What Hath Marriage Wrought: A New Mix of Antiques And Contemporary Furnishings

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Vita Friedman Antiques and Interiors

    STAMFORD, Conn., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriage has brought about a
 change in style seen in a "new mix" of the old and the new with a partnership
 between long-time antiques dealer Michael Friedman and his wife, home
 furnishings guru Donna Vita.
     Friedman and Vita have merged Friedman Gallery and Artifax with Vita's
 Papago Home Furnishings.  In their fresh approach to blending their styles, a
 new firm has evolved, Vita Friedman Antiques and Interiors.
     "I had always been opposed to mixing the old and new until I met
 Donna," says Friedman.  "In the old days, it just wasn't done.  But buying
 today has changed, and mixing is accepted."
     According to the couple, people are buying because they need a piece for a
 specific area or because they like it, whether that piece is a 19th-century
 blue-painted French corner cupboard, or a brand new sofa with beautiful
 tapestry fabrics.
     "My customers are getting turned on to antiques because we're showing them
 how much more unique and interesting a room can look when you mix things in
 from the past," says Vita.
     The setting is their 13,000-square-foot warehouse in the heart of
 Stamford's antiques and design district -- an area that is known as a
 destination for collectors and decorators.  The store is arranged in numerous
 room settings:  from small cozy areas, to great rooms and gallery settings.
     "We discovered that blending antiques and folk art with the best of
 today's furniture and accessories creates a new look that's really fresh and
 exciting," says Vita.
     Vita Friedman Antiques and Interiors is located at 24 Harbor View Avenue
 in Stamford, Connecticut.  For more information call (203) 348-7272.
 
 

SOURCE Vita Friedman Antiques and Interiors
    STAMFORD, Conn., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriage has brought about a
 change in style seen in a "new mix" of the old and the new with a partnership
 between long-time antiques dealer Michael Friedman and his wife, home
 furnishings guru Donna Vita.
     Friedman and Vita have merged Friedman Gallery and Artifax with Vita's
 Papago Home Furnishings.  In their fresh approach to blending their styles, a
 new firm has evolved, Vita Friedman Antiques and Interiors.
     "I had always been opposed to mixing the old and new until I met
 Donna," says Friedman.  "In the old days, it just wasn't done.  But buying
 today has changed, and mixing is accepted."
     According to the couple, people are buying because they need a piece for a
 specific area or because they like it, whether that piece is a 19th-century
 blue-painted French corner cupboard, or a brand new sofa with beautiful
 tapestry fabrics.
     "My customers are getting turned on to antiques because we're showing them
 how much more unique and interesting a room can look when you mix things in
 from the past," says Vita.
     The setting is their 13,000-square-foot warehouse in the heart of
 Stamford's antiques and design district -- an area that is known as a
 destination for collectors and decorators.  The store is arranged in numerous
 room settings:  from small cozy areas, to great rooms and gallery settings.
     "We discovered that blending antiques and folk art with the best of
 today's furniture and accessories creates a new look that's really fresh and
 exciting," says Vita.
     Vita Friedman Antiques and Interiors is located at 24 Harbor View Avenue
 in Stamford, Connecticut.  For more information call (203) 348-7272.
 
 SOURCE  Vita Friedman Antiques and Interiors