Bernadette Murray
Design Advisor

The former Associate Publisher of Condé Nast’s House & Garden, and the Global Chief Marketing Officer at Phillips du Pury & Luxembourg auction house, Bernadette provides her clients with panoramic, expert knowledge of the design industry and its leading practitioners.

Bernadette possesses years of client service experience, proven business acumen with Fortune 500 executives and with the world’s leading luxury brands – with demonstrated success transforming personal and professional visions into reality.

While at House & Garden, Bernadette secured the sponsorship and led the Hamptons Designer Showhouse – an iconic, premier annual design event featuring the industry’s leading designers.  Bernadette’s knowledge, expertise, personal connections to designers, commitment to outstanding client service and personal warmth make her an ideal Design Advisor for those seeking to create the perfect home, office or retail space.

Bernadette also brings personal experience to your projects. She’s overseen the design of apartments in Manhattan and homes in Upstate New York, and has restored a historic Creole Cottage in the Garden District of New Orleans.  Bernadette brings to your projects the same meticulous care and passion for perfection that she brings to her own home.

Raul Barreneche
Design Advisor

Raul Barreneche has been a leading voice and tastemaker in the worlds of architecture and design for 25 years. Educated at the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, Raul began his career at Architecture magazine in 1993, where as design editor he discovered now-famous international talents such as Peter Zumthor and Shigeru Ban.

As an independent journalist, Raul was contributing editor to Metropolitan Home and Travel + Leisure and wrote regularly for the House & Home section of the New York Times. The author of more than a dozen books on architecture and design, most recently “The Tropical Modern House” (Rizzoli), Raul has also written for ELLE Décor, Departures, Martha Stewart Living, Town & Country, and other major publications. As an architectural and interior designer, he has completed residential projects in New York, Florida, and the Hamptons.

Raul remains a contributing editor to Interior Design and writes often for Architectural Digest and Galerie. He lives in Manhattan and East Hampton.

Ashley Allan
Design Advisor

Ashley Allan cultivated her design expertise at Sotheby’s, developing her talents and expansive knowledge in the house’s European Furniture Department. Recognizing her abilities in decorative arts and interior design, Condé Nast’s House & Garden recruited Ashley to manage its Special Events, where she extended her relationships with the country’s top firms and designers.

At Sotheby’s and House & Garden, Ashley demonstrated a client-focussed approach, helping identify their goals and achieve them seamlessly and effectively – the very same qualities she brings to your project. Ashley resides in Greenwich, CT, where she applies her expertise and interest in history and design as a Board Member of the Greenwich Historical Society.

Afsy Pottash
Design Advisor

Afsy Pottash originally hails from London, has resided in New York and is now living in Palm Beach. Afsy is a passionate design enthusiast who has renovated her own New York brownstone and an ocean-front home in Palm Beach. She and her husband, avid art collectors, appreciate integrating design in a manner that showcases their distinguished art collection.

While rearing her young family in Palm Beach, Afsy also maintains a busy philanthropic schedule and has managed to compete as a triathlete. Afsy is committed to supporting the Palm Beach area community, and is eager to welcome new residents, to connect them with the finest interior designers for their residential and commercial spaces.

Bran Raskovic
Chief Executive Officer

An entrepreneur and investment banker who has worked for numerous global financial institutions, Bran brings the Design Advisory Group and its clients, decades of financial, strategic and operational expertise.

In addition to the Design Advisory Group’s operations, Bran directs and supports the execution of the firm’s marketing resources and client service strategies that drive flawless, efficient delivery of outstanding client experiences.