Is it just me or does everyone feel a bit off kilter when they walk into a dark and cluttered room? 

And, how about when you enter a light-filled space, filled with earth tones like beiges and browns with muted cranberry accents? Doesn’t that make you feel a little more serene and stable?

It’s amazing the effect the right design can have on our psyche. Research proves how a room’s design influences and enhances people’s moods and emotions.

Fiori Interior Design takes that concept, blending your goals with your personal style to design spaces that elevate moods, improve focus and enhance efficiency. By bringing your favorite vintage or patina items into the design, we raise the bar, making your space infinitely more interesting and welcoming.

Harvey Cedars, New Jersey Beach House

The view from the Dining Room into the Living Room

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 vintage wicker chairs.  

The living room is surrounded by a beautiful open staircase.  The modern meets vintage theme continues.  Grounding the area with a colorful wool rug, I (shamelessly?) envisioned one of our semi custom sofas, two wicker chairs and end table and a streamlined Serena and Lily coffee table.  The lighting is from Design Within Reach.

And of course…no view is complete without a hanging daybed.  
You might just find me there this weekend.  

A beautiful first day of summer! Fortunately for us, designing with florals are back…and they’re bigger and better than ever!

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Inspiration board for a new beach house project.

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!

Inspiration for an upcoming spring project. Love this new Clarke & Clarke Matador Collection!

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We love how this kitchen was transformed using bright and uplifting color… a reflection of the family that lives in this home.

According to  a recent article in newsblaze.com, one of the trends that will influence US Homes in 2017 is titled “Modern Vintage”.  They describe it as “contemporary furniture based on vintage styles”.  This is not a trend likely to go away anytime soon.  It includes items that have natural textures and are also durable, such as abaca, cane and rattan.

Newsblaze goes on to say “the desire to make the best possible use of natural and sustainable resources makes sense in the context of how popular upcycling and
repurposing has become.  Indeed, it may mean that 2017 becomes known as a revitalizing game changer in terms of what has become the throwaway society.”

I love this trend because it really allows you to layer personality into any project.  (it also happens to strengthen our Design Principal #5: nature and sustainability!)

A few of our favorite websites for these kinds of finds are Chairish, 1st Dibs and Serena and Lily.

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