By Gerda MenzelOn May 03, 2018 Design
It seems inevitable - life gets cluttered. As you move through your daily routine, your home accumulates more stuff. Whether its bills, clothing, decor, equipment or even food, it all makes its way into your home, but rarely seems to leave. Protect yourself from an overwhelming pile-up by properly organizing your home. Setting up proper storage and organization systems will help you keep on top of your cleaning and help spotlight when you have just got too much stuff! Get started today with these tips for organizing every room of your house.
In New York renowned Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, designer Noel Jeffrey went against trend by allowing the living rooms original dark-stained woodwork to have its say. And it is the language of elegance. By not painting the lovely paneled walls and fireplace, Jeffrey allowed the space to bask in the warmth of the wood’s rich grain. He underscored that warmth with creamy furniture upholsteries, a white rug, and billowy beige silk draperies that ensure a dramatic contrast between dark and light.
When sophistication is the design goal for a seaside home, it pays to pause before bathing the living room in blues. “You have to test them to discover the ones that read sophisticated and not silly,” says designer Jack Fhillips, who did precisely that in the living room he designed for the Shippan Designer Showhouse in Stamford, Connecticut. A pale, almost Prussian blue painted on the walls reads as Old World elegant, especially brushing against white-painted dentil crown moldings. A white silk tufted sofa commands the conversation area with a formality that’s made approachable by a pair of comfy blue club chairs.
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