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Realtor.com: A Designers Comment on Kanye’s Home

Kanye West is in rare form these days: Since rejoining Twitter on April 13, the rapper has been ranting about everything from politics to how he’s “nice at ping pong” (whatever that means). Yet one topic he’s kept tightly under wraps? His home with Kim Kardashian West. That is, until now. Ever since purchasing this Los Angeles estate in 2014 for […]

And the Winner Is…

Fiori Interior Design is delighted to announce that we recently received two bronze awards by New Jersey Chapter of The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The winning categories were “Single Residential space” and “Show House design”  (woohoo!!) iori Interior Design is delighted to announce that we recently received two bronze awards by New Jersey Chapter […]

The Healing Effects of Light: Wellness Principal #1

The Healing Effects of Light: Wellness Principal #1 Until I started designing spaces for other people I didn’t realize that I had actually been “studying” design my entire life. I was raised in a household where my mother wasn’t always healthy.   Many days I’d come home from school and find her sitting in our living room—the […]

Principle #6 Livable (aka Universal) Design

This month’s Wellnotes delves into the principles of “Livable Design”, more commonly referred to as “aging in place”. When we think about “aging in place” we think of wider doorways or higher electrical outlets.  A recent statistic however, shifted our focus from a physical to an emotional point of view: “Half of nursing home residents are placed […]

Eco-Friendly Manufacturers

We’re showcasing a few of our favorite manufacturers that are eco-friend.  Choosing manufactures that are members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council means that they incorporate eco-friendly practices.  For example, the majority of Vanguard’s cushions include a mix of duck feathers and down, which are all natural by-products…plus more than 80% of their coils used are […]

Fiori Interior Design is now a Green Accredited Professional

Photo courtesy of Galbraith & Paul This month’s Wellnotes reveals that Fiori Interior Design is now a Green Accredited Professional in eco-friendly furnishings!  This certification is granted by the Sustainable Furnishings Council, “a coalition of manufacturers, retailers and designers dedicated to raising awareness of environmentally sustainable practices across the home furnishings industry.” As a company, we are always striving […]

Design Principal #4:  Designing for Wellness: Visual & Sensory Elements

Design Principal #4:  Designing for Wellness: Visual & Sensory Elements Can art help people connect? Research says yes.  One organization recently examined how its institutional art collection affected their employee’s mood and performance.  It was discovered that the staff garnered a connection to their work place. The artwork promoted social interactions, evoked emotional responses and facilitated personal […]

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 […]

Inspiration

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!