Every year fashionistas hold out for the September fashion issue which is always chock full of the latest and greatest must haves. Those of us who can't afford to purge and entirely rebuild a new wardbrobe each season (oh, hello, everyone!), appreciate the few pages devoted to making the pieces you already have feel fresh again. Well fortunately that doesn't just work for fashion. It's also really effective for interior design.
It is very easy to get into a rut; to get tired of items that you used to love and stop appreciating them. One thing I like to do at the day job is to take all the accessories in a room and collect them in one spot so I can do a little rearrange. I try to keep it all within the same room for inventory purposes, but you don't have those limitations in your home. If you have always had that lamp in your living room, why not put it in the bedroom instead? How about the rugs under your dining table and your living room? If they're the same size, why not switch them out? I did this in one of the projects featured in the ReDesign section and it made such a huge difference. Our homes tend to share a general color palatte (hey, we like what we like), so for the bargain price of free, why not switch it up?
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.