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.


Millennial Transitions

Welcome 2016! We all know this year will be full of growing children, graduates moving into their first apartments, and plenty of new "at home" businesses attempting to reclaim some of the house for work.

Whether your growing child isn't so little anymore, your senior in high school is going away to college, or you are setting up an office in your home, all year will be full of changes. Our Style Diary service is here to provide you with the best way to transition into the world of multi-purpose homes.

If your little one is turning from a tween into a teen, your living room may be turning into the new hangout, which means you may have to "teen proof" your space. With our Style Diaries it’s simple; visit our Marketplace and gather some ideas on what colors work best with young adolescents. Maybe that lamp that you’ve have next to the couch might need some rearranging, or your coffee table is a little too small. No worries! We have the answers you need here at Designdot. We love change.

It can be difficult when your teen goes away to college. Some parents suffer from empty nest syndrome. Making a new space for yourself is a key way to feeling better. Change is a good thing. Make a new space with us and enjoy fresh, new beginnings.

The internet has changed our work environments, which have become a part of our living spaces at home. Writers like myself can now work offsite on projects on the go. Brokers can facilitate trades at their kitchen table, teachers can teach from their bedrooms using sites such as Blackboard and Moodle. It’s easier to have a room designated for work. Setting aside a specific space for a home office can be quite a challenge though, so if you need help designing your perfect work space, we at Designdot are here to help. Lets work together!

Meet the Marketplace!

Who doesn't want a convenient deal? I want to change the design of my bathroom wallpaper, but lately, I’ve been pressed for time. I’ve been meaning to do it for a long time now but, I haven't gotten a chance to even begin my search for wallpaper. Between working 40+ hours a week and making time for my family, I don’t even know where to start my search for bathroom appliances. Ideally, I’d like to go to a design retail store but, I know that’s not going to be feasible anytime soon. The more I tell myself, “yeah, I’ll make it to store soon, the next free day I have”, the more it gets delayed and my bathroom stays the same. I can’t just choose any design for my bathroom, it has to be the right color and pattern. I won’t feel comfortable showering in a room that is just thrown together for the sake of getting it done, it would just be an eyesore. After months of doing nothing, I decided to research some professional design websites and still I had no luck. I didn’t really know what to look for, the choices were just so overwhelming, which website should I even start with? My world changed when my boss Megan came to me with a great idea to help clients, like myself, who don’t really know what they’re looking for. Together, our team created the Designdot Marketplace. Our marketplace is a convenient way for consumers to make shopping easy and fun. Simply go to our website and click on the marketplace tab and there you will see a generous selection of different retail stores that you can order from through our website. Some of the stores we offer are; Antique Farm House, One Kings Lane, Belle & June, Loom Decor, and Minted. It’s like using Seamless to order food; there are multiple restaurants listed and if you visit their website you can access all of them in one spot. Designdot now offers multiple established retail design merchants, with more stores being added regularly. Come visit our website, click on the retail store you’d like to browse, and let your design experience begin. No more researching different retailers for hours, no more sifting through Google for ideas, or jumping from website to website. We've brought some of the best and it’s all in one spot. How convenient, right?

Visit our marketplace for more details on how to make your shopping experience easier.