DG Featured Member-Betsy Lynch

DG is proud to introduce Betsy Lynch as Featured Member of the Month!


We were excited about her first solo project with The North Fork Designer Show House in August and wanted to find out what inspired her to make a career change into interior design.




DG: How did you get started in the Interior Design Industry?

BL: My introduction into the interior design industry began working as a Sample Room Librarian for F. Schumacher & Co. in May 2004. I had just married my husband that past September in 2003 and moved into the city. I had completed a one year Color Certificate program at F.I.T. the year before. I guess you can say I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do professionally. During that time, I decided to pursue my Interior Design degree at the New York School of Interior Design. I began the program in January 2004 and loved it. While at N.Y.S.I.D., I attended a Student A.S.I.D. (American Society of Interior Designers) Day at the D&D Building. On that day, Schumacher had a lecture on showroom etiquette. When the lecture was over, I went over and spoke with the showroom manager and mentioned that if she ever had an open position in the future to keep me in mind. She asked me if I had a resume on me and I did. Lesson from my mom -- always come prepared. The very next day I received a call from her. She said that she had one position open and it was for a Sample Room Librarian in which she thought I was over qualified for, but said that it would get me in the door. I immediately embraced the opportunity and my path had changed. Three months later, I was promoted when one of the NY sales reps decided to move to Los Angeles. I loved my new industry, especially being surrounded by color, beautiful textiles, wall coverings and beautiful furniture. I worked with interior designers and architects that I use to read about and helped shop for their projects, their show houses and also helped editors select fabrics for editorial trends.





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The High Line


On the morning of July 10th The Devenish Group embarked on a tour of the world famous ‘High Line’ Park in Manhattans Meat Packing District, With our walking guide Ken and a group of ten members. We started our sunny morning at theGansevoort entrance at the very most southern part of the Park.  The tour was to be focused on the art of the `The High Line’ but almost immediately we realized that this was going to go well beyond our expectations.  
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    Art and Culture  



    Happenings in 




    NY & beyond





    August 2015


    This month's higlighted museum is


    The MET


    and its throught provoking exhibit


      China Through The Looking Glass 


    This month's Alternative art is


    Shakespeare in the Park










    Other Happenings this Month


    The Brooklyn Museum 


    an engaging if slightly estoeric exhibition of


      Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks 



Education Blog

Detective Wedgwood Warhol's Object
13th Aug 2015
1.  What is this pair of objects?
a.  A pair of tulip vases
b.  A pair of celery vases
c.  A pair of lamps
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We Are Passionate About The Arts!

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Meet Louise Devenish

Louise Devenish Founding Director
Founding Director of Devenish Group, Louise Devenish is a venerated Professor of Fine and Decorative Arts at New York University in the Certificate Appraisal Studies program. Louise is also a Professor of Antique Connoisseurship & Decorative Arts at Parson’s The New School of Design. She also holds the title of Certified Appraiser specializing in Decorative Arts and Furniture, and is a highly regarded Decorative Arts Consultant specializing in global furniture.

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