We could talk about ourselves and our company all day. What really matters is the opinions of our clients. People just like you who want something a little bit special for their home. They were tired of the selections the typical furniture store offers.
Our clients are demanding in life and desire unique looks for their home. They don't settle for automated phones, boring designs and uncaring salespeople. They want to shop where the furniture and accessories are outstanding and creative, they want to shop where they could talk to the owners anytime, and they want to shop where they feel appreciated.
They chose to shop with us;
'The Contemporary Couch'
These are their words:
"Hi Pia and Larry,
We had our house rebuilt 3 years ago with intentions of buying new furniture to go with it! We had very specific criteria but vague styling ideas as to what we wanted, so we weren't so eager to get this chore accomplished. Luckily we found your website and immediately upon meeting you, felt confident you can get this job done for us! Well, it seemed like a blink of an eye, we had all our furniture, colors and patterns finalized. In the next blink of an eye, our rooms are transformed into a beautiful, comfortable place to enjoy for many years to come.
All I can say is that it was a pleasure to have our expectations be exceeded. What else can we ask for!!!!
Thank you so much."
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Please click here for Client Home #168, Berkeley Heights, NJ
"Twelve years ago you made our home beautiful. When we felt it was time to renovate and redecorate, we knew we could trust you to do the job. You outdid yourself. The family room is comfortable, but stylish. It's my living room I can't believe. From the paint colors, to the tile on the fireplace, to the innovative sitting area and finally to the beautiful sectional. I can't believe this is my home!"
"Thank you Pia...we love everything and will be in soon to do the rest!"
It's a daunting task shopping custom-made furniture overseas. With not much more than floor plan, measurements, and just our brief interaction, you were able to understand our needs and translate that into a lovely masterpiece of a home from thousands of miles away.
You proved yourself quite the designer.
Your pieces have all our friends here in awe - actually I think lots of them pay more attention to the pieces than our conversations. Lol!!
They can't get over the window treatments and shape of the seats. The seats are so unique and it's amazing how comfortable they are. The coordination with the mirror and other items - breathtaking.
Thanks for helping us create a visual and functional haven."
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
"Oh Pia. The couches are absolutely breathtaking. Not quite done yet but everyone is already in awe. My home looks so different."
E. O. Nigeria
"Pia, thank you so much for the great craftsmanship and class on your furniture. I will be back for more soon, I'm redoing my basement. Thanks again"
A. and Y. T.
"Will and I wanted to thank you and Larry for all your help! We absolutely love our couch and are enjoying our new apartment so much more because of it. Thank you, again, for an all around wonderful furniture shopping experience!"
M. & W. R. Jersey City, NJ
J.V. Staten Island May 2015
posted on The Contemporary Couch Design Studio featuring artistic designs by Pia's timeline:
"After 3 months of furniture shopping all over the Tristate area we finally found the right pieces at contemporary couch. It's not because we looked everywhere and finally made a decision it's because we fell into the right place. As soon as we walked into this store we knew that we loved their quality and style. On top of that they offered a service that we didn't come accross anywhere else. Pia and Larry came to our home and provided us with interior decorating advice! What furniture store does that? Once the pieces came in we were extremely happy and satisfied with the look and the quality. They were always available to answer any questions we had and their delivery service is outstanding. Prompt and efficient. Hands down one of the best decisions and purchases we've ever made. Im pleasantly surprised that this type of service and quality still exists, and it's at Contemporary Couch!!"
"We first met Pia 15 years ago at Living Rooms Plus where she designed our living room, family room, and dining room. We followed her to Carlstadt and now to Paramus.
I've loved all of her work. I was reluctant to re-do my family room but my husband convinced me after 15 years it was time. After all, anyone that can design custom dining chairs with Swarovski crystals is dear to my heart.
This time, Pia outdid herself. From the sumptuous motion leather sectional, to the custom area rug to the custom cabinetry, our family room is now a sight to behold. Soft neutral colors allows the beauty of design stand out. Some people think beiges and creams are boring...not when Pia gets finished.
Pia was in my home for the entire 6 hour installation.
For 15 years I have never bought anything for my home that wasn't from Pia and Larry, and I am proud of our friendship and I loves everything in my home!"
P. and C C.
New Rochelle, NY
Please click here for Client Home #161, New Rochelle, NY
|"Our family moved to Manhattan, into a 3 bedroom/2,000 sq. ft. apartment from 8,000 sq. ft. of living space, for our first taste of urban living.
We researched furniture stores around the city, Northern NJ and CT. We stopped searching when we found Pia’s ‘The Contemporary Couch.’ Pia guided us through the design and selection of furniture for our entire apartment and, more than that, helped us reset our expectations from suburban living to the compromises needed to live in 25% of the space we used to have. We never felt pressured into any decisions, and in fact Pia traveled three times to our apartment, first to measure, take pictures and create design patterns (some of the walls are uniquely curved) and then twice more when the furniture was delivered. She took her time to explain our options and did not hesitate to suggest some furniture pieces from her competitors when she felt they would be our best option. The custom furniture, rugs, mirrors and decorative pieces look great and have enhanced our place. We highly recommend ‘The Contemporary Couch’ because of their unique blend of services, which include interior design and high quality custom furniture, as well as many well-known brands."
