cwi.design trends

September 1, 2021

In many ways, preeminent NJ design group CWI.DESIGN is a family business—passed down from mother to daughter, run by wife and husband. But Rachel Kapner's path to becoming its president and principal designer took some unexpected turns along the way. And it required loved ones to trust her ability ...

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CWI.DESIGN president and principal designer Rachel Kapner has an uncanny knack for making predictions about the future of design. She even has a crystal ball. "It's sort of a joke around my office," she says, "so I did get one for my birthday." So, when she gazes into it, what does Rachel see about ...

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In many ways, preeminent NJ design group CWI.DESIGN is a family business—passed down from mother to daughter, run by wife and husband. But Rachel Kapner's path to becoming its president and principal designer took some unexpected turns along the way. And it required loved ones to trust her ability ...

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How do you build a rewarding relationship with your interior designer? CWI.DESIGN principal designer Rachel Kapner knows all about it. "Making a happy client is really what I feed off of," she shares."If I have a new client, I'll know if it's a client for life: whether it's one house, moving to ...

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Children have not been the only people learning online during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Social media is full of photos and stories about how-to classes that people have taken during the past 13 months — knitting, wine-making, canning and painting come to mind. The group experience is still there and ...

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Have you ever wondered how today's technology is impacting design? We spoke to a leading interior designer about unexpected complications that can come with a wired home renovation. She also revealed what may clients don't understand about the magic of HGTV and those inspirational Pinterest ...

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A stately circa 1860 Italianate villa in Summit, New Jersey was given a down-to-the-studs refresh using bold patterns and a crisp color palette while maximizing the architectural interest of the original design elements. The result? A daring amalgamation of classic and contemporary that cleverly ...

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