Interiors By Dafna Adler

Telling Your Story With Custom Furnishings
Published: 2019-3-13
Edited by Krista GiannakYour tastes style choices where you live what you display to your friends and family these all reflect who you are and what is important to you As an interior designer my goal is to create a space that reflects each client s personality and aesthetic By portraying your uniqueness I celebrate your individuality and how you choose to live Notice how each of these custom furnishings is part of a client s story A space can appear very special with a one of a kind img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 fbb3335a0b044d1b95961b232e07ef5c 7Emv2 jpg v1 fill w 288 2Ch 265 03b676 fbb3335a0b044d1b95961b232e07ef5c 7Emv2 jpg
Bring On The Luxury 5 Simple Strategies
Published: 2019-2-21
Ah that feeling of luxury Whether you prefer more practical furnishings or more opulent pieces you don t have to feel like you re just making do Your home is a reflection of your life who you are and what is important to you The following simple strategies can quickly improve the way you feel about your home Imagine Each Room in Your Home EmptyForget about the furniture and all your things for a moment Concentrate on the finishes of the room the flooring walls ceiling and windows img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 16c60caeade04abe85c1bca683cdc0b4 7Emv2 d 1343 2000 s 2 jpg v1 fill w 288 2Ch 429 03b676 16c60caeade04abe85c1bca683cdc0b4 7Emv2 d 1343 2000 s 2 jpg
Design And Purchasing Pitfalls What s The Risk
Published: 2019-2-19
The time has come to furnish your home You ve chosen items styles colors and patterns You re set what can possibly go wrong Here are some industry secrets I ve learned as an experienced interior designer Although preventing these mishaps isn t always possible preparing for them will minimize their impact You don t have to do this alone Ordering FurnitureManaging Custom Orders Decorating your home takes time especially when ordering custom or semi-custom furnishings The manufacturer img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 7d8aba38d8a1485a92eee2df8dbbbd6c 7Emv2 d 7427 4912 s 4 2 jpeg v1 fill w 288 2Ch 190 03b676 7d8aba38d8a1485a92eee2df8dbbbd6c 7Emv2 d 7427 4912 s 4 2 jpeg
Updating Your Home At 55
Published: 2019-2-06
Your home surroundings are important Your environment has an impact on your health mood energy and overall well-being If you are looking forward to staying in your home when you retire it s also time to think about preventing common injuries that can impact your quality of life and your ability to live independently The earlier you consider the following key recommended changes to your home the less costly they will be Even if some of the suggested modifications do not apply immediately img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 5433ba1788ac4db59b1bc936ad7b06dc 7Emv2 d 5520 3684 s 4 2 jpeg v1 fill w 470 2Ch 314 03b676 5433ba1788ac4db59b1bc936ad7b06dc 7Emv2 d 5520 3684 s 4 2 jpeg
Interior Design Inspirations From India
Published: 2019-1-29
I love travel a feast for my eyes brain and soul When I return home the new ideas inspire me The images sit in an internal library in the back of my unconscious mind Some of these wonderful pictures float to the surface as I design new spaces in clients homes My most recent trip was to explore India a fascinating country with a complex economy rich history and religious diversity Here s how the scenery colors and patterns may influence my design and your vision too Using Colors img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 ff0ef58dace04c47ac544d2834545300 7Emv2 d 2789 1960 s 2 jpg
Enhancing Your Life With Technology In The Home
Published: 2019-1-10
Innovations in technology have revolutionized every industry including home design New home capabilities have brought more convenience and comfort to our lives Read on and see if smart technology could enhance your lifestyle SMART HOMES Window shades security climate control and appliances can all be managed via an app on an iPad hanging on your wall The value is in presetting certain key lifestyle controls For example with one button you can set up an automated routine that runs when img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 f400e55188ba4feba88cf0a1c3fe6ce5 7Emv2 d 6000 3374 s 4 2 jpeg
Empty Nester Planning To Upgrade Your Home
Published: 2018-12-26
When the kids move out it s a bittersweet moment for many of my clients They re excited for their children sad anxious and happy to be free all at the same time Some clients change their home right away while others adapt their home as their family needs evolve Have you reached that stage in life Have you lived in your house for many years raising your children seeing them grow from infancy childhood teenage years to adulthood and has the house stayed exactly the same Here are img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 719b005ad2884628a837ccaac24619c3 7Emv2 jpg
Transform Your Cooking Experience Kitchens Of The Future
Published: 2018-12-16
The kitchen serves as the center of the home It s where you spend most of the family time hang out prepare your meals relax But is it working for you You ve just come home after a full day of work and a long commute Your partner and children of various ages have different needs a quick dinner a snack a prepared lunch for the next day s school trip Half the dishes are in the sink the bread is not where it belongs and it s hard to find the mayo in the refrigerator Sound familiar Is img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 88290b797d344475b2e7fdd95dc02366 7Emv2 d 3600 2276 s 2 jpg
Architects And Architectural Designers Who Influence My Interior Design Sensibility
Published: 2018-9-15
