WALLINGFORD — Three local interior designers are slated to reveal a newly renovated showroom next month that features updated smart home technology.
Design House Interiors, located at 6 N. Main St., will reveal a new showroom Sept. 5 in a reception that is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.. In addition to an updated design, the showroom will feature technology from the SmartHome and Theater Systems, which will be demonstrated at the reception.
“Interior design is about mood, setting the scene, emotions and how we relate to surroundings. It’s a cohesive environment.” said Interior Designer Jennifer Napolitano.
Napolitano said the space will showcase a design that has more color and texture while also integrating new technology. She said in the new showroom speakers were installed in the wall, covered by decorative wallpaper. Napolitano said the entire process of renovating the space took about 3 months. Napolitano said there isn’t a lot in the area as far as cutting edge technology and she said the business wants to give the community what they have to offer.
“Things change quickly in the interior design world,” Napolitano said.
Interior Designer Judi Granucci said the technology in the showroom can change lighting, sound, and close shades from either a tablet or voice command. She said the SmartHome and Theater Systems, a company based in Connecticut, offers different options and is customizable. Granucci said the addition is an effort to “keep up with the times.”
“We do everything from renovations to color consults,” Granucci said. “Now we’re getting into a realm of smart homes.”
Granucci said having the business based in Wallingford has been a wonderful experience for the team because of the benefits of being in the middle of the state, and the partnerships they formed locally.
Interior Designer Ramona Eldridge every feature in the showroom is made in the United States and almost every item has been newly installed. She said the business hopes that members of the community attend the reveal.
“We’d love to have them come visit,” Eldrige said. “Spread the word about us.”
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