Interior design and retailing can be gratifying when you buy the right products from reputable suppliers . Turns out the old axiom ” You get what you pay for” is true. “Quality doesn’t come cheap” and when you “buy something for nothing” that’s usually what you have after a few uses. When I was 25 I bought a pair of club chairs in a neutral ivory silk from a “high-end” furniture store…25 years later I sold them with the house…at least THEY looked exactly the same. Buying from respectable Canadian and international suppliers initially costs more but you save on maintenance and premature replacement. Happy customers make Richard happy so he buys his upholstered goods from Toronto’s Statum Designs and Silva.
His blinds come from Toronto manufacturer Sunglow and Chakra carpets are made in India with wool from New Zealand. The provenance of his vintage finds may not be known but he makes sure you know where the kinks are. After all, “love means never having to say you’re sorry”.