Gonzales Family, NYC
"The most beautiful furniture store I have ever seen"
We are so thrilled with our beautiful purchases!! Every piece of furniture, window treatments, rug designs along with your color suggestions is amazing and I am so happy I listened to you! We just had our Holiday party and everyone asked "where do you shop?" People can't believe that you came out from NJ to see and design and then came back for delivery! The experience of working with you and Larry is the most professional, friendly and painless customer service and support I have ever experienced! This wasn't the first time we have worked together but you continue to amaze me with your talent. This house is so different from our other home and you always put it all together and make it our home! Thank you for your all you do and especially for the wonderful friendship we have developed! We can't thank you enough! Happy Holidays and Best in the New Year!"
Mary and Matt P., Latroube, PA
|Good morning Pia, Larry & Alex,
"Where shall we begin as we attempt to describe one of the best happenings in our life? It all started last August after we had closed on our "new" condo. Having always liked a modern look, we started combing the highway furniture stores for that look, but to no avail. Although we're not computer savvy, a friend suggested that we check on-line for "modern furniture." Sure enough what should appear but a place called 'The Contemporary Couch', just the words we wanted to hear. So we took a field trip to Carlstadt.
Every piece of furniture we now have in our living/dining area is outstanding and unique, not to mention the special area rugs and window treatments. Our condo is a work in progress, a "job" that we hope never ends because Pia and Larry have become such an integral part of our life.
Pia and Larry, thank you for helping us transform our living space into a New York-like apartment. (We love New York!) Thank you for your immediate attention and responses to our concerns and questions. Thank you for your generosity in accessorizing our place. Thank you for making us feel at home in your world. You are a very remarkable and special couple. We love you!"
Edna and Don C. Wayne, NJ
Please click here to see the entire quote and additional photos of this exciting 'artistic' condo from Client Home #87.
Good Morning. Hope all is well. Sorry, I did not get to see you yesterday. But saw the furniture last night when I came home." Woooooo.......w". That was the first thing I said when I saw it. Truly that was a marvelous job done. Both me and my wife could not believe how nice the things came out. We just could not believe that we own such nice pieces of bedroom furniture. We have been to so many furniture stores but never felt so happy and satisfied with our purchase as we did yesterday. Both you and Larry did a terrific job right from the measurements to design to color selection and finally to install. We just don't have any words to explain our feelings. Boys will be coming home next weekend and we are sure that they are going to love it too. We want to THANK YOU for putting life in our bedrooms
D and G J. Somerset, NJ October 2014
|"My husband found 'The Contemporary Couch' by searching on line and we took a trip out to New Jersey on a whim (we live on Long Island). One of the best decisions we ever made!
We were hit very hard by hurricane sandy. Our family room on the ground floor was completely destroyed. Rebuilding was a nightmare as well as we were constantly misled and disappointed by contractors and repairman. When the construction in the room was finished and it was time to furnish it we were daunted by the task. But along came Pia and Larry from Contemporary Couch and we were put completely at ease. Pia has magnificent taste and incredible talent. She was able to catch on quickly to our tastes and personalities and took the time to make sure we were on exactly the same page. She was straight up with us from the beginning both in terms of cost and completion dates. There were no "hidden fees," no "unexpected delays" and no "unforeseen circumstances" as we had experienced regularly with other sales people.
Pia and Larry were present when the furniture was delivered and ran the show. I was blown away by the finished product as it was even more beautiful than I expected (and my expectations were high!). The quality and comfort of the couches, the beauty of the rug and mirror and the functionality of every piece (the tables, vases, etc.) was beyond impressive. I find myself walking into the room regularly just to smile and look forward to many years of family enjoyment and friend entertaining.
I must say that I have never dealt with such straight-up people. When they shook my hand on day one I had a good feeling. Our last meeting ended with hugs. I will use these people again and again and I recommend them whole heartedly. I could not be more pleased."
S & A and family
Please click here for Client Home #156, Hewlett, Long Island
|"Pia, I cannot believe you pulled it off! I'm shocked it came out beautiful. I was prepared to be disappointed as I was in previous experiences. I'm totally surprised that my home came out great. I've used designers for many homes over the years and hated everything they did. I was not using a designer again! When I saw your work in a neighbor's home and came into your showroom, I weakened. I still thought you would sell me something you liked but I didn't. Well, you finally proved me wrong! I love all of it. You are in a separate category of designers in my book. ."
