Custom round Kitchen Table by Final Touch Interiors - contemporary style
There are a myriad of different Table bases to choose from for a Kitchen or Dining Room Table.
Just recently, we designed an octagonal Table base made out of Steel in an hour glass design toped by a round wood Top in a cherry finish.
It was quite a challenge to find a metal shop to produce the octagonal steel base and manufacture it accordingly to my drawings.
Another Idea is to use Leather with the Table Base.
Let's start the week on a smile, for some items there are no words….
Bathrooms have always been tricky to decorate, but this new invention makes accessorizing the toilet seat a no-brainer. A California company created a toilet that's also a fish tank. Don't worry, the fish aren't swimming in the bowl, but in a special container where they are safe and protected from flushing. Who needs magazine?, you can enjoy some live entertainment instead.
They walk into their home and feel this great sense of accomplishment and are smiling from ear to ear. They picture where everything is going to go, what color they will l choose, the furniture they will buy, the art and pictures they will hang, and the memories they will build. They bought their new dream home and now it’s the time to decorate. Why would a proud homeowner take the chance by decorating their new dream home without the help of a professional interior designer? There are several blunders and even more most homeowners make when moving into their new home. Many people end up spending more to get a professional to fix their mistakes than if they hired them in the first place and I can tell quite some stories about it.
A.) Not Getting Help from an Interior Designer
Designers can help homeowners plan the use their living space and come up with a strategy on how to decorate their home based on the space, some of the items they have already, and new items for their house. Professionals, like myself from the Final Touch Interiors, can put together a comprehensive floor plan, furniture layout, and a budget before they start in order to avoid mistakes. Interior Designers pull together different material and styles, incorporate items they have, and consider their budget, which saves time and money.
B.) Clutter and Disorganization
Homeowners should avoid keeping anything they don’t use. Having too much clutter can make a room look smaller and less comfortable to live in. We are working with professionals from NAPO which can help you to decide what to dispose of and how to store the rest.
C.) Quality Versus Quantity
Buy the best you can afford. Spend the money on items that are getting used and abused daily, such as a family room couch. Also, don’t fill the space with a lot of unnecessary items. Quality versus quantity! Having a lot of items will just make a room look more chaotic instead of being a well thought out design where all the elements flow together.
D.) Bad Lighting
The key to success is great lighting. Many customers don’t pay that much attention to their lighting and end up with a bad lighted living space. Don’t have just one light source. Lighting is used to make the interior of your home more dramatic and is used also to create ambiance. Have lamps on the end tables for reading or less obtrusive lighting and use dimmers for overhead lighting. Just as an Example use lighting for focal points in the room and up-light plants. The lighting in a room can change the feel entirely so finding the right combination is important. We will write in the next couple of weeks some chapters in what and how to use lighting correctly.
E.) Lack of Experience Working with Scale
Since many people have not been trained in Interior Design, they buy furniture just because they like the color, the fabric, or the way it looks in the store. Sales people will sell you anything just to make the sale. Customers will buy it without a set plan on how it will look in their room or where they will put it. I have it seen it in too many cases. They haven’t taken into consideration how it will relate to the rest of the room. Each room is different and each room needs its own planning. An interior designer knows how to look at a room and plan what it will look like after everything is put in place.
F.) Wrong Scale when Accessorizing
Details and accessories in a room can bring everthing together. Many interior designers suggest, don’t buy all the accessories at once, I agree completely with that statement. Take your time and buy pieces little by little and as they fit the individuals style and the rest of the decorative decor. Group accessories together, don’t spread them out by themselves, create a theme and a feeling for your room. Also, add some of your own items that have sentimental value. Not everything needs to matched or it will start to look like a model home and looks too staged, which is a common mistake too.
G.) Wrong Furniture Arrangement
Don’t arrange furniture all in a row against the wall. It makes the room look smaller and it will also make the room look boring. The room needs movement and a creative set up, make groupings that make sense. It is important to look at all the options on paper, use a floor plan. There is always more then one option for how to place furniture. Look at the floor plan, take into consideration how many people need to sit, and pay attention to the focal points. Although these are some ways to make sure a home is blunder proof, it is easier to hire an interior designer who has the knowledge and expertise to put it all together. In my opinion Homeowners hire professionals to help build their home, now they should hire a professional to help decorate their home. In too many cases this is not happening.
Duette PowerRise for Skylights is the ideal solution for hard to reach Skylight Windows. Thhe convenience, ease and beauty of the PowerRiseâ„¢ remote control system is now available for skylight window applications from Final Touch Interiors, in Hawthorne, NY. For about a third the price of other motorized skylight options, Hunter Douglas PowerRise for Skylights makes it easy and affordable to raise and lower skylight shades.
Aside from making a noticeable difference in room temperature, Duette PowerRise for Skylight shades can give you everything you ever wanted from a skylight window! By filtering the light with Â¾” semi-opaque fabric selections, you will dramatically reduce the harmful ultraviolet rays to protect your flooring, furnishings and accessories from damage. This diffused light reduces glare on television and computer screens. Or if you want to darken the room even more, the Â¾” opaque fabrics may be selected. Duette PowerRise for Skylights system puts you in charge to control light and energy efficiency all year around at the touch of a button.