As a designer I love traveling as I seek out different architectural and design styles It excites me to see how creative people think Exploring different architectural experiences fills me with stimulating new ideas and thought patterns Wild and Organic Antoni GaudiA trip to Barcelona Spain exposed me to Antoni Gaudi s novel architectural approach I noticed how each and every surface even the chimneys of his houses donned a special design His careful attention to scale materials and img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 37749325bac14e7faf7a00c6282ad35c 7Emv2 jpg v1 fill w 240 2Ch 160 03b676 37749325bac14e7faf7a00c6282ad35c 7Emv2 jpg
Seven DOs And DON Ts In Decorating Your Home Quiz
Published: 2018-9-13
Designing your home requires more than a keen eye What may look amazing in a showroom may not necessarily look great in your home Do you paint the whole house and then furnish it A DON T paint the whole house first B DO paint the walls first then match everything else Answer A Paint is the least expensive choice and the most flexible Decide on the large items first such as a rug or sofa and pull a color from those items to paint your walls DO choose lighting fabrics and finishes
Five Strategies For Busy Professionals To Maximize Their Time With An Interior Designer
Published: 2018-7-09
Busy people are successful because they are good at what they do Successful busy people usually want their home to be a haven away from their hectic life where they can relax and enjoy hobbies or family time Being busy with work work traveling often or managing a business means that many successful professionals and entrepreneurs don t have the time to invest in creating a space that they love to live in Hiring an interior designer can eliminate the stress and hassle of designing a img src http static wixstatic com media b33a362d7d0c431ca341f8862b356764 jpg
Bathroom Retreat
Published: 2018-6-29
For many people at the end of a long day the greatest luxury is to enter a restful and magnificent master bathroom relax and enjoy in your home This could be the room where your worries flow away perhaps as you soak in a bathtub with candlelight and listen to great music It s all about setting a relaxing mood Creating that space can be daunting if you have not done that before There are many choice and options and a thorough analysis is worthwhile At first assess the functionality you img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 115846ca27f34006b4f0a9c9e508abd7 7Emv2 d 2731 4096 s 4 2 jpg v1 fill w 131 2Ch 197 03b676 115846ca27f34006b4f0a9c9e508abd7 7Emv2 d 2731 4096 s 4 2 jpg
Space Planning Where To Begin
Published: 2018-5-14
Have you ever walked into a room and felt like you couldn t breathe for all the clutter Or have you ever found yourself in an inviting space that seemed to welcome you because it just felt right Space planning makes all the difference in your home The purpose of space planning is to make a room aesthetically pleasing as well as functional Good design always begins with a good plan and it s always best to put it on paper Here are some tips to get you started View Each Room As A Blank SlateAs img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 ea2ad60d40b549989a7af6d79a9eca77 7Emv2 d 4638 3225 s 4 2 jpeg v1 fill w 626 2Ch 435 03b676 ea2ad60d40b549989a7af6d79a9eca77 7Emv2 d 4638 3225 s 4 2 jpeg
The Perfect Balance
Published: 2018-5-03
Make your home cool and warm for perfect balance Combine cool and warm colors to create balance and beauty in your homeCool colors are breezy and calming whereas warm colors are vibrant and stimulating Combining the right mix of cool and warm colors creates the best environment for your home The following color wheel defines which colors are considered warm or cold Add a touch of warmth to a room with warm colors to create visual interest As you see in this room the touches of red pillows img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 c4de46cddb714597ada89e4d4c648680 7Emv2 jpg v1 fill w 232 2Ch 217 03b676 c4de46cddb714597ada89e4d4c648680 7Emv2 jpg
Considerations In Choosing A Sofa
Published: 2018-3-21
The sofa is the center of any living room or family room and the furniture piece around which the room s d cor is being created There are many different factors that can be used to determine the best way to integrate the sofa with the rest of the furniture in a room The following are a few things to consider Size and FitTo choose the correct size of a sofa for a room begin with a floor plan This plan will determine the placement of all the furniture in a room in relation to one another img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 765c1ba121dd4765809bbeab8f3adda9 7Emv2 jpg v1 fill w 131 2Ch 91 03b676 765c1ba121dd4765809bbeab8f3adda9 7Emv2 jpg
Adding Art To Your Space
Published: 2018-3-04
Selecting Art WorkOne of the most personal items that you can add to your space is art Art creates the personality and style in the room It s OK to take some risks and mix high end and low end or oversize with small and even vintage with new To begin determine if you have certain color preferences or certain art mediums Whatever art work you select it s important that you love it and not just buy it for investment FramingThe frame of the art piece should work with the art work not the space img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 f517abb2f9a04892a72598f9b3ebdd7d 7Emv2 d 4096 2043 s 2 jpg v1 fill w 288 2Ch 143 03b676 f517abb2f9a04892a72598f9b3ebdd7d 7Emv2 d 4096 2043 s 2 jpg
Kitchen Renovation Considerations
Published: 2018-1-04
