Marketplace Design goes live! Meet Designs By Human

DesignDot is thrilled to announce that our design studio, located inside The Summer House on 107 Cherry Street, will be hosting Designs By Human on Saturday, November 5th! The team, consisting of Joe Human and Kia Scott, are part of DesignDot's Marketplace of affiliated designers. This amazing team will be on hand from 10am-2pm to help you design everything from your Pied­à­terre in the city to a commercial real estate space that needs a fresh perspective!

Designs By Human, are a young and vibrant design company based in New York City, since 2008 they have brought their love of design to life through a multitude of different projects. With over 12 years of professional design and construction experience in both urban and suburban environments, Designs By Human has been able to tailor each project to their clients’ specific needs. Their work has been featured in many print and online publications including; "Elle Decor", "Dering Hall", “Design Bureau Magazine”, “The Kitchen Bible”, and “This Old House Magazine”. Designing comes naturally to Joe, growing up in Idaho he spent the majority of his life watching his father, who was a builder, create and execute marvelous structures.


Our Marketplace Design is an open studio space that is fully stocked with textiles as well as furnishings courtesy of The Summer House's vast array of home decor lines. We encourage people to come and explore the world of design and if they need assistance, to book time with one of our onsite designers on either Thursday's or Saturday's between 10am and 2pm. To book an appointment you can call The Summer House boutique directly or email Our onsite design service is complimentary therefor all goods will be sold at floor pricing through The Summer House boutique, however purchasing of any goods is entirely optional and ultimately up to the client. Our goal is to encourage both the average shopper as well as perspective clients to be both inspired and delighted through experiential design.



  DesignDot believes that the soul of design is a mix of outside inspiration and a true collaboration of ideas! We strive to find the perfect marriage between the two for each individual client, which is why we created our Style Diary service as well as our open Marketplace Design opportunities. Through these unique services, which are specifically tailored to be reflective of the client’s desires and design goals, we are able offer a high level of interior design skill and knowledge that will fit into even the busiest client's lifestyle!


    For more information please visit our website at or call The Summer House for Marketplace Design appointment at (203)594-9550.


Meet Olley Court

Olley Court, Ridgefield CT

Olley Court is a boutique design lifestyle shop, specializing in home furnishings and residential design. They are located on 418 Main Street in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Olley Court is owned by Susan Buzaid and Robin Curnan, who opened the store in 2007 with the goal of providing a unique place to shop for local art and exceptional items from around the world. The pair originally met while working in the fashion industry. Realizing they both had a passion for home design, they put their skills to work creating a space for those seeking a little more then the average home decor store. The shops name pays homage to Robin's mother's maiden name and her British roots.

From the moment you turn the golden door knob you are surrounded by a well edited collection of home furnishings, art, jewelry, and clothing. The owners pride themselves on finding exceptional pieces from both local and global vendors, giving an air of freshness in what seems like an oversaturated design market. Their goods are organic in nature and their variety is a rich assortment of modern and transitional pieces. They offer everything from hand blown glass, apparel made from Brooklyn to Belgium, and hand woven palm baskets from Mexico.

After being open for nine years, Olley Court has evolved from a small store occupying 950sq ft, to a full service interior design boutique. They don't only help you choose pieces to accent your home but can help conceptualize a design plan and execute it with you!

The appeal of Olley Court services a diverse population, they are both affordable and luxurious, always keeping up with current design trends from around the world. Susan and Robin make sure the focus is based on what their clientele truly wants while expanding their global knowledge of design.

If you are in the market to spruce up your home or even buy a quick gift, do yourself a favor and visit Olley Court, their variety of decor does not disappoint and will illuminate your living space.

Designdot loves to work with local boutiques and designers, and Olley Court is one of our favorites! You can find out more about their offerings and shop their goods from our website, just visit the Design Partners tab on our website.