From my early years of designing Fashion in NYC, to 20 years experience in Kitchen, Bath, Cabinetry and Interior Design, I continue to enjoy meeting new design opportunities and challenges. I'm proud to have helped create HAPPY design clients with renovations for their Homes, Businesses, Shops, and Schools. As an independent Designer now my ONLY allegiance is to my client, so helping your Dreams become a reality while keeping to Budgets and Safety standards, is my goal. To be sure that your dreams come true: I will explain and answer questions about your design and project process, work with the Installer and/or you as a DIY, be your experienced guide on selecting appliances & other items, check on the work during renovations, take Before & After photos, and celebrate with you when it's finished !
Whether your project is for yourself or for resale, CC&A Designs will help DE-Stress & DE-liver your Beautiful & Efficient renovation. Some cabinetry companies I've worked with are: KraftMaid, American Woodmark, Thomasville, Martha Stewart, Wolf, Woodharbor and Harmoni. Familiar countertops I've work with are by: Silestone, Viatera, and others producing: Quartz, Marble, Granite, Laminate, Wood as well as unusual products . Helping with choices of appropriate: fixtures, appliances, lighting, flooring, tiling and more, are part of my design services. My 20 years of Interior Design experience includes working in familiar companies like; IKEA (international), Home Depot (national), Davis & Warshow (New York), and KRB Kitchen & Bath Center (New Hampshire). For more information about me, my services and products, read through this website or contact me by email at; Michelle@CCandADesigns.com .
CC&A Designs has offered design classes, over the years, for adults and teens. These classes teach design & art skills like; proportion, color, illustration, composition, budgeting, construction, measuring, fitting, finishing, concepts, reality, and more. The class subjects vary including: clothing, accessories, jewelry, pet items, crafts, and interior design. Since classes vary in content, some require attendees to be experienced with appropriate tools. These and other details would be discussed before scheduling classes. A current favorite class is "RE-Design", where we change an existing item into something updated, purposeful and NEW. Some classes may be offered virtually, so contact Michelle by email to schedule a class for your group.
WEANS Institute workshops are successful because they make learning FUN!! CC&A Designs created this service to offer Teachers, Parents, & Children hands-on projects that encourage Imagination and Problem Solving. Although these workshops began on Long Island, NY and approved by the NY State Department of Education, they continue to cover New Hampshire (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) STEM courses along with: Art, Reading, and Listening skills. They are also offered as Scout Workshops for Cub Scouts & Girl Scouts to help accomplish badge & pin work. All workshops are reasonably priced for groups, may be available locally and virtually. For more information and to schedule, email; Michelle@CCandADesigns.com .
DON"T HIDE in baggy sweats while you're re-shaping !! Weight-Loss-Wardrobe teaches you how to: look Good DURING and AFTER weight loss, build self confidence, develop your own style, learn your best colors, quick fixes of existing clothing, and shop smart.
Our appearance denotes how WE and OTHERS perceive of us, effecting friendships, job opportunities, and our even own self esteem.
Michelle of CC&A Designs, an experienced Clothing Designer, offers guidance on clothing & shopping tips. This service is offered for group presentations, individual consultations, and now virtually, all at affordable prices. This program has worked with satisfied individuals as well as Bariatric groups.
For details and scheduling email; Michelle@CCandADesigns.com .
CC&A's trademarked original unique Rebus Designs are FUN picture-word puzzles to decode, making them thoughtful gifts for your favorite people. Decoding is easy and even educational, they incorporate phonics, line drawings and mathematical signs to capture everyone's attention. Easy to clean, they are screen printed with white ink onto black sturdy washable cotton: Aprons, Tote Bags, T-Shirts and soon other items. Currently there are 16 Rebus Puzzles for Pet People, Educators, Hobbyists, and Foodies, with more to be created.
The tote bags are offered in a large size with a zipper top and medium size with an open top perfect for quick shopping.
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Our UNIQUE Hand Painted Customized Pet Mats for your BFF Dogs & Cats make thoughtful & useful gifts for friends, and yourself. These mats are perfect for food and water bowls, with the rubberized slip proof bottom and easy to clean durable berber-style surface. A hand painted portrait of your BFF is created on the mat when photos are submitted with your order. Choose either Large or Small to best fit your pet's needs.
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Attached on easy to open & close key chains are our Jewelry looking Decorative Stitch Markers. They can be used as Zipper Pulls for purses, boots, fobs & more! They are a Beautiful way to keep count while knitting & crocheting. Each thematic set is Interchangeable & Fun, great for adults and children.
Another Unique, Affordable, & Functional item is our removable Pet Charm, hand crafted for: Dogs, Cats, Birds, Fish, and Turtles. These removable Charms can be hooked onto a zipper, bracelet, necklace, handbag, and Fobs. Handcrafted
with silver tone chains, unique beading & resin charms. An inexpensive one-of-a-kind treat for yourself or an animal loving friends!! For more details and to order email;
These fashion fasteners keep your shawls, scarves, and cowls in place, and are Beautiful & Functional jewelry created with 'new' and 're-purposed' items. These clever designs are handmade, affordable, and Uniquely created with easy to use long pins to work best. Like most of our items, they can be purchased and ordered by email or found in select stores.
Unique, Handcrafted, Functional, and Beautiful, sweater & jacket closures. These decorative clips make it possible to keep our shoulders warm while are arms are free to work. A reminder of vintage jewelry YET fashionable & smart for today's women, to work with any outfit, simple or dressy. CC&A Designs these fasteners to be Affordable and Handcrafted with 'new' and 're-purposed' items.
Looking for a Teacher's gift that would actually be Appreciated and Used??
CC&A Designs has created Aprons, Tote Bags, and Sweaters (with appropriate FUN Rebus Screen Prints) especially for Teachers of ALL grade levels. Useful, stylish, and they help to keep students attention. These Unique & Thoughtful items are appreciated by New and Experienced Teachers. Keep visiting www.CCandADesigns.com to see more items for Teachers.
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Before receiving my Design degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, I was hired as the Assistant Designer in an upscale NYC ladies loungewear firm. That was the beginning of my design career. I continued designing in NYC for a variety of sportswear firms until my first child was born. I was then able to mix business with the
Before receiving my Design degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, I was hired as the Assistant Designer in an upscale NYC ladies loungewear firm. That was the beginning of my design career. I continued designing in NYC for a variety of sportswear firms until my first child was born. I was then able to mix business with the pleasure of raising my daughter and son. Through CC&A Designs I have taught design/art to children, teens, & adults, as well as continuing with designing clothing and other things for Long Island and NYC companies and theaters.
During this time I also became a Kitchen/Bath Interior Designer for various companies, such as: IKEA and The Home Depot. Still designing interiors with cabinetry, I now live in New Hampshire where I've enjoyed creating beautiful & efficient homes, and my Unique items are found in local stores, fairs, and at the Dover Art Walk. I hope my
During this time I also became a Kitchen/Bath Interior Designer for various companies, such as: IKEA and The Home Depot. Still designing interiors with cabinetry, I now live in New Hampshire where I've enjoyed creating beautiful & efficient homes, and my Unique items are found in local stores, fairs, and at the Dover Art Walk. I hope my web site will inspire and motivate you to contact me so we might work together. Michelle@CCandADesigns.com
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