DCI Studio

Location

147 Holly Hill Lane, Unit 7

Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

About

Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, CID, is a Professional Interior Designer, Author, Speaker and Educator. She has successfully run her award-winning firm, Design Concepts/Interiors, LLC, (DCI Studio) which services both commercial and residential clients worldwide since 1993.

She is NCIDQ certified, NYS Certified and a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers, serving as President of the ASID NY Metro Chapter in 2014-15 and in leadership roles on the National level as the Chair of the ASID Chapter Support Team from 2016-17 and two task force committees since 2018. She has also been a member of the Decorators Club since 2012. She is a mentor and a tenured Adjunct Assistant Professor of Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), her Alma Mater, where she has been teaching Design Studio and Professional Practice for the past twenty years.

In 2014, Harbinger embarked on an editorial journey with Wiley Publishing and launched an exciting book The Interior DesignProductivity Toolbox, which streamlines the processes and systems for Interior Designers, Students and the Design/Build community. The book is now available on Amazon.com, Wiley.com and Barnes & Noble bookstores as well!

As a direct result of the success of the book, Phyllis and her team launched her business strategy and coaching business, to further her work with Designers, Architects and the Design/Build Community, providing a unique set of tools with which her clients can grow and manage their roles in the corporate world or as principals of their own firms.

Phyllis is a guest host of The Chaise Lounge and the Student Lounge, critically acclaimed and globally recognized podcasts serving the design community. She can be heard discussing a wide range of topics from Branding to best business practices to resume and portfolio tips with the founder and owner, Nick May and Trish Elliot.

In addition to her service to residential clients, Ms. Harbinger is also available for speaking engagements on a wide variety of topics and has presented globally to architectural and design firms, design business conferences and associations. Her offerings include IDCEC approved CEU presentations: Toxic Clients and Representing Your Brand, and Getting Organized and Streamlining Your Work Flow, her signature talk based on the teachings in her book.

Instagram @phyllisharbinger

Specialties
  • Kitchen and Bath Design
  • Custom furniture design
  • Renovation and Construction
Certifications & Awards
  • ASID NY Metro Design Honors - Best Designer Advocate: Supports, advises and promotes interior designers and the profession through collaboration and educational sharing · 2018 
  • ASID NY Metro Design Excellence 1st Place Award - Ritz Carlton Model Apartment · 2017 
  • ASID NY Metro Design Excellence 2nd Place Award - Spa Bathroom · 2017 
  • Westchester Home Magazine Inaugural Design Awards - Best Traditional Living Room · 2012
  • HOUZZ - Best of Customer Service 2016
  • HGTV Designer's Challenge - Winning Design · 2008
  • Make a Wish Foundation - Design Recognition · 2005

Certifications:

  • Certified Feng Shui Practitioner
  • NCIDQ Certified
  • New York State Certified Interior Designer
  • Tenured Adjunct Professor
  • CIDQ Ambassador