Update Your Home with Everything You Already Own by Marla Stone, MSW, Realtor®, Feng Shui Expert
Going discount for decor via Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, sell/buy groups, and consignment is the decorator trend. Finding what you love is the key. Finding what you love is divine intervention.
Southern California's ever-changing interior design trends are switching to a more transitional approach for decorating business and residence properties. Incorporating modern elements and accessories with ornate antique pieces painted in a matt finish 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. When renovating or redecorating a home, the goal is to create an appealing space with a new and universal look. Designers and stylists have found plenty of new ways to incorporate the past with the present, but doing it with a splash of innovative creativity is vital to loving what you have. Renovated public malls, restaurants, hotels, and large chain home furnishing retail stores are the best places to look for design inspiration. 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 do not like. Just stick with that!
Most people make the biggest mistake in decorating when they scratch everything they own and go for a generic-looking trend. Using some of your current furniture and decor with updating and eclectic styling can significantly benefit your property's look. Looking around at Craigslist ads, you will see a lot of potential in custom handcrafted furniture. 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. I-Deal-Lifestyle services allow you to recreate a functional space with green design and the proper decor touches for an organized living space.
I-deal-lifestyle's design approach includes Feng Shui principles, which help with furniture placement, space planning, and a good circulation pattern. If the room doesn't feel "spot on," or you find yourself constantly walking around a table or couch daily, your room is not set up correctly. The scale of home furnishings is another dilemma that most new homeowners find when 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 a wise investment when you plan on refurbishing a specific piece that may or may not have been kept in the most superb 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 about whether to donate or keep. To determine if it is worth keeping, ask yourself, "DO I LOVE IT?" If yes, it is an accessory that will play a vital role in determining the color scheme and style you want your new space to be designed around. Finding that one piece you love can tell any designer or decorator a lot about your interest in what you can see yourself looking at and living around every day of your life. The biggest misconception in design, for people who are not in a creative field, and are more functional and practical-based, is that they want more objectivity when it comes to design. This is entirely NOT TRUE! By keeping the above basic concepts in mind, for determining your taste, in what items you keep and donate, you will be able to find your ideal style today.
Call for a free 30-minute phone consult at 1-949-709-7000
Marla Stone Realtor
Nora Gallogly Group
Newport & Company
DRE 01823712 DRE02078273
CEO, I-Deal-Lifestyle Inc
& Author of
The Clutter Remedy: A Guide To Getting Organized For Those Who Love Their Stuff
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