DESIGNERS: Arlene Reilly & Tina White
Room # 19, A Walk in the Clouds
28 Quimby Ln
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
DESIGNER: Arlene Reilly
I have been the owner and Interior Designer of Bernards Decorating since 2006. Having been with Bernards Decorating since 1989, I was trained in this shop by the prior owner, my mother-in-law, Iris Paulik. She founded Bernards Decorating in 1969 where she started the tradition of offering quality design and custom home soft goods on a very personal level. I am an Allied Member of the ASID and bring a lifelong love of color, texture and knowledge of textiles to this work. In addition to the many years of hands-on experience helping to create and collaborate wonderful interior spaces, my great joy is having happy customers. I am grateful that I have had many successes both in design solutions and satisfied clients. My spaces often tell a story with color that reflect the soul of the home. I often do not have to search too far for inspiration in this constantly evolving field as it is all around us. My work has been seen in Brunschwig & Fils "Up Close From Grand Rooms to Your Rooms" and "Can't Fail Window Treatments" in addition to featured articles in the Bernardsville News and The Courier News.
DESIGNER: Tina White
I have been the assistant designer at Bernards Decorating for over four years. I have a strong background in art, textiles, marketing and merchandising of textile products and fashions. I pride myself on managing and presenting the library of fabric, wallpaper, and trim samples. I have been assisting in resolving client services with interior design requests coming from both residential and commercial clients. My role has grown to a point where I can help scheme and present plans for design spaces. Greeting clients and helping to resolve their needs in conjunction with Arlene's direction is a part of the assistant designer's position that I enjoy. I have had years of business expertise in operations management, retail merchandising and corporate buying that has provided me with a great business foundation. For over ten years I practiced pastel painting and have experience in local set painting and design. I also do pastel paintings focused on offering house portraits by commission. I received my undergraduate degree from Ohio State University with a BS in Textiles and Clothing.