Design in Depth: Galleria Design Center

April 4, 2012

By Stacy Kunstel

Last month at the invitation of Laurie Dragunoff, whom I have gotten to talk with at a couple of New England Home events, I visited the Galleria Design Center in Middletown, Connecticut.

I had no idea that a 100,000-square-foot design showroom was sitting in the middle of the state, filled with life-size outdoor settings in stone, full-scale bathrooms, fabrics, furniture and lighting. Here’s a glimpse of what I saw.

Laurie’s own showroom in the center features sections devoted to California Closets, Hunter Douglas window shades and vignettes she’s created.


I’m crazy for this Seabrook wallpaper.

CT Stone just finished the renovation of its 5,000-square-foot showroom in the design center, making it the largest granite and marble showroom in the state. First, browse the vignettes for ideas…

…then walk the stone warehouse to pick your favorites.

You can even watch it being cut!