Tom's Blog

Twice every year our design team heads south to the North Carolina Interior Design Trade Market. Market is THE place to pick up fresh ideas, get caught up on the latest trends, and find out what other designers are thinking and doing.

Going to Market gives us the opportunity to seek out and establish relationships with vendors from around the world and reestablish our relationships with our existing vendors.

Market also gives us a great opportunity to shop for our existing and future clients and gives us a chance to fill our shop with some great finds that aren’t available to the general public.

Take any room from worn to WOW with Tom Sfisco’s Top 10 Tips:

1. Don’t ignore your ceilings. White paint is not the only color out there!
2. Hang draperies and curtains high above the window and your room will appear taller.
3. Use outdoor Sunbrella fabrics for indoor upholstered furniture because it repels soil and stains. Now go ahead and do that white sofa!
4. Select your furnishings using the high-low method. Not everything has to be expensive. Invest in a good- quality sofa. Then you can add accessories that won’t break the bank.
5. Interior design is not about fashion trends. Good decorating will be timeless.