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Design Tips

Last week I got the opportunity to listen to Sarah Richardson speak at Inspiration2Women about how she got her start in the decor industry. She seemed out of her element initially when talking about her history but once she began giving design advice, she was her true self and this is some of what she shared:

Make a statement with a classic foundation 
This can be accomplished by things that are easy to change such as pillows, vases or art.

Embrace your budget 
It doesn't matter where you've bought your items but how you put them together.

Celebrate the natural beauty
Don't be afraid to use exposed brick or wooden beams as a way to accentuate a room.

White is always right
Oh how I love this one! White simply brightens a room and creates the illusion of a larger space and primarily makes a dramatic impact.

From mirrors, crystal, glass and that feminine touch, you can add shine to any room you desire. 

Enjoy the thrill of the hunt & Think outside the box
Don't be discouraged if you are having a hard time coming up with inspiration or have no clue where to start. It's not about where you shop or where you find things, but what you do with the items you get. It's always an adventure to try something new, it's an experiment and simply embrace the opportunity.

Do a little DIY to add charm
Have a little fun with a project that may require you to go to a Flea Market or antique hunting and sprucing up an item. Make your own rules and statements.

Know your look
Look to what inspires you whether it be going on Pinterest, creating a mood board or cutting up pictures from a magazine. Have a slight idea of what you like and dislike. Remember be adaptable with your choices as well.

"Good design is forever" - Zelda Brunchwig
Rosalyn Gambhir
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