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Finders Keepers: “Brown Furniture” Adds Value, Quality and Style to Hip Decor

So you have a bunch of “brown furniture” in your life? Great! Let’s use it! In the 36 years since I joined the interior design industry, I have never seen such value. Brown furniture is “out” and therefore the prices have plummeted, creating tremendous opportunities. I’m not describing your parents’ 1970’s bedroom dresser, but those [...]

Cannabis Dispensary Design Consulting: A Massachusetts Update

Berkshire Roots was an early dispensary design in Massachusetts. This design is leading to other dispensary projects. It’s interesting how our business evolves and develops: our attempts to plan and forecast over the years didn’t anticipate cannabis dispensary design--possibly because dispensaries just didn’t exist in our region. But since our successful completion of [...]

NWCT Interior Design: New Style for an Elegant Old Home on a Village Green

You never know what connection will turn into a great interior design client--or when. Liz Bruder-Frydman and I met in New York in 1984, when I was 22. She was working at Knoll International, at their Madison Avenue showroom. I was a resource librarian at Furniture Consultants. Our paths crossed professionally -- you couldn’t [...]

Upholstery Fabric for the Walls? Beautiful. Acoustically Great. Economical.

Since the early 1990s, some of our best interior design decisions have involved using upholstery fabric for the walls, using a variety of textiles to create beautiful rooms with acoustic benefits. Although wall upholstery is quite economical to install, it's a less common design technique that makes a big impact. We love it, and so [...]

New Marlborough Cape: Kitchen and Bath(s)

Welcome to this charming interior design in the Berkshire town of  New Marlborough, where we were invited to design a kitchen, wine cellar/bar and bathrooms. The light feel of this lovely open-plan home brought out the best kitchen and bath designs for the space. There's great detail in the bathrooms with lots of light and [...]

Curves: For Subtle or Dramatic Design

Designer curves are sexy -- just about anywhere. In our design work, they soften sharp edges, create movement and flow and transform corners into bends in the interior roadways. Check out this video for curvaceous examples of what happens when corners, edges and otherwise heavy designs are transformed. Contact us if you would like to [...]