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Q&A with Stephanie Sarkies-Schabot, Design Director

Pembrooke & Ives Leadership, Stephanie Sarkies


Hudson Valley, New York


NYSID, Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design

Industry Experience

10 years+

Previous Firms

Laura Bohn
Juan Pablo Molyneux
Victoria Hagan
S Russell Groves


Custom furniture
Working with artisans
Interior design career coaching

Where do you source new materials?

I look to our high-end galleries we work with the connect me to artisans. We always try to work collaboratively with them and create something unique for our clients.


Who are your favorite designers/galleries?

We work with so many, but a few of note are Maison Gerard, Rune NYC and Twenty First Gallery. I have worked with these galleries for years and they always come through for us.

Glen Oaks Club - Contemporary dining room of Long Island country club with wooden and white tones....
Glen Oaks Club

What are some of your favorite materials to use?

Lately I’m having fun experimenting with resin, rock crystal and selenite materials.


What’s your favorite upholstery material?

I love upholstering in a luxe silk velvet. It is very delicate and has a direction to it when upholstering. When it’s done right, there’s nothing better!


How can I use marble in a formal entry foyer?

We love to experiment with all different varieties of marble. Sometimes an interesting slab is enough to make a statement, other times we create custom floor patterns and even add details such as metal inlays.

212 Fifth Avenue - Entryway foyer of converted condo in New York featuring marble floors, inset...
212 Fifth Avenue, Photography by Evan Joseph

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