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Quick Furniture Design Tip #3 From Uma Stewart: "Filler" Pieces

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Not every space in your customer's homes need to serve a functional purpose.

Help them to complete their rooms and boost your average sale by remembering to suggest that they turn that blank wall in their foyer or living room into an area to showcase interesting accessories and works of art.

Often, customers come in to a store to buy a sofa or bedroom set, and having made the sale, many sales associates, in their haste to close the sale and write up the order, neglect to remember that their customers are in their stores to get help creating not only fuctional, but also beautiful spaces,  

A credenza or console table in a natural finish serves as the perfect place for them to display decorative elements such as vases, lamps and small sculptures. Drawers or cabinet doors will provide added storage for seasonal items or serveware. Tell them how nice it would be to hang a framed art print on the wall to tie all of the colors together and create a focal point.

See the example below.




About Uma Stewart: Designer Uma Stewart has gained a following for her signature approach to interior design. Coined "low-toy luxury for the cultured life," this style perfectly captures the modern desire to live both the good life, as well as a life less ordinary. Every project is guided by a fundamental vision of light, space and clean lines. This than becomes the canvas for (ust the right mix of casual and dressed up furnishings, decor, and objects of personal expression to result in a space that is livable and worldly all at once.

Uma founded Furbish Home In 2006 to offer on inspiring showroom environment to the public, while continuing to work on a broad range of design projects with individual clients.

Now, in 2010 Uma launched an eponymous boutique firm, Uma Stewart interior Design, to offer the highest level of creativity and service to her growing design clientele. Uma's design work and showroom have been featured in New Jersey Monthly, New Jersey life. Domino, New Jersey Jewish News, and Mlllburn Short Hills Magazine. Uma's design blog, the Furbish Notes. Is widely read by design enthusiasts and professionals alike. In it Uma explores everything design, but also weighs in on the other passions in her life: writing, family, travel, art and photography, food and wine and more.

Before launching Uma Stewart Interior Design and Furbish Home, Uma worked as an acquisitions editor in book publishing and as a photo editor for a women's fashion magazine. She studied design at Parsons and NYU,and has done graduate work in communications and culture. For more information, visit http://www.furbishhome.com.

Photo Credits:
Inspiration Photo courtesy of sadieandstella.com
Lamp: Arteriors Home http://arteriorshome.com/shop.aspx
Credenza: Currey & Co. http://www.curreycodealers.com/
Stacking Boxes: Made Goods http://madegoods.com/products/objects#!/cooper-shagreen-box-cool-grey-set-of-2
Spiral Sculpture: Made Goods http://madegoods.com/products/objects#!/taylor-sml-metal-staircase-study-iron-multiples-of-2
Framed Artwork: Trowbridge Gallery http://www.trowbridgegallery.com/


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