Entries by tfiori

On the Prowl for  Martini Tables

We are always on the search for small and interesting end tables for our projects.  Fortunately there was no shortage of these tables at this past High Point market!  These lightweight tables allow our clients to customize their spaces and move things around as they see fit.  And customization is always a good thing.

Design Principle #3 of Designing for Wellness:  Spatial Planning.

In this month’s newsletter, we’re discussing the third installment of our six design principles: Spatial Planning. A client recently asked us to re-design their large sized family room. Seating in the current layout consisted of only a sectional and a recliner. In our questionnaire we uncovered the fact that the wife usually found herself reading […]


There’s nothing more inspiring than a bright beautiful room to forget about the rain and cold weather!  We love this cheerful room at last year’s High Point Market and can’t wait to be inspired again this April!

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 – […]

Lighting for Boomers

  I recently read a statistic that said 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 because it makes us feel better. So, if you don’t live on the West Coast, here are a few easy […]

Thoughts on Natural Lighting

I can sometimes tolerate a room without windows on a dreary day but on a sunny day… it’s unbearable!  Most people tend to gravitate to the areas of their homes that provide them with the most sunlight and the best views. Why?  Because it’s been repeatedly proven that natural light is healing – stress levels decrease and mental […]

Art is how we decorate space; music is how we decorate time

“Art is how we decorate space; music is how we decorate time”. Photo Sourced from Soundwall.com I saw this quote online and it really resonated with me.  My kids are always amazed at how I can remember the year and exactly where I was whenever we hear a song from the 80’s or 90’s. One […]