Pet Lovers: Create a Unique Space or Your Four-Legged Friends

Pet owners are requesting separate bathing areas for their pets especially when they own larger sized dogs. Mud rooms and laundry rooms are great places to incorporate a shampoo station for your beloved family members.

Increase Employee Productivity with Ergonomic Seating, Office Furniture Solutions

Executive Desk Chair, Office Furniture

Comfortable Employees Are More Productive and a company’s most Valuable Asset

Executive Desk Chair, Office Furniture

Mesh Back Executive Chair
Mesh back chair comes with a three-dimensional knit back that distributes weight evenly in all directions allowing the knit back to self-adjust to the user. Offered with a fixed or adjustable back and 3 seat sizes, 4 heights and several adjustable mechanisms to provide individualized control and comfort.

Comfortable ergonomic seating enhances Employee Productivity allowing workers to relieve stress points and make chair adjustments that suit their individual needs.  Employees often break for coffee, water, rest room, etc. uncomfortable in older desk chairs they get up automatically as if in a rush for something. Newer desk chairs designed with ergonomic features include:

Chair height adjustment

Seat Back height adjustment

Lumbar support and/or air lumbar control

Seat Back reclines without seat moving in fixed position or free float option

Adjustable height and width and/or pivoting arms

Other specialized features ie: sliding seat pan, articulated waterfall edge

Comfortable employees will remain focused on business activities for longer concentrated periods.  A well designed chair allows the employee to adjust the chair to fit their body size and type.  Feet flat on floor (in flats or heels), no pressure under the knees and a comfortable supportive back rest that moves with the individual allows the employee to shift body position without getting up from their chair.

Office Furniture Ergonomic Chairs and seating

Comfort lies with the Suspension System
This patented technology revolutionized desk chair seating in the early 90’s. copied now by many seating manufacturers, there is no plywood in the seat with the polystyrene suspension remaining as comfortable as the day you purchased the chair.

A modern HR Employee Empowerment Technique is to provide employees with a well-designed Ergonomic Desk Chair that alleviates back stress, knee and ankle joint pain and carpal tunnel syndrome and will assist the employee’s task focusing abilities. New chairs make the  employee feel special and well treated, the employer reaps the Productivity Benefits with a payback in very short time.

It takes a Forward Thinking Leader to make the decision to replace all the Employee Desk Chairs at one time given the associated costs however the payback is quick and substantial when compared to worker output.
Instead of replacing all the chairs at one time you could phase out several older models and reward your best employees with new chairs.  In time you can continue to phase out more of the older chairs especially if you are growing and need new furnishings.

Ergonomic adjustable desk chair, Office Furniture

Ergonomic Task Desk chair
Adjustable height back allows user to position lumbar support, several arms options including gel pads and several adjustments for seat and back moving together or independently allow user to find their optimum comfort zone.

Reward loyal employees in inventive new ways showing your company appreciation. We have installed thousands of new desk chairs for small businesses, Associations and Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years.

Office Furniture, executive desk chairs

Executive Desk Chair
Available with a fixed or adjustable back, 3 seat sizes, and several adjustable mechanisms, offering multi-function user positions. One of our best-selling chairs for Executive offices and conference rooms; we installed 44 chairs in a Chantilly, VA, DOD Conference Room after four staff members tried out 5 different mfg’s.

In addition to the exceptional comfort of these desk chairs all of the upholstery zips off for easy field replacement should the upholstery become damaged beyond repair. Side chair models have a slight spring in the seat making them more comfortable than traditional chair options. A top executive in Alexandria, VA where we ordered 86 chairs for the office remodeling project wanted to have a different selection feeling that every chair from the same manufacturer was restrictive. We brought in several other manufacturers and after selecting one for her office she admitted after 3 months time that she should have ordered the recommended seating – she could feel the difference in the seat comfort.

Office Furniture Leather Desk Chairs

The not so little Black Leather Executive Desk Chair
Ideal for prestigious conference rooms or private executive offices. A top Executive selected this desk chair with (6) matching high back conference chairs. The executive compared this chair with the avant-garde, nationally acclaimed mesh desk chair and after speaking with by other top executive peers that their wool pants were piling from the mesh seat material. After testing both chairs for one week the order was for this comfortable upholstered version pictured.

Be Fabricut: Mount Vernon – Volume II Collection

Stunning fabric collection and great colors add interest

Colorful Geometric Fabric Designs for 2014 – the new Ikat!

Geometric Fabrics 1;

Contemporary fabric patterns on crisp White grounds

Geometric Fabrics 1;

From Fabricut – Bold patterns used sparingly, the back of a chair and accent pillows

Collection of new fabric introductions from several manufacturers: Fabricut, Greenhouse, Quadrille and Mayer Fabrics. Geometric patterns are taking center stage this year with bold and bright colors highlighted on crisp white backgrounds.