MF, Cliffside Park, NJ
"To Pia and Larry
I am very happy with my new vase. Your generousity and thoughtfulness is highly appreciated .Looking forward to get my window treatment"
Odette (Bronx NY)
"We received our dining room today and we love it! We will be in soon for new living room furniture." D.V. Manalapan, NJ March 2015
"We had an absolutely wonderful experience! After ordering our pieces in NJ, we moved to Indianapolis unexpectedly. Pia made the delivery process seamless. Our furniture compliments our new house beautifully!"
L.K. and family
"The cornices turned out fantastically beautiful! Thank you again for a successful product and a happy customer.
S. B., Decatur, IL
"Everything is beautiful"
D. S. Colonia, NJ
"Magnificent! Love, love, love it! Sgt. Pepper agrees!!"
M. and J. Toms River, NJ
"We are speechless. It is more beautiful than we could have imagined. We will be back after New Years to complete the family room and the party area. The colors are perfect!" Mr. and Mrs. H,
Please click here for Client Home #163, Livingston, NJ
|"We would be so proud to have you photograph our home when it is completed. We couldn't be happier with all you have done to make our home exactly as we imagined. Give our regards to that 'behind the scenes guy' and again Thank You, Thank You, Thank You." JP, Cedar Grove, NJ
"Pia, Thank you for making my home beautiful. The store is amazing filled with ones of a kind pieces. I wish I could buy everything."
D.Z. Englewood, NJ Oct. 2014
"Pia, Everything looks great! Thank you."
A. T. Upper Saddle River, NJ
"When we first walked into 'The Contemporary Couch', we knew this was our place. From the moment we purchased to the day of delivery, everything was handled in a professional and caring way."
C and J G., Demarest, NJ
|After Hurricane Sandy devastated this wonderful couple, and forced them to live in a motel for over a year, they chose Pia to design their entire re-built home.|
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! It is stunning. It has been
a pleasure working with you!"
M and J F. Toms River
I am thrilled! I will buy more. Warm transitional taste."
|"You can't believe this place! I can get the exact colors and design of the rug I want. Pia draws right in front of you. I thought hit was going to be too expensive from the photos on the website, but I went in and was shocked at how reasonable the prices were for custom. The accessories and furniture are all unique and beautiful. You must go in."
Sandy J. Haskell, NJ
"Love my furniture! Pia and Larry did a fantastic job from the beginning to the very end. They truly care about their customers and made this buying experience a very pleasurable one. Pia was very patient with me and sent hours designing my furniture until I was happy. Their customer service was outstanding. This was not my first time purchasing furniture from 'The Contemporary Couch' and it won't be my last. Thanks again for the excellent service. I will highly recommend you to anyone looking for fashionable and well made furniture."
Constance from NYC
|"We have been entertaining in our home and have gotten nothing but praise and awe over our new and unique dining room and living room furniture! We just love the way the rooms flow together and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We are so happy that we met you and had the opportunity to design and create what we really wanted."
J & P F. Richboro, Pa.
"Thank you so much for everything. Great quality furniture and outstanding service. We love our furniture!!!!"
A and J T. Elizabeth, NJ 2-14
It is amazing how quickly you read me and understood the feeling I was trying to achieve in our home.
Paul and I love the sofa, rugs, mirrors and pillows and are amazed how these few new items completely changed the look of our family room and dining room. Your artistic talents are extraordinary and so is your kindness. Your successful effort to make sure everything was in place before our very special celebration was so appreciated. Thank you for making the process and the end result such a pleasure.
Carol and Paul N., Wayne, NJ
Please click here for Client Home #155, Wayne, NJ
|"OMG !!! Just jaw dropping gorgeous !!! The room is amazing !!! The second room has some tough competition ... Can't wait to get started :) Ty Ty Ty my friend ... You are truly phenomenal !"
Lisa R. 12-3-13
|"Dear Pia and Larry:
I do not think that you can forget us as we had the tiny little out of the way house that I am sure you ever put your designs in, but we do have to say that both of you have been the warmest and down to earth people that we have worked with in all of our married life (43) years.
We wish you only the very best, and if we ever get a brand new house (maybe in the next life) you have the job."
Kathy and Donald S. Palisades Park, NJ 11-26-2013
|"Dear Pia and Larry:
Martha and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your help thus far in furnishing our home.
The mirror, over which we had significant doubts, turned out to be beautiful….and it fits right like you said. The chairs for the little sitting area in our room are beautiful, comfortable and practical. We are very happy with all of our choices and we thought you’d like to know.
Best regards and a Very Happy Thanksgiving to you."
Alfredo and Martha G. NYC 11-27-13
I want to thank you again for keeping this piece in excellent condition until I was ready to go. The delivery men were great and I had forgotten how beautiful this sofa was until they set it in place in my still not ready living room.
It would be my pleasure to recommend you to others who will undoubtedly admire this piece. Wishing you and yours a Blessed Thanksgiving and beyond!"
