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5 Interior Design Secrets to Help Sell Your Home Quickly

You thought it was easy. You just take photos of your home, list it on Zillow and potential buyers would just start coming in. But as you probably know by now, selling a home requires more than that. And ask any of the many interior designers in Winter Park and they’ll tell you that selling your […]

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Shares Six Decorating Tips for Your Home

If you’ve seen Architectural Digest’s features of the homes of the Kardashian sisters and Tommy Hilfiger, there is only one man behind those stunning interiors: Martyn Lawrence Bullard. The English interior designer, author and TV personality is one of the best in the world with a long list of A-list clients including Kourtney and Khloe […]

What to Look For in an Interior Designer | Check This 5 Things Off the List!

Interior designers naturally draw upon their knowledge of aesthetics to work on both commercial and residential settings and enhance the look of a space. Most interior designers in Winter Park specialize in design to meet the needs of the clients or to attract a niche market. Winter Park has a style, that speaks to our […]

Design The Perfect Kitchen for Entertaining!

So you have this perfect luxury home and you want to show it off. The only problem is that your kitchen is just not exactly how you want it. There are a few awkward areas and it just doesn’t lend itself to the kind off entertaining you prefer. Perhaps it is time to redesign your […]

Common Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid

Now that you’re confined at home, you’re probably seeing this as the perfect time to do some tweaks with your interiors to kill the boredom and hopefully, make your space look and feel better. But before you start repainting or tearing down walls, make sure to avoid these interior design mistakes that could ruin your […]

How COVID-19 Has Redefined the Future of Interior Design

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing us to isolate in our homes. Amidst this “new normal,” we are also starting to realize how our interior space effects the way we function and even feel while living in our home. According to experts, the COVID-19 pandemic is set to re-define interior design in a lot of ways. […]

5 Decorating Ideas to Create An Incredible Temporary Home Office

Well, 2020 has started out to be quite an interesting year. Many of our clients, our friends and our family are working from home. And they are working in temporary home offices or home offices that desperately need an update. I mean admit it, you haven’t updated your home office in ages and now that […]

How to Decorate Your Living Room in 5 Simple Steps

Before you get to the meat potatoes of this article, how to decorate your living room, picture this: you’ve had a long day, you’re tired and you’re ready to sit back with a glass of your favorite red in the perfect living room. What does it looks like? Where are you picking up your feet? […]

5 Trends to Define Interior Design This 2020

New year, new design trends—that’s how it’s always been in interior design. But 2020 is a bit different. This year marks a new decade and a new revolution in the industry, one that involves bolder choices, surprises and a lot of unexpected trends that will define the future of interior design. So let’s get into […]

The 5 Kitchen Decorating Tips You Need for 2020

You’ve always dreamed of a beautiful kitchen and this time, you’re ready to make that dream come true. But as you start planning, you also begin to feel the pressure of doing things right so you can achieve your goal for your kitchen. We’ve talked about this before. Our post about 2019 kitchen design was […]

Luxury Interior Designs in Orlando

Wolfe-Rizor is an interior design firm located in the heart of Orlando Florida in Winter Park. We are more than an Orlando interior designer; we are a mother daughter team with over 20 years of experience. We have worked with families in the area for decades to make each individual vision come to life and […]

Julia Morgan: Honoring the First Licensed Female Architect & Pioneer

Wolfe-Rizor is a family owned and operated interior design firm. We are a mother and daughter team. We are family, we are entrepreneurs, we are women. In honor of International Women’s Day, we are spotlighting Julia Morgan, a pioneer in our field. What does the 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake and Julia Morgan have in […]

7 Modern Kitchen Décor Tips for 2019 from a Luxury Interior Designer

It’s 2019 and the room in the house that’s getting the most attention is the kitchen. Interior designers find themselves working on kitchen more often than any other room in the house. It’s the one room that needs a makeover more frequently and kitchen design trends change far too quickly to keep pace. With that […]

Wolfe-Rizor Featured on Houzz

We are thrilled, flattered and just plain happy to announce that Wolfe-Rizor was recently featured in Houzz by Staff writer Jeanne Taylor. One of our images was used to illustrate the optimal use of space to create a home office. We are so happy to have had an added influence on the interior design industry […]

3 Tips to Decorate A Master Bedroom & Make it Beautiful

Why choose to decorate a master bedroom and make it sensational? Other than the pure joy of it, well you could also choose to transform your master bedroom because of the positive affect that the process will have on you! A great philosopher once said that the key to happiness is to make one room […]

Top 11 Interior Design Secrets To Transform Your Home

For everything else, consider an interior design firm in Winter Park if you want to ensure your home is absolutely perfect. Tip 1 – When in Doubt Try Texture Texture is a common interior design secret used to make a dull room feel more cozy or filled, and ultimately more interesting. The easiest and most […]