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A new modular shelving unit aptly named "Present" has been launched at Kickstarter by our friends at Monoloco. These are shelves for today's lifestyles - small spaces with computers and skateboards and scooters to store. Each shelf element has multiple functions and modules can be added as needed, and as space allows. The box is a very cool add on for holding things from your pocket! The box can be positioned upright as a container, or sideways as a frame for those cherished mementos. This shelving is very carefully crafted -- right down to using hidden brass inserts to hold them in place. The modules have been designed to piece together easily and for optimum shipping. The wood grain on the solid walnut is beautifully enhanced with natural oils. All components in this shelving are top of the line and fit together seamlessly. How many places in your house could you use shelving like this? And if you'd like get in on this project from the ground floor, head over to Kickstarter to contribute.
Talk about a room with a view! The Lavi Cruiser Bassinet and Dreamer Cradle have windows - how clever is that? How many times do you think your newborn cries in the night when they wake up and see nothing? What if they could look out the window? You might get more sleep! In any event, you know it will be more interesting for baby than staring at a (usually white) wall. These charming pieces are the brainchild of Gloria Lavi, who found the baby furniture market to be less than inspiring, when shopping for her own upcoming bundle of joy. And a baby furniture company was born, alongside the baby. 100% made in Germany and working with small, environmentally conscious suppliers, the "little folks interior" line is lovingly designed to provide your baby with the best environment possible. The organic design envelops your baby and helps them to feel safe, while taking the nursery up a notch in style. Doesn't your special delivery deserve a special bassinet and cradle like this?
We can't decide if we like this spectacular Dream chair better with or without upholstery! The flowing curves of the shape of the wood are simply mesmerizing. But the leather looks so soft and supple - maybe one (or two) of each! Japanese architech Tadao Ando designed the Dream chair as a tribute to renowned mid-century Danish master, Hans J. Wegner. This magnificent chair crosses both borders and timelines. It's minimalist, yet complex and clearly a piece of art as well as a functional (and extremely comfortable looking) chair. Made from three-dimensional plywood, it is curved along two axles during the molding process. Available in oak or walnut, with fabric, leather or natural finish, it also has an adjustable head cushion. Working with the craftsmen cabinetmakers at Carl Hansen & Son, the designer pushed the limits of what even he himself expected from the material. And the result is truly a Dream chair.
This modern wire mesh chair from Wilde + Spieth is one continuous piece of wire - no screws, no soldered bits and bobs, nothing to break the smooth sleek lines. And nothing to interrupt the strength of function - this chair is very sturdy. And they're stackable, to save you space (up to 10 chairs). Named CU!, the design is Asian inspired and created by Indian native, Avinash Shende. Available in assorted colors or industrial metal finish, these high end pieces have a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome feel (especially the metal finish). The concave seats look incredibly comfortable and did we mention no connector pieces to stick out or catch on materials? Seat and back cushions are available and the sliders on the feet are removable if you want to use the chair(s) on carpet. They are suitable for indoor or outdoor use and easy to move (and store). How awesome would these be in a loft apartment? Or scattered around the patio out back. They'd make great kitchen chairs, especially in an industrial setting. Let's face it -- they're just great chairs!
7 Jun 2010 at 11:54pm
It?s a chair that brings ?creature comforts? back home. Dubbed the ?Origine Du Monde, Maybe!? chair, this unusual, ultra-modern chair was design by Italo Rota for Italian furniture house Meritalia. The soft hues complement the plush cushions perfectly, forming what the designed has described as ?uterine sensuality.? The cushions are made of memory foam which, in keeping with the obviously maternal theme of the design, reminds us of protection, rest and the future. The base is made from polished aluminum, irregular in shape, just like the chair concept as a whole, If you like unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, this is a must-see! Check it out at Meritalia.
14 May 2010 at 12:10pm
Is it a radiator, or is it artwork? These cool modern radiators by Caleido are both! The Therme home radiator is an masterful swirl of brilliant hues reminiscent of watercolor. For more-modern tastes, the Geiger radiator features a computer-generated design set on a sleek, black background. The elongated rectangular shape is easy to incorporate among your existing artwork, or let it steal the spotlight and feature it as an art piece all on its own. These cool radiators are by Karim Rashid, who stayed true to his signature funky style. These new radiators made their debut at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2010. Fore more info visit Caleido.
7 May 2010 at 12:03am
This new funky furniture by German company Bruehl is inspired by natural forms with an ultra-modern edge. Featuring the ups and downs of mountaintops with an abstract twist, the Coupole sofa and armchair (pictured above) by designer Kati Meyer-Bruhl feature a curved back and armrests and a delicate body clad in fabric that?s heaven to the touch, available in white and sky blue. The Morning Dew chairs (pictured below), also by designer Kati Meyer-Bruhl, are inspired by tulips, with their graceful petals forming the back and arm rests. A soft seat in an irregular shape beckons. This modern flower-inspired chair is featured in vibrant rose and white upholstery, as well as red-and-white plaid. Combine the Coupole and Morning Dew lines for a fun living room or a funky family room. Visit Bruehl for details.
29 Apr 2010 at 8:50pm
The grand finale to the epic Moroso M?Afrique collection sends it out with a bang! As the final pieces of the outdoor furniture line, the Ibiscus armchair and the Meridienne sofa by designer Dominique Petot make a style statement that screams: Big! Bold! Beautiful! The design consists of wild shapes and even wilder woven patterns if you can imagine that. These vibrant red, brown and white patio pieces echo the shape of a traditional British armchair and lounger, with armrests and a high back to recline into. Frames come in the choice of natural or lacquered steel. Check out this cool outdoor furniture line at Moroso.