New York School of Interior Design: Local pair join board of trustees

New York School of Interior Design announced the appointment of Amory Armstrong of Riverside and Betsey Ruprecht of Greenwich to its Board of Trustees.

Ms. Armstrong is a founding partner of Armstrong Associates, LLC, a fine art and antique consulting business also specializing in residential interior design incorporating antiques and fine art. Formerly a Vice President at Doyle New York, where she headed their Client Services division and also worked in their Trust & Estates department, Ms. Armstrong also worked as a cataloguer at Sotheby’s in both the 19th century Furniture & Works of Art Department and the Garden Statuary Department. She has been a recipient of Who’s Who in Young Professionals and Small Business Owners since 1999.

Ms. Ruprecht is owner of Decorative Antiques Ltd. and exhibits on and at Antiques and Artisan in Stamford. She recently opened a new store, House, in Locust Valley, N.Y., which sells vintage and decorative furniture and objects. Previously, Ms. Ruprecht worked at Sotheby’s auction house cataloging and evaluating late-19th century works of art.

“We are excited to welcome these esteemed professionals to NYSID’s Board of Directors,” Board Chair Patricia Sovern said. “Their impressive backgrounds and diverse experience will enrich an already strong board and we look forward to working with them to move the institution forward in the coming years.”

Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is New York’s only private, not-for-profit college devoted exclusively to interior design education and related disciplines. For more information, visit,

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