Who among us doesn't love to walk into a room and become transformed. After seeing Giusi Mastro's work, we were converted on the spot and allowed her to lead us on a sumptuous design journey; from our former Beaux Arts sensibility to a drop dead twenty-first century deco inspired majestic apartment.


Giusi is like a magician waving her elegant wand and taking our "To Do" List combining  it with her brilliant talent and attention to detail and voila translating and executing exactly what we clients wanted into a breathtaking opulent home right down to the lovely custom designed built-ins, and perfectly matched and polished marble stone patterns in the bathrooms.


Not a stone goes unturned under Giusi's watchful eye. We are so thankful to be blessed  with such a "hand's on", talented, conscientious and tremendously dedicated Architect/Project Manager, who also brings along her hard working and gifted crew of workmen and crafts people.


The proof is in the details and Giusi proved to be awe inspiring in her design quest to  make us happy, work in a collaborative manner, and to make sure the entire Project was completed in a timely manner.


Here's to Giusi Mastro who is truly a uniquely talented and masterful Architect.




The Dosters



When we purchased our new loft in TriBeCa, we loved it:  the open layout, the finishes, and the fresh, modern aesthetic.  It was a new construction equipped with Varenna kitchen and baths, Poliform closets and doors, and Carrara marble and Limestone.


We moved in and quickly realized that we needed some help making the space flow and integrating our belongings in a natural way. Much of our furniture and accessories felt like they belonged in another apartment. We had moved from a smaller space, and now the scale was off. We weren't willing to replace everything, so we decided to hire a designer to devise a plan that could be completed in steps and that conformed to our budget. Most importantly, the end result had to reflect the aesthetic personality we envisioned for our new home.


After initial meetings with a few designers, we weren't satisfied that anyone "got it" until we met with Giusi Mastro from Ora Studio. After one consultation, it was clear that Giusi had a vision for how to help us turn our apartment into our home.  She analyzed every aspect of the space, from the layout to the lighting and furniture plan.


Giusi recommended a slightly different layout, some new furniture (including pieces purchased from designer showrooms as well as a magnificent custom desk), the introduction of new lighting, and accent colors for the walls. She demonstrated her impeccable taste in the way she brought together a cohesive plan including colors, textures, and flow. And to our delight, she was very comfortable working with what we already owned versus insisting that we replace everything.


In the end, we are thrilled with the new design of our apartment.  We love living here. Giusi has become our trusted partner because she knows how to listen and how to create a unique, beautiful space while staying within a defined budget. We highly recommend Giusi Mastro and Ora Studio!


Lem Byers





I am sitting in the apartment and am so thrilled that I wanted to send you this note of thanks. I just came down from the gym into the MBR sitting room and now sitting on sill of LR near den.


The space-particularly your design of the space-is breathtaking and makes me so happy.


Thank you. I hope that I can enjoy your vision for many happy, healthy years to come and that we will celebrate many happy occasions here together.


In addition to your talent and vision thank you for your flexibility and professionalism.


See you soon.







When my wife and I purchased the apartment next door to ours we were facing a big challenge, not only to do a gut renovation but also to resolve the challenging task of harmoniously combining two apartments into one. I thought immediately to call Giusi Mastro, whom I'd known for many years. She worked with us to identify our needs and then quickly developed a vision to transform what were two small units into one grand space by re-thinking the layout and even advising us to purchase a portion of the common hallway to allow for a spacious foyer, which turned out to be a great amenity.


Her design brought a sense of balance to the space and her skill in lighting added elements of both intimacy and drama. She also created custom furniture where it was needed to resolve difficult areas.


We enjoyed working with Giusi and were very pleased with how she helped transform our wishes into reality. And on a practical level her construction supervision saved us time and money as she made sure the contractor did what was expected and she was able to provide quick solutions when changes were required. We were thrilled with the final product and proud to call it our home!


Christopher Owles