Gotham Magazine: Cultivate a Calming Atmosphere in Your Hamptons Home
Debra Gildersleeve, an interior designer and the owner of Renee’s Mattituck (10095 Main Road, Mattituck, 631-298-4223), suggests using pieces that double as storage, like ottomans and mirrored chests in the living room. “This is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to create a calm and peaceful environment,” she says, because it keeps unnecessary items out of sight and therefore out of mind until they’re needed. “Design should be beautiful and functional, not distracting,” she adds. “By eliminating televisions and other entertainment systems in certain rooms, you can create an oasis to unplug and relax.”
Hamptons Magazine: Debra Gildersleeve Preserves Her Family History with Revamped Home Décor Retailer
Following her mother’s retirement nearly 20 years ago, Debra Gildersleeve and her husband, Bill, took over the family business, Renee’s, transforming it from a women’s clothing store into one of the largest home décor retailers on the North Fork.
Long Island Pulse: Sneak Peek at the Interior Design Trends from High Point Market
Twice a year in North Carolina, interior designers and retailers gather to explore what’s new and hot in home furnishings at the High Point Market. Exhibitors showcase the latest styles and offer a multitude of design possibilities. This is one of the most exciting tradeshows of the year for Renee’s and the spring market was better than ever! Here’s what we’re looking forward to adding to our showroom located on the beautiful North Fork and to the homes of our clients.
Long Island Pulse: The Six Best Fashion Trends For Spring/Summer 2016
It may be hard to believe, but spring has finally graced Long Island with its presence! As we shed those heavy layers and pack away winter sweaters, we prepare for warmer days by adding to our spring and early summer wardrobes. Think funky prints, airy materials, and bold colors this season. Keep it fun and light, and dress to impress with these trends.
See the full story online at Long Island Pulse here.
Long Island Pulse: 9 Questions with Debbie Gildersleeve of RENEE’S
Nestled into Mattituck on the North Fork, RENEE’S is a must-visit for home décor. Whether you need to completely makeover a room or simply need the perfect vase to add a pop of color, you’ll likely find what you’re looking for in the store’s selection of beachy, modern and industrial décor items. Owner Debbie Gildersleeve is the buyer behind those styles and also works with clients to create the space of their dreams. With the busy entertaining season drawing near Pulse chatted with Gildersleeve about the hot trends in home furnishings, getting your home ready for guests and the one item everyone should have in their home.
Bringing in the beach: Nicole says she wanted the master bedroom to be more of an oasis, with beach blue tones and a relaxed feel. She brought in interior designer Debbie Gildersleeve from Renee’s, in Mattituck, after meeting Debbie’s sister while closing on the house.
See the before and after photos and story from Newsday here.
New York Spaces: New Year, New Home Makeover
"New Year, New You." It's something we're going to hear a lot of in these early days of 2016 as our family and friends sign up for gym memberships, start new diets, and swear to stick to their resolutions. But, what about your home? Doesn't that deserve a makeover too? Just as fashion changes from year to year, so do the trends in home design.
Read Debra Gildersleeve's guest post on New York Spaces here.
Long Island Pulse: Tips For Accessorizing Different Rooms In Your Home
Your home should be your oasis, with each room within serving a different purpose. How you want these rooms to function is also a question of your design style. Whether you are completely making over a room or want to give it a refresher of sorts, accessorizing is a fun and exciting way to breathe new life into any space. Here are some tips for accessorizing the most important places in your home.
“Even traditional people are going for more clean, sophisticated lines,” said Debbie Gildersleeve, owner of Renee’s in Mattituck. “One thing nobody is buying is the real traditional, ornate furniture.”
Global Luxury: From Summer to Fall: Designing with Debbie Gildersleeve
You might think that a designer based in and around the Hamptons would bring a breezy influence to her work—and you would be right. Debbie Gildersleeve’s designs often underscore a deep love of the ocean, with calm, cool color palettes and coastal charms. But the self-taught designer brings a unique flair to all of her endeavors, whether she is designing a cottage on the sand and a sleek apartment in the sky or sourcing new furnishings for Renee’s, her store in the Long Island hamlet of Mattituck.
Hamptons Curbed: Designer Debbie Gildersleeve Dishes on Style and Inspiration
Successful interior designers are experts at bringing a client's vision to life, whether it be a bathroom remodel or designing an entire house. Debbie Gildersleeve, a designer and buyer on the North Fork, works tirelessly with each client to select everything from grout color to furniture pieces, with clients ranging from the East End, across Long Island and in Manhattan. She also owns a fashion and furnishings store in Mattituck called Renee's. We sat down with Debbie and asked her about her design philosophy and inspiration.