F O Design

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  • 3 Hanover Square #9E

    New York, NY 10004

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We found Felicitas of FO Design right here at Citysearch! We had no idea where to begin. After years of trying to come up with a design plan for the apt, we were unsuccessful in carrying out our plans due to our busy work schedules. We've met previously with other contractors and do-it-all in one place design companies, but always had a doubt about them with their outrageous proposed budgets. We found good reviews here on Citysearch about FO Design and it has been a wonderful experience working with them ever since then! Felicitas designed our 2 BR apt near Lincoln Center for the past year. I was looking for a clean, fresh, modern design and her work was just what we were looking for. Felicitas helped us from the very beginning. She was flexible in dealing with our ever changing budget, given the financial crisis at the time last fall. We also had an extremely picky condo board approval process with the architects and condo managers, but Felicitas accommodated them with necessary paperwork in a timely manner. During this process, I learned that I was expecting a baby girl. Felicitas made certain that the approval process would be expedited to get the construction started in our apt in time for my delivery. She worked closely with the contractors on-site during the construction process, making sure that errors are minimal. Once that phase is done, she will work hard to furnish the apt. according to the plan. We have been very pleased with our apt renovations and furnishings! It feels especially good to come home to an apt. that feels like home, especially now with a baby. The color scheme in our apt soothes us as we come home from our hectic work lives. FO Design is highly recommended and did an outstanding job for us! There are so many things we love - our oak floors, kitchen countertops, backsplash, comfy sofa, wallpaper, blinds, lighting, bathroom tiles, etc. Other than her work, Felicitas, along with her contacts, have all been very personable and a pleasure to work with.

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We found Felicitas of FO Design right here at Citysearch! We had no idea where to begin. After years of trying to come up with a design plan for the apt, we were unsuccessful in carrying out our plans due to our busy work schedules. We've met previously with other contractors and do-it-all in one place design companies, but always had a doubt about them with their outrageous proposed budgets. We found good reviews here on Citysearch about FO Design and it has been a wonderful experience working with them ever since then! Felicitas designed our 2 BR apt near Lincoln Center for the past year. I was looking for a clean, fresh, modern design and her work was just what we were looking for. Felicitas helped us from the very beginning. She was flexible in dealing with our ever changing budget, given the financial crisis at the time last fall. We also had an extremely picky condo board approval process with the architects and condo managers, but Felicitas accommodated them with necessary paperwork in a timely manner. During this process, I learned that I was expecting a baby girl. Felicitas made certain that the approval process would be expedited to get the construction started in our apt in time for my delivery. She worked closely with the contractors on-site during the construction process, making sure that errors are minimal. Once that phase is done, she will work hard to furnish the apt. according to the plan. We have been very pleased with our apt renovations and furnishings! It feels especially good to come home to an apt. that feels like home, especially now with a baby. The color scheme in our apt soothes us as we come home from our hectic work lives. FO Design is highly recommended and did an outstanding job for us! There are so many things we love - our oak floors, kitchen countertops, backsplash, comfy sofa, wallpaper, blinds, lighting, bathroom tiles, etc. Other than her work, Felicitas, along with her contacts, have all been very personable and a pleasure to work with.

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We have a 2-bedroom in Washington Heights which needed a lot of design work. Felicitas worked with our tastes and gave us lots of options for our apartment and we love how it turned out. Also, Felicitas is very organized and was able to organize the contractor, paperhangers, etc to get everything done within a week while we were on vacation. She was also able to make huge changes to our apartment while staying within our budget. Truly great to work with, and a talented (and very nice!) designer.

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We have a 2-bedroom in Washington Heights which needed a lot of design work. Felicitas worked with our tastes and gave us lots of options for our apartment and we love how it turned out. Also, Felicitas is very organized and was able to organize the contractor, paperhangers, etc to get everything done within a week while we were on vacation. She was also able to make huge changes to our apartment while staying within our budget. Truly great to work with, and a talented (and very nice!) designer.

