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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]