Creating a beautiful home is the result
of inspired decorating that reflects your personality.
It’s about expressing yourself and living with
items you love. The joy – as well as the challenge
is blending together styles, patterns, textures and
colors. Well decorated rooms evolve over time and invite
their guests to linger, commanding a second look.Whether
your new home is a blank canvas with white walls or
reflects the prior owners taste, you can design spaces
that bring your personality and lifestyle together.
For many decorating a home can feel overwhelming. Ease your “Where do
I start?” confusion by selecting an inspiration piece. An inspiration
piece will provide direction and focus, making your decorating steps easier.
It can be selected in a variety of ways, and once chosen, will define your
Look for inspiration in a pretty piece of fabric. Consider options from appealing
colors or distinctive patterns you like. An area rug can influence everything
in a room and is an excellent starting choice - as is, colorful artwork or
a one-of-a-kind painting. Touring model homes and paging through design magazines
will increase your awareness of trends and help you define your decorating
A few years ago, I created a tranquil bedroom with my inspiration piece - a
still life, sepia toned picture I placed above the bed. It set the mood for
a romantic space and when coordinated with tone on tone bed linens, sheer draperies,
a soothing water fountain, additional neutral art, seasonal plants and attractive
accessories provided a wonderful, relaxing haven.
Selecting a theme is a fun and unique way to create the perfect setting. Coordinate
a themed atmosphere by letting your imagination wander. Anything goes - try
an all black and white bathroom, a French cafe kitchen, a Paris apartment guest
room, a tropical “Tommy Bahama” living room or a romantic, coastal
retreat master bedroom. Themed rooms are easy, creative and inspire a very
personal reflection of style.Find your inspiration piece in a treasured antique,
a specific collection you want to showcase or in an architectural feature that
highlights the room. Rooms should reflect your style and taste and be filled
with colors, accessories and furnishings that make you feel good.
A beautiful home is everyone’s dream. The details are essential – relaxed
settings, pleasing colors, impressive displays – Details not only make
your house a home, they impact and create an environment that sizzles with
style, warmth and atmosphere – one that reflects your lifestyle – one
that welcomes you home…
Diana is a new resident to Southwest California. She specializes in interior
arrangement, room design makeovers, color consultations and relocation services.
She has been assisting clients since 1986 and can be reached at 951-202-7859
or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at www.foxinteriors.biz.