One of the best parts of working with diverse clients is that also includes their design style. I never design the same space twice- simply because every design is custom to the persona living there and the style they love. I talk and study the designs they love, and incorporate the same elements into their personal space.
It’s custom just for them.
This fun loving family seemed to steer towards transitional style. A lot of folks aren’t sure what this style is, so let me describe. Rather, let them explain. Decorilla.com explains, “let’s start with one of the most popular styles in the design world today. Transitional design is what we like to call the happy medium of interior design styles. This is the style for you if traditional design is too stuffy, but contemporary is too out of your comfort zone. Transitional is the perfect mix of traditional elegance with contemporary lines and textiles. In addition, transitional interiors keep accessories to a minimum. It’s important to let the furniture and the textiles do the talking. Take advantage of area rugs, throw pillows, and blankets to accessorize.”
This family of six needed a home filled with personality. We used a gorgeous blue accent and symmetry on the mantle with architectural accents.
Patterned wallpaper brings personality to once plain rooms and a hall drop zone helps organize the family.
What is your favorite room?
What is your design style?
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Isn’t this entry before and after amazing?
One interesting method that helped this space is that we chose paint LAST.
If you chose your anchor piece at the beginning and allowed it to inspire your design, you will have found pieces that now drive your room color. What if you had painted first and the bedding or the sofa you loved and just had to have didn’t go with your hue? Case in point above—we labored forever over the choice of the wallpaper on the stairway. But once that was decided, boom! The blue paint in the alcoves was a given. That decision came very quickly and complemented the inspiration piece, instead of the paint driving the decor.
So, if you want to approach your design like you are a designer, I encourage you to choose your inspiration piece first, limit identical sets or furniture styles, and choose your paint color last.