Beauty

“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.”
-Elsie de Wolfe

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Design Style

There are two types of people in this world. Ones who know their style and ones who don’t. Ok, maybe not so dramatic. But, seriously. If I were to ask you what your design style is, what would you say? Traditional, modern, transitional, shabby chic, bohemian, etc. Would you not know?

Do you appreciate all styles and most importantly, do you LIKE all styles of design?!

I’m asking this because I feel I can appreciate all styles for their own purpose, but do I like shabby chic? I don’t want to be a designer that only does one type of design, do I?! I want to be versatile and be able to understand all types of design.

I also LOVE multiple styles. Mid-century modern is one of the most iconic styles and I will always love it. I love a good boho chic room, too. They are so fun and livable.

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I mean, look at that, how can you not love it?!

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These spaces, I just adore. I can see myself living in these. Maybe it’s because I’ve always dreamt of having my own Parisian apartment/loft. These spaces are so bright and just lovely.

My style is ever evolving, though. Is yours?

Signature Pieces

In all good design, I think a signature piece is a must have. I know you all have that one staple in your wardrobe, whether it be jewelry, a hand bag, or a blazer. As soon as you put that piece on, voila! Your outfit is complete.Well, it’s the same for your space!

I love using a colorful piece to really add some life into a room. If your living room has a lot of neutrals and you’re looking to give it something special, why not add a colorful rug?!

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The Design Files Open House 2012 | The Design Files.

I love the way they used this rug. It’s a great signature piece. It’s really pulls this whole space together and gives it some character.

Another great way to add color in a room is to paint an old piece you don’t use anymore. Take the doors of an old armoire, paint it a bold color, and use it to display dishes in a dining room, or books in an office or living room.

If you’re looking for something smaller, head to a thrift store or go antiquing and by some cheap vases and dish ware. Spray paint them fun, bold colors and display them throughout your space.

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