Design Dont’s , Part I
When people ask me for design pointers, consider the Pandora’s Box officially open. Where to begin? Honestly, sometimes the easiest place to start is with what not to do.
When you select an area rug, make sure you get one that is large enough for the space. All of the furniture in that particular area should fit ON the rug.
Hang your art so that someone of average height can look straight at it. A common mistake is to hang art too high.
It’s better to invest in a print from your local print house (such as Paulson Bott Press or Crown Point Press) than a cheap, so-so painting. Another wonderfully affordable option is to purchase a poster from a modern art museum (www.moma.org) and frame it up!
Don’t go on a buying binge at one retailer. You don’t want your home to look like a catalogue. Better to look around a bit and pull from different sources, adding interest and variety to your abode.
Everyone has it but if you can’t hide it, corral it. Find chic trays, bowls, baskets and boxes to pull miscellaneous items together instead of letting them free float and clutter your space.