Pilgrim Furniture City’s Interior Home Design Service Helps Make Your Home More “You”

New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) – Shopping for home furniture can be an enjoyable experience and the right guidance can help transform your home into the space of your dreams. CT Style Host Natasha Lubczenko was joined in the studio by Pilgrim Furniture City Showroom Sales Manager and Design Consultant Jenny Souzato discuss this free service available to customers.

Jenny says, “As design consultants, our main goal is to create customers’ visions by assisting them during the furniture selection process. And, as we know, that can be a little overwhelming for some. So, we are there from the very beginning, assisting with color, design, as well as style.”

Pilgrim Furniture City also offers custom design, as well. Jenny notes, “We have some beautiful pieces with our Daniels Amish. You can basically customize. You can pick your wood, pick your stain, select your hardware. There are tons of choices, and the

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Raised by two aesthetes in an historic 1899 house in Hartford, Connecticut, Audrey Rose Smith had an art-filled childhood. Her father was a preservation architect, and her mother ran an art gallery, so their home was constantly hosted by artists and their work. It’s only logical that Audrey later became a gallerist herself.

It also makes the sense that she swiftly falls in love with a fellow creative. Only eight months after meeting Ecuadorian photographer and designer Vicente Muñoz, the pair jointly purchased their prewar Clinton Hill apartment in Brooklyn. They married soon after, partnering in matrimony as well as real estate without looking back.

Eight years later, the couple has cultivated a tight-knit and like-minded community in the neighborhood. Turn-of-the-century buildings by architects like William Tubby, Montrose Morris, and Ebenezer L. Roberts pepper the streets where they frequently run into friends and colleagues. “It feels like an art

This woman’s leopard decor added $100K in value to her home

When it comes to interior design, more is more — and not only did an English woman take her home’s look to a new level, she also blessed it with financial benefits.

But it’s also been a therapeutic process. Lois Connors, a 39-year-old content creator who lives near Manchester, received a later-in-life diagnosis of ADHD at age 37. After learning the news, she set out to redecorate her home to accept living with the condition, as it impacts all of her decisionsaccording to the Mirror.

The result, thanks to her ADHD drawing her to busy patterns and textures: a chic spread repeat with leopard-print wallpaper and furnishings. It’s a tastefully clad crib that helps her navigate living with the condition — and, to a degree, embrace it — but the work also helps her add about $109,000 to the home’s value.

Her bedroom features a bold leopard-print wallpapered wall.
Her bedroom features a bold leopard-print wallpapered wall.

Valentino Architects converts Maltese mill into family home

Local practice Valentino Architects has transformed a cluster of heritage-listed buildings in the village of Attard, Malta, into a family home called Mill House.

The studio added first-floor bedrooms to each of three rough, stone buildings, which date back to the 16th century, that surround a central courtyard.

Stone house in Malta with glazed corridor
Valentino Architects has created The Mill House in Malta

Valentino Architects aimed to unify the former mill buildings with the addition of a starkly contemporary walkway overlooking the courtyard that links the existing structures.

“Introducing new cohesion between the buildings to create a family home, the designs positions an outdoor courtyard as a connecting agent, allowing the disparate spaces to each communicate with the sun-soaked hearth of the home,” said the studio. “A glazed walkway curates this connection, functioning as a binding passage between the three volumes.”

Glazed walkway in The Mill House by Valentino Architects
It features a glazed walkway overlooking a courtyard

An entrance hall framed by stone arches

Tour a Brutalist Home in Zurich That Embodies Tranquility | Architectural Digest

when Victoria-Maria Geyer was presented with an opportunity to design a home in Zurich, it felt like a dream come true. That home was a Brutalist masterpiece by renowned Swiss architect Ernst Gisel was—for the Hamburg-born, Brussels-based interior designer—a career-defining moment. “When the homeowners asked me to come on board, I had to do this,” Geyer said, pinching his own hand. “They sent me pictures of the house, and immediately I was seduced.” The gravitational pull of the home lured Geyer from Brussels to Zurich with the task of adding heat and texture to concrete and steel.

Located in Küsnacht, a wealthy enclave some 15 minutes by car from Zurich’s city center, the home was purchased by the clients in 2021. While the shell of the structure was a Brutalist marvel, the interiors left a lot to be desired. “The previous owners lived in the house as it was built,”