Kitchen RenovationPlanning your kitchen is one of the most important and hardest tasks in design renovation It is important because it is generally a hub of the house for your family is used by multiple people for a variety of tasks sometimes accommodates multiple cooks and is a place guests like to congregate In essence it serves many purposes The following are some considerations 1 How many cooks in the kitchen Do they need to use the kitchen at the same time If there are multiple img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 20149feb6bed4cc0be2272ce54b507b4 7Emv2 jpeg v1 fill w 231 2Ch 218 03b676 20149feb6bed4cc0be2272ce54b507b4 7Emv2 jpeg
A Little Bit Of Sparkle In Your Space
Published: 2017-12-03
Sometimes a room is nicely done but is missing a little visual interest or needs a little more depth After making sure that there is sufficient light great window treatments and the right scale of patterns in the room take a look at the metals At interiors by Dafna Adler we love using metals in decorating A room must have balance proportion and good style to be well decorated Materials such as brass gold silver copper all add another dimension to color and material They should be used img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 af3802856e02426db972fc3d4b5da2b9 7Emv2 jpg v1 fill w 236 2Ch 236 03b676 af3802856e02426db972fc3d4b5da2b9 7Emv2 jpg
Color Inspiration
Published: 2017-10-27
How do you decide what color to paint a room or which colors of material to use That is a question that comes up frequently in design conversations among my clients and colleagues When choosing colors to decorate a room my client may or may not have an idea of which colors they like We all have unique preferences and experiences with color because colors affect each of us differently When I need inspiration for paint colors I look at nature Periodically I attend the Orchid Show at the NY img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 b6d84a4443634f8d90b340ff75895cbc 7Emv2 d 3000 4000 s 4 2 jpg v1 fill w 131 2Ch 175 03b676 b6d84a4443634f8d90b340ff75895cbc 7Emv2 d 3000 4000 s 4 2 jpg
Decorating Your Style
Published: 2017-8-03
There is something magical when walking into a home that appears to reflect the personality of the person living there It is as though you are introduced into the inner workings of the individual It gives the visitor a sense of wonder and awe and an appreciation that they are in a unique home As Nate Berkus an interior designer says Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love Creating personal style doesn t have to be expensive or extreme It is img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 93eb16d4d6924e0f90eb0a5ec0c470c0 7Emv2 jpg
A Different Approach To Home Renovation
Published: 2017-7-10
Consider a Different Approach to Home RenovationIf you are a homeowner and are considering doing a major renovation such as extending your family room gutting your kitchen adding a new addition to your home creating a usable finished basement or other such projects your first thought may be to look for a contractor and possibly an architect and begin your project there I would like to suggest another path It has been my experience as an interior designer that homeowners gain from involving img src http static wixstatic com media 311cb47f360c416b9f5b4a5af098e514 jpg
Window Treatments
Published: 2017-6-11
Nothing adds more polish and drama to a room than the right window dressing I equate it to the perfect scarf to add to an outfit The final finishing touch Quality custom drapery is expensive costs as much as a piece of furniture and requires expertise to be done correctly Often a window in the house needs some form of shade There may be a need for privacy to block out the sun or even to keep the temperature in the room moderate The first thing I ask my clients is What is the function of img src http static wixstatic com media 03b676 aff3964610b74ecd9c31a3ae06844ecd 7Emv2 d 3264 2448 s 4 2 jpg
Five Mistakes To Avoid Before Starting A Renovation Or Re-design
Published: 2017-3-31
You re thinking about re-doing your kitchen or bathroom or maybe one of your bedrooms You ve seen some great looking renovations in several magazines and one of your good friends just did a beautiful make over in her apartment You re psyched to start You re scared you ll mess up Well you should be psyched it s great you re going to transform part of your home so it will be even more comfortable to live in Being scared Maybe a little but if you avoid certain pitfalls the process can be
Light Revolution
Published: 2017-3-07
Did you know that lighting has been going through a revolution in the past few years LED is changing the landscape of what can be lit Things that can be taken into consideration when choosing the right light are type of light color bulb color temperature CRI and correct application Ultimately light changes the perception of color in a space Light can also affect mood create ambiance and product energy Most importantly lighting affects your comfort in a space Different types of
Why Hire A Professional Designer
Published: 2017-1-22
Decorating a room or doing renovations requires much more than just having good taste People may wonder which professional to hire when and how much it may cost Among the many options I would like to suggest that there are many good reasons to hire an interior designer even for small projects The following are some ways that an interior designer may help out First the greatest benefit is the time element required to find the sources that are best suited for your space It takes time to
Is White The Right Color
Published: 2017-1-16
Many of my clients think that nothing can go wrong when they use white in their decorating scheme After all white is a neutral airy and fresh and well white is white Right Actually that s wrong There are innumerable shades of white and it can be challenging to pick the right white paint Take your time it s an important decision and one that can impact the entire look of your room The white that you select in the paint store can look entirely different in your room at home especially