Jan Springer, Director
Heritage School of Interior Design,
I find that the most troublesome part of design with my clients is the art of accessorizing. We can always manage to get the “big chunks” (sofas, chairs, tables etc) in the room but the finishing touches mystify even some designers. One of the mistakes most of us make is we buy the accessories first because they are the most affordable pieces of the design plan.
Accessories are always the finishing touches and therefore should not be bought until the main pieces of furniture are bought and in place. How do we know what type of lamp to buy until we know what table it will sit upon. How do we know where we can place a piece of artwork or a mirror until we have the furniture arranged and in place. We have to put the furniture pieces in place to see the “negative space”.Read the full article and discuss it »