Pros: Really nice, very organized, great taste, flexible

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Felicitas is an excellent designer and so easy to work with. She helped turn my one bedroom downtown apartment into a beautiful, unique and very liveable space. I get compliments on it every time I have people over! Recognizing my need for storage space, she designed built-in cabinetry that has made all the difference in the world -- she has an incredible ability to visualize the best way to use space efficiently. She was also great at working within my budget and flexible with materials, colors, and furniture despite my inability to make any decision easy!! She was able to find a multitude of options (whether it was chair fabric, curtain fabric or side tables) all of which worked well in the room and all of which suited my particular "ask"... i never would have known the full potential of my apartment without her!

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★★★★★

Felicitas is an excellent designer and so easy to work with. She helped turn my one bedroom downtown apartment into a beautiful, unique and very liveable space. I get compliments on it every time I have people over! Recognizing my need for storage space, she designed built-in cabinetry that has made all the difference in the world -- she has an incredible ability to visualize the best way to use space efficiently. She was also great at working within my budget and flexible with materials, colors, and furniture despite my inability to make any decision easy!! She was able to find a multitude of options (whether it was chair fabric, curtain fabric or side tables) all of which worked well in the room and all of which suited my particular "ask"... i never would have known the full potential of my apartment without her!

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We hired Ms Oefelein to help us with the renovation of our 3BR home on the upper East Side.
This included the gut job of kitchen and bath rooms as well as the installation of new floors and materials throughout.
What had appealed to us what Ms Oefeleins Background as a materials and finishes instructor and we were not disappointed.
The finishes she selected for our 2 bath rooms, kitchen and rooms are spectacular.
At the beginning of the job we were not convinced that we would like wallpapers but we got quite an education as to what was available on the market.
Ms Oefelein showed us many modern and unexpected materials, the wall to wall carpeting we installed is a Green product and so are the wall coverings and paints we selected. Our new furnishings and window treatments are timeless, fun and functional at the same time.
Our apartment has turned into the wonderful home we always dreamed off! Thank you.

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★★★★★

We hired Ms Oefelein to help us with the renovation of our 3BR home on the upper East Side.
This included the gut job of kitchen and bath rooms as well as the installation of new floors and materials throughout.
What had appealed to us what Ms Oefeleins Background as a materials and finishes instructor and we were not disappointed.
The finishes she selected for our 2 bath rooms, kitchen and rooms are spectacular.
At the beginning of the job we were not convinced that we would like wallpapers but we got quite an education as to what was available on the market.
Ms Oefelein showed us many modern and unexpected materials, the wall to wall carpeting we installed is a Green product and so are the wall coverings and paints we selected. Our new furnishings and window treatments are timeless, fun and functional at the same time.
Our apartment has turned into the wonderful home we always dreamed off! Thank you.

Pros: highly creative and resourceful designer

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Falicitas is an absolute pleasure to work with. She gives direct and clear instructions and is also extremely fair minded. Timely, coordinated, organized and with integrity. It simply does not get better than this. Apart from all that she has superb taste.

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★★★★★

Falicitas is an absolute pleasure to work with. She gives direct and clear instructions and is also extremely fair minded. Timely, coordinated, organized and with integrity. It simply does not get better than this. Apart from all that she has superb taste.

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We were referred to Felicitas by a friend who hired her. We had never worked with a designer before and were overwhelmed by the process of renovating and decorating. We are so happy we decided to work with her for so many reasons. Not only is she incredibly personable, reliable and experienced, she always made us feel like she truly cared and listened to all of our needs and requirements. Her ability to execute is impressive and her approach to budgeting and delegating is amazing. Her taste is impeccable and we were continually impressed with her ideas and suggestions. We will definitely refer her to anyone we know who is looking for a designer, with great confidence that she can help anyone reach whatever results they are looking for, no matter what the scope of the work is.

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★★★★★

We were referred to Felicitas by a friend who hired her. We had never worked with a designer before and were overwhelmed by the process of renovating and decorating. We are so happy we decided to work with her for so many reasons. Not only is she incredibly personable, reliable and experienced, she always made us feel like she truly cared and listened to all of our needs and requirements. Her ability to execute is impressive and her approach to budgeting and delegating is amazing. Her taste is impeccable and we were continually impressed with her ideas and suggestions. We will definitely refer her to anyone we know who is looking for a designer, with great confidence that she can help anyone reach whatever results they are looking for, no matter what the scope of the work is.

