Phasing and Layering an Interior Design Project

Many clients are surprised to find that putting a room plan together is far more than picking a sofa and love seat. “This is a lot more involved than I realized!”, is a quote I have heard many times in my years as an Interior Designer. But with patience, guidance and planning, a beautiful space is possible and very rewarding! I love to “phase” a project…Space planning, wall treatments, window dressings, furniture, lighting, accessories…do not have to happen all at once. I tell my clients, do or “layer” one aspect at a time, do it well, and at the best quality the budget affords. If a budget or schedule only allows for x, y, or z this season, that’s fine; work on a new phase as they allow! Using this simple method has built many beautiful spaces that have helped me forge client – designer relationships that last a lifetime, and a quality of life for my clients that can be handed down to future generations!

Today's Home


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.

Now Today’s Home, with its roots firmly planted in the luxury residential furnishings market, has additional operating companies in Designer Furniture Outlet Stores and TH TRADE Commercial. DFO has become the luxury closeout treasure-hunter’s favorite haunt. Our newest addition, TH TRADE, provides ASID level design to our commercial contract customers. We invite you to contact a Today’s Home designer to visit our showroom and see the world of possibilities awaiting you at Today’s Home.