EPISODE 20 - HEART AND SOUL

 
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My conversation with Darin Ronning and Travis Messinger from Bantam Tileworks.

Handcrafted tiles and myriad of colors makes Bantam Tile Works a unique and sought after company. I want to explore the techniques that give each and every tile it own unique quality. I want to hear all about the sensational range of available colors inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany!

Darin and Travis have a wonderful story of dedication to their craft, remarkable journey from the Lower Manhattan to Bantam CT. Join us for a fascinating conversation about the Heart and Soul of Bantam Tileworks

EPISODE 19 - THERE ARE GIANTS IN THE SKY

 
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My conversation with Michele Dopp from Fabric and Steel. Fabric and Steel makes artisan-crafted textiles. Michele’s description of her design’s are revealing.

Fabric and Steel creates textiles that are thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted. The designs are emphatically of our time and reflection of who we are now. They capture our moments and refuse imitation.

I explore Michele’s design process and her sense of timelessness! 

EPISODE 18 - WHAT THE EYE ARRANGES

 
 

On Tonight’s Show- “What The Eye Arranges”. My special guest Art Curator Paul Efstathiou from Highlight Curated. Paul and I are going to discuss his recent exhibition Highlight:Chelsea at the Hollis Taggart Galleries. Paul’s arrangement of 13 diverse artists into one gallery show was an achievement of design, intention and storytelling.

I am so excited to talk to Paul about how I believe Interior Designers curate homes in the same manner he curates art. We will compare his favorite piece of art with one of my favorite rooms. We will discuss “what the eye arranges” and how the Interior Designer and the Art Curator are responsible to tell a visual story; to focus the observant eye, to inform the onlooker and through composition invokes what is beautiful in front of us.

EPISODE 17 - YOUR QUESTIONS, MY ANSWERS

 
 

We are going to catch up on all the questions you have sent in and I haven’t had a chance to answer. I also, want to talk about how questions are crucial to the design process. How successful Interiors are dependent on robust and thoughtful questions.

And let’s not forget, that questions are a wonderful tool for discovering our likes and dislikes, project priorities and all the personal things you wouldn’t even tell your therapist!

Episode 15 - Puttin’ On The Ritz

 
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Puttin’ On The Ritz On Tonight’s Show my conversation with Artisans Justin Pollmann and Bill Suran from PS Finishes. Justin and Bill will discuss interior decorative paint finishes. I want to talk to them about transforming ordinary walls and ceilings into unique and extraordinary surfaces. Justin and Bill will explain the techniques for Venetian Plaster,…

Episode 14 - Reflections of Us

 
 

Reflections of Us On Tonight’s Show my conversations with Darius Nemati from The Nemati Collection. Darius will share with us his astute knowledge and expertise of Antique Oriental Rugs. I want to talk to Darius about the qualities, the artistry and the durability that make Oriental Rugs still viable and valuable in Interior Design…

Episode 13 - Wait Until Dark

 
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Wait Until Dark On tonight’s show we will be talking to lighting expert Kyle Ray from AG Electrical Supply Co.  Kyle and I will shed some light of the tremendous progress in the lighting industry.  We are going to talk about LED lighting, recessed housings, lighting design concepts and how to select the best fixtures. We will…

Episode 12 - Sounds of Silence

 
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Sounds of Silence On Tonight’s Show we will be talking to Audio/Visual Expert and Smart Home Consultant, Eugene Fiks from Fiks Consultants.  Eugene and I will discuss the the cost advantages, security implications and the joy of having a state of the Art  Smart Home Systems. We will also discuss Audio/Visual systems and connecting each and every…

Episode 10 - My Love Affair

 
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My Love Affair On tonight’s show Interior Designer Rinat Lavi will return to discuss our design passions and a few of our most favorite things.   We will discuss what makes good furniture good.  Why good upholstery matters and how lighting is crucial to a success interior design.  How to select the right fabrics and…

Episode 7 - It’s Off To Work We Go

 
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It’s Off To Work We Go On tonight’s show we will be discussing the important and necessary role of home building and home renovations with General Contractor Samantha Roesemann from J. F. Roesemann Builders. Samantha and I will discuss the principals of cost estimates, budgets concerns, scheduling, punch-list frustrations and overall strategies for successful project completion and…

Episode 3 - Everywhere You Look

 
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Everywhere You Look! On tonight’s show we will be discussing with Graphic Designers Robson Teles and Stephen Redford from AG2 Digital the everyday interaction we all have with the “Design” that surround us. Robson, Steven and I will explore how design has become the universal language that unites cultures, boundaries and economies. A bit closer to home they will indulge…

Episode 2 - Perfect Blendship

 
 

Perfect Blendship!!!! On this show we discuss Client Relationships with Interior Designer Kate Cummings from Freestyle – Restyle Designs. Kate and I will examine the inter-personal relationship with client and designer as we set the boundaries for a new project, discuss design and schedule expectations as well as maintaining trust and final objectives throughout the entire project….