Maryline Damour ’90
Appearing in front of the camera before a national audience was a dream come true for interior designer Maryline Damour ’90 — and one she hopes to repeat.

In March 2022, she was invited to share her design solutions on two segments of The Drew Barrymore Show. “Guests on the shows submitted problem spaces, and I redesigned them and did a reveal. I did a living room and a dining room,” she says.

Later that spring Damour appeared on a billboard in Times Square as part of an ad campaign for a handbag designed by Alexander Allen, set dresser for the Sex and the City sequel And Just Like That…

“It was a surreal experience seeing myself on a building,” Damour recalls.

A literature major at Hamilton, Damour had no idea what career path to pursue after graduation. “But the College’s focus on critical thinking made it possible for me to be a management consultant and advise Fortune 500 companies on marketing and communication strategies,” she says.

Damour worked for 15 years at global firms, including Deloitte, Accenture, and E&Y, before finding her passion. “Buying my first house was what kicked my interest in design into overdrive,” she recalls. “I went to Parsons in NYC to study interior design.”

Today, as co-founder of the design firm Damour Drake, she manages a team of designers and serves as lead designer on interiors and garden projects. Her projects have taken her from her studio in New York’s Hudson Valley as far away as the Caribbean.

“I develop design concepts, create floor plans, and select finishes for additions and new homes,” Damour says. “I also love to decorate existing spaces using paint, wallpaper, and unique touches.”

Her enthusiasm and flair for the creative — plus her time in the limelight — have sparked another goal. “I’d like to be on a design show on TV and share my passion with others,” she says.

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