IDS Connecticut Chapter Members

Julie Albrecht

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Associate Member
Treasurer 2017
Divine Interiors, Tolland
tele: 860.276.7138

Divine Interior’s strives to create a reflection of the client’s lifestyle while maintaining a creative and balanced design. Julie’s goal is to create a warm welcoming environment within any space utilizing the right design plan, color choices and product selections.

Beauty, comfort, function and the client’s personal style can determine a fabulous design. It is with passion that Julie will create a strategic design process and carefully consider each clients needs to transform the design solution into a practical, aesthetic and workable space.

Kathleen Bivona

Kathleen Bivona

Associate Member
President 2017
Kathleen Bivona Designs, Trumbull
tele: 203.258.3566

Life is busy! And we are all given the same 24 hours each day to accomplish the items on our “to do” list. Having organized living, storage and work spaces helps to create a sense of calm and order, and frees up time to tend to the things that matter most to you. I am skilled at and passionate about helping people organize and beautify their homes. It would be my pleasure to help you do the same.  I go beyond designing custom closets.  I create little boutiques.

Linda Black

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Linda P Black Interiors, West Hartford
tele: 860.233.9988
cell:  860.306.3900

Linda is a known Interior Designer, who runs a full service business with over 37 years years of experience in the West Hartford area. Her clientele range from custom home builders, prominent home owners, to small commercial projects.  Linda’s specialties are color coordination and space planning.  Please visit her website at

Lisa Davenport

Professional Member
Lisa Davenport Designs, Durham, CT
tele: 860.316.5718
fax: 860.788.6078

Owner / Principal Designer
Lisa Davenport, Principal and lead designer of Lisa Davenport Designs has been designing fine interiors and exteriors for over 20 years.
Her background includes earning an Associate degree in Commercial Design as well as holding a design position in the Visual Merchandising division of a regional retail clothing store.  These brief, yet valuable, experiences laid the ground work for her return to study Interior Design at Paier College of Art.
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Lisa Fero

Associate Member
Lisa Fero Interiors, LLC, Trumbull
tele: 203.983.0984
cell:  203.675.7515
fax:  203.445.9161

Lisa Fero Interiors, a residential interior design company, was launched in 2010 and has enjoyed growth ever since.  We are proud to say that our growth is due almost exclusively to word of mouth, a testament to the quality of work and customer service that Lisa provides to each of her clients.  Lisa’a down to earth and honest approach to design can be seen in the practical, functional, and also beautiful rooms she has created.  A simple goal for Lisa and the Lisa Fero Interiors team is for our clients to feel like their home is a place to kick back comfortably in a stylish but unintimidating room.
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Reyna Gonzalez

Associate Member
Designs by Reyna, Bronxville NY
tele: 914.760.3408

Reyna’s entrance into the interior design field was through the art world. As an assistant to a NYC artist back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, Reyna received on the job training in jewelry making, wood carving, silversmithing and furniture design.

Reyna took a break from her career to raise her two sons in Westchester, NY, but continued to make costume jewelry.  In 2004, Reyna met  David Lyons, a window treatment designer and owner of Best Dressed Homes in Bronxville. Eager to get back into the design field, she began representing BDH the following year and since then has collaborated with David on various window treatment designs. Reyna has a keen eye for fabric and works with clients to help them enjoy the design process.

Pam Goodwin

Associate Member
PGHD, New Canaan, CT
tele: 203.722.1573


For more than 15 years, Pamela Goodwin has been creating beautiful interiors for a diverse clientele throughout Fairfield County, Manhattan and Long Island.

PGHD is a full-service design firm priding itself on exceptional service, products and attention to detail.  Whether an existing space or in collaboration with an architect, PGHD incorporates functional and fresh designs with a nod to the project’s individual character.  Services include all aspects of interior space planning, window treatments, furniture, lighting, fabrics and kitchen and bathroom makeovers.

Diana Hall


Associate Member
Secretary 2017

Interiors By Diana, Middlefield
tele: 203.623.8320

Diana Hall is the founder of Interiors by Diana. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Merchandising and Design from Centenary College in New Jersey. Diana worked in the fashion and retail industries in New York and California for many years as a fashion coordinator, buyer and manager.

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Barbara Izzo

Associate Member
Immediate Past President
Nesting Interiors, Milford
tele: 203.216.1393
fax:   203.549.0481

Designing was a passion of Barbara’s since childhood. Creating paper dolls with fabric wardrobes was a favorite pastime. Later she put her talents into decorating homes. Barbara credits her grandfather and father as they were her greatest influences, designing and building beautiful furniture and winning photography awards in the advertising field.
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Fran Lamster

Associate Member

New Nests, Stamford
tele: 203.428.0054

Downsize Right
Home Ee-envisioned

Moving is one of the top stress points in anyone’s life. Whether you are moving to a townhouse, apartment, an independent living facility, or smaller house, we know that you are faced with many overwhelming decisions. We have watched friends and family struggle through the process of right-sizing their home. Smart choices as you move will smooth the way for a happy transition. We specialize in helping you transition from one living situation to another.

We are experienced project managers with interior design education from Fairfield University and deep merchandising, human resource and entrepreneurial backgrounds. We have experience in assisting friends, relatives and ourselves in the downsizing process and now offer our services to you.


Michael Laverriere

Associate Member
MDL Design and Drafting LLC, New Haven
tele: 203.933.2538
cell:  203.809.4508

MDL Design & Drafting, LLC.
Has offered architectural drafting services for over ten years. Drawings include, residential new home design and restoration, Construction Documents, to Code, for building permits. Interior space planning, design of residential and commercial facilities. Design of custom cabinetry and shop drawings, for construction of any type of space.
Time is always of essence, prints are always needed ASAP, to get a project started. Well detailed quality drawings are used to insure that a job be properly completed, to your design and to your specifications.
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Carolyn Lombardi

Associate Member
CT Interior Solutions LLC, Newington
tele: 860.240.8474

For 22 years I worked in Corporate America at a successful career selling training and education to Independent Agents.  During those 22 years my ongoing passion for decorating led me to work for Thomasville Home Furnishing. While employed, I completed three months of training working with color, patterns, furniture arrangement and witnessed first-hand how furniture was made.  Several years ago when I left my career, I decided it was time to follow my passion and start my own business in interior design.
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Laurene McGarry-Bissell

Associate Member
Eclectic Design, Inc, Glastonbury
tele: 860.834.3752

Laurene owns Eclectic Design Inc. and has been passionately decorating and designing interior and exterior spaces for more than 15 years.  Her designs are classic yet fun.  Furnishings and fabrics chosen reflect the client and are durable enough for children and pets.

She takes great care in getting to know each client … how they live, what they want a space to feel and look like.  From wallpaper, frames chosen for artwork, to the details of an area rug, an accent table or lighting, each piece chosen for a project is thoughtfully considered.  For clients with specific furniture needs, she designs custom sofas and chairs.
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Shirley Mitchell

Shirley MitchellAssociate Member
Vice President 2017
Mitchell Designs LLC, Oxford
tele: 203.888.8830
fax:   203.881.0834
cell:  203.641.0730

Shirley Mitchell is a highly acclaimed Window Fashion Specialist that has been serving clients throughout Connecticut for over 10 years.  Mitchell Designs LLC provides complete window treatment design, fabrication and installation along with a full range of interior design products and services.  In addition to serving homeowners, Shirley has worked with several nationally known Interior Designers to oversee the window treatment portion of their Connecticut based design projects.

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