Here are a couple of ideas for tackling a large wall in your home that could use some interest. In this picture, I used a narrow mirror and then flushed out the rest of the wall with brackets and decorative plates. It was actually very easy to hang. I just eyeballed the plates and came pretty close. Start with the mirror, then hang the brackets, and finish with the plates. I started with the plate below the bracket and worked up.
Check out even more holiday decorating tips, including some great last minute ideas, in this article on mint.com. I'm listed along with a few other designers with some easy tips to get your home looking great for holiday guests.
Today's tip is for the fashion forward type who aspires to have the latest look in anything they do--from the shoes they wear to their holiday decor. One of the biggest color trends this season was peacock and turquoise blue. For a pretty minimal investment, you can easily pull it off.
Over the next week or so, I'll share some holiday decorating ideas that you can quickly and easily pull together in your home. I organize a workshop every year as part of the day job to help inspire clients. The pictures are all from the workshops.
Today's tip: use functional items, like this lazy susan, in a decorative way. Some candy canes and small gift wrapped boxes are one idea.
Here is a recent client project I worked on for a redesigned bedroom. I've worked with this couple before (their living and dining room mood boards were posted a while back).
They were looking for a "rustic modern" feel to the room. The two terms are not mutually exclusive. It is possible to create a clean, modern look using lots of textured woods, calf hair accents and a nature inspired palatte. I started with the beautiful bed that the couple already owned and was inspired by some pillows I found online.
The clients will purchase the items on their own but I'll be available to answer any questions along the way. If you'd like a custom room design plan from CSD, click the contact link above.
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in NYC. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.