BETHLEHEM, PA -- Born and raised in the Italian, historic City of Padua, interior designer Lucia Vanin-Agrusa is bringing her love of elegance, fine art, antiques and interior design to the greater Lehigh Valley.
Majoring in fashion design at E.U. Ruzza Fashion & Design Institute and later specializing in high end shoe design in Italy, perhaps it is her upbringing in elegant Padua, noted for its proximity to Venice, its labyrinth of lovely pathways, bridges, and simple but elegant communal and civic spaces from Medieval times, that characterizes her style.
Having worked for almost two decades in the greater New York City, Westchester County and Connecticut areas, Vanin-Agrusa served as owner of Agrusa Antiques & Interior Décor, a group of retail stores offering Interior Decoration Services and Personal Shopping. There she refined her style of elegant simplicity in her many portfolios, incorporating various elements of materials, textures, colors and details.
After 12 years of combining her talents with Lou Agrusa & Co., a decorative art specialist firm, she is now bringing her design sense to the Lehigh Valley.
Her first major project in the region has been the personalization and renovations of her own private residence, a refined brick Georgian colonial circa 1950. Situated along a sweeping tree lined street in a neighborhood one time noted as a preferred residence for Bethlehem Steel executives, it will be a personal stamp on a house that exudes a calm but ethereal elegance.
"I enjoy the challenge of reinventing myself as well as reinventing a client's environment through custom indoor/outdoor design solutions. Even the smallest room such as the powder room can be transformed through finding and adapting pieces from all over the world and from every period," says Vanin-Agrusa.
Specializing in interior decoration by blending fine antiques and contemporary pieces creating a unique and harmonious statement, Agrusa offers in-house consultation for detailed, personalized service, including Interior/Exterior Design & Décor, Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Consultation, Staging and Personal Shopper. To contact Ms. Vanin-Argusa email her at EcletticaDecor@gmail.com