Pros: very professional, personable, dependable, great style

Cons: none

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Its been nearly 5yrs since FO Design transformed my pre-war 1-bdrm apt into the modern, sophisticated space I've always wanted. Living in Manhattan and needing much closet space, I gave her the challenge of creating a modern, (almost) minimalist apt for me to accommodate ALL my books, clothes, shoes, and accessories without sacrificing design and livable area. She showed me floor plans and innovative ways to maximize my 850 sq ft apt. I was impressed by her ability to design like an artist (relationship and usage of color, light, fabric, texture, and layout) and execute her ideas like a technician (floor plans, specs, organization, timing, etc) ... A GREAT COMBINATION! I think is it much harder to design a clean, modern, yet comfortable home when every visible thing matters. Well, 5yrs later, I still LOVE the space she designed and would consult with her again when I am in need of change or a major makeover. Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

Its been nearly 5yrs since FO Design transformed my pre-war 1-bdrm apt into the modern, sophisticated space I've always wanted. Living in Manhattan and needing much closet space, I gave her the challenge of creating a modern, (almost) minimalist apt for me to accommodate ALL my books, clothes, shoes, and accessories without sacrificing design and livable area. She showed me floor plans and innovative ways to maximize my 850 sq ft apt. I was impressed by her ability to design like an artist (relationship and usage of color, light, fabric, texture, and layout) and execute her ideas like a technician (floor plans, specs, organization, timing, etc) ... A GREAT COMBINATION! I think is it much harder to design a clean, modern, yet comfortable home when every visible thing matters. Well, 5yrs later, I still LOVE the space she designed and would consult with her again when I am in need of change or a major makeover. Highly recommended!

Pros: professional, intelligent, creative, friendly

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I had just purchased and barely moved into my new CONDO in lower Manhattan.
After spending a lot for my new apartment I did not have much left to
decorate it but soon realized that I needed help making choices.
Felicitas came and helped me with everything, even though my budget for the 2
BR was only $ 30,000.00, far less I am sure than any of her other projects.
She charged me a flat rate of $ 3,000.00. For this fee she came and measured, took pictures of the apartment and the few items I already had and then came back with a very professional looking floorplan, a budget spreadsheet and images of furnishings I could then purchase myself in retail stores. She even brought large color swatches for the walls.
She listened to my preferences and I could not be happier with my new home.
The whole process took less than 2 weeks and I am thrilled.
When I called her I was a little unsure if she would even talk to me or take on such a small project. She never made me feel unimportant or that my budget was meaningless.
I love coming home and walking into my apartment now and would use here again any time!!!!

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★★★★★

I had just purchased and barely moved into my new CONDO in lower Manhattan.
After spending a lot for my new apartment I did not have much left to
decorate it but soon realized that I needed help making choices.
Felicitas came and helped me with everything, even though my budget for the 2
BR was only $ 30,000.00, far less I am sure than any of her other projects.
She charged me a flat rate of $ 3,000.00. For this fee she came and measured, took pictures of the apartment and the few items I already had and then came back with a very professional looking floorplan, a budget spreadsheet and images of furnishings I could then purchase myself in retail stores. She even brought large color swatches for the walls.
She listened to my preferences and I could not be happier with my new home.
The whole process took less than 2 weeks and I am thrilled.
When I called her I was a little unsure if she would even talk to me or take on such a small project. She never made me feel unimportant or that my budget was meaningless.
I love coming home and walking into my apartment now and would use here again any time!!!!

Pros: took on small job, Felicitas is super nice!!! Got it done quickly.

Cons: none!

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We are an electrical contractor and recently had the pleasure of working with Felicita on a lighting project in Manhattan. The job was managed perfectly by Felicita; she knew exactly where and what her client wanted and respected our recommendations on running the electrical wiring. No time was wasted on the job because all the parts/ fixtures were delivered on time as promised, and she always made herself available for any questions we had. We will definitely refer her to any of our clients when they need a designer toplan their project.

