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Meet Maria Bortugno

Meet Maria Bortugno

AAward winning and published, Interior Design for Albany, New York and the Capitol Region. B Designs is a full service, Residential and small Commercial Interior Design Boutique, specializing in Kitchen and Bath Design, Custom Window Treatments, Decorating and Lighting Design.

For over 20 years Maria Bortugno and B Designs have been helping home owners realize their interior design dreams.  B Designs was founded on the belief, that good taste can be affordable and that homeowners can and should play a significant role in the Design, Construction and Decorating process. So, we ask the question: "Does your home look like you?" Your home should be as unique as your personality. Even home owners who tell me, they have "no taste", have opinions about the things they like. 

For over 20 years B Designs has been "creating beautiful, comfortable, livable spaces and homes, as unique as you."

-Mj Bortugno, -B Designs

About Maria Bortugno

Maria Holds a Bachelors in Fine arts from FIT in NYC and was accepted into FIT's upper division program for Interior Design. Prior to opening B Designs, Maria worked in Commercial interior Design and got her feet wet with residential , working for Albany Shower Door and Closet Crafters, designing high end Bathroom Showers and Closet Design. Immediately after Graduating FIT, Maria worked in the Fashion Industry for Donna Karan  with DKNY in NYC. Maria is certified in Hunter Douglas and Graber Blinds and Shades. 

  • 2020 & 2021-Platinum Award for Best Interior Design, Albany, NY, by Community Votes

*Featured on "Schenectady Today and in Life@Home Magazine, Albany Times Union & BusinessReview. *Recognized for lighting design on the Cover of Lumens Magazine

How We Work


Your Home is important to you and to us. From our first phone call to the first meeting, we take  the time to get to know you and learn what your individual needs and goals are.  Our Goal always, to turn your Dreams into Beautiful Design reality. 

Some questions customers ask, "How much does an interior designer cost?" We are happy to answer long before we meet and even during the process.  You are always in control. All of our designs are done in digital format so we can make as many changes as you need long before the project begins. 

We only work with the best! Every step of the way, you will be introduced to top professionals and experts

who are part of our team. 

You are involved every step of the way. Every tile, finish, furnishing and fabric will be hand selected for your final approval. 

"Design to me is part psychology, sociology and part magic. A Good Decorator should know whats going on in someones marriage and how their kids are doing in school." 

-Nate Berkus Interior Designer


Working with Maria has been incredible. She has transformed rooms in our home into amazing spaces. It is a priority for Maria to spend time discovering the homeowners style. She has extensive knowledge, resources and expertise. Maria’s creativity allows her to dramatically change rooms that not only are picturesque but completely reflect your style, budget and personality. Decorating on your own can be frustrating, time consuming and expensive. I only wish that we had found her years ago when we bought our home.Read More

I initially started working with Maria about a year and a half ago. She assisted my husband and I in decorating our family room. We were so pleased with the results, we called on her again when it was time to decorate the dining room. To say we are thrilled with how the room turned out, would be an understatement. The room is absolutely beautiful!! We couldn't be happier. Working with Maria has been a pleasure. She is always professional. My questions are always answered in a timely fashion (almost immediately to be honest.) What impresses me the most about Maria is her ability to enhance the room into your vision. She chooses pieces that fit perfectly into the room and that we love. We will be calling again when we start our living room. Can't wait!!Read More

I would highly recommend using Maria if you are looking to make changes in your home. I struggled with colors and ideas so I called Maria to help me out. She immediately knew what colors would fit my personality and work with my space. She is also very conscientious of staying within your budget. She really wants you to be pleased with the final project. I love my new space! It makes me feel happy and proud of the home I created with her help.Read More

This is the second time we have used Maria from B Designs for a project in our home, and she nailed it again . We were looking to redo our living room as the space we’re working with has been a struggle because it is a small area, having worked with Maria before, I knew she could help . She picked out new furniture, tables , and wall accents, and also helped to lead us in the right direction as far as placement. Well ... when the job was done , our space looked twice the size , so beautiful and stylish, while still achieving a very lived in feel . No job seems to be too big or too small for Maria, and we have suggested her to many family members and friends along the way . She is also such an absolute pleasure to deal with, we can’t wait for our next project with her . Thank you so much , to Maria, who we now consider such a dear friend .Read More

Maria did an excellent job on our project. The apartment for a senior with health issues was done to perfection; yet managed to create a warm and welcoming home while keeping in mind safety issues. Would use her services again as she went above and beyond what was expected. Thanks Maria. Love walking though the door and seeing how beautiful everything looks; yet it's functional too.Read More

I was searching online for an interior designer to redesign my entire home, and came upon Maria's website. She returned my call immediately and set up a meeting the following week. Maria came to my home, listened to what I hoped to accomplish and came up with some great suggestions. She explained up front that the pandemic would likely delay my anticipated timeline, as supplies and furniture were backordered. I immediately felt very comfortable with Maria. She clearly loves what she does, takes her work very seriously and most importantly wants her clients to be happy. I was impressed by how quickly she developed a sense for my taste. She always presented options that I liked and at different price points, mindful of my budget. Everything was done for me, and I haven't taken one day off from work. Maria will do it all, and she will make sure that things are done correctly. She is professional and will respond to phone calls immediately, despite her very busy schedule. Her contractors are excellent and trustworthy. At this point, my master bedroom and bath are completed and the transformation is astounding. The pictures don't really convey all that was done and I am beyond pleased! The final result is almost an exact duplicate of Maria's digital design. I didn't want to change anything. Note the tray ceiling, which added so much to the master bedroom. My family room, guest bath, and den are close to completion with the same result, a total transformation inside of what looks like a completely different home. My kitchen will be next, and I can't wait for the final phase in this process. If you are looking for a high end five star designer for any project, large or small, give Maria a call. I can say with confidence that no-one will care more. You won't be sorry! Thank you Maria for making this process fun and stress free. I'm looking forward to what's ahead. JimRead More