Going discount shopping for decor via craigslist, Facebook stores and groups, and consignment is the decorator trend. Knowing what you love is key. Finding what you want is divine intervention.
Southern California's ever changing interior design trends are currently switching over to a more transitional approach for decorating a business and residence properties. Incorporating modern elements and accessories with ornate antique pieces, painted in a matt finis, is an up and coming trend in the retail store styles of home furnishings and decor. With simple touches of the old and new combined it helps create a unified look for both old and new generations to enjoy. The goal when renovating or redecorating a home is to create an appealing space with a new and universal look. Designers and stylist have found that there are plenty of new ways to incorporate the past with the present, but doing it with a splash of innovative creativity is the key. Renovated public malls, restaurants, hotels, and large chain home furnishing retail stores are the best places to look for design inspiration. Recently on a trip to Harrods Department store in London Marla Stone, owner of www.i-deal-lifestyle was amazed at the unique and lovely designs room by room, floor by floor.
Just know this, you know what you like and what you do not like. Just stick with that kid!
Most people make the biggest mistake, in decorating, by saying that your furniture is completely out of date if you bought it 20+ years ago. Looking around on ads on craigslist you will see that there is a lot of potential in the custom handcrafted furniture. By adding a coat of new paint or creating a faux rustic finish to an antique heirloom can save you $1000's on the in-store retail prices of today. With I-Deal-Lifestyle we provide you with the option to recreate a functional space with green design and the proper decor touches for an organized living space.
I-Deal-Lifestyle's design approach to Feng Shui principles helps you with the furniture placement aspect of designing a room by creating a proper circulation pattern. Meaning that if the room "just doesn't feel right" or your find yourself constantly walking around a table or couch on a daily basis it probably means that your room is not setup properly. The scale of home furnishings is another dilemma that most new home owners find when they are either downsizing their home or simply buying a house that is too large for their recent small scale furnishings. Knowing what items you own and the condition of each piece of furniture are vital to the decision making process for planning a design in a new or old space. It is also an investment when you are planning on refurbishing a specific piece that may or may not have been kept in the greatest condition. Simple things like "Do the drawers open?", "Is the fabric stained?", "Are the cushions still comfortable?" are the three basic questions that will cover the basis of knowing what to keep if any functional piece of furniture you own.
When determining the use of a piece of decor that simply serves the aesthetic purpose of sitting on a table or hanging on a wall it tends to be the more sentimental items that homeowners often have a more difficult time making decisions whether to donate or keep. All you have to do to figure out if it is truly an item worth keeping is first "DO YOU LOVE IT?" If yes it is an accessory that will play a vital role in determining the colors scheme and style that you want your new space to be designed around. Finding that one piece that you love can tell any designer or decorator a lot about your personal interest in what you can see yourself looking at and living around everyday of your life. The biggest misconception in design, for people who are not in creative field, and are more functional and practical based people, is that they say they have no objectivity when it comes to design. This is completely NOT TRUE! By keeping the above basic concepts in mind, for determining your taste, in what items your should keep and donate, you will be able to find your ideal style today.
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Marla earned her BA in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work and is the founder of I-Deal-Lifestyle, a Self and Space Organization Service.