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We are an electrical contractor and recently had the pleasure of working with Felicita on a lighting project in Manhattan. The job was managed perfectly by Felicita; she knew exactly where and what her client wanted and respected our recommendations on running the electrical wiring. No time was wasted on the job because all the parts/ fixtures were delivered on time as promised, and she always made herself available for any questions we had. We will definitely refer her to any of our clients when they need a designer toplan their project.

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Felicitas was great to work with. Our apartment was very narrow and was lacking in closet space. Felicitas was very creative in her approach and she was able to maximize our use of space. She is highly competent and has a great sense of taste. We are incredibly happy with the results. Oh...and she was always on time and on budget.

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★★★★☆

Felicitas was great to work with. Our apartment was very narrow and was lacking in closet space. Felicitas was very creative in her approach and she was able to maximize our use of space. She is highly competent and has a great sense of taste. We are incredibly happy with the results. Oh...and she was always on time and on budget.

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My husband and I have worked with Felicitas on our apartment and home. We found her to be easy to work with as she guided us through paint colors, furniture styles and fabrics, fixtures and rugs. She is realistic, patient, and has great vision to bring some interesting elements to each design. We have recommended her to friends who have also been happy working with her She is a great resource.

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★★★★★

My husband and I have worked with Felicitas on our apartment and home. We found her to be easy to work with as she guided us through paint colors, furniture styles and fabrics, fixtures and rugs. She is realistic, patient, and has great vision to bring some interesting elements to each design. We have recommended her to friends who have also been happy working with her She is a great resource.

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Felicitas helped us renovate our 2 bedroom apt in Brooklyn Heights. She managed to let us stay within budget, and had amazing suggestions for our gut renovations. We took down walls, took out entire bathrooms, and removed all of the old wood floor. We wanted a loft like feeling to our apt and she delivered. Felicitas was amazing being able to accomidate our schedules to meet with us on off hours and sit patiently as she listened to our visions. Now we have our dream home within steps of Manhattan. We can only highly recommend her as her taste is exquisite and she's someone who will truly listen to what you have to say.

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★★★★★

Felicitas helped us renovate our 2 bedroom apt in Brooklyn Heights. She managed to let us stay within budget, and had amazing suggestions for our gut renovations. We took down walls, took out entire bathrooms, and removed all of the old wood floor. We wanted a loft like feeling to our apt and she delivered. Felicitas was amazing being able to accomidate our schedules to meet with us on off hours and sit patiently as she listened to our visions. Now we have our dream home within steps of Manhattan. We can only highly recommend her as her taste is exquisite and she's someone who will truly listen to what you have to say.

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Felicitas has helped me with the interior design of four Manhattan apts; from Pre War to the ultra modern Downtown by Stark. She has shown creative versatility and has solved a multitude of design challenges in these various interiors.
Ms. Oefelein has also done a fantastic job helping me put together my medical office. She has created a calm, serene environment within a space that quite often can be sterile, cold and uninviting. Quite often, my patients comment how comfortable and cozy they feel in my examination room!! Quite the unusual!!
Felicitas has a gift for design, a keen eye for detail and exquisite taste! I highly recommend her for any project, large or small. I can trust her to get the job done - expediently, professionally, within budget and with amazing results. On a personal note, she is very personable, witty and has to be one of the most optomistic individuals I have ever worked with!!

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★★★★★

Felicitas has helped me with the interior design of four Manhattan apts; from Pre War to the ultra modern Downtown by Stark. She has shown creative versatility and has solved a multitude of design challenges in these various interiors.
Ms. Oefelein has also done a fantastic job helping me put together my medical office. She has created a calm, serene environment within a space that quite often can be sterile, cold and uninviting. Quite often, my patients comment how comfortable and cozy they feel in my examination room!! Quite the unusual!!
Felicitas has a gift for design, a keen eye for detail and exquisite taste! I highly recommend her for any project, large or small. I can trust her to get the job done - expediently, professionally, within budget and with amazing results. On a personal note, she is very personable, witty and has to be one of the most optomistic individuals I have ever worked with!!

