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The New Trend Is You

Wanna be trendy?  Then be yourself!

Decorating trends have been consistently moving toward more personal styles.  Which means there are fewer rules to follow. However there are some rules that will always apply. But with todays movement,  you get to choose pieces that feel good to you.  Not because they are the correct items to fit a certain style, but just because you like them.

So let’s talk about ways to make your home more uniquely you

Choose one-of-a-kind elements 
Opt for custom-designed furniture.

Instead of shopping at mass-produced furniture stores, have a piece of furniture custom-designed for you.  Customized furniture is becoming more and more popular.  Imagine having a sofa or table that is the perfect size, shape, color, and pattern – and with all the exact details you want!

Reinvent existing pieces.

You can add tassels and trim to upholstered items, apply unique moldings to tables and cabinets, or paint wooden furniture.  Paint this baby!

Shop at flea markets, antique fairs, and estate sales.

The pieces you find will be much more unique than what you get at the usual stores.  First Friday is such a great way to check out flea market shopping…the first weekend of each month in the West Bottoms!

Create your own accessories.

The interest in hand-crafted materials continues to grow.  So why now craft your own piece?  It will not only be one-of-a-kind, but it will have special meaning to you and your family – and be a great conversation starter for guests!  My friend Anne is so in to needlepoint, beautiful work!

Use a designer.

Professional designers and decorators have access to many more resources than you have as a homeowner.  They are able to help you select and create a truly customized piece from a wide variety of fabrics, trims, and other materials. I would love to hear from you, let’s get going!

When you combine new technology with your own imagination, you can create a truly distinctive, one-of-a-kind home.  How trendy.  How YOU!  Happy Shopping!

Need some guidance on shopping? Mark your calendar for my webinar April 30, 2015 7:00pm.  Sign-ups coming soon!