FP Brooklyn, NY
|P: "Its not what I expected. I knew for sure I was walking out with nothing! But Pia calmed my fears and I became receptive to her ideas. I can't picture things finished like my wife can, but it all looks great. We have completed the second room and invited Pia to come over and design the third and fourth rooms even before we called the architect. My father had great taste and would have loved the showroom and gotten along great with Pia!"
L: "I would recommend anyone and everyone to have this service by Pia and Larry done in their home. We visited many furniture stores and had an awful designer mismeasure in the past, so I was extremely nervous about this. Pia guided us and swayed us away from things that were not right for us, gently. I love my home and will have Pia design each room as we renovate each room until our entire house is complete. And now my husband is completely on board because he loves the way it turned out. (He also likes how many 'Made in America' products they proudly produce and carry.)"
P&L, Upper Saddle River, NJ
Please click here for more from Client Home #151
Our chaise was delivered yesterday and it's absolutely stunning. Thank you for designing such a beautiful chaise. Hope to see you soon to order the dining table."
D and X,
Jersey City, NJ
We are so thrilled with our beautiful purchases!! Every piece of furniture, window treatments, rug designs along with your color suggestions is amazing and I am so happy I listened to you!
We just had our Holiday party and everyone asked "where do you shop?" People can't believe that you came out from NJ to see and design and then came back for delivery! The experience of working with you and Larry is the most professional, friendly and painless customer service and support I have ever experienced!
This wasn't the first time we have worked together but you continue to amaze me with your talent. This house is so different from our other home and you always put it all together and make it our home!
Thank you for your all you do and especially for the wonderful friendship we have developed!
We can't thank you enough!
Happy Holidays and Best in the New Year!"
Mary and Matt P., Latroube, PA
Please click here for more from Client Home #142
Dear Pia and Larry,
Just last night we were sitting in our living room commenting on how warm and cozy it feels. We truly appreciate your phenomenal ideas and flawless execution. Your attention to detail and fabulous advice has brought our living room and dining room to life. The designs are not only beautiful to look at, but they are functional and comfortable, as well. Our Uncle commented that he felt like a king sitting in the plush chairs at the head of our dining room table! We had a great experience with both of you and continue to recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Frank and Michelle, Staten Island, NY
|"Pia and Larry,
I never thought I would fall in love again at 50! On the day of my delivery, as more and more pieces were being brought in to my new home, I could not believe how beautiful everything was. I will continue purchasing from 'The Contemporary Couch' until every spot in my new home is complete. I love you guys and thanks for making all my dreams come true!"
J and F D. Warren, NJ
Please click here for more from Client Home #137
"It is frankly amazing to see how Pia listened to our ideas, put together a design and brought it to life in such beautiful and exquisite manner.
The island's stools, the kitchen dining set, the cocktail table and the cornices are magnificent and are the right supporting cast to the show stoppers: the couch and the absolutely gorgeous rug!
To Pia and Larry, our sincere thank you for an excellent and well done job. We look forward to working together again on our living and dining rooms.
Merry Christmas and the best to you in the New Year."
Love, Kenia and Raul, Center Moriches, Long Island
click here for more from Client Home #143
|P: "Its not what I expected. I knew for sure I was walking out with nothing! But Pia calmed my fears and I became receptive to her ideas. I can't picture things finished like my wife can, but it all looks great. We have completed the second room and invited Pia to come over and design the third and fourth rooms even before we called the architect. My father had great taste and would have loved the showroom and gotten along great with Pia! L: "I would recommend anyone and everyone to have this service by Pia and Larry done in their home. We visited many furniture stores and had an awful designer mismeasure in the past, so I was extremely nervous about this. Pia guided us and swayed us away from things that were not right for us, gently. I love my home and will have Pia design each room as we renovate each room until our entire house is complete. And now my husband is completely on board because he loves the way it turned out. (He also likes how many 'Made in America' products they proudly produce and carry.)
Please click here for more from Client Home #151
|"Pia, I was looking for 3 years to find what I wanted.....and now I have it. Next we will do the entrance and then move upstairs to master bedroom. We are very happy with how coordinated it looks. Thank you."
D and F P. Paramus, NJ
|Dear Pia and Larry,
We first approached you when we were trying to figure out how to furnish our home. We were flummoxed. You came to our home, looked at the spaces and colors, and created designs for us to view.
We were very pleased with what you presented, as the geometry and colors of our house were not easily amenable to proper furnishing.
We are very impressed and glad with the results and excited with future projects. We thank you for all the time and effort you have put forth. We have replaced most of our ikea furniture with your beautiful designs, and we highly recommend your work to anyone looking for elegant, artistic and contemporary furniture.
