Somethings “Off”

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Often in a home that we otherwise love, there might be a feature that is a little out of our comfort zone. Perhaps something like a lot of blue and white marble as in the photo above. Although there are some cool pieces here, I’m not getting the urge to cuddle up yet. Is the marble just too blue….is a costly renovation in the future?

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No! Let’s place this room in the decorate vs renovation category.  How about some home styling.  Maybe even add a bit more blue?   This is a perfect example of how restyling a room, with the pieces you already own and love (or a few new pieces), can completely transform the look and “feel” of a room.  This is also the time for us (a design firm) to promote the services of using a designer. As we’ve said in previous posts, spending a few hours with the right designer does not have to be expensive yet the impact can be amazing. Look at the subtle changes of the furnishings in this example.  Now I’d want to be in this room all the time!  It’s inviting and oh so interesting. “What do you mean the marble is blue?”

Below are a few more photos of the same home which was featured in Vogue. Now that you are completely comfortable with the blue marble, take a few minutes to admire all the individually simple, thus exquisite, features of this home.   While you are making a note to “find a good designer”, I’ll be trying to locate this home to see if it’s available for a rental!

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To finish up, let’s look at a few more photos that help show how much difference styling a room can make.

Furniture Showroom Display

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This happen’s often when the furniture sales person is your designer.  Their job is to sell the pieces.  Even in nice furniture stores, it is hard to visualize how the display will look in your home.  Showrooms are large, lighting is different from your home and sometimes having too many pieces alike is not as attractive as it can be.

Balance, Balance, Balance

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This room has some nice pieces that could be better used to create some balance to the room.  This is a perfect room that could benefit from a quick online digital design service.  Most of us have rooms with problems with balance and scale. Don’t fret….it’s a talent that can be learned!

Better Balance

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This room is in balance and is attractive.  However, it is a bit “staged” and there is a difference between staging and styling.  Sometimes the two terms are thought to be the same.  To us, staging does not look as lived in.  It’s not wrong…we just think it could be more inviting.

Styled Neutrals with Subtle Accents

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Light color pallets and decor is very current.  We get the request to “lighten up” daily.  The example above is light.  It also shows that adding textures and interesting furniture layouts keep things from looking too stark.

Scale   Balance   Interest

These last two photos have nailed it!

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(3) Photos Above via Houzz

Most of us have a whole houseful of furnishings, accessories and items that can be used for amazing styling.  We all get in a rut of how we use even the things we love.  Wouldn’t it be fun to have a new decor without buying anything…it can happen with a few hours with a designer.

In the Louisville, KY or Sarasota, FL area we will come to you.

Contact us thru http://www.laurelbledsoedesign.com

Even if we are not in your area physically…we can do this virtually. Almost every home can benefit from a re-styling from time to time.

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Give us a call and then take all the credit for your design skills!

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