Fiorella Design, LLC

Mary Jo Fiorella, a certified interior designer practicing throughout the Bay Area, including Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Atherton, Woodside, Danville and Alamo.

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Using and mixing metals in design

Using metals in interior design adds interest, texture and a bit of shine to a room. At the Las Vegas Market show this month, antique brass and “vintage” gold finishes featured prominently in furniture, lighting, and wall decor. This brass is a toned-down antiqued or brushed version from the ubiquitous shiny metal of the 1980’s. The softer tone of the today’s brass adds real warmth and a subtle richness to space. Using a few brass accents along with other metal...

5 Black Wall Design Ideas – Decorating with Black

Black walls.  Who would have ever thought we’d consider painting walls black? Well, I’m a huge fan of black.  Black accents, black windows, black doors, etc.  But black walls scared me…until now. What a stunning and impactful way to feature art or highlight furniture. Design is often about contrast and depth.  What is more powerful than a high contrast statement than a feature wall or an entire room painted black? Photo credit: House & Home - Sloan Mauran This photo is a great example of...

Bring summer inside

Bring Summer Inside

Bring Summer Inside - Summer is a season to celebrate the outdoors. Open the windows and let the soft warm breezes sweep through your home. Whatever your style, adding a dash of unexpected color to a room or restyling a full room with the soft colors of a beach house will bring the essence of summer days to your space. 1. Pillow   |   2. Baskets   |   3. Art   Bring the feel of summer camping in the woods to your home all year round...

Why you should invest in quality furniture

Why you should Invest in Quality Furniture

Why You Should Invest in Quality Furniture When furnishing a new home or room, you may have an overwhelming desire to fill the room with furniture with the lowest cost furniture you can find. Resist! It may be hard to comprehend, but if you can spend just a little more money and if you have a solid plan, it will pay off for you. 1. Quality lasts years. Cheap furniture is just that. The way it's constructed, the materials and fabrics used, will mean...

Woodside Residence - Red Master Bedroom

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Master Bedroom

Ways to Improve Your Master Bedroom - Spruce up the overall appearance of your master bedroom with a few easy updates. 1) The Rug -Make sure the rug will be under your feet around the bed so you have a warm soft place for your toes. Designed by Brooke Davenport 2) Throw Pillows -Playing with texture, color, and size but start with a large Euro Size so you have something to rest up against when reading or watching TV. 3) Bedside Lamps and night stands -Height of...

Bathroom Vanity

How to Transform your Bathroom into a Luxurious Space

How to Transform your Bathroom - Ready to update your bathroom this spring? Here are a few tricks to transform your basic bathroom into a luxurious space.   1) Mirror Power Adding a large mirror does wonders for a space. By filling much of the wall, the room will look twice the size and feel like your own personal oasis. A well-placed mirror will make the most of your bathroom’s natural light and opens up any small spaces. Try installing a mirror directly across your bathroom...