How to Buy Antique Furniture

Kati Curtis Dresser

Professional interior designer, Kati Curtis, shares her top tips on how to buy antique furniture! —-> We recently completed a fast-track project for a client on the Upper East side of Manhattan. The Client wanted us to rush to complete the design in time for a New Year’s Eve party they were planning, and called …MORE

Furniture and Fashion Inspire Each Other

Hickory-Chair + Oscar-de-la-renta

Interior designer Jamie Beckwith has impecable style, whether fashion or interiors. Jamie shares some of her favorite pieces.  >> The fashion industry is a forward looking group.  The fashion houses are always a season ahead with designs, colors and patterns; the furniture and textile businesses look at the trends in fashion to gage their direction …MORE

Custom Built In Furniture | Smart Design


Michelle, principal of Studio M, and ASID designer, shares with us the benefits and how to’s of custom builtins. >> There’s nothing in this world more beautiful and impressive than a finely- crafted built-in furniture piece. A piece that has time and energy, heart and soul put into every dove joint, screw, and brush stroke. …MORE

Trades Secrets | Custom Furniture


Mentors Beth Dotolo and Carolina V Gentry, Principals of Pulp Design Studios, share the pros and cons to custom furniture! Custom furniture is a great way to add a personal touch to any space. I always hate when you can walk into a well-designed room and point out where every piece came from. At times, …MORE

Attention to Detail | Wood Furniture


I get rather giddy over attention to detail in home decor furnishings. Especially when the thoughtfulness is evident in the things you dont see [ locally made or eight way hand tied springs ] and the care to style the vignette worthy of Elle Decor. A recent trip to the stunning New York showroom of …MORE

Attention to Detail | Upholstery


Buying quality furniture pieces, with frames that are guaranteed for the life of the original owner, is a very smart investment, don’t you think?! I’d encourage you to do the “cost per sit” math! The sofa that likely has a life span of 3-5 years vs the quality piece you will have for a lifetime. Do …MORE