Tag Archives: design advice

a stylish dining room – one stop shopping at Phillips

stylish dining room-Buffa-dining table-main-web

I was admiring the stylish dining room of good friends last weekend, and the conversation turned to how difficult it is to put together a room that was elegant and chic without having to run all over the city (or … Continue reading

nyc pied a terre renovation by richard rabel interiors + art

This stylish NYC pied-a-terre project was completed for a power couple in the art and museum worlds that hired my studio, Richard Rabel Interiors + Art, to re-envision, renovate and decorate what was once Paul Newman’s 450 sq./ft. pre-war bachelor crash … Continue reading

tips for hanging art (and other home hardware)

tips for hanging art Richard Mishaan

I can’t tell you how many people ask me for tips for hanging art, or installing a doorknob or placing a light switch. And while we can easily Google any of these terms and get information (or a lot of … Continue reading

13 lighting tips for the home

Thirteen lighting tips for the home is part of my series on design tips for a more beautiful home which have all been doled out in the press by the design trade at one point or another. These, as the others … Continue reading

interior design trade secrets: wallpaper, fabrics and pillows

interior design trade secrets-j-randall-powers

Continuing with my series of interior design trade secrets, today I focus on some of the fun aspects of decorating: wallpaper, fabrics and pillows. Again, the quotes are those collected over time from sources such as House Beautiful, Veranda, Traditional … Continue reading

paint design ideas from the pros

paint design ideas david collins

Paint design ideas from the pros are a collection of quotes I’ve saved over time that focus on painting an interior.   For the past six or seven months, I’ve posted different secrets of the interior design trade which can help … Continue reading

7 bedroom design tips to note

bedroom design tips Katie Ridder

7 bedroom design tips to note is part of a series of helpful decorating tricks and design tips that I’ve collected from various sources – including House Beautiful magazine – and organized them into themes.  I’ve published tips for the kitchen … Continue reading