Just like your personal visual, very often you walk into a space and know immediately a lot about a person. Is the person a sophisticated New Yorker or a casual suburban? Here are some ways to decide who that person is:
Is your space sparse with art as your signature?
Is your space cluttered with ornamentation, family photos and reading claustrophobic?
Is your furniture full of tassels and trim? Full of chintz wavering on a “Victorian”?
Is your apartment full of geometrics whether round or square?
At the end of the day, as long as you are happy with your environment, then who cares what others think. One of my sayings is, “You stay, I leave, you have to be happy!” But, hopefully, we both are.
This week as I’ve been struggling with taking a client out of the “Chintz” world into what is happening in the design world today. With more casual lifestyles and clothing attire, the same thing is happening in the interior design world. I never want to push a client more than they want to, but, you can make some simple changes that will transform a traditional space into a transitional space.
First, you can use the fabric that you love on any piece of furniture. It’s easy to change the rolled arm sofa that you are familiar with and look for something with cleaner lines.
Or if you like a traditional stripe – change it up and put it on something different
And lastly instead of picking a very traditional coffee table, try one that works for an easier lifestyle
Just remember, every time you want to de-clutter your life, try it with your furniture as well. Make your accents speak and not a room that speaks “Too Much Furniture”!