Home & Design

A dining set, on display in Thos. Moser's DC showroom.

Perfect Fit

Thos. Moser’s Kevin Sweitzer offers tips for furnishing your space
  • Ceiling height helps determine the scale of your furniture. If you have high ceilings, incorporate items with a larger presence—but remember that scaling up can encroach on traffic patterns.
  • Outline furniture dimensions on your floor with painter’s tape to visualize the space a sofa and coffee table will take up. Take chairs into account when measuring your dining table.
  • Area rugs and open bookcases will define spaces within an open concept. Placing the front legs of a seating arrangement on the rug will further define the arrangement. Select furniture that looks good from every angle. Remember, furniture will appear smaller in a 2,000-square-foot showroom than it will in your living room.
  • Buy quality pieces that will weather trends. Purchase one or two special pieces to anchor your space; you will cherish these items as your life and tastes evolve.
  • Solid hardwood is a sign of quality. Plastics, veneers and particle board are not designed with longevity in mind.

You may also like:

Cachet New Direction
A furniture line infuses wood with eye-catching hues
Coastal Cool
Bedtime Luxury
A glimpse under the covers at how popular designer mattresses are made
HOME&DESIGN, published bi-monthly by Homestyles Media Inc., is the premier magazine of architecture and fine interiors for the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia region.

The company also publishes an annual H&D Sourcebook of ideas and resources for homeowners and professionals alike. H&D Chesapeake Views is published bi-annually and showcases fine home design and luxury living in and around the Chesapeake Bay.

The H&D Portfolio of 100 Top Designers spotlights the superior work of selected architects, interior designers and landscape architects in major regions of the US.

Stay Connected with HOME & DESIGN Newsletter

Copyright © 2024 Home & Design. All rights reserved. | Back to top