Interior Design and Redesign

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Decorating and Redesign Tidbits

1) If you never use a particular room, it will never be comfortable. So then it just gets relegated to color and pattern. Be totally honest about what you like. If you don't care that much for books, don't create a library. If you always make excuses about exercising, don't create a home gym.

2) If you're going to be afraid to use something, don't buy it. Years ago I purchased a living room set with black ebony wood and gold velvet fabric. I was totally afraid to even sit in the room. What a waste.

3) If you're remodeling or building a home, put your light switches where they make sense, not where they will be cheaper. You'll hate where you put them for as long as you live there if they don't make sense. Go for convenience, not savings.

4) If you use brilliant white plumbing fixtures, they will sparkle and always feel clean.

5) Place your shower drains in a corner, not in the middle of the shower. No one likes to stand on a drain.

Your home should be a place of comfort and refuge.