With three grown sons (triplets, no less) making their own way in the world, and her husband at peace after a long illness, the family home had become too large and too much work for this homeowner. The time had come to downsize. The Summit at Woodcliff in Fairport, New York,
Trinkets and treasures from trips around the world add an international flavor to the downtown Buffalo loft of Paul and Sandra Wilkins, a couple whose thirst for travel has taken them to 34 countries and counting.
Have you ever heard of “stretch ceilings?” These were originally developed in Europe during the sixties as an affordable, efficient, and attractive way to hide the sagging, cracked plaster ceilings in old buildings. A PVC or special canvas film is heated and stretched onto a frame.
In the not too distant past the choice between form and function as it relates to fabric was always difficult. Choosing beauty meant hiring a 24-hour guard to ensure no pets or sticky fingers landed on the furniture; or covering the furniture with a bedsheet until special guests visited.