Peggy Scinta Shows Us What She's Got

And I’ll be the first to tell you that Peggy doesn’t hold back when it comes to interior design.  This is a woman who truly knows the meaning of passion and what it means to let it all out.

Known for her elegant traditional and transitional designs, Peggy Scinta’s passion is design.  She loves every aspect of interior design and has been designing and arranging homes and businesses for over fifteen years.  After realizing a successful corporate career, Peggy combined her customer service strengths with her design training and opened the doors to an interior design business.  With ten successful years in New York, P. Scinta Designs relocated to the Las Vegas, NV area in 2005 and continues to serve clients in both cities.

Entertainment Suite Design From Peggy Scinta

Bathroom Designs From Scinta Designs

Family Room From Scinta Designs

Entertainment Suite From Scinta Designs

Vegas Interior Design Anyone?

Peggy has A LOT more work in her Design Shuffle portfolio, just check it out over here! And if you’re looking to contact Peggy, she can be found at Scinta Designs.  Great work Peggy — we’re dying to see more!

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iPod Promotion
Why are we doing this? We thought we’d bring the holiday season a little earlier this year. We here at Design Shuffle love gifts, and we love the thought of giving out gifts to promote talented design professionals.

We’re going to be running bi-weekly promotions for the next few weeks, so check back often at your chance at winning cool prizes, such as this week’s prize: an 8GB iPod Touch!

The details:

  • Everyone can enter and everyone has an equal chance of winning no matter where your entry is placed.
  • Limit one entry per household.
  • This contest is for ONE 8GB iPod Touch.  But stay tuned because we’ll be having promotions like this every few weeks!  Follow Us On Twitter to stay up to date.
  • Contest will last from 8/19/2010 until 9/02/2010.  Winner will be announced the next day.

So what are you waiting for? Get to it!

Henry Liska's Powerful Designs

Mr. Liska is the director of Meritor Design –a company that provides fully integrated interior design, planning and project management services to residential, corporate and hospitality clients worldwide.  They are industry leaders in developing concepts and providing solutions for the widest variety of project types from contemporary new buildings to heritage restorations.

With that being said, let’s see what this incredibly talented designer has to say!

Just In Time Restaurant Make-over

In late 2004, Wayne Gretzky, the celebrated Canadian hockey star, chose Il Posto, one of the Yorkville restaurants I had designed for Franco Agostino a few years earlier, to honor about forty of his closest friends and fellow players with a cocktail reception.Five days before the event was to take place, Franco phoned to ask if it would be possible to update the dining room – without closing the restaurant for either lunch or dinner even once during that time. I said that it was. And rushed over to begin work.

restaurant interior design by Meritor Design

First off, I called my long time friend and colleague, Rick Murfin of Vast Interiors, and asked him to come by right away and take measurements for the mirrors I wanted to cover the interior columns of the restaurant. Then, with the mirrors taken care of, I arranged for Keely Masson from Eventscape to meet me at 2:30 PM – the beginning of the dead hours in the restaurant trade – to see if she could fit the ceiling with cloth panels to hide the hodge-podge of exposed wires and pipes that plagued the otherwise good looks of the room. Keely arrived right on time and, to my astonishment, brought samples of fire-resistant green jersey in the exact shade I needed. On the spot I ordered Keely’s panels – though they would cost over twenty-five thousand dollars – and scheduled the midnight to mid-morning installation to take place in four days. Just in time delivery!

Posto Interior by Meritor Design

My next task was to round-up the other trades I needed to get the restaurant ready. Joe Pupitella, the neon lighting specialist, agreed to install additional tubing behind the mirrored wainscoting in the dining room. Elte Carpet’s Joseph Hajirian arranged to have an installer come by in two days to replace the worn carpeting on the washroom stairs with his best sisal. One of Franco’s cousins, a commercial painter, agreed to send over a crew that very night to begin the top to bottom repainting of the bar and dining room. Pleased with the knowledge that I was on top of things, I used the two hours remaining that first afternoon to shop for a new console for the front entrance.

Posto Interior Picture 2 By Meritor Design

Over the next five days Il Posto hummed with renovation activity – always between 11:30 PM and 10:30 the next morning. The kitchen staff obligingly kept a junior chef on duty all night to make sandwiches and espresso. Every morning the chef prepared breakfast for the tired but grateful workers when they finished their all night shift.

On the morning of the reception, I showed up at Il Posto earlier than I had all week and set about to hang the artwork I had refreshed with new picture frames and get the room ready. As a final touch, I had Michael Pelegrino, the master florist from Teatro Verde, set-up the three almost otherworldly arrangements he had composed from luscious plum and auburn coloured autumn blossoms on the new console I purchased from Putti on Yonge Street.

Posto Bar By Meritor Design

There are many times an interior designer has to be flexible and be prepared to give more than one hundred per cent in order to satisfy his clients’ needs. Almost always, the rewards are worth it. They certainly were this time. Not only did I get to share Wayne Gretzky’s joy the evening of the party, but I had the opportunity to meet Penelope Cruz, who, by chance, was dining at Il Posto as well that night.

Henry Liska, Designer

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New Features Unveiled

We have launched a major layout revamp to make it easier to browse through all the interior design portfolios that we are now getting!

The new layout is a perfect fit with our mission, which is to provide a platform for members to easily and elegantly showcase their designs and interact on design subjects.

Go to each members page, and you will see that it’s like you are looking at the member’s own site, with features like their own blog, intro page, and portfolio page. It also makes it clearer and easier for our other community members to interact with you, such as to follow or message you.

We have also launched a new feature to our community page. We now display the latest activities from the Design Shuffle community. We encourage everyone to utilize our website more frequently. The more active you are, the more exposure you will get! Best of all, everything is free! Blog about your current project, participate in our forum, or get to know other forum members by commenting on their design photos.

We have accomplished a lot, but we are not close to done, yet! As always, stay tuned. We will be unveiling new fun and exciting features in the coming weeks. If you have any good ideas for us, please also let us know by posting here. We will listen!

Thank you for reading. We’ll continue to work hard to promote our members and make our site more fun and easy to use!

Arcadian Lighting's New Promotion: Help Us Help You!

Presenting Arcadian Lighting’s Idea to Help Our Professional Customers:


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  • Sign up for a FREE account before 8/31/2010 When filling out the form, enter “DS100” in the “Referral Code” field.
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If you encounter any difficulties, email us at

We will respond promptly. offers the following features:

  • Easy photo upload and awesome display – Just upload! Our site will make your photo display nice and fast.
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Not so fine print:

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A Contemporary Look From Megi Devadze

Design Shuffle user Megi Devadze shows that she possesses all the skills necessary for successful interior designers.  Her work is very modern and makes great use of natural lighting.  There is ample space to move about — perfect for staying in on a lazy Sunday or having people over for some fun on a Saturday evening.  One thing is for sure though, Megi doesn’t play around when it comes to interior design — she puts out true eye candy.

Want to see more of her stuff? Go to her member page to check out more modern interior design ideas!