The Levittown Chamber of Commerce would like to introduce new member, Deana Velardi-Alejandro, the proud owner of DD with Dee Interior Design Consulting whose mission is to provide a unique, friendly and approachable, “Decorating/Design/Home Staging” experience; to accommodate your decorating or selling needs within your budget. Note that she is also a Certified Home Stager who helps sellers or real estate agents get a home “ buyer ready”.
Velardi-Alejandro has 30 plus years of experience first with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a degree in Interior Decorating working for companies like Ann Klein, Calico Corners, Home Depot, IKEA and Ethan Allen.
Velardi-Alejandro always wanted to be her own boss and use her knowledge to help others who are possibly “design challenged” or who “just don’t have the time” to pull it all together. She says “There is great reward and satisfaction with helping others in need with something that comes so naturally to me. Over the years I have met many wise and successful individuals who have taught me to “Always remember who you are, believe in yourself, work hard, respect others, do what you enjoy; The rest will fall in place.”
Although currently a sole proprietor of her business, Velardi-Alejandro has aspirations to grow sooner than later by bringing on local college interns who are studying design; So she can pass on all her knowledge and expertise that she has gained over the years and am still learning, to them. She was fortunate to have work-studies and internships throughout her schooling which gave her the springboard she needed to go for her dreams and she is looking to share that with younger generations!
Velardi-Alejandro lives in Levittown, with her husband of 21 years and three amazing boys AND of course their family dog. In her words, “I am a Mompreneur”, who welcomes the various challenges in my life that both sides have to offer; While resolving the creative solutions & reaping the rewarding benefits! “ and in her spare time her hobbies and activities include dancing, walking, yoga, beaching, biking, crafting and baking. Most of all, enjoying spending quality time with her family either watching or playing sports, and of course “Family Movie Night”.
Velardi-Alejandro considers her business different from her competitors in that she is a “Down to Earth” Interior Designer who offers a” Decorating Simple Solutions Session” at only $475. This is usually for the DIYer, who just wants to pick her brain. This service includes Velardi-Alejandro’s expertise in your home for 2-4 hours going through all areas of decorating that you may need help with such as paint, tile, window treatment selection, layouts of your furnishings, accessory and artwork selection and placement, confirmation of your contractor’s layouts. She also offers a complimentary phone consultation to discuss your project needs and service options to see if it’s a good fit to work together. She also offers holiday and seasonal discounts that vary and a special offer to any of her colleagues or networking affiliates, with a 15% discount on any service.
Deana Velardi-Alejandro can be contacted the following ways: