PAINT! Flat, eggshell, semi gloss or high gloss. Gloss finishes reflect light and enlarge a space while flat paints do a better job of hiding wall damage.
Create drama with dark walls and light wood working- It is a classic way to add character to a room with minimal architectural detailing.
Look to your closet! Chances are your closet is a reflection of your style. Are your clothes polished, tailored & muted colours? Or funky, colorful & bold?
Designing your house is like getting dressed in the morning - you MAY have a lot of different styles in your closet, but you wouldn’t want to wear everything all at once.
Give the illusion that your window is larger than it is. Mount the curtain rod 8” above the window frame to as high as the ceil molding.
Varying scale is key when creating an interesting space. Rooms need large items, small items, tall & small.
Stay flexible when designing your space, you want a room that looks great now and into the future. Select go-with-anything-basics that allows you the flexibility and freedom to change your space. Add a signature colour, pattern or accessory to give your room an added punch.
When hanging a single piece of art on the wall the center of the picture should be approx 60 inches off the ground, which places the art at eye level.
When designing your space, repeat the accent color (or hues) at least 3 times. So, for example, use the same color/hue in a pillow, a lampshade and an area rug.
Pair new with old - Antiques instantly change the mood of a space. They often provide needed warmth in a space filled with colder surfaces such as stainless & glass.