Basic Do’s and Don’ts

Any good baker knows that you’ve got to bake a cake before you ice it. I always say we have to start with a floor plan and space and scale planning then we can and the pillows, accessories, art, etc. So many people look at the icing first.

Lamps and art – If you have a pair of tables the same height , you can put a pair of matching lamps on them. If the tables are different heights, do two different lamps. It looks weird to see the same lamp too different heights.

Don’t do what I call a “Pittsburgh Postage Stamp” that would be a tiny area rug in front of a sofa that just large enough for the cocktail table sitting on it. An area rug should pull the room together not look like a small tropical island.


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When Sigmund and Audrey Lenchner, both Taylor Allderdice graduates, founded Today’s Home, they had a vision to enrich the lives of area families by bringing true quality home furnishings to Western Pennsylvania. Over the decades, Today’s Home has emerged as a true “family business” success story. Through the years, our dedicated employees have managed to grow the company in an age dominated by big box retailing and mega chains.

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