Feel free to experiment – you’re finding, collecting, & defining, or expanding your own style – Don’t be afraid to combine something Country, with perhaps something French or Mediterranean or Tuscan, or something English or even Asian, & throw in some Shabby Chic or Kitsch, or even a well chosen thoughtful ‘bad taste’ item.
Another great way to start your home decorating project is to clear the way with de-cluttering, clearing out & getting organized – if you would like some pointers to help you with this - visit this section of my website.
We purchased an old 24000sq ft warehouse a couple years ago and wanted to convert it into our home. Lots of blood, sweat, tears, and money went into it.
Don’t feel you have to follow perfect symmetry all of the time – a huge bookcase along an entire wall doesn’t have to mean books all upright in a row like little soldiers, or like a traditional bookshop, library or dad’s study or den.
Go & visit home decorating stores - even if you can't afford to shop at the best stores, go there to see what it's all about. Don't slavishly follow everything, but develop your sense of what looks good.