Studio - About Us

Modern Ornament's studio is a multi-disciplinary design studio working with the public and with design firms on a consultant basis.  We look at each design discipline as a district that collaborates and examines a project's needs from many different viewpoints while utilizing our professional design resources to bring a project to completion.  We're on the move to inform others through our design explorations which aim to share design observations and resources far and wide.

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Here's a little more on the founder and designer behind Modern Ornament LLC:

"I believe everyone should have access to good design services. Interiors are very special places and often people feel challenged in creating and/or implementing a vision for their spaces. I want to help clients create and realize their vision for their events and spaces because well‐designed environments provide a place in which people can feel safe to explore, create and bring ideas to life." -Wendy Gonzalez, ASID, NCIDQ, Assoc. IES | Founder & Designer

Wendy begun her interior design career by designing award-winning contract interiors at the architecture firm GRAD Associates, PA., and has since worked for various interior design and architectural lighting design firms in New York and New Jersey.

With an educational background in both Interior and Lighting Design, Wendy recognizes that the thoughtful design of an interior is a key element in every successful design project and when lighting is designed to compliment and activate an interior it affords the ability to sustain, empower, and transform an environment in a way that materials cannot do on their own. As part of her design philosophy, Wendy likes to examine each project from the perspective of the inhabitant, considering safety and comfort while infusing aesthetic and sustainable improvements into every design. Wendy looks to design interior spaces that create lasting impressions because through spatial design we are able to express corporate and personal identity, while setting a mood and addressing security and comfort for all who dwell in the space long after the design and construction of the interior environment is completed.

Wendy’s diverse project experience includes projects in corporate, academic building facilities, institutional, governmental, hospitality, public spaces and infrastructure projects. Wendy’s work has been featured in design exhibits and published in magazines such as the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of North America's LD+A magazine, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) New Jersey Chapter's Insider magazine and New Jersey Aspire magazine. She has also served as a design panelist for New Jersey Monthly Magazine and has been a featured guest expert for Housesmarts, a TV show with national syndication. Wendy is active in the design community, regularly attends trade shows and CEU seminars to stay in the know of all things design. She has lectured at design colleges and enjoys blogging and writing on a variety of design topics.








  • American Society of Interior Designers, New Jersey Chapter “Insider” Trade Magazine Cover Feature – Summer 2010 Issue .
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine – May 2010, Featured inEverything Smart Article.



  • New Jersey Savvy Living Magazine - Award Winning Designers Feature.


  • The Star-Ledger (New Jersey Newspaper) – Featured Profile in Newark This Week Section, Neighbors Column.

The goal at Modern Ornament's studio is to design spaces that reflect you and bring comfort to your life. With experience in diverse project types MO is your source in helping you identify your design needs, fine tune your design vision and bring a great design to reality. Whether designing for your home, office, commercial or public space, Modern Ornament has you covered.  Contact us today for more information.