Annette, Beau, and Anna (a couple with the perfect DNA for Pia's design)
Please click here for more from Client Home #141
|About a hundred years ago, when I was a small boy in grade school, my class supply list said, “crayons.” So, like most parents, my mother came home from the local drug store with the 39 cent pack of 8 Crayola colors. And, upon meeting the needs of the list, I was a happy camper - until I got to school the next day. There I was with all the other kids and everyone was smiling and showing off their new boxes of 8 crayons and waiting for art class to start, when a little girl classmate of mine pulled out of her book bag a box of 64 Crayola colors. There were colors that I had never heard of before or even knew existed. What the heck is “mauve” and “oh my god, this crayon even has glitter??!!” And to top it all off, like James Bond, the crayon box had a hidden sharpener so that her crayons were always sharp and pointed and could stay within the lines. WOW! Well, we all knew who was going to get the “A” in art class that year!
Walking into “The Contemporary Couch” on Route 4 in Paramus is like finding that box of 64 color Crayolas with the hidden sharpener! First, your eyes are greeted with a display of colors and fabrics and designs that are unlike any other showroom my wife and I visited.
And, unlike some of those other showrooms where sales personnel swoop down on you like prey, Larry and Pia give you a moment to catch your breath, to take it all in, and then they will introduce not only themselves, but also their furniture. And when Larry and Pia introduce their furniture, you will understand that if you are willing to follow the yellow brick road that you are in for a creative and unique experience. You will soon realize that you are not just purchasing “cookie-cutter” furniture guaranteed to be delivered in three days like your neighbors may have, but that you are getting ready to paint the canvas of your house in fabrics and designs and personality that are as exciting and inviting as you, the homeowner.
In addition to the sense of form and function and pizzazz that our new furniture gives me, I was just as impressed with one of the other services that Larry and Pia offer. Pia will personally come to your home during the delivery and like a maestro conducting an orchestra make sure that every piece fits –not just “good enough” but, perfectly!
So, if you are ready to color outside the lines; if you are ready to let your senses be teased and caressed; if you are ready to spend the extra dollar to buy the 64 box of imagination and design; if you are ready to turn your house into a home that reflects a personal expression of who you are, then by all means introduce yourself to Larry and Pia at “The Contemporary Couch” in Paramus! By the way, if you just can’t find the exact color you want in the box of 64, Pia will create one for you.
Do we really live in this place? You have made our dreams come true, and it gets better and better each time we see it and live in it. We’ll try to stop in soon for chat and coffee.
L and M, Baltimore, Maryland
Please click here for more from Client Home #140
|Dear Pia & Larry,
Thank you for your kind good wishes.
We are thrilled to know you and do business with you. Your expertise, talent and eye for detail is to perfection. You have exquisite taste! Therefore, our visits and driving trips from Bethlehem are always enjoyable. ( even if we come close to sleeping over in the store.)
We wish you and your family a holiday season filled with good health, happiness, peace and joy today and throughout the coming year.
Our heartfelt congratulations on your 1st anniversary at the Paramus location! Mazel-tov!!!!!!!!!! see you soon! You are the best!!!!!!!!
Warmest regards, Aliette & Marc
|"Pia, we wanted to take the time to let you know how much we enjoyed working with you throughout the past year. Our house, although structurally sound, was truly a blank slate when you first met us. Your ideas, great taste, and attention to detail turned our house into a warm, well-appointed, functional place to live. One of the nicest and most refreshing things about you and Larry is that you guys are so understandable. You do not subscribe the usual method of traipsing through the merchandise mart for countless hours in search of fabrics, furniture, etc. Initially, you spent time learning my tastes, likes and dislikes. After that, you made it easy by providing me with many choices of furniture pieces, fabrics, etc.; all within my price range and taste requirements. I can assure you that your service made my life much easier! Since we began working together, I have passed your name onto several of our family friends. I know that once they are ready to remodel their homes they will go to you, everybody loves our home! You did a wonderful job and I hope we can work together again in the future.The dining room and living room is next!"-
Thank you so much, Anny & David
Please click here for more from Client Home #134
|To Pia and Larry,
"I wanted to find the perfect words to describe the joy you have placed into our home. You have made our home feel welcoming with a place of contentment within our hearts. The joy that we feel when looking into this magical place has been a feeling that cannot be described but an emotion that exudes pure happiness. I told you we would come back to you for you to decorate our dream home and you guys have made it look dynamic and feel mythical all in one. We were already in love with our new home but you have taken it to another level. Pushing a key in the door has a whole new meaning now. Thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts!!!!"
C and RR Lido Beach, Long Island
To see a magnificent dream home come to life:
Please click here for Client Home #94 Lido Beach, Long Island, NY
"My husband and I started with two very different furniture designs on our heads for our new home. Neither of us could properly articulate our wishes. Several designers later, we met Pia.......jackpot!
She listened and listened and converted our thoughts into furniture options.....voila! We could have real furniture discussions. Pia continued to listen as we refined our furniture thoughts. No more straight jacket on our furniture. She developed unique furniture with a unified vision for our tastes.
Almost one year later, this furniture, along with the other accessories like window treatment, media buffet, etc......fits our home and is integral to our family relaxation concept....and guests' WOWS!
