Howard and Bobby are true artisans. I had a sleek Dialogica bed ("Lana") designed by the late Sergio Savarese that I was not willing to part with, but the dark red stained wood was 20 years past its shelf life. I wanted to recycle the bed for use in a seaside condo and convert it from dark red to a more updated "Greige" finish. Within ten calendar days of giving Howard and Robert my desired finish sample, they replicated my finish sample EXACTLY using a 6 step lacquer process in which they created a custom base and custom wash which they repeatedly applied until the bed had the richness and depth I had requested. Originally when I asked Bobby "is yours a two step or three step process", he grinned and said "I work with the piece and I take it through as many steps as it needs to make it beautiful". Howard and Bobby also equally refinished the undersides of the 7 slats that can't be seen. Between dropping off and picking up my bed I watched Bobby fix a fruitwood table that movers mangled and broke off a chunk of the tabletop. Bobby created the missing wood, and then faux bois painted the fruitwood so that you couldn't even tell where the repair was. Thrilled to have found them and they should be in every decorator's rolodex for artisan level work with great turnaround and service.
I contacted TS Vintage and Antiques about making over some of my old furniture. I met with Tony and Suzanne who were an absolute pleasure to deal with. They painted 3 of my pieces in a distressed style and did an absolute fantastic job. These guys really know their business. Professional, friendly and very reasonable priced. Thanks guys.