Pet-Friendly Decor

For those of you who have four-legged family members, we’ve tracked down a solution for pet hair, odors, and stains on carpeting and upholstery! Crypton has created a patented formula that is embedded directly in the fibers, for stain…

The Art of Conversation

Your home should not only reflect your personality but help to propel your story. The chapters of your life are written through the colors, the accessories and perhaps most of all, the artwork you choose.
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The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

We grounded the living. room with a brown and white wood rug, drawing from the adjacent family room's earthy hues. The coordinating colors. and textures create an aesthetically pleasing connection between the two rooms. Aristotle figured…

Personal Touches Make a Home

A collection of snuff bottles "tell" a story Our houses become homes when we make them our own. Personality is found in the personal touches, interesting objects and distinctive colors and textures used. It is in the freedom. The freedom…
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Seeing things in a new light

Sometimes decorating is more scientific than it seems. We at Fiori Interior Design make it our business to stay on top of the latest research and findings all across the board. Because you never know what's going to shed some light on our…
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The Nuance of the Nook

When you want to curl up with a book, write in your journal, flip through a magazine, readjust, rejuvenate, or simply relax, there’s nothing like a nook.  A nook provides opportunities for private moments in your home that can…
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Paying Attention to Attention Deficit Disorder

Adult ADD is real. It's recognized. And it's something that can and should be considered when designing at-home work spaces. Halbesleben, Wheeler and Shanine studied the workplace performance of those with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity…
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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…
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Getting Accustomed to Customization

Customizing a home goes beyond basic decorating. Our houses are the natural extension of our unique selves and customization is vital not only to our physical comfort but to our psychological well-being. Pay attention to the needs of…

Fabulous Foyers

Interiors - Licensed to Terri Fiori Design LLC use only As the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted recognized the power of the pathway. He understood that people’s innate tendency to meander generated a need…

The Healing Effects of Light: Wellness Principle #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…
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Design Principle #3 of Designing for Wellness: Spatial Planning.

Here are two examples of "nooks" we created in the past 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…