our team

Beth Donner

MEET OUR FOUNDER

For over 25 years, Beth Donner has been creating impeccably designed spaces that are beautiful and timeless. Starting her career in the fashion business, Beth has always had an eye for identifying and defining new trends. She constantly seeks new inspiration from fashion, music, art, and design. Beth carries this sensibility into the designs she creates and her passion has become her career. She feels that excellent structure and functional design in all projects makes them both timeless and timely, whether it’s for the hottest new restaurant concept, the coolest mixed use boutique hotel or the most ultra-luxury residence. 

Starting with amazing spaces for her loyal and accomplished client base, Beth has created spaces from event venues and multiple restaurants and residences for prominent Long Island restaurateurs, restaurant concepts for celebrity clientele and residences of distinction for some of the area’s most notable families.

In recent years, her work has expanded to multi-family development and the hotel business increasing her company's scope and breadth of work, marked by integrity, passion and professionalism. Beth is approachable and professional and will always go the extra mile to satisfy her need to make a space exquisite and over deliver on her clients expectations.

Our Expertise Services

RESIDENTIAL | COMMERCIAL | HOSPITALITY

MEET OUR TEAM

MICHELE STALLONE

Business Manager

With over 15 years of experience, and 5 years at BDD, Michele is a seasoned Business Manager. Her responsibilities encompass all aspects of the business side of BDD. She prepares contracts, ...More

With over 15 years of experience, and 5 years at BDD, Michele is a seasoned Business Manager. Her responsibilities encompass all aspects of the business side of BDD. She prepares contracts, manages budgets and handles the firm’s HR. Michele graduated with honors from Adelphi University. Michele loves to get out in the world with family and friends, attending sporting events, concerts, traveling and especially shopping.

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MARY CONNOLLY

Senior Designer

With a B.F.A. in Interior Design from NYIT and over 15 years of experience designing hospitality, retail and residential interiors, Mary brings her passion and innovation to BDD for over a d...More

With a B.F.A. in Interior Design from NYIT and over 15 years of experience designing hospitality, retail and residential interiors, Mary brings her passion and innovation to BDD for over a decade. Approaching her projects always with a fresh eye, she’s created handsome polished spaces that connect the client and the guest. With a family heritage in hospitality, she believes beauty is in the details and carries that through all aspects of her life and design. Travel, exploring new venues and family time are Mary’s inspirations.

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KERRIANN FERRARI

Senior Designer

Kerriann brings 16 years of experience and 8 years at BDD. Her portfolio includes hotels, restaurants, and residential projects. She is continually exploring new materials to inspire a look ...More

Kerriann brings 16 years of experience and 8 years at BDD. Her portfolio includes hotels, restaurants, and residential projects. She is continually exploring new materials to inspire a look that best accommodates clients’ programs and goals. Prior to joining BDD, Kerriann was at William F. Collins and R. Wade Johnson Design. Kerriann’s ability to assist the client in the overall planning of a project from inception to completion has enabled her to create strong relationships. Exploring the creative process is what keeps Kerriann at the top of her game.

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KIMBERLY MOHAN

Production Director

Kim has been with BDD for over 5 years and in the design field for over 20. After receiving her BFA in Interior Design, she was an interior designer for various firms including Mojo

Stumer. ...More

Kim has been with BDD for over 5 years and in the design field for over 20. After receiving her BFA in Interior Design, she was an interior designer for various firms including Mojo

Stumer. While designing spaces, she realized that her passion lay in the details. This drove her to convert her experience to Production & Detailing. She now manages production at BDD & uses her past design background & experience to put her a step above the rest. Kim’s favorite hobbies are playing with her son and drawing!

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KRISTEN DEMARCO

Senior Designer

With 5 years at BDD, Kristen’s projects include many residential homes and restaurants. Her passion for design and laid back nature enable her to lead a project to transform spaces and deliv...More

With 5 years at BDD, Kristen’s projects include many residential homes and restaurants. Her passion for design and laid back nature enable her to lead a project to transform spaces and deliver results that reflect each client’s individual style. Prior to joining the firm, Kristen was with Mabley Handler Interior Design. She finds inspiration through fashion and design magazines, her insatiable wanderlust, and draws from her blend of formal and artistic education with degrees from the University of Scranton and Berkeley. Kristen enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking with her family and friends.

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MARIO CASTENEDA

Purchasing Director

For over 12 years, Mario has been BDD’s purchasing director. He brings knowledge of the construction process which fuels his desire to figure out ways to create and improve efficiencies. Hav...More

For over 12 years, Mario has been BDD’s purchasing director. He brings knowledge of the construction process which fuels his desire to figure out ways to create and improve efficiencies. Having developed strong relationships with all the vendors and clients, he has helped to create a sense of trust that BDD will meet or exceed the shared vision. He enjoys working with the designers and voicing his thoughts and opinions which makes for a great collaborative process. Mario takes pride in being an outstanding cook and accomplished gardener.

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BETH DONNER DESIGN

35 Pinelawn Road,Suite 207W, Melville,NY