To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.0 or greater is installed.
Success O a sis
Though most people think of platform beds as key components of modern bedroom décor, they actually date back to King Tut who had
a gilded ebony platform-style bed. The Tivo Queen Platform Bed is a high-point of contemporary Italian design with the eco wood
weathered appearance of its decorative layered panels with their raised wood grain. A LED light system on the headboard and block-style
legs complete the sophisticated styling of this bed that transforms the bedroom into a favored nighttime destination. Also available in
king-size; ElDoradoFurniture.com. — SAN DY LI N D S EY
You may have the Atlantic Ocean right outside your window, but
now you can bring it into your dining room. The Abyss Dining Table
replicates ocean waters with lifelike depth changes and 3D geological
mapping. Each of the limited 25 editions are handmade of plexiglass
and ethically-sourced wood. The layers darken as the “water” gets
deeper to give the feel of looking into a deep-sea abyss. It’s lit from
within for further ambience. From the creative team that brought
us the Shadow Chair, Swing Table and Woodsman Axe Coffee Table;
DuffyLondon.com. — SAN DY LI N D S EY
Do you get a ton of compliments
on your home décor? Is creating
rooms and arranging furniture
a passion of yours? If you’re
considering turning your hobby
into dollars, here’s a few things
you’ll need to know.
TEX T BY STACY W YNN
32 LEGIT DUTIES
Anyone can become a
“decorator.” To become an
interior designer — in addition
to having a flair for color, space
arranging, architecture and
textiles — one must have an
accredited education (associate
or bachelor’s degree).
The glamorous aspect of creating
fabulous spaces is balanced
by a need to know the history
of design, structural integrity
of buildings, special concepts,
ethics, psychology, computer-
aided drawing (CAD programs)
and even building codes.
Interior designers don’t make
as much as you might think.
Statistics show the median
salary is around $42,000 per
year. The way to increase your
paycheck is to gain as much
experience, exposure and
referrals as possible.