What’s Your Biggest Design Fear?

Your home should tell a story of your life, not your designer’s!  A big fear I often hear from clients is that their home will not feel like them.  Creating a Style Quiz has been one of the most effective tools in my handbag.  Because when given a choice, a majority of us have opinions, and that’s exactly why you’ll always see a variety in my projects.

I can tell you that one of my biggest time-suckers is spending hours looking for one piece of furniture because I can’t find the right finish!  One of the ways to keep furniture costs at a minimal is a “Whatcha see is whatcha get!” approach, but there’s always the exception!  Drexel Heritage offers countless options to personalize your home from finishes, pillows, nail trim and many other details.

I love the flexibility and customization options like this Valentina Poster Bed from the Viage collection.  Below, it’s shown with an upholstered headboard panel:

…or with a wood headboard option:

I’m not sure why simple, beautiful dining tables are hard to find, but whew…sometimes I feel like I’m searching for Waldo!

Jackpot!  Look at this stunning Unity Parson’s Table in the Henna Walnut Stain!  It seats up to 6 people with no leaf, and up to 10 people with two, 20″ leaves, extending to 112″.

And speaking of options, just look at the custom paint offerings!

Left to right: Aged Dove Grey, Aged Brushed Linen, Vintage Alpine, Vintage Fog, Vintage Greige, Vintage Smoke, Vintage Water, Weathered Black, Weathered Linseed

As an added bonus, Drexel Heritage offers a Room Planner on their website!  You can design your room size, add doors, windows, furniture, and even the added details like lamps, rugs and accessories.  When designing rooms for my clients, I create a floorplan before ever selecting a single item.  In fact, I often solve furniture arrangement dilemmas on paper much better than I do while standing in a space!  The benefit of drawing a floorplan before you make purchasing decisions, is that you can see what size furniture you need, how many pieces to purchase, how conversation areas need to be arranged, and how traffic will flow within a room.  Because we all know what happens when y’all go buying up stuff without a plan…yep…it ends up in the guest room!

Do you have a favorite design tool or fancy trick you’ve used? Please share and leave a comment below!


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