Entries by tfiori

How to determine a budget

I’ve been designing homes for almost twenty years.  In all those years, can you guess how many clients come to us knowing exactly what their budget is? The answer is one. Surprised?    Designing well for clients involves asking tons of personal questions – learning what a client is comfortable spending from the very start  is […]

The Future of Real Estate: Boomers

According to the US Census, the number of households with three generations under one roof and at least one member the age of 65 and over has grown from 1.7 million in 2006 to 3.2 million in 2016. At this month’s Business of Home Conference speakers from Curbed and Zillow, talked about how these multi-generational homes are impacting the […]

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The Future of Real Estate

“The Future of Home” design seminar took place last week in NYC. It was a great experience. One of the most interesting talks was given by Zillow and Curbed entitled “The Future of Real Estate”. They had plenty to say about millennials. Here are my three takeaways. More people under the age of 34 continue […]

Statistics to focus on the positive

A Wall Street Journal article cited statistics from The United States of Aging Survey – adults 60 and older were asked to identify their biggest concern about aging: 40% said that maintaining physical health was important; 32% said maintaining mental health; 25% said living independently and 13% said getting to visit family and/or friends was […]

How we designed it…

We started with measuring and drafting up a basic scaled floor plan.  Our client already had the majority of what she needed for the space, so our job was to interject color, personality and to create a space that flowed with the rest of the house.  We decided to use this embroidered floral fabric on […]

Envisioning your future

A friend recently told me the story of a woman named Rose who was a patient at the nursing home where her Dad resided. Each and every day my friend would see Rose, dressed to the nines with lipstick and hair styled – position her wheelchair by the front door…waiting for someone to take her […]

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5 ways to adapt basic blueprints to Livable Design

Are you thinking of building a second home? Not just another home but one with subtle nuances that will accommodate your family into the future? We call adding these inconspicuous refinements “livable design details”. Proactive design that enhances and welcomes every generation. A “simple” first step is to find a house plan (or blueprints) that […]

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Designing for Emotion

Is it just me or does everyone feel a bit off kilter when they walk into a dark and cluttered room?  And, how about when you enter a light-filled space, filled with earth tones like beiges and browns with muted cranberry accents? Doesn’t that make you feel a little more serene and stable? It’s amazing […]

Master Bedroom re-do

One of our projects was recently recognized in The Star Ledger. Our Wyckoff, NJ client was interviewed by the Star Ledger explaining the changes she made to her 1960s ranch-style home, and goes into detail about her experience with our process.  Click the link below to read about it and to see before & after shots! […]

In Touch with your Home

I’ve been spending a considerable amount of time with one of my favorite clients. We’ve been having a blast working on her house, designing one room at a time.   After finishing up her family room, she sat down on her new –and now favorite – sofa. She literally started petting it, saying how warm and […]

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Gravitating to Sunlight

I can sometimes tolerate a room without windows on a dreary day but on a sunny day… it’s unbearable!  People tend to gravitate to the areas of their homes that provide them with the most sunlight and the best views. Why?  Because research repeatedly proves that natural light is healing. Stress levels decrease and mental energy is replenished in spaces that […]

Lighting in layers

A recent statistic stated that the highest population of baby boomers live in Califorina.   It should really comes as no surprise.  As we age, we naturally yearn for more natural sunlight…simply stated because it makes us feel better.   So, if you don’t live on the West Coast, here are a few easy tips […]

How to care for (engineered) quartz

As a boutique sized interior designer firm located in Bergen County, NJ, we select and oversee the installation of countertops for projects about four times a year. Here are tips on how to maintain Quartz countertops. For day to day use, clean up fresh spills with any brand dish soap and a soft microfiber or […]

How to take care of lighting fixtures

Metal or porcelain lighting should be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth or duster.   Never spray fixtures with a cleaning solution or polish.   If it is necessary to use a cleaning agent, please apply only a mild detergent to a soft, damp cloth for gentle cleansing.  DO NOT use scouring agents, abrasive sponges, […]

How to take care of leather

For Stubborn Spots and Stains: Vacuum to remove loose soil. Use a mild solution of soap and water. Apply the solution to a clean wet sponge and wash, then rinse well. Let air dry naturally. Always try the cleaning method in a hidden area first to be sure of the results. Clean the entire area […]

Trade Day

We recognize that your time is valuable. In order to work as efficiently as possible we have what we call “trade day”. This is the day where we are taking on-site measurements, filming and photographing every angle and reviewing any open final criteria. We’re also photographing and measuring any of our client’s furniture that will […]

How we charge

We know what works best for certain clients may not work well for others, therefore we offer two options as to how we charge. Depending on the project, we will either charge a flat design fee or an hourly fee. There are many factors involved in making this decision – here’s a brief summary of […]

THE MOST CHIC: FIORI INTERIOR DESIGN

We are grateful to The Most Chic for choosing to add Fiori Interior Design to their list of “chic” Interior Design firms! How chic! “When we live in a beautifully designed home our environments give back to us tenfold.” Fast Facts From Wyckoff, NJ Seen in…Bergen County Interior Designers – Home Design Ideas and Picturesthird time’s […]