Obviously. But there are some ground rules, or as we established, guidelines.
As I’ve already said, you can do anything with your space. Really. Sky is the limit.
As long as it fits. But the question is: does it?
If it doesn’t, there is a tiny possibility that you are an impulsive buyer(believe me, I do know how that one goes…). You have probably splurged on yet another oh so cool armchair or sooo comfy ultimate blue with red stripes and cherry on top bean bag.
I love analogies, so let’s try one here too.
Think of how you manage your wardrobe.
Some forever classic expensive basic pieces.
Some cutting edge reasonably priced bold statement pieces.
And most certainly some old goodies you are attached to, giving personality to all your wardrobe.
The same rules apply with creating interiors.
When buying new stuff, always always take into consideration classic pieces that are already there.
If you buying them from scratch, remember these are the ones that you can and should splurge on. Usually they are not replaced that often as they are the base to your space, yo.
Base pieces include: lighting(my personal addiction, but more about it in other reads), bed, wardrobes, sofa, kitchen, dinning furniture, bathroom equipment(besides all those fancy shampoos and one of a kind shaving sets). These pieces can and probably travel with you from apartment to apartment, making spaces your own.
I haven’t mention the art objects intentionally. I am most certain they are worth investing and will only increase their worth through years(if you are lucky, not only the emotionally). When buying, mind your exhibition space. Let it breathe.
Like with clothing these basic pieces must go together. They do not need to match exactly, just not fight for exclusive attention. It is not easy to achieve that harmony(of course you can buy straight pages from catalogs, but where’s the fun in that??). Creating something of your own pays up though.
If you nail the base layer of your home, it will easy to tune it up with reasonably priced today’s shades and shapes according to the latest Vogue home issue.
P.s. when clients buy stuff, I always recommend to come home and make rough real size furniture, to get the realistic feeling, even when I do visuals. I often do it myself. For example take a few sheets of paper. Put them in the corners of the real size sofa you are planing to purchase at the exact place it should go. Take a moment. Feel the space. And there you go. That is that easy.
Let your creative juices flow.
Don’t stab in your critical eye when splurging.
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