Born, raised, and educated in New York City, Joe Cangelosi is an Interior Designer whose main business principles are to first take the time to listen to his Clients’ unique preferences, needs and lifestyle, and then help define and achieve the best possible Design for their homes and workplaces. Each project is performed with individualized care and attention to detail based on the collaboration of the Client and Designer, and upon completion, the space will have been transformed into one that is beautiful, functions well, and can be enjoyed for years to come.
It was at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts that Joe received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, and his further education was acquired at FIT where he was awarded a Summa Cum Laude Degree in Interior Design, and Certification in Small Business Management. He was one of the select students chosen for induction into the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. During this time, Joe honed his unparalleled sense of style, meticulousness in space planning, ability to incorporate humor and fun into his Designs, as well as proficiency in marathon shopping at the best furniture, fabric, antique – and even vintage stores – in New York.
Joe has Designed and Decorated homes and commercial spaces in Greenwich Village, Chelsea, the Upper East and Upper West Sides, TriBeCa, Wall Street, Harlem, Inwood, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Riverdale, East Hampton, as well as Long Island’s North Shore. His extended work includes spaces in Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington DC. He has also worked on several projects for the Media which were featured in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping/Your Good House Magazine, O – The Oprah Magazine, Time Out New York, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, Design and Architecture Daily, Interior Design Forum, Interior Design Social Diary, House Talk Daily, Design Life, CBS-2 News This Morning, ABC-7’s Taxi-TV, HGTV and several prominent Show Houses in New York. His company has won the Best in Manhattan Interior Design Award in 2014 and 2016, and he was chosen as one of Lux Magazine’s Leading Designers in 2017 and Most Innovative Designers/Ones to Watch in 2018.
Joe is a Certified Horticulturist, and has studied Urban Garden Design at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, of which he has been a member for many years. He is also a member of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a proud sponsor of Habitat for Humanity New York City, Safe Horizon, God’s Love We Deliver, and City Meals-on-Wheels. He is a major fundraiser for the North Shore Animal League, the world’s largest no-kill animal shelter, and is passionate about saving the lives of rescue animals, and can often be found in the company of Lola, the chocolate Labrador, who is the greatest dog in the universe.
Joe is President of the Board of Directors for the Eglevsky Ballet, a non-profit dance academy and company, and is dedicated to helping the students and dancers succeed and reach their full potential. He is also one of the Founding Benefactors of the Statue of Liberty Museum, currently under construction on Liberty Island. Joe is a Marathon runner who is always pushing for greater, and enjoys encouraging others who are beginning their own journeys into long-distance running. His interests include photography, cooking, entertaining, traveling, and the history of New York. Joe is also a published poet, an avid writer, and is known to have quite a way with words. He is a Virgo.