Appearance marks second national television feature in two months
Local interior designer Michael "Michael P." Poczkalski made his latest national television appearance on Wednesday, this time as lead designer on DIY Network's "American Rehab: Buffalo." He appeared as part of a six-part series highlighting the synergy between Buffalo's classic, turn-of-the-century housing architecture and leading-edge interior design restoration.
"Our team is exceptionally thankful for the opportunity to help preserve and restore a beautiful piece of Buffalo's real estate landscape," Michael P. said. "This work is an example of this city's commitment to breathe new life and inspiring vision into historic architecture. We're proud to be part of it."
The episode's focus - a 2,000-square-foot American Foursquare style home - previously stood vacant for nearly 20 years before being purchased for by local preservationists Bernice Radle and Jason Wilson for $16,000. Following the five-day renovation project, the property sold for $209,000.
To update the house's 10 rooms, Michael P. incorporated modern-day amenities and design practices alongside furniture and décor - infusing a contemporary feel into a classic space.
About room and michael P. design
In 2005, Michael Poczkalski started michael P. design, specializing in residential and commercial interiors. Discovering the need for high-level design products, Michael and his partner, David Brugh, opened room, a luxury furniture boutique offering Buffalo classic contemporary home styling, featuring a unique selection of furniture, tableware, rugs and accessories. Michael and David take pride in carrying sustainable brands, and have a passion for regional, responsible and eco-friendly design. room believes "creativity is community," and strives to spark conversation about high design, as well as bring worldly ideas and inspiration to residences and businesses across Western New York and beyond.
For more information, visit room-buffalo.com.