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Franklin Report Report Card for Mr. Call Designs in New York City
Mr. Call Designs
110 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
(646) 233-2741
www.mrcalldesigns.com
info@mrcalldesigns.com
Main Contact: Jon Call
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Winking at the past

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Jon Call is both the past and the future of interior design; he is in search of the next wave of contemporary design that works as well for entertaining, dining alone or romance. A young designer with a savvy clientele, Call has more of a downtown (and Brooklyn) crowd, but his is not a sleek loft look. Rather, Call achieves a tailored take on classic style that is American in the broad, free-spirited sense of the word. It's a palette that includes everything from Federal pieces to Mad Men Midcentury to clever details that conjure a wry smile. Above all, Call aims to give his clients spaces that balance comfort with "the luxury of a room with personality."

Call studied architecture in Seattle before moving to New York to work for Diamond Baratta, where he was immersed in their world of vivid color, custom furniture and storied tradition. After that, he worked for Shawn Henderson, another young designer, before striking out on his own in 2010. The name of the firm, a somewhat cheeky reference to the days when designers were known by Mr. or Mrs., embodies Call's spirit: he winks, rather than nods, at the past. Clients say he is smart, professional, energetic and that he listens well, but will be firm in "preventing you from making a bad choice." He is flexible on pricing structure, working with clients on a system that works for them. All arrangements, whether based on an hourly or a percentage charge, fall within standard levels. Those looking for a rubber stamper with access to the D&D or a dusty Park Avenue institution are advised to keep looking. Those in search of a fun, fresh designer with classic taste would do well to pay a visit to Mr. Call.

Representative Client Comments:
"My husband was reluctant to hire a designer, but now he just says 'do what Jon says' whenever there's a decision to be made." "What I appreciated most was that he was incredibly committed to the job - he really went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure every last detail was perfect." "He custom designed a number of pieces for us and they're among my favorite things in our apartment now." "Jon has a lot of energy, and is fun to work with. I really felt like he spoke our language more than other designers I've met."

 
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