This week’s show is Window Shopping, The Art of Retail Merchandising. My guest is John Michael Martinez – professional visual merchandiser.

John and I will discuss the elements of successful product display. How retail merchandise and the interior design of a home work off of the same key aspects of focus, color and editing.

David begins by expressing his appreciation for window displays and his memory of decorating the displays in his family’s furniture store windows. David describes the appeal of new merchandise and walking into a store to see the newest designs. David shares the visual  joy of shopping and the experience of shopping in person instead of shopping online.

John Michael Martinez joins the show to share his expertise in visual merchandising. John finds beauty in many things, but cites the stone gothic arch fireplace as the beauty within his home. John explains how his first job at a grocery store sparked his interest in displays. John describes how he finds inspiration in color or in the product itself when composing a display. John breaks down his decision making process and how he chooses what to incorporate within a display.  

David and John converse about the ways that visual merchandising and interior design overlap. John describes how he creates spaces, how to guide shoppers’ attention, and determine how best to place products. John explains the importance of point of view and how he creates a story with retail workers to help drive sales. They discuss the ways they approach individual products and how you can display an item to emphasize the product’s quality.

David and John take questions from the listeners. They discuss whether items should be placed at elevated heights to draw attention or whether items are best placed at eye-level. John explains the difference in design approach when working with a small display space vs. a large display space. John likens his projects to problem solving and describes how he collaborates with clients to create the perfect display.

Holly Holly Christmas


Flowers: One of natures perfect designs. Mother Nature’s perfect little painting. Flowers are the first time we truly notice something of significance.

They inspire us and that’s why we have Master Florist Tom Sakas here to discuss the parallels between flowers, floral design and interior design.

And since its only a couple weeks from Christmas, I want to talk about using nature, pines and pine cones, holly and berries and flowers that go far and beyond poinsettias.

So, this Christmas lets design our homes with flowers. Let’s get inspired by the beauty of nature! It’s the perfect time to bring the beauty of the outside into our homes.



This show “Seeing Red”,  is a show entirely dedicated to the color Red. The first in our series of December Christmas Design Shows I have color expert and color consultant Betsy Karp to talk all about it.

Seeing Red – The color that is so much apart of all of us. The color that protects us. That symbolizes courage and power, that fills our hearts with love and our minds with passion. We are going to talk about the history of red at Christmas time including why Santa’s suit is red, and why Rudolph has a red nose.

I explore using red inside our homes. Why red rooms are challenging and worthy of thoughtful consideration. Listen live tonight, perhaps with a glass of red wine or a piece of red velvet cake. 



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



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! 



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.



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!

Writing On The Wall


Writing On The Wall On Tonight’s Show my conversation with wallpaperer extraordinaire Brendan McLarney. Brendan and I will discuss the illusion of wallpaper. Why is it so luxurious? Is it the quality of the paper, the image, the texture? I want to talk to Brendan about some of the projects we have done together. The…

Puttin’ On The Ritz


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,…

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…

Wait Until Dark


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…

Sounds of Silence


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…

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa


Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa On tonight’s show Art Expert and Gallery Owner Lee Weber from Weber Fine Art is here.  Lee and I will discuss our passion for art, but more importantly; how art is essential to a successful interior.   Lee will share with us her vast knowledge of Abstract Expressionism, building outstanding art…

My Love Affair


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…

Back To Basics Part 1


Back To Basics Part 1 On tonight’s show we will be talking to Interior Designer Rinat Lavi from Rinat Lavi Interiors. Tonight show is part 1 of two shows. In our first show Rinat and I will be talking all about interior design specifics, such as how to create floor plans, develop lighting schematics and determine wall…

Take Me Out To The Ballgame


Take Me Out To The Ballgame!!! On tonight’s show we will be talking to Commercial Interior Designer Jonathan Baron from Baron Design. Jonathan and I will discuss the importance and need for functional, well designed shared spaces in our buildings and the public areas around us. We will discuss Interactive Design and how we use our common…

It’s Off To Work We Go


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…

We’ve Got Magic To Do!


We’ve Got Magic To Do! On tonight’s show we will be discussing the principals and strategies of organizing our homes, which just like magic will organized our lives. My guest tonight is Amy Neiman from A Simplified Life. Amy and I will discuss the difficulties of de-cluttering. The emotional challenges, the required inspiration and the rewards for…

Someone’s In The Kitchen


Someone’s In The Kitchen On tonight’s show we will be discussing Kitchen Design 101, Kitchen Aesthetics and Kitchen Stories! My guest tonight is Anthony Maucieri Kitchen Designer and owner of East Hill Cabinetry. Anthony and I will talk all about Kitchen Essentials and the heart of the home!   Today, David has Anthony Maucieri on the show…