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The intention of this blogpost is to create a “less than two minute read” as I recap my most recent trip to High Point Market!

This twice a year event is open to designers and retailers and showcases over 2,000 vendors.

Please enjoy these highlights!


Interested in creating a cozy and inviting space in your home that embraces all the comforts of home?

Give us a call – we’d love to chat!

Mosaic backsplash

Welcome to the Lower Level! We warmly refer to it as the “Lower Level” because it’s no longer just a basement.

Our client’s request for a wine tasting room served as the catalyst for our creative inspiration, which took the form of a barrel top. This choice holds profound significance, as it originally belonged to our client’s mother and hails from her picturesque hometown in Germany.

Inspirational start to our project

The door entering this area offers a tantalizing preview of the Lower Level experience; in each panel we integrated embossed leather.

As you make your way downstairs, you’ll be greeted with the sight of an illuminated handrail. It’s not only a pleasant surprise but also adds an extra layer of safety!

The stairwell walls are treated with raised panels that seamlessly flow into the adjoining room.

The Before (left) and After (right)

As in any basement, the space had become a repository for all cushions and discarded items. (stay tuned for our solution in Part Two)

Before photos of the wine room area

Our aim was to capture the ambiance of a warm and inviting German restaurant. To bring this vision to life, we incorporated a built-in banquette, opting for a mustard-colored indoor/outdoor fabric. The flooring was replaced with cobblestone-like porcelain tile. We introduced a navy blue embossed crocodile wallcovering throughout the space.

The low ceiling height posed a unique challenge, which we addressed by adding embossed tin ceiling tiles. These tiles not only reflect light but also create a visual illusion of greater height.

Along the back wall, antique glass panels draw attention to our focal point: the captivating barrel head! On the right side of the room is a tasting bar, complete with two custom leather barstools. On the left is built-in cabinetry designed for display purposes as well as storage.

Ta da!

The pièce de résistance: A photograph of our client’s mother’s hometown was meticulously recreated in the form of a mosaic backsplash.

Mosaic backsplash
Details of the handmade mosaic.

We replaced a closet with a full-size refrigerator that holds more than 70 bottles of wine.

Before, during and after!

A custom wood and wrought iron floor to ceiling wine rack holds red wine.

Before and After

One of the most rewarding aspects of this space is the profound emotional experience it imparts to our clients. And what could be better than that?

If you’re thinking of updating an unused space in your home, book a discovery call. We’d love to collaborate in designing new memories!

Stay tuned for Part Two…The Theatre!

Below are some of the wonderful pieces we saw at High Point Market in June.

We are looking forward to going back again in October!

Let us know if we can help you design that beautiful space you have been dreaming of!

We are grateful to The Most Chic for choosing to add Fiori Interior Design to their list of “chic” Interior Design firms! How chic!

“When we live in a beautifully designed home our environments give back to us tenfold.”

Fast Facts

From Wyckoff, NJ

Seen in…Bergen County Interior Designers – Home Design Ideas and Picturesthird time’s a charm : An Insider’s Guide to Updating Your Home for Spring & Summer – DesignNJ

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What Makes Fiori Interior Design Unique?

Fiori Interior Design is an award winning boutique interior design firm that creates beautiful wellness environments. Our mission is to transform our clients’ homes into uplifting places – where everyone, regardless of their age – functions at their highest level..

Our Favorites From The Portfolio

Traditional decor with muted palette in this great room
I love the frame and artwork in this bedroom - so unique and colorful
all photos by Laura Moss Photography

Photos by Laura Moss Photography

The Most Chic

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.

  1. Have a plan.  Know that all of your components are lined up in front of you before you even start.
  2. Have patience.  Nothing worth anything is ever rushed.  When things are rushed, they get sloppy and mistakes are made.
  3. What you see on the back end is just as important as what’s on the front.  Loose ends on the back end will eventually unravel and show up on the front.
  4. Appreciate that while you are repeating the same stitch, not one is ever truly the same.  That’s part of the beauty of the perfectly imperfect piece.  
  5. Take pride in your work.  Don’t be afraid to put it out there to share it with the world.

Incorporating unique, hand made pieces into each space I design breathes soul into a home. It elevates any space and gives it it’s own personal narrative. 

What story does your home tell?

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 narrative.  

This is why, in our process, the art always is the “last piece of the puzzle”.   It’s after we’ve learn about what our clients love…and hate. Discovering to where they have traveled and how they spend their weekends and which books they’re reading and what shows they’re seeing.  It’s how we can choose pieces that truly reflect them. And oftentimes, we create original art for them.

The importance of art in a room not only adds beauty to a space but intrinsically meaning to the homeowners. It connects us.