Designer Showcase 2014

October is a springboard into the home entertaining season. Before you start talking turkey, this is the last chance to set a warm, inviting, well-appointed stage for the dinner parties to come. Changing a tired look can be as simple as highlighting a living room wall with a fresh take on wallpaper or adding a new rug to the entry foyer. But if the holiday season is an excuse to get a renovation going (and done), new kitchen cabinets, countertops or a vanity in the powder room can be well within reach.

The experts in our twice-annual showcase are ready to steer you on the right path, saving you time, frustration and maybe even some money. Now wouldn’t those be nice gifts to receive this season?

Come to the Table

Whether it’s used year round or just for special occasions, a great dining room table is vital to entertaining. Here’s how to pick the right one.

Wood Whisperer

Our writer takes a field trip inside the reclaimed materials industry and shares the story of a local salvager.

Bamboo Skinny

In Asia, bamboo is used for everything from medicine to textiles to construction scaffolding. But here on the Island, bamboo is really just one thing: Divisive.

Light It Up

Designers pay attention to interior lighting for its effects, but why is the industry glowing about the nuances of LED bulbs?

Lakeville Kitchen & Bath

Lakeville designer Kathleen Fredrich designed a kitchen that conveyed a striking visual impression.

California Closets

California Closets creates and installs exceptionally designed custom storage solutions for every room in the home.

G. Fried Carpet & Design Center

Wendy Fried, 4th generation, is proud to own the largest carpet and rug dealership on Long Island.

Realm Home Furnishing & Design Studio

For over 20 years, John Rocco has created fine home surroundings using design expertise and the highest quality furnishings available.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams began in 1989 with upholstered dining chairs. Today, the company offers a full line of tailored and slipcovered furniture, case goods, lighting, fine linens, accessories, rugs and wall art.

Cancos Tile and Stone

Headquartered in the New York metropolitan area since 1956, CANCOS fully services the Northeast, South and Midwest territories from three distribution warehouses.

Douglas Elliman

Once a decorative relic of a bygone era, wallpaper makes a stylish return.