James Acunto, ASID, NCIDQ and Patricia D'Auria, Allied Member, ASID, are the principals of the interior design firm INNERSITE, INC. The firm provides full service, commercial interior design and was established in 1989 in Hauppauge, New York with a primary practice focus on corporate environments and healthcare-related facilities.

The basic design philosophy is to combine the client's requirements and expectations with the firm's design experience. This results in producing an innovative design solution that is functional with consideration of the client's budget, and creates a comfortable environment, providing all occupants with a good sense of space.

"Oour services begin with developing a client's program," says partner Patricia D'Auria, "We take the client through the preliminary design phase, working drawings, material and finish selections, furniture specifications and procurement, accessorization and, finally, supervision to the completion of the project."

The hands-on approach of INNERSITE to the phases of an interior project ensure the quality and continuity of the end result.

Jennifer Lynch was born and raised on Long Island, residing for the past ten years in Locust Valley. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts specializing in Home Furnishings/ Surface Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, after which she designed textiles for clothing and Home Furnishing manufacturers.

For several years, Jennifer was the senior designer for the Liz Claiborne, setting the tone for trends & design for the accessories division. "Traveling and Shopping Paris, Milan, and Far East was so inspirational, all kinds of things effect you visually that would later be incorporated into the designs." Her designs were displayed in Lord & Taylor - Fifth Ave. windows, published in Women's Wear Daily and even displayed in Times Square, high on a Billboard.

In 2002, Jennifer made a move that would eventually steer her back to designing for the home. Her first step was to open a, antique/vintage shop partnered with another designer. "Our space was always set up as a room you wanted to spend time in. Our rule was we would not buy or sell anything we would not want to have in our own homes." During this time, Jennifer's home was featured in several publications including Newsday and Victorian Homes.

During this time, Jennifer began working with a nationally-known interior designer. "I learned so much working there I soon knew exactly what I wanted to do." Her decision was further helped along when a fire destroyed antique shop. Her Husband James owns a successful interior design business that is corporate/contract only. Many of his clients wanted him to work on their homes but he always declined. Over the years, though, it finally became apparent that Innersite should have a Residential Division. So, Innersite Home was conceived. As a division of Innersite, Inc, Innersite Home benefits from the vast resources of and experience of the 30-year old firm.

Jennifer brings her sense of color and her taste which is classic but with a twist to Innersite Home. She always needs to do something that brings a nice visual to any direction you look. She also likes to bring a slightly relaxed feel to it. "I believe that you should surround yourself with things that you love and are useful in your daily living. It's color that attracts the eyes and senses. Then scale and how furniture and accessories are placed. I'm a Gemini, so I do have a few personalities, which adds another dimension. I can design and develop a transitional room as well as a room a that is more traditional and filled with antiques. I just make sure there is a mix. Not too pure, then it's too serious and not relaxed for real living."

Patricia D'Auria & JamesAcunto
Jennifer Lynch

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