Entries by tfiori

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 […]

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Harvey Cedars, New Jersey Beach House

Harvey Cedars, New Jersey Beach House I have a habit of redesigning homes in my head.  So when my good friend, who happens to be a realtor, showed me this amazing home on Long Beach Island in Harvey Cedars, these images appeared in my head. Starting with the dining area, I envisioned a classic round Saarinen tulip table surrounded by […]

HOW WE WORK: After the in-home consultation

Once the agreement is reviewed and signed, we collect a retainer – this fee is a percentage – based on the overall scope of work. (as outlined in the agreement)Included in the agreement are future meeting dates based on both our client’s and our availability. This allows us all to plan our calendars while setting […]

How we work: Our Initial Consultation

I’m always asked how we work so, of course, I thought this could be the perfect opportunity for a blog post. It’s always starts with a phone call.   After a 10 – 20 conversation and we like what each other has to say, we’ll schedule an in-home 1.5 hour to 2 hour consultation. This […]

Quality over Quantity

I faithfully read the Wall Street Journal.   Surprisingly (or NOT…)  I typically don’t read the financial section but a bold headline in a recent wealth management report caught my eye. It read… “The Best Financial Advice I Ever Got”..  Manisha Thakor, VP of Financial well-being at wealth-management firm Brighton Jones quoted her grandfather who said: “buy few, but […]

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How does your home tell your story?

Several weeks ago we spent the weekend  in Philadelphia.  The hotel’s restaurant, The Urban Farmer,  has such a cool vibe that I had to check out its back story.  “The Urban Farmer backdrop is warm and elegant, yet quaint and rustic visually telling the life-story of the hardworking, country farmer who marries the cosmopolitan art-collector. The result is […]

Award Winning Design

For the second year running, we are proud to announce that Fiori Interior Design has been awarded the Design Excellence Award by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for two of our projects.   The first, which I will discuss briefly, fell under the category of “Specialty and Unique Spaces”.   […]

How to care for a Custom Rug

Needless to say: vacuum regularly every 1-2 weeks.What to do about a spill: If it’s dry wine use WD40 followed by 91% alcohol. (isopropal alcohol – available from CVS to remove any WD40 residue). If it’s still wet use soap and warm water followed by clear water. ALWAYS BLOT AND DO NOT SCRUB. Call us […]

Window Treatment Care

We advise vacuuming every few months with a brush attachment. Dry clean as needed. (which really shouldn’t be that often). Fiori Interior Design offers a white glove service in which we will arrange to have someone come to your home, take down the treatments, and then reinstall the treatments once they are dry-cleaned.For 100% linen […]

How to clean & maintain wood surfaces

Wood pieces like dining tables, chairs and end tables need to maintain their fine finish by simply dusting with a soft clean cloth, always rubbing with the grain. If you use your dining table frequently, every six months, polish with a high quality furniture polish. Apply the polish in a thin, even coat with a […]

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House Smart Fiori Interior Design

Multi-Function Rooms: Making the most of every inch of your home We all have rooms in our homes that simply aren’t used as frequently as we would like. Perhaps these rooms have a more traditional function, and are not used as often as they were in the past. As an example, when was the last […]

Perfectly imperfect handmade

My mother taught me the art of embroidery when I was seven years old. I often think about how those invaluable lessons she taught me then are easily “woven” into how I approach my work today. Have a plan.  Know that all of your components are lined up in front of you before you even […]

Connecting to Art

I love when clients already have artwork that is the inspiration for a space because they’re typically personal pieces that tells a part of their story.   The challenge is when we seek out artwork for our clients. It needs to be approached in a thoughtful, creative, and authentic manner that lends itself to sharing their […]

OUR SECOND PRINCIPAL OF DESIGN: COLOR

Research has proven that certain colors will elicit certain emotions.  But…there are so many variables involved when specifying color.  One of the first questions we always ask our clients is “How do you want to feel in your space?” We start by grouping colors as Cool versus Warm: Cool colors are purples, blues and green – We […]

Bergen The Home Issue

The true vagabond has no home base—nothing to redecorate, nothing to vacuum. But who ever said the rest of us can’t catch the vagabond spirit, tapping the world’s visual variety for the homes we cherish? This month, Escapes takes a break from its usual wanderings for an armchair tour, courtesy of five northern New Jersey […]