Thank you Pia for taking the time to understand our needs and converting them into elegant unique furniture. Also a big thank you to Alex and the rest of the crew behind the scenes who were able to get our furniture and other items to us in time."
S.C. Plainsboro, New Jersey
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|Pia and Larry,
"Thank you so much for making our furniture buying experience such a joy!! This was the first time that we've worked with a designer to create a complete look for an entire room and we didn't know what to expect. You made the process pleasurable and easy and we are DELIGHTED with the outcome!!...I'm not sure if you remember, but one of the first things we said to you was "We don't own a modern house and we're not looking for contemporary furniture. We just want a nice couch...can you work with us?" You assured us that you could, and all I can say is that our expectations were EXCEEDED!!"
Dawn and Vic, Short Hills, NJ
Please click here for complete quote and further photos...Client Home #99, Short Hills, NJ
| Pia and Larry,
"My family and I are so pleased with the transformation that you have brought to our home.
Transformation and home because it truly brought change to how we commune in our dwelling. Change in how and where we share our time spent indoors. The functionality lends itself to easy communal existence. This spot is where we all love to be and not in the den watching TV. We now spend more time in these rooms than we previously did. There is no fear, of "wearing the out" as we had, of previous furniture. We do not want to just watch it, we use it.
The stylishness has modernized our living space. The quality has brought a sense of comfort to the space. The colours that you have married to existing pieces have transformed these rooms to places of warm tranquility with underlying strengths felt because of the sturdiness of the furniture.
Compliments on our "new home" are offered up by all visiting. But the best is when we enjoy it ourselves.
The unique console does exactly what we wanted it to do. It adds style to our home but also is personal in nature because of the initials. Yet, that personal touch remains obscure, despite, the boldness of the piece. No one notices it unless we choose to point it our. Needless to say, that is not done, unless the person is close to us. I had doubts anyone would miss the initials and that over time it might become garish and branding. Pia, you are truly amazing!
Finally, your follow up attention to details and service in rectifying the minor items that needed to be addresses was beyond reproach. In today's world, where service paid for is invariably sub par, you have set a standard that others could do well to follow.
From a very pleased we found you family. Thank you Pia and Larry!"
Ken & Debbie
Read the complete quote and see their fabulous home at Client Home #54
| "We were always looking for someone who specializes in Contemporary Furniture. We liked what we saw on the site but like most people we were skeptical as to whether we will get what we actually see on the site or whether the pictures really belong to real people. On visiting your Showroom both of us were very pleased and it was like seeing our pictures in our mind for real. Being a total novice in the Interior Designing Area we were pleased the way Pia Designed our Furniture/Color Combination/Rugs but the most exciting part was to see the Design on the paper actually turn into Reality when we got Delivery of the Furniture. Design on paper does no justice to the actual Furniture. Our friends and family who have visited our home said WOW – this is really cool."
TSD & SD, Monroe, New Jersey
Read the complete quote and see their truly beautiful home at Client Home #45.
|For those of you who remember the hedonistic days of Studio 54, and the unique times and personalities
of that era, here is a quote from the man Time magazine calls.......
"The godfather of the U.S. paparazzi culture" and his equally famous wife
"Walking into Pia's amazing showroom, I was overwhelmed and felt that Ron and I would never come to terms over which direction to take (I'm traditional, he's contemporary). All I really knew was that I wanted high impact and drama to best showcase Ron's photography. The result has been absolutely magical. As in "pop", the colors are vibrant, and the furnishings are amazing.
In our opinion, the most beautiful form in nature is the sphere, and Pia gave us exactly what we were looking for--curves in our sofa and rug designs. Her designs are amazing works of art.
Pia rocks! She's half marriage counselor, but 100% Plus great designer!!!!!"
Betty and Ron Galella, Montville, NJ
See entire quote on Client Home #52 Montville, NJ
|"We just love the new couch. Thank you so much."
S and J M. Syosset, Long Island
|"Pia, I love the way the entire room looks. I can't wait for you to design the rest of my home. I am very happy."
DG, Oceanside, Long Island
|H. from Madison, NJ. writes, "Pia, Our new
couch and chair looks so wonderful and perfectly tied together with our dining room. We love it all! Thank you so much for everything."
From our Facebook page
|"We love the unsurpassed customer service that is actually "customer service." The pieces are unique and tailored to your taste, needs and space. There are few places left that provide you with quality, price and care, that is why we are a satisfied, happy and loyal returning customer." LG.
From our Facebook page
|"There is no place like The Contemporary Couch for quality, design and professional service. Pia and Larry treat you as family and your home will never be the same.
You owe it to yourself to go to the showroom. You will want to get rid of furniture so you can purchase more!"
Susan U., Manalapan, NJ
"Pia's designs exceeded our expectations.
Creating these designs was as much fun as designing our custom home in India. We are thrilled with the outcome."
