The Mount: Designed By Edith Wharton

the-mountRick 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.

dc-edith-whartonThe 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.


Tuft Love: For Good Reason, Tufted Furniture Is Everywhere.

Vanguard Cleo BedBut 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.


Hand-Craftsmanship And Details: The Cornerstone Of Our Success.

Fine MaterialsFrom 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.

Pillow Talk: Decorative Pillows Are the Perfect Way To Express Your Style & Personality

Ryan Studio PillowsThe 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!


Accent Tables As Statement Pieces

Distinctive accent tables can be the focal Deerwood Rectangular Side Table Lexpoint 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’s 2016 Color Of The Year

Greeting1Pantone™, 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!


Defining Your Style: Traditional, Contemporary or Casual

Trad'lIf 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)

ContemporarContempy:  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.

ContempCasual: 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.