SHARE

Lisa FureyWhat markets and design centers do you attend?

I work alone, so unfortunately, do not have the time to attend markets. I do shop at more local design centers, such as the Market Place in Philadelphia and ADAC in Atlanta. The vendors I most appreciate are those who produce quality products and stand behind them. Recently I visited the Stark showroom in Atlanta for the first time. It was superb. I always find a wonderful selection at Kravet/Lee Jofa.

Do you have a favorite style of rug?

I like clean lines and the more contemporary and geometric styles. I particularly like natural fibers, such as wool, seagrass, and sisal. Fibreworks and Merida Meridian often have great styles readily available at the price point and the quality level I expect. When I buy a rug, I look for design, longevity and durability. I want the rug to be kid and pet-friendly too, particularly in a beach environment. Barrier Island is my go-to wool rug vendor for coastal rugs.

Do you purchase many custom rugs?

No, not really, as they can take a year or longer to make, which is just too long for most of my clients. I work with both residential clients and developers, and they generally are not patient. Oftentimes, I order rugs cut to size, but that is about it.

What about the internet?

I do search for to-the-trade products on the Internet and order my samples that way, but I don’t buy online. I generally go to the Internet for research. No, I don’t purchase any items from places like Wayfair, as I can’t determine the quality of the product I am going to receive and the products are available to the masses. I try to source the beautiful and unusual for my clients—the things they cannot buy online or that are only available to the trade.

Want to see more? Go to www.lisafureyinteriors.com

Advertisement


 

Advertisement