Kingston Design Connection connects Hudson Valley designers to each other; to potential clients; and to the growing Kingston design scene. Kingston Design Connection was founded by Maryline Damour, principal designer at design/build firm Damour Drake
About Maryline Damour
After many years working in marketing, business development and public relations for consulting firms, including Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PwC and Accenture, Maryline returned to school to study interior design at Parsons The New School for Design, eventually co-founding a full-service design/build firm (www.damourdrake.com) with business partner Fred Drake. Originally from Haiti, Maryline has been actively involved in interior design projects in her home country since the earthquake of 2010.
Maryline developed Kingston Design Connection to connect Hudson Valley designers to each other, to potential clients and to the growing design scene in Kingston.
Kingston Design Connection hosted its first design showhouse in October 2018. It included 10 interior designers and over 100 Hudson Valley makers and local design/build companies. Over 450 guests visited the inaugural showhouse.
The second annual showhouse in 2019 brought together 17 interior designers and over 185 makers, artists and tradespeople across the Hudson Valley. Over 1000 guests visited the 2019 showhouse.