2019 Interior Design New Year’s Resolutions – Simple, Quick, Effective

We don’t want to bore you with 2019 interior design new year’s resolutions so we’re keeping it short at just 4. This time of year is all about change. It’s always new year, new me! And to be honest, we love it. The new year is filled with so much possibility and motivation and just […]

2019 Interior Design Trends – What Designers Are Doing This Year

You don’t have to be an experienced interior designer in Winter Park, or some Manhattan decorator working for the rich and famous to learn benefit from the latest 2019 interior design trends. With just a few simple changes here or there, you can take advantage of some of these fantastic design trends that will be […]

2019 Interior Design Tip: Coffee Table Décor – Board Games Will Replace Books & More

House Beautiful, a magazine that we have been featured in, a magazine that we highly respect, has said they believe that luxury wooden board games are going to become the new coffee table books1. And you know what- we like the idea! If there’s one thing that interior designers in Winter Park, FL must keep […]

Staging & Interior Design Services for Real Estate Agents

Sales is very much a game of perception and perspective, and perhaps the most important part of that equation is the art of the impression. When you hire an interior designer to stage a home you are hiring a partner with oodles of both. Interior designers who provide home staging services are artists who can […]

What a Couch Says About a Room – Furniture Selection Tips

Some interior designers in Winter Park will design an entire room, or even an entire home around a couch. They’ll use it as their center stage, the piece that everything else will be tied to in order to create a desired look. There’s a lot to say about that. You could assume that this is […]

New American Barn Style: How Shell Homes Stand Out

We’ve all seen them- the suburbs where every home looks the same. You might even wonder how anyone could tell their home apart without the number on their mailbox. In fact, interior designers might be the only way to set them apart. Though these types of communities continue to exist, they’ve changed to fit the […]

Interior Design Concept Development

What is an Interior Design Concept? An interior design concept is the central theme that all the design elements are focused upon. It exists as an idea first and is brought to reality through careful planning. At its best, an interior design concept is a visual theme that evokes a specific mood by strategically using […]

Wall Décor Tips & Ideas

Wall decor is usually not a priority when decorating a house. Most people focus on the ground up: furniture, counters, shelves and then wall décor. This is an ‘okay approach’ to home decorating but a good interior designer doesn’t neglect the walls and keeps the walls in mind from the very start! One of the […]

Interior Design in Winter Park

Our homes are an extension of ourselves – where we create memories, where we host parties, where we celebrate our most important holidays. The way we decorate our home says a lot about who we are. In fact, it’s been proven that home décor and interior design affects our mood and our relationships with family […]

An Interview with Hattie Wolfe. Part 1: How it all Began

This month, we have a very special treat for you! We sat down with a Winter Park legend, Wolfe-Rizor principal Hattie Wolfe. Back in the 1960’s she owned the Hattie’s clothing stores in Orlando and Winter Park before joining her daughter Abby Rizor to found Wolfe-Rizor Interiors. Q: So, how did you end up as […]

The Hostess with the Mostest:  6 elements of a successful dinner party

So often clients will say they would love to throw a dinner party but don’t know where to begin. Dinner parties have always been a common occurrence in my life as far back as I can remember. Whether celebrating a birthday, Thanksgiving, or just a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the Wolfe and Rizor families love to gather with friends […]

The Latest from Wolfe-Rizor… A Winter Park Spec Home Success

We always enjoy partnering with local builders to create spec homes. If you’re wondering what that is, it’s when a builder buys a piece of land and designs and builds a home without a buyer, then markets the home for sale. Our longtime partner Builder Darryl Hall with Michael Charles Homes retained our services to […]

Save your Summer Memories: Elegant Ways to Display Family Photos

We hope you had a summer full of travel, adventure, sunshine and happy times spent with family. Now that the kids are back in school, you might have a bit more free time to focus on design projects at home. It’s a great time to think about preserving and displaying memories to carry the summertime […]

Conversation Pieces, Volume Two

The dialogue continues between Abigail Rizor and her longtime client Betsy Pokorny, at the Winter Park home that they recently collaborated in creating. After fifteen years together, they tend to finish one another’s sentences, and their conversation reveals a lot about how the Wolfe-Rizor aesthetic and design process has evolved over time. Q:  Well, I […]

Conversation Pieces, Volume One

We sat down with Betsy Pokorny, a longtime client of Wolfe-Rizor, and Abby Rizor to talk about their ongoing partnership. Betsy and Abby have created three homes together over the last fifteen years. Betsy’s needs have changed- from working around small children to now a house full of teenagers, and styles have changed, but the […]

Lost In Translation

Earlier this year, we offered our tips for bringing travel inspiration into your home, without making it look like an Olive Garden. Since we’ve had such a great response to these ideas, we’d love to share our tips for capturing things that inspire us when traveling abroad. Summer is the time when so many families […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go? All About Bringing Furniture Along When Building New

We all have those treasured pieces, whether they were inherited, purchased on a special trip, or just imbued with meaning from many years of memories. You know, those things that just make you happy when you see them, that you hope will always be a part of your life. For our long-term clients Betsy and […]

Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing, Maybe?