Pros: Professional, Personable, Creative

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My new love moved into my apartment and hated my decor. He said it was too stiff, too formal and too white. He wanted comfortable and more casual. I wanted elegant and sophisticated. Felicitas came to our rrscue! She was.highly recommended by a close friend and we were immediately impressed. She listened to our story and was able to satisfy both of our visions. She worked within our budget guidelines and often suggested changing the color of the cabinet, versus buying a new cabinet. She designed some built ins and even some furniture for us. We now live in a beautiful, comfortable, elegant --yet casual and warm apartment !

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★★★★★

My new love moved into my apartment and hated my decor. He said it was too stiff, too formal and too white. He wanted comfortable and more casual. I wanted elegant and sophisticated. Felicitas came to our rrscue! She was.highly recommended by a close friend and we were immediately impressed. She listened to our story and was able to satisfy both of our visions. She worked within our budget guidelines and often suggested changing the color of the cabinet, versus buying a new cabinet. She designed some built ins and even some furniture for us. We now live in a beautiful, comfortable, elegant --yet casual and warm apartment !

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We worked with Felicitas / FO Design on our Tribeca home. From construction through to furnishings, Felicitas has an exceptional taste level and was wonderful to work with. She was always attentive to our suggestions as she formulated the aesthetic vision. Felicitas is current, versatile and passionate about what she does. We highly recommend Felicitas / FO design as she truly makes the design process very enjoyable. We love the outcome of our loft and continuously receive wonderful compliments. We look forward to our next project together.

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★★★★★

We worked with Felicitas / FO Design on our Tribeca home. From construction through to furnishings, Felicitas has an exceptional taste level and was wonderful to work with. She was always attentive to our suggestions as she formulated the aesthetic vision. Felicitas is current, versatile and passionate about what she does. We highly recommend Felicitas / FO design as she truly makes the design process very enjoyable. We love the outcome of our loft and continuously receive wonderful compliments. We look forward to our next project together.

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I worked with Felicitas on the renovation of a loft that I purchased at 15 Broad Street in lower Manhattan in 2006. Even though the apartment had been developed by a high end firm there were numerous problems with it, such as no usable storage space in the kitchen, problematic wood floors, and bad material choices throughout. Felicitas was a great help and transformed the loft into the high end apartment it was intended to be. She suggested better countertop and bath room materials and installed a very large kitchen island to hide the countertop microwave that came with the apartment. We also re did one of the bath rooms, installed new mouldings, light fixtures, some interesting wallpapers and changed paint colors throughout. Of course she also selected furniture from numerous high end designer sources ( but also mixed in some surprisingly low end accessories from retail shops) Overall I would say the renovations were extensive but all friends that come to my house love it and I can only recommend her highly. Felicitas is very profesional and met with me several times on weekends to accomodate my busy schedule. She has a great sense of style and is also a fantastic listener. I will definately use here again in the future.

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★★★★★

I worked with Felicitas on the renovation of a loft that I purchased at 15 Broad Street in lower Manhattan in 2006. Even though the apartment had been developed by a high end firm there were numerous problems with it, such as no usable storage space in the kitchen, problematic wood floors, and bad material choices throughout. Felicitas was a great help and transformed the loft into the high end apartment it was intended to be. She suggested better countertop and bath room materials and installed a very large kitchen island to hide the countertop microwave that came with the apartment. We also re did one of the bath rooms, installed new mouldings, light fixtures, some interesting wallpapers and changed paint colors throughout. Of course she also selected furniture from numerous high end designer sources ( but also mixed in some surprisingly low end accessories from retail shops) Overall I would say the renovations were extensive but all friends that come to my house love it and I can only recommend her highly. Felicitas is very profesional and met with me several times on weekends to accomodate my busy schedule. She has a great sense of style and is also a fantastic listener. I will definately use here again in the future.

Pros: great sense of style, very good listener, professional, respected my budget

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I used FO Design for two projects and the work was outstanding for both. FO Design is very professional, prompt, creative, and accomodating. I have gotten many compliments on both apartments and I would highly recommend using FO Design without hesitation.

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I used FO Design for two projects and the work was outstanding for both. FO Design is very professional, prompt, creative, and accomodating. I have gotten many compliments on both apartments and I would highly recommend using FO Design without hesitation.

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