These brilliant shoes will brighten your day and make your feet sing :)
I'm delighted to be participating this year in the Holiday Festivities at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. "A Very New York Holiday Celebration" features trees throughout the mansion decorated by acclaimed designers inspired by children's books. My book, Oskar and the Eight Blessings is a delightful story that takes place during the last night of Hanukkah which coincides with Christmas Eve. What best expresses this overlap? A Christmas Tree decorated in blue!
Check out this Houzz Idea Book featuring B Fein Interiors illustrating the importance of repetition in interior design.
I'm inspired by this display at the D&D Building in the Lee Jofa showroom. The artwork of Hunt Slonem is featured to amplify the message to designers - check out the new fabrics and wallpapers designed by Hunt Slonem! Fun, fresh and elegant!!!
The colors of Miami Beach inspire me to keep it bright - and not be too serious. Take a look :)
Today I'm inspired by the huge chandler suspended over Euclid Avenue in Cleveland - a city on the rise!
I'm inspired by yesterday 's Baker Craft & Design Salon Event! To truly understand the beauty, craftsmanship and design of exceptional furniture, top artisans and craftsman were on hand to demonstrate their skills!
Why redecorate as your child grows older? Get it right the first time - and let them enjoy the space for years to come. Check out my Pinterest Board for Kids' Bedrooms. http://www.pinterest.com/bfeininteriors/bedrooms-for-kids-that-work-ages-6-16/
Is it possible to get a new kitchen without gutting the old one? Can a kitchen facelift give a kitchen a whole new lease on life? We've saved all the cabinetry and appliances, and changed just about everything else...
Here's a link to my Kitchen Facelift - Kitchen Remodel Board on Pinterest.
Since "a picture is worth a thousand words" - are two pictures worth 2,000 words?
Here is another installment of From Concept to Reality:
While an iPhone photo is hardly professional, it does do a good job of communicating a room's transformation on Delivery Day - the day all the planning, decision making and waiting finally come to fruition, and the client can begin to enjoy their space!
Yesterday was Delivery Day for one of my client's in Philadelphia. Here's what their FR looked like when I arrived at 1 pm.
We've all heard the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" - and I think we'd all agree that's true. When I present a concept for a space to a client, I show them a picture/drawing of my ideas. Here's the translation from Concept to Reality:
Do you think a picture is worth a thousand words? Let me know what you think! ;)
I'm concerned that the production of fine upholstered furniture will cease to exist in the USA!
Take this factory tour with me and let me know what you think...
The gracious owner of J Redmond Designs allowed me to tour and photograph his furniture factory. I’m fascinated by the number of skilled hands that a piece of fine upholstered furniture must pass through on it’s way to homes across our country. Take a look with me, and please post your comments!
Cushions are sewn together with welt at the seams in the Sewing Department.
So much of the furniture sold in this country is no longer made here - these skilled craftspeople may be the last generation of individuals making furniture in the USA...
I hope more furniture consumers will insist that their furniture be made in the USA!
Do you think it’s important to keep the furniture industry functioning in this country? Tell me what you think!
How do you know for sure when it makes sense to hire a professional interior designer or decorator? Read the following questions to see if any of them resonate with you:
- Do you have good taste but lack the “know-how” to put it all together?
- When you look at the vast array of home furnishing options, is the multitude of choices too overwhelming?
- Are you renovating your house – and want to make sure the architectural drawings lend themselves to a well-designed interior that maximizes the space for comfortable living?
- Have you ever purchased (or inherited) some furniture that doesn’t seem to “fit” anywhere in your house?
- Have you ever found the perfect item for your home only to find that it is available “To The Trade Only”?
- Have you been in the process of decorating your house since you moved in – over five years ago?
- Did you choose to paint your walls white or beige because those colors are “safe”?
- Have you been inspired by a picture in a magazine, but you don’t know how to go about replicating the “look” in your own home”?
- Are you disappointed with the results of doing it yourself?
- Are you simply unable to find the time to investigate, evaluate, and coordinate all available options to find the optimal choices for your room or home?
If you answered “yes” to even one of these questions, you may want to consider a consultation with a professional interior designer.
You’ll find that working with a professional interior designer is the surest way to make your dream for your home into a reality.
An interior designer will develop a plan that streamlines the design process and takes into consideration all aspects of the space. Only a professional designer will keep your project on-track and on-budget. An interior designer can help you clarify your ideas, assess what you need and choose furnishings and finishes that exemplify your taste and lifestyle. A professional designer will coordinate the process from beginning to end and assure that the result is successful.
If working with a professional interior designer sounds too expensive, you may be surprised to find that hiring a professional designer can save you money! Designers have access to resources and qualify for discounts that regular consumers don’t. Often the price you’ll pay for merchandise from your designer is less than the retail price! And if you’ve ever purchased something for your home that you fell in love with at the store – only to have the romance end when you got it home - you know a designer can save you money by avoiding mistakes.
When you’re ready for your home to be all you dream it can be, contact Barbara Feinstein of B Fein Interiors. She will help you love the home you’re in!