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Compelling Pros and Cons of Prefab or Modular Home Construction

Prefab is an umbrella term that covers any home partly built in a factory. It includes everything from modular homes that arrive in just a few sections — complete with attached walls, flooring and even finishes — to what are called panelized homes, which are delivered…

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Designing Your Perfect Area Rug

The perfect area rug adds warmth and color to your interiors and acts to delineate areas of your home. It provides a focus in rooms for entertaining or in the family’s enjoyment areas like the dining room, family room or bedroom. Area rugs can guide us through the home with runners or…

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The Value of the Interior Designer at the Construction Site

Interior designers at a construction site are crucial to the success of your remodeling or new construction project. A professional interior designer assists in the many decisions that require attention during this process. Construction is a complicated endeavor and must include all the necessary groundwork to complete…

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Barbie was my Interior Design Inspiration; Who inspires your Graduate?

My career in architectural design was serendipitous. I loved drawing and doodling as much as I enjoyed math in school. Unfortunately, the former two interests never came up in conversation when preparing for higher education. One day, deep into a university mathematical major, I visited a…

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How to Control Noise in Your Work Space

Can you hear me now? Acoustics, the science of sound and its effects within a space, are a serious matter in the interior design of your space – be it your office, a theater or your home. Too much noise is distracting and makes us feel uncomfortable.…

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Looking at Your Interiors Differently

Don’t let your preconceived notions limit your desires! As a designer, I am often asked to design a dream space for my clients. At the same time, clients don’t ask for what they really want, assuming that their dream is either impossible or if possible, too…

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…

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…

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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…