After spending quite a bit of time last week at my grandfather's upholstery business, Durham Upholstery, I started thinking more and more about upholstery and how the right fabric can make (or break) a piece of furniture. Selecting the right fabric is extremely important. The fabric should be durable for the amount of use it will receive and visually, it should help tie the remaining pieces in the room together. Having your furniture re-upholstered can be an expensive investm
Last week, I attended an event at the Edelman Leather showroom in Washington, DC. I've worked with Edelman in the past and am always eager to learn about their new products and services. The event was an overview of the basics of leather, much of which if I tried to explain here would probably be too technical but it was a great refresher and I walked away with a couple great ideas for different leather applications. #interiordesign #leather #edelmanleather #furniture
Lately, it seems every client I talk to or home I enter is interested in mid-century modern furniture or has a piece of mid-century modern furniture on display. Mid-century modern is typically used to refer to any product or interior design or architecture that occured from 1933-1965. It is said to be organic in style and exhibit Scandinavian influences.
Not long ago, I attended an event in DC hosted by Apartment Therapy in which a panel discussed DC's obssession with all t
Design Tip: For larger upholestered furniture, I recommend using pieces in solid/muted colors. Use accessories (pillows, rugs, window treatments) to bring in whimsy, color, or texture. Larger furniture tends to anchor a room. When you have a piece that complements most everything, it allows for endless possibilities in your room accents.
I posted this tip to twitter last week and received this question in response: "What type of accessories should you use if you have