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Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Eye of the Beholder

The saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder can be easily applied to decorating. If you decorate with vintage, antiques or collectibles you are introducing a very personal touch to the décor. 

Adding personal touches to a room is what makes a house a home. Let your personality shine through with your decor.  Even if you prefer neutral walls, floors and furniture, you can still express your personality with accessories and accents.  If you have a big bold personality you may prefer to have a big bold room filled with color on the floor and walls. Giving personality to a room should reflect the personality of the occupants and owners.

If you do collect something, be it comics or antique vases, display your collections. You can't enjoy your treasures if they are in boxes in the attic or basement. Bookshelves and custom cabinets are great for displaying collectibles as well as books.  You can do custom cabinets that blend with your wood floors or match your molding or wall color. Painting ready-made cabinets and shelves can give you the same look as built-ins.

Proudly show off your personality in your decorating. Surround yourself with things that you find beautiful and you'll feel more at home in your space. If you have collections, display them. If you don't collect anything, you may want to start. It's a great hobby.

I collect books and I just can’t get enough of them. We built floor to ceiling shelves in my home office to display my library. Now, I can grab whatever tome I am inspired to read at any given moment.

In the image above you can see Mark used custom shelves to showcase a client’s collections for all to enjoy. 

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