About Larry Martys

Larry Martys

My entire career has always revolved around furniture in some guise or another. For those of you who are from the Pittsburgh area, I was recruited by Kaufmann's Department Store as an Assistant Buyer in Upholstery, and within a year and half, I was made Kaufmann's Upholstery Buyer where I remained for almost 5 years. My knowledge of furniture manufacturing has aided me considerably in my design and sales field. It's important that my clients know everything about furniture construction and why it costs what it does. Whereupon I decided to strike out on my own with a business partner and opened a furniture/design store in Oakland named Apropos Interiors and Design. We were featured in the older Pittsburgher Magazine for several of our design jobs and we transformed a gymnasium into a banquet facility. After a subsequent move to the Palm Springs area, I took a job as a senior designer in a family owned business specializing in high-end contemporary furniture. I was also fortunate to have been included in many trips to the High Point furniture market. I am now proud to be a senior designer at Todays Home for almost 5 years and I look forward to meeting you and creating a wonderful space in your home.

To schedule a free interior design consultation with me, click here or call our Greentree location at 412-343-0505.

Here are my most recent posts

Vintage Furniture Makeovers

Written by Larry Martys, Interior Designer, South Hills on April 20, 2016

Furniture “before and after’s” is what some people  like to call design porn!!  A lot of people do it, and somehow it’s very satisfying when done right….furniture that is! We all have pieces that comfort us, make us feel like our parents and grandparents are still with us and make our places feel like home.


Written by Larry Martys, Interior Designer, South Hills on April 6, 2016

My husband really wants leather in the living room, but I think it’s cold and uninviting!   We’ve certainly all heard that.  Husbands have been gravitating towards leather for many years and that isn’t going to change anytime soon.  Check out the recliners in any store…what are they covered in?   Usually leather.  Parts of our industry still see that as a masculine product.   There is a way to mix leather, to make him happy, with fabric to soften the look and make her happy.  I think it’s good to mix the two elements in the same room.  It gives a bit more of a relaxed feeling to the room, especially one that will see a lot of use.  Good leather, historically, should offer the client twice the life- expectance over that of fabric.  Design wise,  it gives a textured look to any room.  Soften it with a pillow, a beautiful throw.  Bringing in another natural element is always a good look.