Tuesday, June 28, 2011

So you think you can decorate?!

Boring Kitchen

In my career of over 14 years experience in the design/decorating field in Buffalo, I have had the priviledge of entering many, many homes to guide people with their design dilemmas.  First, let me tell you that for the most part, people generally have a good sense of furniture placement and organization.  After that it goes stale.
Yes, you paint and buy new accessories but somehow it all seems to be so blah.  Your furniture is boring (and possibly the wrong size or set up for the room), the paint colors you chose are just not right and your window treatments are hung improperly so they look like wet towels slung over a wash line.  Sometimes you wish that your house could look like the ones on HGTV or in magazines, right?   Well, the homes on t.v. and in magazines are professionally decorated and professionally lighted.  Not to mention that the accessories are usually purchased through someone who has access to everything at a trade price and an avenue of endless supply.  Unless you can devote many hours to scouring the internet, perusing magazines, and gallons of gas finding the right thing for that problem area, chances are you will buy something that everyone else has and now your home looks cookie cutter.
If you have an eye for design and decorating, you are one of the lucky ones!  There are not a lot of people who have the vision to see the space totally restructured or re-decorated.  Some people can't even visualize a different fabric on a piece of furniture or the way the furniture arrangement can be changed to make the space more appealing.  If you know this about yourself, hire a professional and feel better about your space.
For those of you who like to keep things fresh and are willing to refinish or reuse an object to change it up, good luck and keep the creativity going!  Never be afraid of color and never be afraid to ask a professional either! ;)
Poorly arranged