#3 Style Is Not A Trend
Develop a clear idea of style. Style is the statement about the space, how you feel when in the interior + for some what it represents to others about you. Perhaps you are a person into comfort and easy maintenance, or perhaps you are a creative individual who would loves to entertain. Maybe its a clean, parred down space with minimal numbers of pieces. Whatever your personality, begin now by narrowing down the specific style you will be comfortable living with for the long haul. Style has less to do with trend and more about the character of furnishings, architectural appointments, lighting, and accessories. Remember, being specific is the key here for its not a trend for the week, the month or year. Make a list of qualities, draw a picture, cut pictures out of magazines do whatever you can to get as specific a picture as you can. Find elements that not only define you but that inspire you. What’s your style?
Michael is an award winning interior designer based in Palm Desert, CA. He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers and a member of the ASID College of Fellows.
As a Certified Aging In Place Specialist, he creates smart looking spaces that are safe and secure and create homes for a lifetime.
And with thirty plus years in the profession, he has honed his humor, elevated his passion for design and sharpened his wit to not take anything too seriously except his design work.