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Living Grand – Small Style
By: Dvira Ovadia – August 25, 2016
There is no doubt that we all love beautiful things, and we tend to be attracted to high ticket items which are simply not affordable for the average homeowner. The first step is – look but don’t touch. When it’s time to decorate or update a room in your home and you’re completely stuck, don’t shy away from browsing higher end stores to get inspired with design styles, trends and simply to take mental tips on how well everything is staged.
Once you’ve done your research, you should make a detailed list of everything your room requires, a rug, a lamp, some art and the list goes on. Now take that list to stores that are more affordable and seek out some similar pieces of furniture and accessories to those that you eyed at those ritzy shops. Keep in mind the trends, colors and styling that stood out at you.
As a designer I often state to clients that good design requires the right layering of materials. What that means is a simple and affordable sofa can be jazzed with some high end pillows and a lush throw.
Add in some luxurious more pricey accessories or one key lamp on a inexpensive side table.
Mixing high and low materials will give you that rich and grand style. Think smart and consider all the details, art on your walls will help complete the room, basic prints can really cheapen a room.
Look for reproduction art and spend the money framing those pieces to give them a high-end look.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, hire someone like myself or take time to collect the right pieces of furniture and accessories to complete the room. You may not find it all in one shopping trip and that’s pretty typical, so don’t let that bring your creative side down.
Toronto-based celebrity & award winning designer Dvira Ovadia Principal of Dvira Interiors is known for her appearances and design work on various HGTV shows. Dvira and her team uses their profound understanding of design to create stylishly smart spaces.Servicing clientele throughout Ontario & GTA. www.dvira.com @DVIRAdesigner