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Hollywood Celebrity Decorator Steve Oratowski Joins Crate Interiors

US Expansion Planned for Eco-Friendly Turnkey Furnishings Brand

Submitted by: Buzzflikr PR

Categories: Green Building, Green Jobs & Career News

Posted: Aug 27, 2009 – 07:01 PM EST


LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 /CSRwire/ - Hollywood decorator Steve Oratowski joins turnkey furnishings company CRATE Interiors as Managing Partner this month. The eco-friendly turnkey furnishings company offers affordably interior design packages for primary residences, rental properties and investment developments in resort markets throughout Mexico and urban living in the United States.

With over 25 years in high end residential interior design and ground-up project management, Oratowski begins duties immediately to expand US operations for the Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta based design firm.

The company's model home at LEED-certified property EVO South in Los Angeles features an environmentally friendly furnishings package available exclusively to residents. The team also created a similar offering for Rio Amapas in Puerto Vallarta, which is the first and only eco condo-resort along the Bay of Banderas.

"We are delighted to welcome Steve to the team and look forward to sharing his impressive experience, taste level and technical skills with our clients," explains CRATE president of marketing, Debra Stevenson. "This opportunity to combine affordability and bespoke service are unprecedented in the design industry and will take CRATE to the next level."

The 45 year old Oratowski is the former managing partner of Synergy Design, his Beverly Hills interior design firm of 20 years. He served an elite roster of celebrity clients including Cheryl Tiegs, Jayne Seymour, Claude Van Damme, California Pizza Kitchen and others, overseeing projects from Bel Air to Las Vegas and Palm Desert. Originally from Argentina, he is a trilingual triathlete and lives in a newly renovated loft in trendy downtown Los Angeles with his partner and bulldog, Spike.

"After decades of working one-on-one with high profile clients, I'm excited about a new business model that offers stylish interior design to everyone," adds Oratowski. "CRATE offers exactly the right service at the right time in our economy."

About CRATE Interiors

CRATE has offices, model homes and showrooms in Los Angeles, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. What makes this "house in a box" business so unique is its extensive mix of furnishings, accessories, lighting, linens and tabletop essentials culled from over 50 different global brands and priced the same as shopping retail. CRATE's professional interior design services, floor plans and signature White Glove Installation are provided at no additional charge.

Cohesive design themes inspired by iconoclastic cities like Miami, Palm Springs and Sayulita provide clients with fool-proof packages and quick resources for furnishing their homes. CRATE promises delivery to US locations within 4 weeks and throughout Mexico in 8 weeks. The service has attracted attention from the rapidly growing baby boomer retirement market and first-time homebuyers setting up nests in urban communities.

Partners at CRATE conceived the concept as a solution for furnishing their own lofts and rental properties when stylish and affordable options were not available. With a legacy of over 20 years in design and product development, the company launched its CRATE brand just 18 months ago.

For more information, browse CRATE's newly optimized website (http://www.crateinteriors.com) or connect through Facebook (facebook/Crate) or Twitter (twitter/Crate_Ideas).

For more information, please contact:

Debra Stevenson President, Marketing & Sales
Phone: 213.624.1070
Phone 2: 213.239.4245


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