Fabricut, modern-nuances-1;

Sheer drapery panels with elegant overlapping circle pattern creates a beautiful, light window treatment for modern draperies. Fabricut




Colorful Fabrics of 2014;

From Quadrille – Modern damask with a twist – reverse block coloring creating two different looks for the same design; bright colorways on crisp white background

Geometric Fabrics 2;

Lively geometric in bold fuscia/white combination and a great multicolored neutral stripe fabric

Greenhouse fabrics, 203548;

Classic Chevron design in popular coastal colors, great for pillows and draperies

Geometric Fabrics 3:

Bold Chevron Design in crisp clear colors with White background; Greenhouse Fabrics



Contract Fabrics for 2014;

Exciting new patterns with deep plum tones

Contract Textiles: Mayer Fabrics: Textures and Tapestries collection of fabrics is engineered with Crypton 2.0 for a softer and greener result. The patterns include Malibu, Nirvana, Xanadu (pictured), and Debonair. With bold and exotic colors, these fabrics are designed for healthcare, hospitality, and education settings including Senior Living or window seats where your pet is always perched!

Kitchen Plumbing 101: Everything and The Kitchen Sink

Kitchen remodeling tips for sink installation and more, plumbing basics

The many Shades of Modern Light Fixtures

Modern wall sconce with shade

Wall sconce in French Gold finish with linen shade

Adding a beautiful light fixture is a favorite way to quickly change any space.  We love the new modern selections with shades that soften the glare of the fixture’s  lamps.  Here are few design selections that are classic and timeless.  Although the metal finish of choice for several years now has been silver or satin nickel look for a move to warmer finishes like Champagne Silver and French Gold.

modern wall sconce with shade

Elegant wall sconce with a crystal column in a warm silver finish

Modern wall sconce with shade

Wall sconce in French Gold finish with linen shade

Modern Glass shade chandelier

Single tier chandelier in Champagne Silver Finish with cutout metalwork design over etched cream glass

Modern chandelier, metal and linen shade

Single tier chandelier in Silver Finish with detailed metalwork design over linen shade

Modern wall sconce, glass shade

Modern Wall Sconce in Satin Nickel finish with Matte Opal glass shade

Home Remodeling and Design – ASID

Contemporary Kitchen Design & Planning

Kitchen Design and Remodeling, Fairfax VA

Home Remodeling – ASID.

We just added a new Designer Album on our ASID profile – remodeling an older 1980’s home with a Great Room addition and enlarged contemporary Kitchen with Green Kitchen Cabinet construction.

Lighting Ideas, LED Lamps and Decorative Chandeliers

Contemporary Chandelier

Stunning Contemporary Chandelier from Hummbardton Forge

This week we attended a Lamping Seminar at Annapolis Lighting in Rockville, MD.  We were able to see the new lamp selections for Compact Fluorescents and LED lamps and fixtures.  Both lamps have seen tremendous improvements in color Rendering Index (CRI) with most lamps rating above 85 and some as much as 95.  The CRI rating scale is based on 100 being true color rendition.  The color temperature or “Kelvin range” is a description of the warmth or coolness of the light source.  A Kelvin range closest to 2700 is the closest equivalent to an incandescent A lamp bulb.  Most homeowners will be happiest with a Kelvin range between 2700 and 3000.  The price tags for these new bulbs that will screw into any normal incandescent A lamp location is significantly higher than the typical A lamp yet offer reduced wattage and energy savings.  The new LED was quoted at $ 28-32.00 per bulb!  Compact Fluorescents are more reasonable.

Colorful Chandeliers

Dramatic colors and drum shapes add drama for dining rooms and foyers

Contemporary chandelier from George Kovacs

Playful twist using a round glass bowl shape set inside of an oval metal frame from George Kovacs

LED lighting fixture styles

New LED lighting styles and shapes from Sonneman add beautiful light quality, great for Bathroom vanity areas

Water display, feng shui

Accent water and light display adds peaceful calm with water running down the decorative glass panel and hitting rocks in base of unit

Custom Window Treatments enhance Contemporary Family Rm; Fairfax Station, VA

Custom Drapery Swags, Fairfax Station, VA, golden interiors inc

Elegant Blue & White Toile

Custom drapery finishes a room design more than any other design element. This very contemporary Family room and Kitchen dining area feel so much more inviting once the window treatments are installed. Drapery adds acoustical and visual softness and character to the rooms. Expert drapery designs are custom sized perfectly for the windows allowing for maximum viewing area and setting off the style of the room to match the homeowners taste.

Custom Drapery Swags, Fairfax Station, VA, golden interiors inc

Elegant Blue & White Toile with solid blue banding showcase the windows perfectly in this Contemporary Family Room Design; decorative pillows soften the leather sectional sofa

before photo Contemporary Family Room, Fairfax, VA

Before Window Treatments & Decorative Pillows

Contemporary Family Room Interior Design, Modern Drapery Swags

Contemporary Family Room with Modern Drapery Swags

Kitchen Bay Window before drapery valances,

Kitchen Bay Window before drapery valances

Kitchen Bay Window Drapery; Valances; Fairfax, VA

Bay Window Valances – London Shade detail; just enough to add the finishing touch

Custom Drapery and pillows, Interior design, golden interiors inc

Blue and White Toile Fabric Drapery Swags with Full Length Panels banded with solid blue fabric and decorative accent pillows enliven the all white leather sectional

New Fabric Collection – Coastal Colors inspiring calm and peaceful interiors

Designer Fabrics from fabricut

Light and Airy Fabrics to inspire beautiful window treatments

Beautiful windows start with stunning fabric selections, timeless, classic and livable.

From warm, inviting tones to soft, blue-grey hues, Fabricut’s Vignettes – Volume XII collection features a variety of prints, wovens and embroideries. This season, we’re introducing seven new color palettes in classic and contemporary designs.