Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Design Tips from David

Why not mix it up?  Gone are the days when materials need to exactly match one another.


Imagine this...your home has brass doorknobs, light fixtures and faucets - it's perfectly fine to work in some oil-rubbed bronze or even black metals.  Slowly but surely you can transition your whole home.  Stick with the family though, chrome with black or nickel, brass with antique brass or oil-rubbed bronze.

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    How boring would a room look that was all oak?  Blech!  Dark woods are now fashionable, so mix them in with your oak, cherry and maple.

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    Stick with one color family, but mix the materials - casual cotton with a rayon velvet, popped with a 2-color graphic pattern.  It's cheap and easy to do this with pillows first!!!

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