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Man Cave to Home Hub

The Evolution of the Home Office Decades ago, there were libraries and studies where gentlemen would retire to after dinner for cigars and male discussion. This “man cave” was the early precursor of today’s home office. Some people did business discreetly in these quiet retreats but such…

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Make-A-Wish Room Makeover! A Heartwarming Design Process.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is an exceptional group of people offering happiness in challenging situations. They declare: “Each day Make-A-Wish New Jersey grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the Garden State. We believe that a wish experience can be a…

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Put the WOW Factor in Your Guest Room for the Holidays

A warm house beautifully decorated for the holidays is a perfect backdrop to welcome family and guests. While arrangements and preparations can be daunting, organization is key to allow yourself to enjoy the festivities with everyone. To help alleviate holiday stress, start your planning earlier in…

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The Importance of Art in Design: Reflecting on Santa Fe

Art feeds creativity and the soul An interior, commercial or residential, is not complete without art. It manifests as paintings, sculptures, pottery, murals and more. It lends expression, soul and comfort to a space. Inspiration for art can come from unexpected places. Vacations are adventures full…

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How to choose a Chandelier for your Home

    A chandelier fills a space, gives it atmosphere and may add some light. As a designer, I see chandeliers as well as all decorative lighting as jewelry for the home. It is a focal point as well as the finishing touch of an interior’s…

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Zivi Furniture Featured in ASPIRE Metro Magazine

Exciting news! I was highlighted as the “Featured Designer” in the Summer 2014 edition of ASPIRE Metro Magazine for my line, Zivi Furniture. The issue of the shelter magazine included an in-depth interview about my inspiration, materials and process, particularly my rotating entertainment bar. I am very honored…

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Hot Fun in the Summer Time: Outdoor Entertaining in Style

Backyard entertainment has come a long way since the coal barbecue was reinvigorated by strong spurts of toxic gasoline! Remember the iconic redwood picnic table and benches?  The Slip ‘N Slide is still around but only as an adjunct game to the built-in pools. Below are…

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Invest in Your Business with a Well-Oiled Interior Design

By renovating an existing space or designing one with a professional commercial interior designer, you can enhance your bottom line. Three of your biggest operational expenses include real estate/rent, personnel and energy bills. Renovating your space or designing a new space offers you the opportunity to…

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Optimize your Medical Space with Evidence-Based Design

Unless your patient was in extreme pain while visiting your office, he or she probably remembers what your space looks like. Is it a pleasant and comfortable wait area? Is the receptionist easily accessible? Does the office run efficiently and are the exam rooms clean and…