About Allan Gundel

Allan Gundel

I am one of the Senior Designers at Today’s Home Inc. For my 23 tenure at Today’s Home, I have been completely dedicated to assisting my design clients in all aspects and preferences to meet their design needs. I am also responsible for coordinating all visual furniture displays for our flagship store in Greentree and in some cases our North Hills Store location. My design background stems back to when I graduated from the Pittsburgh art Institute in 1978 on the Dean’s List with my degree in Interior Design. I worked at Kaufmann’s Department Store for 6 years, where I was also responsible for Visual furniture displays at the downtown store and the furniture departments at eight branch store locations. I also worked at Robert Hammels Furniture in McMurray, PA for 9 years where I again coordinated visual furniture displays and client design.

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Here are my most recent posts


Written by Allan Gundel, Interior Designer, South Hills on February 19, 2016

As a professional Interior Designer at Today’s Home we know how important color is in a client’s home. Even though the majority of window coverings sold use neutral, particularly variations of white and off white, they are certainly an important back drop for the entire space that you are designing. The numerous and variety of manufacturers of window coverings need to add the right mix of neutrals with colors that are trending in the home to give their products the variety and punch they need even if the ultimate decision will be white. Yet, there are whites with undertones of every color on the color wheel, but the vast majority of them won’t work for walls, ceilings, cabinets and trims or for the actual window coverings. So as a designer, may I suggest to use a piece of white paper to successfully compare all whites and matching or coming the closest to one’s existing trim color.



Paint Colors!

Written by Allan Gundel, Interior Designer, South Hills on February 7, 2016

So everyone knows in the design world, color changes everything. It has an impact on our moods, it influences our creativity, it has a bearing on time and trends, and it even changes the perceived dimensions of space. There is absolutely nothing that can change a space or room quicker than a fresh coat of paint. But the total result doesn’t end there. Almost every designing decision that follows begins with that initial choice of paint color. Manufacturers of paint are always coming up with new color palettes, but the latest color suggestions go a step beyond choosing one more color to the rainbow, different finishes that change the way different colors interact. My suggestion would be to the trust the Interior Designers you are working with to lead you in the best direction.