Swivel Chairs

All about Swivel Chairs

A swivel chair is a revolving chair with a single central leg that allows the seat to rotate 360 degrees to the left or the right. Swivel chairs are the most talked about piece of furniture among designers. A swivel chair can add a modern look into any room. There are many different types of chairs like upholstered chairs, pod chairs, swivel accent chairs etc. An upholstered chair is one that is covered in a certain fabric, leather etc. Swivel chairs come in all different colors, they even sell ones with sharp patterns to add a pop of color into any room! They almost always have multiple adjustments like chair height, back height, and seat depth. Swivel chairs are designed to be suitable for all ages. Not only are they comfortable, but they are also simple and sleek.
Swivel chairs come in many different shapes and sizes which makes them suitable for any space. Many people believe that a good-looking home is only for the wealthy, but that is not true. A person can have a modern, stylish home at a low-cost. Swivel chairs are sold at many different prices and a client can chose one depending on their budget. Some swivel chairs are more modern than others; that is why it is important to find the perfect match for your room.

Here are some examples of swivel chairs that are sleek and stylish:


Roman Shades

All about
Roman Shades
Roman shades are a type of window covering designed to help block out the sun and shade a room. Before roman shades came about, a wet cloth was draped over the windows of those that lived in Rome for many years. A long time ago, there was a lot of construction going on in Rome like building of the Roman Coliseum and other monumental structures. These buildings were made out of stone which brought a lot of dust while being constructed.
Not only was there a lot of construction going on in Rome, but people traveled by dirt roads and cobblestone roads. However, dust wasn’t the only problem, the heat invaded many homes. Once this damp cloth was placed in the window by many home owners, the dust attached itself to the damp cloth, keeping it out of the house. Not only did the damp cloth on the window keep the dust out of the homes, but it also kept the heat out. Soon after the Romans realized all of the benefits of the damp cloth on the window, they began decorating their windows with many different patterned cloths. However, roman blinds are much different now than they were in those days. Today, we have modern capabilities like a draw string or cord to assist with opening and closing roman shades.
Roman shades are different from other types of window coverings, such as vertical blinds, in that they stack up in evenly sized panels when the shade is lifted. However, when the shade is lowered, they create a smooth appearance. Usually, roman shades are raised and lowered with a cord. The cord can be pulled until the shades reach the desired height, allowing portions of the window to be exposed while blocking out other areas.
Roman shades are available in a wide variety of colors. Also, the shades can be made with a design or picture that is revealed once the shade is lowered. These shades may also be purchased or designed to match other items of décor within a room such as tablecloths, and pillowcases etc.

Here are some of my Roman Shade favorites:

Interior Design Class at Magen David Yeshivah

I have had the pleasure of being asked to teach an Interior Design and Buisness class at Magen David Yusheva. I recently took my Interior Design Students to Ikea to show them that good design doesn’t always have to be expensive. They were actually very impressed with the level of good design that was offered.

Here a few photos of our trip.





Bar Display

One of the first things to think about when designing a home bar is where to store the liquor. Instead of keeping the bottles hidden in a cabinet there are many cool designs for an open display. Here are some notable shelves for a great home bar.




Wall Units and Entertainment Centers

Nina is currently working on the living room of a young couple’s first home in Staten Island. The center of a living room that draws attention mostly because of the TV, but sometimes because of a great design is the wall unit. A wall unit can serve as a functional entertainment center as well as a storage place for practical purposes, but in terms of good design it can also tie a room together and add warmth to your space. Some things to think about if creating a custom unit are priorities such as closed storage, open shelving, TV or entertainment, and it’s extra uses like an integrated desk or a fireplace. While this might sound like a long list of requirements, a wall unit can fit all of it without looking cluttered or overdone. These are some units that are very functional, but are more importantly created with taste.




Ceilings

After drawing the design for the home bar, Nina decided that she would add a ceiling installation to make this bar a little different. Normally left untouched, the ceiling is a great way to give your home an edge. Here are some really unique mirrored ceilings and three dimensional woodwork




Home Bar

Home bars have been becoming increasingly popular over the past few years. Some might think of one as a luxury, but with the economic problems of the past decade many want to invest in a home entertainment center instead of overpaying for drinks on a night out. That means, not having to walk downtown in heels or worry about having to drive home after a long night out. Nina’s latest project is to design a home bar. I did some research on modern designs and found tons of innovative ideas that can be recreated to your taste right at home. I found that every bar needs a center piece. Whether it’s an extravagant counter top, a wall panel, or an intricate ceiling piece, a simple modern design can be completed with one stand out piece. Here are some glass tops, 3 dimensional bar panels, and ceiling installations that can definitely make or break a bar, whether its a full room or a small corner.

Nina’s Intern
Rickie

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Bayridge Night Life

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I live in Bay ridge so it was a great pleasure to work on a project just steps away from my front door. The owner of Neaveau, (a restaurant lounge) mentioned that he loved Miami, all white, and wanted a space that was cool. I like to refer to the end result of Neaveau as Brooklyn guys new White sneakers, Understated enough to be cool but cool enough to pull off be dressed up. If you’re not from Brooklyn you may not get this analogy but nonetheless it makes sense if you do.

I pulled in my college buddy Tara to do a Mural, my friend Patrick for the hanging art work and everything else was custom. I laid out the floor plan and did all furnishes and finishes.

Enjoy these photo’s of the final product.

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Nina and Stefano in LA

Last November I was in LA with Michael Moeller to film the holiday episode for the Style network. Stefano came to meet me and even got to be in the episode ;) It was Stefano’s first time in LA so I dragged him all over and in the end he appreciated it. lol
Here we are the first day Stefano arrived at the Pally house in West Hollywood.

When I was in LA two summers ago a friend took me for lunch at this great noodle house in Downtown LA. The wait for the table was long the first time I went, and even longer this time, but, it was well worth the wait.

The Moca in Downtown LA

Mullholand Drive, we cought the view just as the sun was setting

Runyon Canyon
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Disney Concert hall

Getting ready to film the party scene for the holiday episode, Stefano learned what mock talking is, if you know what it is then you know it is Akward with a capital A. lol


Top of the ferris wheel at Santa Monica Pier

45 minutes down the PCH to have lunch at Neptunes Net. Besides the food, the views along the drive were amazing. Stefano said it reminded him of Italy with the mountains on one side and the water on the other. That statement made the PCH all the more beautiful to me.

At Katana on sunset, being that we were staying at the Mondrian, we just had to walk across the street.

On our way to griddle for breakfast, Stef has no idea what he is in for
Notice that pancake is the size of the plate, No, stef did not finish and make it onto the wall of fame, lol
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Pool side at the Mondrian

View from our window of the sunset of sunset

Dinner at Sunset Marquee before heading to the Airport

At the airport, :( all in all it was a great trip and I was so happy I got to share a city I love with the man I love.