Westchester County's largest paint and decorating store specializing in Benjamin Moore & California paints, Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, designer wall coverings & fabrics, custom window treatments, bedding, home accessories, and more.
In-person half-day or full-day consulting sessions. Designer will address whatever decorating issues client wants and make specific suggestions for rooms. Follow-up visit provides specific samples of merchandise, colors, and floor plans if required.
With more than 25 years of experience, Patio.com oversees a wicker- and wood-framed stockpile of rugged and refined game-room and outdoor furnishings to outfit open-air play spaces with tables, chairs, cushions, hammocks, barbecue grills, and billiard tables. Shoppers can peruse a variety of styles from teak and aluminum to adirondack, sling, strap, and nougat-centered.
Four brothers from the Lodato family founded United House Wrecking in 1954. While taking apart old buildings piece by piece to make way for Interstate 95, the brothers salvaged one-of-a-kind accents, windows, and furnishings. Today, Mario and his brother Ross Lodato oversee the family business, helping customers brighten up their homes with an extensive, constantly updated collection of antiques and new furnishing, stained glass, and architectural accents. Homeowners can consult with UHW's in-house design team to fill new and renovated homes with luxurious antique furniture, decorative accessories or sturdy old-fashioned doors, posts, and railings.
Design can be used for more than just aesthetics; it can be used to improve the energy flow of a room. Learn how with Groupon's guide to feng shui.
According to Taoist belief, nearly everything radiates an invisible energy, known as chi, that binds both people and objects together. The design concept of feng shui is centered on this concept, and particularly the belief that realigning objects?and their chi?can create a harmonious, balanced living space. As with open-heart surgery, feng shui is all about where things should be. An accent wall, mirror, vase, or piece of furniture in the right spot is thought to promote everything from inner calm to professional success.
But where to put things? The first step in any feng shui project is to analyze the energy of a space. Mapping energy can be somewhat complicated, as it requires a special feng shui compass called a luopan, but the result is an insight into what a given space?and, by extension, your life?is lacking, whether it be stability in relationships or a sense of focus. Bringing in items that represent one of the five elements (fire, earth, metal, water, and wood) balances out these inefficiencies. For instance, if you?d like to enhance your career, you might break out the red paint to create an accent wall in the south area of your home. This brings in the fire element, which is thought to activate your personal energy and help you achieve recognition. Alternatively, a green houseplant or walnut armoire in the east area of your home brings in the wood element, believed to improve health.
But feng shui is about more than just color. Clocks, mirrors, and electronics also play an important role, and depending on where they are placed, they can either block energy or improve its flow. For instance, mirrors should never be hung facing the front door, as they take the energy flowing in and push it out. They also should not reflect your bed or be hung behind your bed as this brings worries into the bedroom, which should be a place of calm and relaxation.
Equally important to the feng shui process is a lack of clutter, good air quality, and a balance of light. Tidying up your space, using an air purifier, opening windows, and installing dimmer switches are all ways to improve the energy of your space.
At Westwood Gallery, owners Mike and Lore Fitzsimmons celebrate their love for beautiful artwork with museum-quality preservation and framing of paintings and pictures. Everyone on staff boasts a background in art, allowing them to match a painting's style and period with the perfect frame and also consider the decor back at the customer's house. They can create original oil paintings from photographs, restore weathered paintings and photos, and brighten up bathroom vanities and bedroom walls with custom-framed mirrors. As longtime residents of Westwood, the owners promote the local creative community by hosting gallery parties, setting up photography exhibits, and challenging passersby to define "art" in one sentence or less.