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Vanguard – An Industry Leader in Sustainability

April 3, 2017

The furniture industry has become increasingly aware of then growing needs to protect the planet and many companies have taken steps to become more sustainable. One company who is doing an exceptional job at this is Vanguard Furniture.


Holiday Decorating Tips

December 5, 2016

Happy Holidays! Our expert Interior Designers offer up their best holiday decorating tips in this free download. Download it today, and enjoy your holiday! (more…)

50 Shades of Grey in Your Home

Written by Rachel Lenchner, Interior Designer, North Hills on November 10, 2016

Pale and subtle, or dark and daring grey. These are the colors of the moment. Different tones of grey and silver create dimension in any space. Calm and sophisticated, this color scheme is the perfect way to update and modernize your home. (more…)

Nailhead Trim: Then and Today

Written by Laura Mensch, Interior Designer, North Hills on October 5, 2016

Clients often express to me their interest in pieces of furniture with “pins” or “tacks”. What they are referring to are nailheads. Yet most are unaware of their original purpose. (more…)

Infusing Hollywood Glam into a Mid-Century Modern

Written by Beth Ergen-Peters, Interior Designer, South Hills on September 22, 2016

I have worked with some of my clients for over 15 years BC (before children). One of these clients bought a 2 story, mid-century modern house in a modest neighborhood with a funky personality of its own. (more…)

How It’s Made: Bassett Furniture

Written by Whitney Wagner, Interior Designer and Store Manager, North Hills on August 24, 2016

Sofas, chairs, ottoman, kitchen tables, beds, nightstands. Where do they come from?

All these furniture pieces start off as nothing more than raw materials: wood, fiber, foam, etc. What turns them into a finished product that we sit on, eat on or put our nightly glass of water on? A furniture manufacturer! (more…)

Using Coffee Table Books as Decor

Written by Rachel Lenchner, Interior Designer, North Hills on August 12, 2016

Coffee table books are a great way to accessorize and display your interests throughout your home. There is a coffee table book for just about anything, so it is the perfect self-expressive accent.

Use coffee table books not only as decor, but as a conversation starter. (more…)

Top Tips for Designing a Masculine Room

Written by Lisa Gonzalez, Interior Designer, South Hills on August 4, 2016

Do you dream of having your home’s main living area feel complete, furnished with everything warm, cozy and sumptuous? I am currently working on a design project for a client with just this request.


Buying Paint: What, Where, How, Why and When

Written by Kim Cibak, Interior Designer, North Hills on July 28, 2016

Buying paint for your home comes along with lots of questions. Here’s everything you need to know.

Blue paint color brings this entire living space together.

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2016 Ultimate House

July 14, 2016

This summer, some of Pittsburgh’s best home services companies are teaming up for Pittsburgh Magazine’s Ultimate House 2016. We’re excited to join in on the fun, and add our own unique touch to this amazing project.

Video credit: Pittsburgh Magazine (more…)