Rick Hamilton and Cliff Zeber, co-owners of Domestic Comfort, visited The Mount, a country house in Lenox, MA, in the beautiful Berkshires. This was the home of noted American author Edith Wharton, who designed the house. She is credited with being this country’s first interior decorator.
The Decoration of Houses is a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was published in 1897, and is considered a seminal work.
In the book, the authors denounced Victorian-style decoration and interior design, arguing that such rooms emphasized upholstery at the expense of proper space planning and architectural design and were, therefore, uncomfortable and rarely used.
Their objective was to embrace clean architectural and design styling, similar to how products are merchandised at Domestic Comfort.
But what exactly is tufting?
Upholsterers achieve this look by threading through layers of fabric or leather, often in a pattern, and securing the ends of the thread with a knot or button. The dense clusters that this technique creates are known as “tufts.”
Shown here is the Cleo Bed from Vanguard. It offers a beautifully “diamond patterned” tufted headboard in your choice of hundreds of designer fabrics or leathers.
Clean, sleek lines and classic geometric forms are presented in refreshing and dramatic modern designs.
From the moment you enter our showroom, you will know there is something unique and special about Domestic Comfort. Maybe it’s the hand-craftsmanship and details of our products. Most people tell us what sets us apart is also the fine quality and beautiful materials that are the cornerstone of our designs.
The good news is that we offer the best prices everyday! At Domestic Comfort, you can be confident you will always receive the best values at the best prices. No sale needed.
The perfect scarf or bracelet can turn an ordinary outfit into an extraordinary one. In the same way, the perfect combination of toss pillows can turn an ordinary room into a showstopper.
With our classic Ryan Studio accent pillows, details matter. Mix and match to create your own unique look that will tie your entire room together.
Try adding a touch of color and design to your solid or small print sofa, sectional or foyer bench with a few decorative pillows. You can carry a hint of the same shapes/patterns (or other similar but different shapes/patterns) throughout the room as well.
We have a always changing assortment of pillows in the store. Plus we can make pillows in many different sizes and In thousands of fabric choices. Check back often!
There was a time when many of us had a dining room with an imposing wood table, matching chairs and matching buffet. So how can you create a dining room that is special, fresh and never boring? One great way is to focus on your chairs!.
We are excited to present our first, full-color Inspirational Catalog. You’ll find 24 over-sized pages, filled with ideas and information meant to inspire, and help you create the home of your dreams.
Stop by the store soon to pick up your free copy, or click here to get a sneek peak!
The honeymoon period for working on your laptop in bed is officially over. In 2016, we’re reserving the bedroom for more important things.
New styles of the once-humble desk are downright fabulous: from ornate, solid wood to contemporary.
Distinctive accent tables can be the focal point of any room; it just takes care to choose the right one. End and side tables not only balance the look of a living room or bedroom, but they also function as a place to set beverages, hold reading lights and plants. In order to capture both form and function, you want to think about how you’ll use an accent table most, as well as what style will complement the room’s overall decor.
At right is the Deerwood Side Table from Lexington.
From unique textures to distinctive materials and forms, accent pieces can become statement pieces when original color, form and materials are utilized. From ultra modern and colorful to boldly basic,
The designers at Domestic Comfort will love to help you explore accent tables and the elements that will “make a statement.”
Pantone™, a world-renowned authority on color, sets the standard in color for the design industry. For the first time ever, the color of the year is a blend of two hues: Rose Quartz and Serenity are a soft pink and blue.
As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern-day stresses, Pantone describes Rose Quartz as a “warmer embracing rose tone” and Serenity as a “cooler tranquil blue.”
Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate a soothing sense of order and peace as consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses. Stay tuned!
If you’re like most people, you probably spend a lot more time thinking about what to wear than what rug to pair with your dining set. But whether you’re talking fashion or furniture, understanding your personal style is essential to creating a cohesive look.
Traditional style is ultimately about comfort, warmth, and familiarity. (top)
Contemporary: Clutter is nonexistent in a contemporary space, while the design elements of neutral, clean, smooth, and subtle reign supreme. Contemporary style is often defined by clean lines with a casual atmosphere, open spaces, neutral colors, and elements and materials inspired by nature.
Casual: The lack of ‘rules’ when it comes to decorating is what makes this style so appealing to so many. A casually-styled home may be carefully thought out and put together, but never gives the appearance of being contrived or formal.