Jeanine Matlow believes that decorating is in the details. And she's made a business out of sharing that concept with others.
A naturally creative person, Matlow began drawing fantasy rooms as a child. "I was always fascinated with arranging things," she says. She never formally studied interior design, but always had an inclination towards what makes a room work. She first realized her "knack" was more of a talent when she threw a dinner party at her new home, and friends were most taken with the individual details of her décor.
all about the art of placing things together and figuring out how
the objects relate," she says.
a residential and commercial side to Conversation Pieces. When Matlow
enters a client's
commercially takes a slightly different approach, but with the same
attention to detail.
describes her own taste as eclectic, which allows her to enter any
project with an open mind. "I can work with any budget and
any style," she says. Working from her home helps to keep the
And for those who would like a few decorating tips to try on their own, Matlow teaches classes in the area on topics such as decorating on a budget, organizing and entertaining with style.
"I love what I do, and people say that shows," she says.