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I find it's important to show the serious side of design and inspire others to create engaging homes.  But another important lesson learned is to enjoy the moment and find time to have a good laugh.  It is my team of talented, hardworking people that manage to keep me—and each other—laughing."

BEDROOMS PART II

TIP #1

Mini- pendants, swing-arm lamps or sconces are a great way to free up space on your bedside tables.

TIP #2

There is nothing that says romance in the bedroom like a fireplace. If you don’t want to go to the energy and expense of installing ductwork opt for a vent-free electric or ethanol burning option.

TIP #3

Sconces free up valuable bedside table space but mounting them onto mirrors adds depth, and dimension and doubles the amount of light output.

TIP #4

Every room needs a focal point and in the bedroom it’s typically the bed. Check out how we commanded attention with the scale of an oversized tufted head board.

TIP #5

Every room needs a focal point and in the bedroom it’s typically the bed. Check out how we commanded attention with a canvas photo-mural.

TIP #6

Every room needs a focal point and in the bedroom it’s typically the bed. Check out how we commanded attention with a backdrop of luxurious fabrics with this bed canopy.

TIP #7

A bench at the end of the bed serves as a coffee table or a handy catch all for books, accessories and clothes that are coming or going! Even better if it offers shelving underneath for extra storage.

TIP #8

An area carpet is a great way to anchor the bed, especially in a large space.

TIP #9

For a quiet and restful setting, you can’t go wrong with neutral, monochromatic colors - but beige doesn’t have to look safe and boring.

 

Layers of texture and quietly contrasting patterns bring visual and physical comfort and are the keys to personalizing this ever-popular scheme.

TIP #10

Tame large bedrooms by separating the room into zones for sleeping, lounging, dressing and make-up, etc.

TIP #11

If your room receives very little natural light, don’t fight it! Make your bedroom dramatic and moody with rich colors and layers of dramatic lighting.

TIP #12

The effects of light on fabric can be inspiring: sheen, shimmer and sparkle can all be achieved in an understated way.

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