Washington Crossing, PA
|"The designs are always unique and beautiful, as well as
specific to the needs and personality of the individual customer.
The quality is unmatched. Our furniture is so beautiful and comfortable that we hope it lasts forever! Pia and Larry take great pride in bringing their expertise and quality product to the consumer."
|"Thank you Pia for helping Larry and I break through our style differences. I have a penchant for color, fun and creativity while he prefers simple lines, solids, and neutral color, especially hospital white. Our home theater now has the casual, lounging look and feel to make movie nights both luxurious and cozy. Now our biggest debate is whether to melt into those huge, cushiony chairs or recline in the automated theater seating. Both put Larry to sleep before the opening credits have a chance to finish!
Stephanie and Larry B, Edgewater, NJ
|Pia, I love the purple cornices!!!!! They look great. I had a cookout yesterday and everyone was floored; they couldn't stop raving about how awesome my window cornices were. I can't wait to order more for my kitchen soon!!!
Thanks so much,
SR, Peabody, MA
|Dear Pia and Larry,
I just wanted to drop you a thank you for the beautiful flowers. You are both a wonderful; example of good and decent business people who grow their business the right way .....through honesty and relationships. I intend to be back and finish my decorating. Please let me know if I can do anything for you....ever. I am happy to be a reference or endorsement.
Warm regards, Kathy M. Wyckoff, NJ
It looks fabulous! Thanks for helping us make our living room look amazing!
Thanks, Diane & Sandy, Fairlawn, NJ
|"Ever since I met Pia at LivingRooms Plus (who was a recommendation from a friend, since I loved her couch), I have loved working with Pia and Larry and visiting them in their showrooms. You have made the process painless and have put my house together both beautifully and functionally. When I go to your showroom in Carlstadt, and now Paramus, I don't know what to look at first, it is all so beautiful. I look forward to working with you for years to come and recommending you as well."
BN, River Vale, NJ
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|Dear Pia and Larry
"We feel compelled to convey to you how pleased we are with our new furniture, rugs and painting. From the initial steps of designing and planning, all the way through the delivery and installation, you were hands on and available.
We so appreciate all your efforts to insure our satisfaction and we are indeed, very pleased with the results. A special thanks, too, for the little kindnesses and gestures that have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated."
Sincerely, Sally and Steve H, Hackensack, NJ
Please click here for more from Client Home #130
|Dear Larry and Pia,
"Diane and I both wish to thank you for our new entertainment piece which arrived last week. The piece is absolutely beautiful. It's high gloss, deep clear luster is simply magnificent as is the color! There are simply no better words to describe it! It's BEAUTIFUL! You have made our home furnishing experience close to a magical event. When we walk into our house now and look around, the Contemporary elegance just jumps out.
We thank you both VERY much."
J and D G. Garfield, NJ
|"After a difficult day at work, I come home to my home beautifully furnished by Pia, and I just say, 'aaahhh! I love coming home!"
P.M. Montvale, NJ.
|"I came across Pia's website. Three visits, countless measurements, and hundreds of fabric choices and styles later, my dream sofa-purple ostrich leather couch was created. Pia really listens to you. I never felt pressured to buy anything. Pia has completed 3 rooms of my home and is currently designing my basement to look like a beach house; complete with waterfall, palm trees and a tiki bar."
click here to see more from Client Home #44 Manalapan, NJ
|"I just had to write and tell you my entire experience from walking into your beautiful showroom to receiving my wall pieces, custom rugs and leather furniture has been a remarkable experience, to say the least.
Your design experience and recommendations have truly enhanced our home to be more dramatic and a one of a kind look. From the day I placed my order, every detail was followed up like clockwork and the delivery was as promised"
MP, Nazareth, PA
Please click here to see Client Home #110, Nazareth PA
|Hi Pia and Larry,
"I can't stop eyeing the beautiful table, delivered yesterday! It has transformed the room! Thanks so much for your assistance with expediting the delivery. Steve has now decided that the room needs another chair (naturally, I agree). So, I'll be back in touch soon. Thanks again and please thank Alex as well."
VW, Warwick, NY
|"We had spent one year with a decorator and found nothing, and within one hour of meeting Larry, found what we had been searching for! Then within the next week we consulted with Pia, who came to our home, helped select our accent wall colors and some additional furniture, then designed a custom rug which pulled it all together -[and really kicks ass] we were done, our marriage was saved! Thank you guys so much!!"
JR & D, Hawthorne, NJ
Please click here to view Client Home #109, Hawthorne, NJ
|"Over the years, Larry and Pia have guided me through many obstacles and were always there for me when I needed them. They quickly became my friends and acted as role models as I went through school. I soon realized that they were going to be an integral part of my life for a long time.
Eight years later, here I am with a new car, condo, job, and on my way to my first graduate degree. These decisions were made thanks to the great advice that Larry and Pia were always able to give me. They have always held high expectations of me and would never accept anything but the best, which helped me to be a better employee, musician, student, and all-around person.
