6 Common Design Mistakes and Some Tips
Mistake #1: Rooms That Are Overly Coordinated
“A room that is too carefully coordinated, with all new or store bought pieces, is very uninspiring.
Tip:We should use items from travels and small vintage pieces to really bring the space to life.
Mistake #2: Choosing Small-Scale Furnishings for Small Spaces
“In small spaces, people tend to select petite vanities, which can minimize usability of the space and make it appear smaller.”
Tip: A well-designed custom solution can make the space appear larger and function better.
Mistake #3: Too Many Accessories
“A common design mistake we often see is over-accessorizing, especially in rooms that have multiple uses. You have to know when to stop. Every room needs a space that allows the eye to rest. “
Tip: Use simple and selected pieces that had personality, but did not steal attention away from the owners' fantastic collection of art and collectibles.
Mistake #4: Sticking to Only One Style
“One common mistake is assuming that the style of your home should dictate your decor. A traditional home does not necessarily mean your design details must be traditional and vice versa.”
Tip: Combine transitional or contemporary pieces alongside traditional or antique styles.
Mistake #5: Lighting Fixtures That Are Too Small
"One design mistake that I see quite often is the use of a chandelier that is under-scaled or too small for the space. ”
Tip: A vaulted or high ceiling, like the space above, will call for an even larger chandelier.
Mistake #6: Thinking Contemporary Means Cold
"Designing a contemporary home does not mean that the look has to be stark and uninviting.”
Tip: Texture on the walls, windows and floors and well-placed accessories and collected pieces add soul and personality to rooms and make them welcoming and warm.