Personality + Design

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Personality + Design

I walked through a home sale this week. I was initially struck by how beautifully the house was decorated, right down to the minutest detail. On second glance I thought I was walking through an Ethan Allen show home.  Every piece in every room was gorgeous in its own right – but where was the homeowner’s personality?  Where is that personal mark that really makes a house “a home”?

Most of us can’t afford to fill our homes with “high end” furnishings and you know what? – if I could afford it – I wouldn’t! I want my home to feel warm and welcoming and uniquely me!  Isn’t that what decorating is all about?

Putting a personal stamp on your home isn’t that hard!  My bottom line is “Mix it up”!  Purchase one or two higher end pieces that you really love.  Select complimentary pieces that you are drawn to – a vintage table, a pair of lamps – you get the idea!  Add a variety of textures, wood tones, new & vintage items, along with pop of an unexpected color and before you know it you’ve created a home you can really live in!