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How to Transform Traditional Furniture for a Modern Space

A lot of clients come to me assuming that in order to re-design a room in their home, they’ll need to completely replace all of their furniture. They’re often surprised to learn that isn’t actually the case! Furniture that is in good condition, but simply doesn’t have the modern look that you’re going for, can sometimes be successfully transformed with reupholstery and refinishing. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I get from clients who are considering reupholstering vs. buying new furniture: (Upholstered chaise: Photo from August Black on Instagram) Why reupholster furniture, rather than replace it? Reupholstering old furniture, as opposed to purchasing new pieces, will

Interior Design and Ambiance: Make Any Room Feel Sophisticated

Have you ever walked into a space and thought, “Wow, it feels great in here?” As if any bad vibes were warded away at the door? As much as I would love to say that interior design alone can have that magical effect on your home, I must admit that what it really comes down to is ambiance. Think of it this way: You want your room to have a mood, or atmosphere, that goes beyond the style of your furniture or the color of your walls. Creating that mood is all about creating an ambiance within. Luckily, there are some simple and cost-effectives ways to boost the ambiance in your interior design without remodeling! Here are three of my personal favorites: (Photo from Architectural Digest) 1. Scent

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