MEET THE DESIGNER
Marlaina Teich is the owner and founder of Marlaina Teich Designs, a full-service boutique interior design firm with offices in Long Island and Manhattan. Marlaina’s passion for design and ability to create unique interiors that look effortless has made her an industry leader with projects spanning across Long Island, Manhattan, Miami, Seattle, Palm Springs, and the Caribbean.
Marlaina is known for creating luxury spaces for a discerning clientele. She designs beautiful, one-of-a-kind interiors accented with custom furniture, millwork, and fine finishes. Marlaina has designed a variety of residences, from elegant penthouses to opulent estates.
She combines luxurious textures, high-end finishes, custom furniture, and unique accessories to create the homes of her clients’ dreams where the client prefers traditional, contemporary, or somewhere in between. Marlaina’s interiors all showcase her signature sense of sophistication and upscale glamour.
Originally, Marlaina started her career in fashion, eventually falling in love with the world of interior design and home furnishings. The seasonal changes, different textures, patterns, fabrics, and colors excited and inspired her.
Today, Marlaina draws her inspiration from nature, art, architecture, and her travels abroad. Her style is unique to each project she approaches and she always incorporates her signature mix of color, pattern, and texture into her design aesthetic. One of her favorite parts of the process is the personal connection she forms with the client and how she can best create a beautiful space that fits their needs.
Her expertise in design and project management encompasses residential and commercial spaces from a one-room makeover to a complete renovation, new build, space, planning, 3D rendering, custom furnishings, and selections.
Collaborating with Julie Dasher Rugs, Marlaina was thrilled to introduce her new rug collection that features fun, bold graphics and tone-on-tone texture. The line is fully customizable and has been sought out by designers looking to offer their clients a unique experience.
As a featured designer on the Emmy award-winning home improvement show “George to the Rescue,” Marlaina works with George Oliphant and his team to deliver beautiful homes for deserving families. She has also appeared on WNBC and WPIX. Her work has been published in many prominent publications like Traditional Home, HOUSE Magazine, California Home, Renovation Style, and Better Homes and Gardens, amongst others. Marlaina has participated in many charitable projects throughout her career and is active in several designer-related organizations. Currently, she is serving as President of the Designers and Builder’s Alliance of Long Island – a coalition of top designers and builders that raises funds for local charities.
"We absolutely loved working with Marlaina. She took all of my ideas and made them better. She knew when she could take me out of my comfort zone to choose pieces that I may never have considered - and now they are my favorite pieces! She is a complete professional and the process was smooth - and FUN! - from start to finish."
"Just wanted to drop a note to let you know how happy and pleased I am with my new home! I was entertaining family for the first time in my new home and they were totally taken back about how breathtaking everything looked! You really did an amazing job and wanted to thank you for making my house a home for my daughter & I. Each time I go into a room, I enjoy each piece we selected and it really makes me feel good, so I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how amazing other people are saying the house looks!! Looking forward to the master bedroom."
"We were a part of the process throughout the project and our voice was always heard."
L.V. & R.F.
"Marlaina's ability to pick up on our thoughts and concerns and offer constructive advice and solutions while the project was in progress made everything go smoothly."
"Working full time and undertaking any home improvement project can be stressful, but with Marlaina everything ran smoothly"
J & D.B.
"We would highly recommend Marlaina Teich Designs to anyone!"
"Marlaina is nimble, patient and offered suggestions based on my taste and lifestyle."
"Marlaina’s personality, expertise, and professionalism gave us complete confidence in the outcome. And the outcome was perfect."
"You have an amazing eye for being able to put our dreams onto paper, then onto demo boards, and then into reality. You helped us in dealing with the contractors, and solved problems as they arose, even before reaching our attention."
"Marlaina has an incredible ability to turn an ordinary living space into what you envision it to be... even if you aren't really sure what your vision for that space is."
"There were always many choices to choose from and never a hesitation or resistance to make changes as needed."