As highly-qualified, honest, and down-to-earth professionals, Larry and Pia are very easy to work with and talk to. Even though I may not be rich with a huge house, they were clearly able to accommodate my needs based on my personality, budget and living space. Larry is an extraordinary businessman with a knack for, well, just about anything! Pia is an extremely talented artist and businesswoman who will immediately assess the type of person you are and design a room/home perfect for you, without fail! Both Larry and Pia will make you feel welcome by accepting you into their warm, friendly showroom, which I have come to call my second home. Well, actually, half the showroom has become my REAL home! Thanks for everything!"
Chris the (former) intern
Please click here for complete quote...Client Home #75, Hackensack, NJ.
|"In this world of ‘high costs and low value’ ---- it is such a pleasure to have found a company like 'The Contemporary Couch' --- where you can expect superior service, great value, high quality, and peace of mind. Pia and Larry treat your home --- as if it were theirs. They accept nothing but excellence from their manufacturers --- and consistently go the extra mile to ensure that their customers are truly delighted with their ‘work of art’."
KM, Wyckoff, NJ
|"Larry and Pia .. simply one word.....
Magnificent......the pictures, your kind words are simply magnificent...my wife and I cannot find enough words to thank you for your unbelievable professionalism and how you catered to our needs...you have indeed left us flabbergasted with what indeed looks like a model home out of a magazine..."
A & R Wayne, NJ
Please click here to see Client Home #59 Wayne.
|"Pia is a unique talent. A trendsetter, not a follower. A true original. Using her artist's background, Pia redefines the "art of living," into a contemporary furniture masterpiece!"
RM, Old Tappan, New Jersey
|"A few years ago, I had custom nightstands made in Italy. After waiting a full year for them, we decided to then order a new dresser and armoire. Our luck, the company went out of business. My search began and always ended with no luck. Someone was kind enough to give me Pia's name. We met at the showroom, and I was impressed with what she could offer. A week later, she made the long trip to my home. We just clicked. Together, we designed two custom, beautiful pieces so quickly that we even had time for coffee. A few months later, two kind and well qualified men delivered and put together our new furniture. You can see them proudly on Pia's website. We are so pleased that we wanted to share this ."
Sue & Alan M., Armonk, NY
|Pia and Larry:
Just wanted to let you know my leather furniture looks "FANTABULOUS."
You guys did a lovely job setting me up in my new house. I thank you and appreciate the work you have done. Your expertise was gratifying and I was comfortable and excited about the outcome of what was coming."
NB, Baldwin, NY
Please click her to see Client Home #52 Baldwin
|"Pia has brought the art of interior design to new levels. The combining of fabric, color and design have been blended into a unique and individualized living space to enjoy. Pia is wonderful to work with!"
I and MH, Suffern NY
|"We are thrilled and love to be in our family room. It is warm, inviting and well--quite perfect. So now we are working on our dining room and front sitting area.
Thank you Pia and Larry. We are so glad we found you."
SM, Princeton, NJ
Please click here to see Client Home #43 Princeton
|"Working with Pia was a pleasure. 'The Contemporary Couch' provided a comprehensive and budget-focused approach to helping me design my home. 'The Contemporary Couch' is dedicated to ensuring their customers are satisfied each and every step of the way. Pia pays special attention to every aspect of the design process from start to finish. Pia's creative ideas and expertise along with her unique fabrics, colors & styles can dramatically enhance any room. Pia has provided outstanding quality and service and I would recommend using 'The Contemporary Couch' to anyone. Pia has an eye for design that can assist you with all your decorating and designing needs and accommodate any home or life style."
LML Staten Island, NY
|"I saw my house on your website!!! Very good and thank you so much for making our home so beautiful. Again, thank you."
"Just wanted to let you know that we went to Baltimore at my friend's house and wow! you did a great job as always. Everything looks perfect. I was very excited to see all her furniture. Thank you."
SD, Piscataway, NJ
Please click here to see Client Home #39 Piscataway, NJ
Many people visit our showroom who don't need furniture. They just love to come in and see our latest creations. These are some of their comments:
|"It's like a good breakfast. All of the shapes, colors and unique ideas invigorate you for the entire day."
|"Like a garden of earthly delights."
|"Pia has an amazing talent for interior design. She makes rooms come alive!"
SJ, Mahwah, NJ
I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful furniture and vases that were delivered to our house. It looks very nice and we are very happy. Thank you again!
ZZ, Staten Island, NY
|"The most artistic furniture designer in the United States. We are so happy with our custom dining room."
SR, Albany, NY
|"Thank you for helping us with the problems we were having with another store. We owe you big time. Now we know the one and only place to shop for furniture."
|"The furniture you designed for us looks so amazing. We get so.....many compliments on it it really changed the whole look of our palace (lol) thanks again for everything.