Founder and CEO
As D2's founder and CEO, Denise leads the design and product teams at D2Interieurs and is personally an avid collector of mid-century modern art, artifacts, and furniture. Prior to launching D2 in 2010, Denise had a 20 year career as a fashion executive in New York City, Los Angeles, and Florence. An active member of the design community in Fairfield County, Denise has expanded the D2 portfolio to include over 75 residences in New York City, Easthampton, Southampton, Fairfield and Litchfield Counties as well as throughout New York's historic Hudson Valley and most recently South Florida.
Denise founded D2 on the premise that active collaboration amongst designers, artists and craftspeople create signature homes that integrate style and function. By assembling an eclectic and highly trained in-house team, D2’s signature portfolio includes artfully unique and supremely functional living spaces and home products that are accessible to a broad range of discerning clients.
Founder of Smart Playrooms
The award winning Smart Playrooms was launched in 2012 to create unique educational learning spaces to inspire creativity and a love of learning for all children, in both residential and commercial playrooms. Smart Playrooms and D2 Interieurs are a natural partnership combining form and function and delivering clients a playroom that goes above and beyond expectations. Before founding Smart Playrooms, Karri had been teaching and working with children for over 20 years. After receiving a Masters Degree in Education, she worked as a teacher at private schools throughout the tri-state area. She worked at The Buckley School and the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City, Greenwich Academy and The Stanwich School in Greenwich, CT and Rye Presbyterian Nursery School in Rye, NY. Karri has planned, coordinated and developed curriculums for children ages 3-12.
Karri recognizes the profound impact the playroom has on children’s behavior and how children learn and play. Denise has an award winning interior designer firm known for incredible kids spaces. These two dynamic women are passionate about creating playrooms that are fun, educational and inspirational by combining Karri’s educational expertise and Denise’s design skill. The end result is a playroom like none other with a culmination of a fabulous design aesthetic within a captivating educational experience.