March 30, 2012
Michael Smith

Mad House: Don Draper’s New Apartment

Don Draper's swingin' new pad

Don Draper’s residences could usually never match up to his fashion sense, but his new Season 5 pad is everything we’d expect from a 1960′s Ad Man. White rug, lots of texture, and Mid-century modern furniture. We’d live there in a heartbeat. Continue reading

March 29, 2012
Michael Smith

Furniture as Traffic Cop and Host

The Traffic Cop and the Host

Furniture plays a unique role in a home’s interior design. It’s various functions give the furniture the role of both host and traffic cop – directing movement and welcoming visitors with a warm smile and a comfortable seat. Continue reading

March 27, 2012
Michael Smith

Remembering Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Barcelona Pavilion

Today Contempo Space remembers the seminal life and achievements of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a pioneer of modern architecture and design whose influence on modern furniture could not be overstated. Continue reading

March 26, 2012
Michael Smith

Modern Furniture Designer Contempo Space Connects with Consumers, Designers and More At Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2012

Sales Associate Gary Flax with consumers at the 2012 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

This past weekend, March 22-25 2012, representatives from Contempo Space attended the 2012 Architectural Digest Home Design Show.  Showcasing innovative new room divider and custom wardrobe solutions, Contempo Space connected with consumers and colleagues in the interior design field. Passaic, NJ March 26, 2012 –Every year Architectural Digest, the leading … read more

Michael Smith

Place Identity and the Psychological Implications of Interior Design

Interior design can impact a person's emotional state and willingness to communicate.

Ever walked into a room and immediately felt a bit down? It’s not just you. According to studies dating as far back as the 1970′s, interior design can have a considerable impact on a person’s emotional state and interpersonal communication. Colors, furnishings and spatial decor can all impact a person’s place identity, or the identifying emotions and characteristic they associate with a certain physical space. Continue reading

March 23, 2012
Michael Smith

Allergies: Scourge of the Spring

Allergies: scourge of the spring

Spring went into full swing early this year, and with it, allergies. Read on for a few useful tips on how to properly protect your home from allergens, and make this season as comfortable as possible. Continue reading

March 21, 2012
Michael Smith

Keep Your Home Cool

As temperatures go up, you need to take extra steps to keep your home cool.

As March weather takes an uncanny turn towards the warm, we all have to do our best to keep our homes cool. Instead of racking up a big energy bill with your A/C, try some of these tips to keep your home naturally cool. Continue reading