Interior Design 911
Create the interior you’ve dreamed of.
If you love the furniture at a particular store, you can work with one of the in-house designers free or for a nominal fee to create the interior you’ve dreamed of. (In some cases, the flat one-time fee is deducted from the price of the furniture you purchase.)
At Ikea in Paramus, for example, you can set up a complimentary meeting with a “furnishing consultant,” who will meet you in the store and help you select pieces for a space that suit your budget, taste and lifestyle. The consultant then creates a room layout and a shopping list containing the items you’ve chosen. “Don’t forget to bring in your room measurements so the furnishing consultant can begin the room layout and furniture selection process accurately,” says Corinne Carr, marketing manager.
Furniture stores in the area that offer interior design services include: @Bograds (81 Hamburg Tpk., Riverdale, 888.428.7953; bograds.com), Ethan Allen (85 Route 4 East, River Edge, 201.488.5757; ethanallen.com), Ikea (100 Ikea Dr., Paramus, 888.888.4532; ikea.com), Lazzoni (68 Route 17 North, Paramus, 201.556.0606; lazzoni.us), Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (776 Route 17 North, Paramus, 201.639.0370; mgbwhome.com) and Safavieh (110 Route 4 East, Paramus, 201.291.0200; safaviehhome.com).