“In an age when everyone is striving for authenticity, is being real always the best way to go? Not necessarily when it comes to renovation.” -Abigail Rizor, Principal, Wolfe-Rizor Interiors We often have the pleasure of working with clients to renovate historic homes in Florida communities like Winter Park and downtown Orlando. The architectural details […]

The Great Outdoors

One of the great privileges of living in Florida is our ability to enjoy outdoor spaces all year round. When our clients commission us to design their homes, we always integrate the indoors and outdoors to make the environment flow. Inside, it begins with maximizing views, keeping the window treatments minimal and not blocking windows […]

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is Almost Here… Our Favorite Time of Year!

Only two weeks until the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival! The Winter Park Art Festival has always been a huge deal to the Wolfe Family. Growing up here, we always looked so forward to the event. Back in the day they used to have things like custom made leather sandals and funnel cakes, but today it has turned into a nationally acclaimed art event.

How to Infuse Inspiration from Travel into your Home…Without Turning it into an Olive Garden!

Overseas travel informs our design aesthetic here at Wolfe-Rizor, and we love incorporating one-of-a-kind treasures that our clients bring back from their journeys. A bold painting purchased from a street artist in Montmartre, a steel sculpture from an Athens flea market, an embroidered tapestry from Marrakesh… bringing these into the home is a perfect way to remember an amazing trip and to add unique flavor to your environment.

Romance is in the Air: 4 Ways To Create Space for Romance in your Home

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve been giving some thought to making a special place in our home as a couple’s getaway. There are the classic Valentine’s Day décor ideas like covering the ceiling with balloons or scattering red rose petals on the floor, and a quick Pinterest search yields lots of cheesy, […]

Stop and Smell the Roses

Take a look at interior design photos in magazines, Pinterest, Houzz, and anywhere else you draw inspiration and you’ll notice one thing that pretty much every image has in common: fresh florals. As far as Wolfe-Rizor is concerned, nothing finishes off a space like fresh flowers…whether it’s cut flowers from a local grocery store tossed in […]

Stacking Logs for a Welcoming Hearth

A fireplace. Nothing creates a feeling of home, offers a perfect focal point, and draws the family together like a crackling fire. Even though we live in Florida, where we don’t usually need them for warmth, our design clients often incorporate fireplaces in their homes. We love working with families to enhance the hearth of their […]

Creating a Timeless Thanksgiving

In the Wolfe-Rizor household, Thanksgiving holds a lot of memories. Marking a time for traditions and family, this is their favorite holiday of the year. For decades, they have hosted dozens of their closest friends and family, with traditions to accompany the festivities. Here are some tips and tricks to help you plan the perfect […]

Custom WRI Light Fixtures

Nothing creates more ambiance than a dramatic chandelier. Not only does an impressive light fixture serve as task lighting but it also builds an atmosphere and mood within a setting. Custom made and crafted for a Florida river house, this particular chandelier is one of the many pieces we’ve designed for our clients to fit […]

Finds in Uncommon Places

Great ‘finds’ can make any room. Known for her sharp wit and her fabulous stories, Hattie Wolfe describes a beautiful ‘find’ she found in an unusual spot. “We were walking down the street in Paris and were intrigued by a unique window display of a butcher shop. Interested in a paper mache horse head that […]

Introduction

Design is changing and so are we! Over the years, our industry has evolved and Wolfe-Rizor Interiors sees this as an opportunity to share with you our experience. For over 22 years we have been doing interior design and wish to show our approach to living with “style”. With social media making design so accessible […]

Susan Jenkins, Client

“Working with Wolfe-Rizor Interiors was a real pleasure. Their elegant style and creativity allowed my home to be transformed with a sophistication that was personalized to my taste.”

Charlie Clayton, Leading Central Florida Builder

“Hattie and Abigail bring a refreshing edge in color palette, texture and space design. The type of home matters not, Wolfe-Rizor Interiors brings balanced and affirming classic perspectives to multiple architectural styles. They are truly team players that translate their customer’s desires into something better than originally imagined.”

The Pokorny’s, Client

“Hattie and Abby included my husband and me as an integral part of the creative team. Our homes interiors are not only elegant, but family friendly and functional. Our young children enjoy the ease of living and with their own individual styles represented in each of their rooms. John and I love being able to […]

Mike and Terry Davis, Client

“Actions speak louder than words, so the fact that we are in the midst of our third whole-house remodel and decorating project with WRI says it all. Having had two very different primary homes over the past 17 years and now a vacation home, we are always amazed at the creativity of Hattie and Abby. […]

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