the house. I LEARNED THAT NEXT JOB WE ARE STAGING FROM THE BEGINNING!
I needed Allegra’s expertise to help sell one of my exclusives. With her knowledge and skill my listing was in contract within 3 – 4 weeks after previously being on the market for some time. Allegra is a master when using her craft and how to implement her ideas. My experience with Allegra has only been positive and she is a pure pleasure to work with.
The Murray Team recently sold 51 Griffing Ave. in Westhampton Beach. I had remembered seeing 51 Griffing Ave when the house was empty but it was very stark and cold. Then I remembered that it was recently staged by Allegra Dioguardi and the starkness was gone! It was now warm and inviting and when my European customer saw it they immediately fell in love with the place. We closed the deal very quickly and everyone is very pleased with the outcome. Thank you Allegra for making it all happen!
I have been a top real estate broker in the Hamptons for 20 years. As this is a strange time in the market, with lots of inventory available, I have to pull out all the stops to make my listings shine above the others. Although buyers have been thrilled with this brand new estate home in Quogue, they have found it difficult to “see themselves” in it without furnishings. After meeting Allegra, I sensed she had the flair & experience to bring the enormous scale of the large rooms down to a cozy and luxurious space, using upscale furniture & accessories. I am thrilled with the results. Early response is fantastic. Now, buyers are able to concentrate on the attributes of the home without being distracted by the lack of furnishings. I feel the home will sell quickly now, with it’s gorgeous new look!
A run down small cottage was transformed into a spectacular and fun Hamptons beach rental. The time and effort Allegra put into this project and furthermore the feedback we’re getting from potential renters and the brokerage community, make this a home run!