Category Archives: Furnishings

What Makes a Good Rug?

Here’s a good one that will take a lot of guesswork out of your next purchase. Rugs and carpet are made from a variety of materials, and not all of them may be right for you. Here are some of … Continue reading

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Ode to the Ottoman

It has become one of my favorite pieces of furniture. In larger rooms, I use a few different ones in contrasting materials. Whether rectangular, round, oval or free-form, the ottoman (cue choir of angels here) is the item I recommend … Continue reading

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DIFFA Dining by Design 2012

Each year, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) holds an event in major cities that I always make a point of attending. In New York, it is located with the Architectural Digest Home Show, and always proves to be one … Continue reading

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Matchy-Matchy

Here is something I really don’t like. So many times, this is what happens: Someone will buy a living room set – a sofa, love seat and chair that are exactly the same. There will then be two side tables … Continue reading

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Where to Put and Where NOT to Put a TV

In this age of flatscreens and TV lifts, everyone seems to want a television everywhere. My job as a designer is to give the client what he or she wants as well as provide advice acquired through experience. One specific … Continue reading

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Why Custom Furniture?

OK, so let’s say you are the kind of person who knows what you’re looking for… and you are looking for it, and looking for it, and nothing you see is quite right for you. This piece you saw is … Continue reading

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