Jennifer M. Griffin, Allied ASID
Griffin Interiors, Wenham, MA 01984
Every couple of years I go to the High Point Market and visit the Boston Design Center more often. I do like to go to some New York shows and the Design Centers there. I take my clients to showrooms, so they can see and help with decisions.
Do you have a favorite source?
I particularly like Landry and Arcari in Boston and Salem, as well as Stark Carpet. Both have excellent quality, good service, good prices and good turn around time. I often turn to them for custom rugs, but as the economy has slowed, I only order a custom rug every couple of years.
Do you have a favorite fiber or style of rug?
I prefer to use natural fibers, such as wool, silk, and mohair, because of their cleanability. Of course it depends on the location and placement of the client’s carpet in their home. Sisal is not practical, as it is not particularly cleanable, so I don’t use it very much.
Do you shop online?
No, it is important for my client to see the quality of the rug and to touch and feel it.
How important is “green” to you?
Green is very important to me and always has been. Price, of course, is a major consideration, and it doesn’t fit every budget. The final decision usually rests with the client and their preferences.
Do you have a design rule that you like to follow?
I have been in design for a number of years. I think it is very important to follow the client’s needs, desires, and wants. Every project changes with every customer. I definitely don’t have a “cookie cutter” design program to fit everyone. It is very individualized and must pass the test of time.
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Dasha Morgan, Editor of Rug News and Design, freelance writer and editor in a number of publications, has a design degree from Chamberlyne Jr. College, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in English and European History.