Author: Pat Valentine Ziv
Pat Valentine Ziv, ASID, CID, is a NJ Certified Interior Designer, a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and the creator of the custom furniture line, Zivi Furniture. She holds a Practical Architect degree from ORT in Israel and an Architectural Design degree from Thomas Edison State College of New Jersey.
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Bathroom Design: The Glorious Shower Trumps the Bathtub

(Curved Luxury is located on a beautiful lake with a view that was always part of the attraction. Peter Rymwid Photography) The master bathroom has evolved into a spa-like environment that pampers you morning and night giving you the space and accoutrements to prepare yourself for…

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How Interior Design Can Help With Late-Life Changes

Families and life circumstances evolve, and people are looking for assistance and expertise to help them make educated interior design decisions to suit their changing needs. They want direction with regard to their current home – whether to stay – and if so, what, how and…

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Is Faux Chic In Interior Design?

Faux is a French word that means fake so yes, faux is fake. At one time, ‘fake’ would be associated with only negative words like artificial, imitation, or even cheap. Yet, faux has become the new cool fashion statement. In 2017, we may not even perceive…

Why Black Is Back In Interior Design

Elegant, sophisticated and chic – there is nothing quite like the bold statement made by the color black. Within the realm of interior design, it can anchor a space, unify a design concept that travels from room to room or define both traditional or modern spaces.…

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Design Matters: 4 Reasons To Choose Custom Furniture

Imagine you’ve been looking for that special piece of furniture. Perhaps there’s an entry corner in your home where nothing else fits. When I look at that space, I can see a beautiful corner niche that adds glamour and function, yet allows you to check the…

How to get from Colonial to Contemporary

How do you modernize a traditional home? Here’s a case study. Before: A traditional interior. After: A contemporary open space. The situation: You bought into a great neighborhood! You finally found and moved into a new home in the form of an old colonial. Your kids are looking forward to…

Choosing HOME instead of Assisted Living

I am a Baby Boomer trying to stay active and feeling the changes of time. Children have left to start their own families and I am blessed to have and enjoy many grandchildren. I am in semi-denial about AGING as are many of my peers. But…

How’s your Bathroom Design working for you?

Do you love your morning and evening ritual? Your bathroom ritual that is. Is your bathroom design serving your needs and its cabinetry and shower accommodating your “stuff” or is it time to remodel, redesign and allow yourself some daily self indulgence?