By Gary Duff | April 13, 2018 | Home & Real Estate
With help from some of the best design experts in the country, you can have your home redecorated in no time. Here are five tips to perfect home design just in time for spring.
“An absolute essential for me is spring flowers, such as vibrantly colored tulips or peonies throughout my home—entry foyer table, coffee table, my nightstand table, and in bathrooms. It is the easiest thing to do in the world and makes such a big difference! I simply place them in bud vases in varying heights and create a small collection.” –Jung Lee, Founder and Co-Owner of FÊTE and home décor store Jung Lee NY
"People often think about something they just saw in a magazine rather than thinking through what is their interior architecture and existing art and furnishings. Crafting a solution that creates a line of timeless beauty with the architecture, that will stand on its own, is always the best outcome. So ignore “the latest idea” and go with creating something that fits. Getting carried away with a new idea that doesn’t relate to what’s there only creates a bigger problem. There are no bad selections, only bad combinations." –Skip Sroka, Sroka Design
"Pieces don’t need to be expensive to tell a story. Source décor elements from small shops, yard sales, and thrift stores—you never know where you’ll find your next treasure." –Jeremiah Brent, Jeremiah Brent Design
"I always take into account the architecture of the home. If it is contemporary with floor to ceiling windows, then clean minimalist interiors will be the call. On the other hand, a historic home with gorgeous millwork and detailing might call for maximalist interiors, or it could still have some soft contemporary accents. But we typically honor the architecture of the home, along with its setting and view." –Michelle Wiebe, Studio M Interior Design
"Get your wow factor with special pieces that carry the whole room. It might be a black baby grand piano or a fabulous cocktail table between two simple sofas, which have more expensive fabric and trimming on the throw pillows. If people emphasize focal points in a room, and don't try to make everything over the top, they will achieve a better effect and save money." –Kaki Hockersmith, former White House Decorator