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How A Rising Interior Designer Dresses For Her Craziest Days

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    Danielle Arps is an interior designer who's quickly becoming known on the NYC tech scene as the creative of choice. Her uniquely eclectic, yet slightly industrial, take on design can be seen in companies like Sailthru, Venmo, Fueled, and Gilt ā€” to name just a few.
    Between designing NYC start-up offices and launching my own furniture line, Iā€™m constantly on the move. Luckily, I get to work on really interesting projects ā€” things like a customized bar made out of vintage doors or a secret office hideaway behind a sliding bookshelf.

    Cool, right? But, some days I feel like a cast member on one of those reality shows where you get two days to complete a three-month job! Because I work with such short deadlines, I do a lot of local sourcing in NYC and I'm constantly on my feet. I have to be prepared to give client presentations, scour the Brooklyn Flea, and meet with contractors all in the same day. Doing all of that takes grit, energy, and a very versatile wardrobe. Keep reading to see the pieces I rely on to get my to-do list conquered in style.

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