10 designers from 10 Hudson Valley towns doing 10 rooms/spaces. All working with/sourcing from Kingston-based makers and artisans.
But ideas don't mean anything until you bring them into the world. Damour, an entrepeneur with 20+ years' experience in business consulting, helping companies identify problems that were perplexing them and creating actionable solutions, is really good at that part. Returning to art school and studying interior design at Parsons The New School for Design a few years ago, she began a new chapter of her life as a design-build business owner and interior designer. Noticing that there was a lot of design talent throughout the Hudson Valley but that there seemed to be little connection between these individuals, Damour hatched her plan. Once she settled in the Kingston area for full-time residence four years ago, after a decade of living in both New York City and upstate, and working largely in the former, she began visiting local creative businesses, telling their owners about her idea and asking if they would be interested. They all said yes, and, to her surprise, when she followed up a year later to make good on it, they were all still 100% down.