our mission & METHOD
Ralph's Interiors is a residential and commercial interior design company specializing in residential, and boutique design. We offer design support for homes, condos, offices, restaurants and lounges.
We provide help with all design stages including: space planning, concept development, furniture construction, material selection, color consultation even furniture selection and furniture purchasing. We enjoy taking a space and giving it new life & purpose. We collaborate with our team to develop a design that is architecturally beautiful and also represents our client's individual personality and lifestyle.
To provide the best quality of furniture to our clients we use traditional methods of upholstery. Jute webbing is used on the base of any piece of furniture; it provides a sturdy base to attach the coil heavy gage springs. These springs are then 8-way hand tied with jute twine making them stronger, longer lasting and more comfortable. It also allows the correct pitch for the cushions to keep their shape and stay in position. This is a time consuming method but doing it guarantees a longer life expectancy with integrity to each piece. Burlap is then used over the springs & given its flax quality it is inherently, mold, mildew, and pest repellant. Once the burlap is applied there are several possibilities of padding combinations varying from Horsehair, Cotton, Wool, Polyurethane foam, Latex foam and Dacron.
Depending on the customers' style and needs we adapt the padding to each piece. Once the piece is upholstered in the final material the customer has the option to choose a variety of cushion inserts from Dacron Wrap, Fiber Envelope with foam core, Down Envelope with foam core, or either of the two with spring cores.
We never use plastic or cardboard inside or outside of our pieces. All frames are made from Dried Adler Wood (other woods are available) hand cut, molded, or carved; dowel jointed or dove tailed. No joint is ever attached using screws, nails, or staples.
Our office is open to public and trade; all aspects of the upholstering process are done on site.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Awards / Recognitions
- LA Times | Home & Garden
- L.A. at Home,
- Pasadena Showcase House of Design - SEE HERE
- California Style Magazine
- The Life Aquatic, -pp. C108-C117