Author Archives: admin

Call Alice Silverman “The Paint Lady”

Creative Interiors Founder Launches a New Business Dedicated to Paint Selection! Alice Silverman, interior designer and owner of Creative Interiors, Creative Staging Specialists, Decorate-in-a-Day Inc. and The Decorating M.D has added a new business – The Paint Lady – to … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off
Share

My Couch is Rejecting Me

After a long awaited delivery of a custom made sofa my client called me, very upset. “What’s wrong?” I asked as soon as I heard her voice. “Well, the couch looks great, I love the fabric, it fits perfectly in … Continue reading

Posted in Interior Design | Comments Off
Share

The Family Decorator

It’s been my great pleasure several times throughout my career to be unofficially designated “the family decorator”. It never began that way at the start of the project, it just evolved. I love being included in family holidays and celebrations, … Continue reading

Posted in Interior Design | Comments Off
Share

Ideas for “Sprucing up Your Kitchen for the Holidays”

The end of October when the weather gets chilly and we all begin making plans and thinking about Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s signals the time to make our homes festive to help get us in the holiday mood. … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Interior Design | Tagged | Leave a comment
Share

Interior Decorating for Generations

During the course of my lengthy career I’ve been very fortunate in several ways.  I’ve had clients who have recommended me to work with their children as well as their parents!  For example, my friends Beth and David have hired … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Share

Interior Design: Alice’s Earliest Experiences With Color

What joy!  What excitement!  What possibilities!  At the age of 10 I finally got my very own room.  It measured 9′ x 12′ and to me it was enormous.  My mom knew what it meant to me to select what … Continue reading

Posted in Bedroom, Interior Design | Tagged , | Leave a comment
Share

How to Decorate in a Day

No, there are no ingenious teams of contractors and decorators who ring your doorbell and pronounce that ‘your miserable and unfortunate home has been chosen to fix up’.  Nor are there truck loads of new curtains, rugs, furniture and chotchkies … Continue reading

Posted in Interior Design | Tagged | Leave a comment
Share

Where Did Alice’s Love of shopping come from?

In answer to my own question, I think “exposure” had a lot to do with it.  My earliest shopping expeditions I remember were with my Mom and were days I treasured.  We took the #4 bus down Fifth Ave. to … Continue reading

Posted in Shopping | Tagged | Leave a comment
Share

Why I Became an Interior Designer

When I was 10 years old my parents decided to move to a new apartment.  To celebrate the occasion they wanted to reupholster the living room furniture.  In those days in NYC most people shopped for fabric and furniture on … Continue reading

Posted in Interior Design | Leave a comment
Share

Interior Design: Bringing Two Lives Together

A designer’s challenge I had recently was to combine two people’s lives and possessions in to one abode – peacefully and without rancor, happily, fairly and beautifully. Steve was widowed for a few years and maintained a house from his … Continue reading

Posted in Interior Design | Leave a comment
Share