Upscale residents of New York City—especially Manhattan—live in some of America’s most sophisticated zip codes. That’s why they want their homes to reflect their refined locations. Take a look around your home to see if you think any of its decorative characteristics look dated.
When you want to remodel your home’s kitchen and/or bathroom, Valley Design Center in Manhattan is the showroom for all of your necessities and accessories. If you’re not sure about the exact look you want, our expert designers will be happy to give you as much guidance as you want. Or, if you need assistance with every aspect of your project, Valley Design’s designers will offer suggestions, many of which are sure to be just what you’re looking for. The gallery of photographs on this website will give you examples of your spectacular possibilities.
If you’re unsure of what features are considered outmoded, here are three things to avoid.
Popcorn ceilings: Oh, the horror! Their bumpy and haphazard texture is a relic left over from the middle of the 20th century. They’re hard to clean, tough to repair and downright icky looking. Replace them with smooth, sleek surfaces.
A surplus of instant furniture: Items that require assembly at home (think Ikea) scream “dorm room” and “off-campus housing.” At the same time, it’s fine if you have just one DIY feature, such as a bookshelf you cobbled together with cinder blocks and found wood or a hand-made end table. But more than one of these kinds of items will make a room look like a scavenger’s repository.
Phrase art: Generic works that tell you to “Work Hard, Dream Big,” “Give Peace a Chance” and “Keep Calm, Carry On” are OK in small doses. But when they’re slapped on walls throughout one or more rooms, the inspiration they’re supposed to provoke results in visual monotony. Instead, put up a few pieces that are more personal, such as family photos or works you’ve created yourself.
Valley Design Center is open Monday through Saturday. We’re at 221 E. 60th Street, between Second and Third avenues. Don’t hesitate to call us at 212-832-4200 or email us at email@example.com. You can also eenter your information in our Contact Us boxes. We look forward to working with you!
By Valley Design Center
September 28, 2021