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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 […]