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"If you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” - Frank Lloyd Wright
WHAT’S YOUR NATURAL COLOR PALETTE?
A neutral monochromatic backdrop that is accented with accessories and rugs in vivid colors like plum.
WHAT’S YOUR BEST DESIGN TRICK?
Selecting a rug that fits the space. Each seating area should have its own right-sized rug.
WHAT ITEM CONSISTENTLY PULLS A DESIGN TOGETHER?
Window treatments add warmth and ambiance and set the tone. Rugs, which pull colors from the rest of the room, can tie everything together.
WHAT QUALIFIES AS A MUST-HAVE?
Lighting is fundamental. It can make a space appear larger, especially when placed in corners adjacent to mirrors.
DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE MATERIALS?
Wallpaper is a great way to add a personal touch to a room, as are art and fabrics with an interesting shimmer or sparkle.
HOW CAN YOU SAVE MONEY?
Shop flea markets and consignment shops. You can find great vintage furniture for practically nothing and update it with new hardware and a fresh coat of lacquer.
WHERE SHOULD YOU SPLURGE?
Fine rugs and upholstery—they can follow you from one home to the next and stay in a family for generations.
WHAT’S THE EASIEST WAY TO PERSONALIZE A SPACE?
Incorporate into your new design a few family heirlooms or other pieces already in your collection that are special to you.